It’s my prison and I’ll beat when I want to, beat when I want to, beat when I want to - you would beat too if it happened to you!
Mulrunji Doomadgee swore at a white cop. Less than an hour later, he was dead in a Palm Island police cell, his ribs were smashed in and his spleen was ripped in half. Officially the Police say Mulrunji ‘fell over’ in the Police cell. The New South Wales chief justice, Sir Laurence has r3ecommended the Police Officer who was in the room when Mulrunji ‘fell over’ be prosecuted for Mulrunji’s death. Amazingly this decision has sparked outrage from Australian cops in the kind of way Apartheid South African Police would respond to international human rights criticisms.
If the KKK hood fits…
Palm Island probe
Anger is continuing to grow within the Queensland police force over the decision to charge a senior officer over an aboriginal death in custody. Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley is expected to be charged later this week, with the manslaughter of Mulrunji Doomadgee on Palm Island in 2004. The decision follows recommendations by former New South Wales chief justice Sir Laurence Street. Sir Laurence was appointed to review the case after the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, decided not to press charges in late 2006. Queensland Police Union Vice President Denis Fitzpatrick says he will discuss possible industrial action with police officers during a state-wide tour starting today.