RLC in the Media: More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

More than half the people on a secretive New South Wales police blacklist are Aboriginal, the state’s top law enforcement officer has revealed.

Michael McGowan reports for The Guardian, 11 November 2017.​

RLC's Police Powers Solicitor, Sophie Parker, spoke to  Michael McGowan from The Guardian about revelations that 'predictive policing' under the STMP is disproportionately targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and children as young as nine years old.

“It is extremely alarming that Aboriginal people – who make up just 2.5% of the population – account for more than 50% of STMP targets,” Sophie Parker said.

“This is a clear example of oppressive over-policing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

“Given a child under 10 cannot be arrested or charged with a crime, it is highly inappropriate that they be subject to an STMP.”

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