The Victoria Police’s use of capsicum spray at the October 2019 blockade of the International Mining and Resources Conference is being challenged in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Leo Crnogorcevic reports.
A Victorian coroner has found that a high-speed police pursuit resulting in the death of First Nations man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas in 2017 was unjustified. Chris Slee reports.
Criticism of the Victorian Police’s use of non-lethal weapons against anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters is growing, reports Shane Pemmelaar.
Rights activists have condemned the use of non-lethal weapons against anti-lockdown protesters. Shane Pemmelaar reports.
Adam Portelli from the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance takes issue with a Green Left article on the MEAA supporting media accreditation at protests.
Victoria Police has introduced new rules for journalists covering protests: they are now required to provide media identification to the police. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
The Kensington Legal Centre (KLC) is running a police accountability program to try to raise awareness about racial profiling and police harassment after numerous young people have been harassed by Victoria Police.
This program, which has been running for some time, began when a group of young teenagers approached KLC after being harassed by Victoria Police.
The young men report being stopped while doing everyday things.
Victoria Police has evicted homeless people from empty properties in Bendigo Street, Collingwood, that had been acquired by the previous government for the now-cancelled East West Link.
The government said the homeless people had to be evicted so it could give the houses to homeless people.
Jafri Alexandra X has been conducting a one-person crusade against racism in Melbourne for almost two years. He is well known as the person who holds a “stop” sign with “Stop Racism Now” on it every Friday afternoon outside Flinders Street Station.
This interview with Jafri and Dilman Ramadan was broadcast on 3CR's Solidarity Breakfast show on October 1.
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