A shocking surprise to wake up to!

On Sunday morning 17th Feb at approx 3:30. Gladstone Police was called to a disturbance. On their way to the ” DISTURBANCE”, they noticed 4 Indigenous people having a private conversation in their driveway. The officers pulled over to ask what was going on. Two of those questioned responded ” We having a private conversation on private property ” The group then proceeded to walk back into there Unit/house. The policeman did not seem to like those comments coming from the two individuals. (Comments they also have a right to, being on private property ) One of the policeman than yells “You’re under arrest” then starts running towards the group screaming and carrying on, “You’re under arrest, you’re resisting arrest”

Two minutes later other police cars turned up and the police got out running at the group with hands on their guns. The young Indigenous owner of the property was sleeping at the time and was woken up by the loud noise. When proceeding to walk down her stairs she was met by 3 Police-man who violently grabbed her by the hair and dragged her down her own stairs! Meanwhile, the other 7 police officers who were called to the incident are spraying pepper spray all over the 4 people in the driveway, also entering the premises and spraying other guests. I was told of one Indigenous man who was forced to lay on the ground while 4 Police Officers held him down spraying each of his eyes with pepper spray!

While this was happening there was another young Indigenous girl filming on her phone. She was told by the policeman that she is UNDER ARREST! She continued to film than was grabbed violently by the throat and thrown to the ground! With her face in the ground, the officer had his knee in her back telling the young girl to stop spitting! A victim of the incident told Original People Online “They are only trying to cover their tracks by saying she was spitting, the officer had his bodycam on, and if the judge hears ‘ spitting’ that can spell gaol for blackfulla” She also told us that the Police officers put their hand over their badges when asked for their names!

Another guest, a guitar player walked in to see what’s going on. (He had his hand behind his back) He is was then grabbed and ARRESTED! The owner came out and asked two police officers “Why? Why are you here?” One officer replies ” To tell you the truth we were going to a disturbance at another street, so yeah, I dunno?” The other says “Umm… I was just told to come help arrest a man in a white shirt” At this time there is a young Indigenous male with 8 Police Officers and 2 Ambulances hovering dousing him in water from the pepper spray. Guess what color this young Indigenous mans shirt was? Black!

While the boy was still in pain dousing himself with water with 8 Police officers hovering over him, another guest at the unit asked 3 of the Police officers “Why is this boy was being arrested?” All three of the Police Officers responded by saying “Umm… I dunno, public nuisance I think”

Response from the Victims of this unacceptable assertion of power.

Indigenous woman, Nadine Blackman is outraged by this attack and assault on her family. She was happy to share this story with us and we are happy to support her. The view Nadine has on this matter is one Original People Online, and many other Indigenous people can fully understand. We are actually sick of having to put up this!

THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHY THEY WERE ARRESTING HIM!! . .. SO AS THE POLICE HAVE INFORMED OUR ” MEDIATORS ” THAT THEY WILL BE COMING OUT TO DO THE ARRESTS THEY DIDN’T DO THE OTHER NIGHT!! YEAH, I DUNNO HOW YOU PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THIS!! ME I SAY ” RACISM AT ITS FINEST!! ” and THOSE TWO YOUNG LADIES!! … THEY ARE MY DAUGHTERS!! THE YOUNG BLACK MAN… HES MY SON!! AND THAT IS MY BROTHER WHO WAS ARRESTED WITH HIS HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK!! I believe that IF WE THE ( OLDER ONES 40+ ) WERENT THERE… ! THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONE!! And I KNOW WHO THE POLICE WERE GUNNING FOR!!! Oh and I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THE YOUNG ONE WHO WAS DRAGGED DOWN THE STAIRS WAS ONLY IN HER UNDERWEAR!! THE POLICE WOULD NOT LET US GIVE HER CLOTHES!!

Police Officers need to be held accountable for the actions inspired by their own personal feelings and loss of authority.

Excessive use of power and Authority needs to stop!

The reaction by Police Officers and their use of Power and authority towards a person who speaks rightfully is common, especially towards Indigenous Australians. It is like Indigenous people have to walk on eggshells by what they say around police officers for the fear of arrest, even if they have a right to speak or choose not to speak. Police Officers do not have the right to ask about your conversation. They do not have the right to assert themselves because of their own personal feelings on losing certain power or Authority either. Police officers are not here to police our speech.

