How does it feel to seen as guilty of a crime even when you haven’t done anything wrong? Sydney student Omar Bensaidi writes about his experiences with racial profiling.
Despite lacking a full consideration of institutionalised discrimination such as racial profiling, the case of DPP v Kaba draws a line between random stop & searches and the curtailing of individual liberties.
Michael Green tells the story of how a group of young African-Australians set about challenging institutional racism at Victoria Police.
In recent times, Victoria Police have faced multiple allegations of institutional racism. Sara Maher looks at Victoria Police’s response, and the effectiveness of community engagement.
When it comes to significant shifts in culture, law and society are poised in an agonising “chicken or egg” scenario. Does the law change from above, trickling down to alter a culture? Or does a movement rise up, demand, fight, lobby for a change to which the law eventually concedes? It’s a dynamic relationship that doesn’t obey a strict rule of cause and effect.
Is police racism just a matter of a few “bad apples” or is it a more systemic problem? Mohamad Tabbaa tells us his harrowing account of experiencing years of discrimination by Victorian police.
By Michael Green This piece was originally published on the Wheeler Centre website. Last week, the State Coroner began an inquest into the death of a young man whose body was found in the Maribyrnong River. The hearing didn’t make it halfway. On Friday the coroner, Ian Gray, suspended it, directed police to reinvestigate on […]