We still right here – silent no more!

Speak for life, speak of hope,
I speak of this change, our home,
changing to change, just.

Who said that all is lost?
I come to offer my heart.

     - from Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón 
       by Fito Páez, 

For a second week in a row and after another week of harassment and intimidation by police, aboriginal people and their supporters rally for justice for Sheila Oakley who has returned to hospital with loss of sight in her left eye at the hands of an unnamed Qld Police officer.

A tin shed in Logan City has produced the first heavyweight contender from Australia for the world title in 106 years; in three months Alex Leapai will box in Germany, and share a piece of sporting history with Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier and Joe Louis.

Down the road on Saturday 22 February 2014, 76 police are holed up at Logan police station refusing to name the cop who shot Sheila Oakley in the eye with a Taser barb. Sheila is back in hospital with doctors confirming that she will lose sight in one eye for the rest of her life.

Police sent out a new inspector to tell the crowd he had no response to the demand for the taser cop to be charged and suspended from duty. He even had the gall to demand that supporters remain peaceful. What nonsense coming from taser armed police running amok in Logan City!

Ian Curr
Feb 2014

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