attention all solicitors, barristers and even judges!!
we need your professional advice and input at our forum on 6 december, 2014. (details attached)
several death in custody families will be present on that day to relate to the forum the circumstances of the loss of their loved one in a custodial situation including shaun harris, uncle of ms. dhu in wa and family spokesperson-at-large, tba alec doomadgee speaking of the death of mulrunji doomadgee, the hickey family, the mason family, the murray family and possible others. shaun and alec appear in the support of the nsw families calling for justice, peace and closure.
this forum is not for the sole purpose of retelling the human rights crimes committed against these families, and thus to keep them in public view, but also to legally consider the ‘avenues of justice’ that may be open to them for real justice to occur and to allow closure to the many years of pain brought on by the inhuman and callous treatment by those authorities in control of the justice system.
that our deaths in custody families obviously needs help goes with out saying.
we need pro bono advice and pro bono representation if possible. and/or donations to set up a fighting fund to allow each dic event to be taken to, initially in most cases, the nsw supreme court for a true hearing of the facts involving the dic events of those nsw families who wish to explore this possible road to an equitable justice.
bottom line, legal team, we need your help. since 1/1/1980 there has been over 450 custodial deaths in custody across this country. the closest we aborigines got to justice was finally, after some years of protest and national struggle, to get then s/s chris hurley of the qld. police force into a townsville court room. he was consequently found not guilty by an all white jury. definitely a jury of peers for hurley but not a jury of peers for mulrunji doomadgee!
please attend on the day and please distribute through your legal networks.
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