LAWYERS for the alleged ringleader of the 2004 riots on Palm Island, which were sparked by an Aboriginal death in custody, have launched an extraordinary campaign to change the laws and reduce the maximum sentences for those involved.The change?
Citing parallels with riots in Tibet and Burma, Sydney-based lawyer Stewart Levitt has written to Kevin Rudd and other federal and state politicians asking them to support proposed changes to the Queensland Criminal Code.
The amendment would apply only to "a person who is a member of the Aboriginal race" who was involved in protests on Palm Island following the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee, now known for cultural reasons as Mulrunji.
One of the mitigating factors suggested is "a sense of outrage or indignation" at the inadequate investigation into his death.
From The Weekend Australian, Palm riot lawyer seeks law change.
Might as well just let everyone go if the lose it and do the wrong thing. But only if they're indigenous. How long until the law may be changed to excuse bashing the missus, molesting the kids, murdering the neighbour?
I've been accused by Anonymous of being racist because of this post.
Is it a troll, or just someone who's mistaken. I'll think some more on it.