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Winning Justice for David Dungay

4yrs ago from Green Left Weekly
Young Aboriginal man David Dungay jnr died on December 29, 2015 after pleading for his life in the mental health wing of Sydney’s Long Bay jail. The 26-year-old Dunghutti man from Kempsey, a known diabetic, suffered a cardiac arrest when he was pinned down by four members of the prison’s Immediate Action Team (IAT) for refusing to stop eating biscuits and injected with two strong sedatives. He was due to be released three weeks later. It took the family and supporters two-and-a-half years to wrest a coronial inquiry from the government. Originally scheduled for the small coronial court in Glebe, it was moved to Downing Centre local court, to accommodate the large numbers of family, friends, supporters and activists.  The two-week inquest, held from July 16 to 27, mirrored hundreds of other coronial inquiries into the deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.
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Former Ethics Czar Richard Painter Warns of Trump’s ‘mental Stability’ After He Incriminated Himself on Twitter

4yrs ago from Raw Story
Former Bush ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, called out President Donald Trump for posting incriminating tweets and said the president’s mental health should be checked. On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should un-recuse himself from the Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation. “It’s certainly evidence of obstruction of justice. And first, we really have to worry about the mental stability of our president when he is incriminating himself on Twitter,” Painter said. He …
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