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6 responses to “Coroner to rule in heatstroke/burns killing of Aboriginal elder in police van”

  1. tigtog

    This story is so upsetting to me still that I couldn’t think of anything to comment earlier. I’m glad the coroner has ruled so clearly that what happened was so totally unacceptable and that the explanations are so obviously dodgy.

  2. Jo Tamar

    Thank for the update, Lauredhel.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed (but not holding my breath!) that the rest of the legal system will act appropriately following these findings.

    Also, can I just say that the idea that “well respected, well connected” would, could or should make a difference (yes, I know it’s out of context, but still…) is almost as much of an indictment of Australian culture as the response to the question.

    (Well, I can almost sorta kinda see why well-respected would make a difference in deciding whether a person got bail, but well-connected should absolutely NOT! It may do, but it shouldn’t!)

  3. Beppie

    Wow, is this thread quiet.

    I think that many of us, like Tigtog, just find it hard to find the words, in light of how horrifying this case is.

    I hope the people responsible for this get put away for a Very Long Time.

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