Sunday, November 28, 2004
Outraged over the death of Cameron Doomadgee, a 36 year-old Aboriginal man who died of a punctured lung sustained while in police custody, a mob of angry Australian Aborigines burned a police station and a court house on Friday November 26. An autopsy showed that Doomadgee also had 4 broken ribs. All of his injuries resulted from a scuffle between Doomadgee and the police while being escorted from a prison van on Palm Island, a Queensland State island off of the east coast of the state's mainland.
Earlier this year, riots erupted in Sydney after Aborigines accused Sydney police of causing a young Aboriginal man's death. The man fell off of his bicycle and was impaled on a fence as he was being chased by a Sydney police squad car. More... [Mark Godsey]