The suicide of First Nation youth in this country is at a crisis point. But it is our lack of a meaningful response that should be loudly noted.
In 1983, five off-duty police officers beat a 16-year-old to death. An all-white jury found the officers in question not guilty, but similar doses of violence over the years has proved it was not an isolated incident.
The strip search of an aboriginal elder on a busy public street has revealed a growing trend in the way the NSW police handle certain members of the public.
According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
According to freely available data, it seems that the indigenous youth of this nation are being unfairly targeted by the NSW police.