There’s a link between the over-policing of Indigenous kids and our people dying in custody | Tameeka Tighe for IndigenousX

There’s a link between the over-policing of Indigenous kids and our people dying in custody | Tameeka Tighe for IndigenousX

The Guardian

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Our children’s innocence is stolen, and the system presents them with a life in and out of prison

If Australia is serious about ending Black deaths in custody, we need to put an end to the overpolicing of Black communities. The criminalising of our children can kickstart a lifetime within the police and prison system.

In the same week of the 30th anniversary of the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody, in a since-removed segment that aired on Channel Seven, it was suggested that Queensland police liaison officers be present within primary schools, which raises serious concerns in the community about criminalisation of children as young as four.

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