Sunday, September 29, 2013

John Pat commemoration: Stop deaths in custody

The WA state parliament agreed to apologise to the family of the late John Pat who died 30 years ago, while in police custody, after a brutal assault by police. This is a significant development even if it did come 30 years too late and if it remains the case that none of the police officers involved have been charged or convicted.

Up to 100 people gathered outside parliament house in WA to commemorate the anniversary and to raise their voices against ongoing deaths in custody.