Justice is only for white people. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from this horrid story.
H/T: Lauredhel, on Twitter
Last year, an elderly Aboriginal man was being transported to Kalgoorlie to stand trial. The air conditioning in the van he was in was not working. The
men woman and man driving the van did not stop to check on his well-being, at all. He died.
And now, neither they nor their managers are being held to account. No charges will be laid, at all. Not even manslaughter charges.
It’s hardly an isolated incident. Read the analysis at Overland of the judgement in which five white men got lighter sentences when they beat an aboriginal man to death, because they were
men with white skins of good character. Top blokes, totally out of character: when five white men beat an Aboriginal man to death
And back in New Zealand, remember when a white man got a lighter sentence for killing a brown boy. I’m hearing white privilege all over this. Bruce Emery, who stabbed and killed a 15 year old brown boy, was said to be “an upstanding member of the public…”
Yet again, being white is the ultimate get out of jail free card. And that is awful.
[Edited to correct "men" to "woman and man". Thanks for letting me know, Lauredhel.]