This behavior that Indigenous people have to put with is additional stress on their lives. Police need to be held accountable for letting their personal emotions allow them to use their power or overreact, by physically abusing people for no reason. They have other things to do besides STOP every Indigenous person on the street, and cause unnecessary harm where it is not needed! How many witnesses do you need to point out that this is abuse of Authority by use of eccesive force? This needs to stop!

We would like to thank Nadine and family for sharing their story.

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13 Comments

  1. Everything has to be racist with all of you. That happened at my cousins house in Melbourne and we are white. It’s just the police in general, they all need there arses kicked and we need to be able to start defending ourselves and our family against this misuse of power

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      It is not a regular occurrence with you, your family or your group! Get over yourself and wake up to your delusions. Do you have this “bonus” contribution to mental health conditions being 5-7 times more common in your people? How does this not contribute? Take a walk you ignorant human being!

    2. Well let’s just say they were racist to you too since you all apart of different immigration you can’t respectfully say you all are a bunch of whited not one of you’se have the full blood line you shall reap what you sow another fact you only had it done once you wouldn’t survive a continuous racist attack for hundreds of years so shut your silver spoon cheeks and glue them together as your comment isn’t relevant anywho good fucking morning Australia

  2. play stupid games win stupid prizes don’t resist ……

    1. noooo, the police have no business going into their house.

      they didn’t do anything wrong. where does it say in the law that u have to kiss a cop’s ass so u don’t get a beating and false imprisonment?

      FUCK THE POLICE

    2. “don’t resist” They did nothing wrong to resist, don’t turn this country into America with your apathy.

      No-one should allow our police to act like mindless thugs.

    3. Well if you buy something you own it you purchase something you own it you can not sugar coat shit the way you see it don’t try and deny the fact of corruption and racist your ancestors have been corrupt from when they were sucking on yah nanna titties so for someone like you to say stop “resisting” police is a laugh I’m a half maybe your white teacher didn’t educate you enough on English because we have no reason lie to make a story look bad to worse that’s the white man’s job corruption like I’m saying they won’t have there jobs very much longer because that’s someone’s mother,grandmother,sister,niece,
      Grandaughter,son,nephew,grandson white people who hold guns and think a badge is an honour to serve and protect have one thing to remember times a changing our voices are getting louder and we have never been afraid of the white man’s power we never have abused our authority let alone corrupt someone’s lives back the fuck up before you get shut the fuck up

  3. My partner who is not aboriginal went out to the pub on a Thursday night in Nambour he was wearing one of our QLD health t-shirts when he left the pub police grabbed him said he resisted arrest for what I don’t know but they believed he was aboriginal they hand cuffed him assaulted him and took him to Maroochydore watch house 4 in the morning he was having chest pains so they called a ambulance for him he spent 2 days in hospital I ‘ve got photos of all his injuries they still want his fingure prints and fined him 395.00 for public nuisence all because he had our shirt on and they believed he was a aboriginal man walking home drunk

  4. This is another disgusting act of racism, this should be fully investigated and said officers stood down with out pay

  5. White Fella here. Was Manager for NSW Police, I have seen tgem improve but still alot needs to be done. NSW Police are really lucky to have alot of very Indigenous workers, admin and COPS and are working hard to increase your representation in the Law Enforcement sector to ensure continued progress toward anti-descriminatry behaviour. QLD needs to get better at this. I think that the most damaging thing out of all of this is the denial of voice, the absolute lack of empowerment and acknowledment of past and current wrongs. Being disregarded is an assault on the spirit. It truly breaks my heart that we whities treat such a powerful force with disdain, we have so much to learn from you all about our connection to this planet. We need you, the world needs you to be leaders not targets. Anyway just wanted to say this you have many white supporters even from Law Enforcement sectors!

  6. It before f..ken cops realised the the Aboriginal people have the same rights as all of the community.
    The cops need too take responsibility for their actions which causing Aboriginal people to be degraded in the community.
    For example death in custody of many , many lovely Aboriginal people caused by the unnecessary violent handling of these people.
    I lost my friend Tania Day.
    You could not find a more beautiful, decent lady and compassionate person.
    I ask the cops involved in the death of Tania , when are those police apologize to the Day family ??

  7. Black, white or brindle NO ONE should be treated like this. Two years back my son was in the Brisbane Youth Detention Cetnre, only 14 at that time. He got into a fight and before the screws came in he got into a position of kneeling on the floor with his hands behind his. He was then violently shoved to the floor they pulled his arm so far back didn’t take To hospital until the next day to find out that they had broken his arm. I wasn’t informed on the day of the incident until my son called me and said that he was going to Ipswich hospital to have surgery on his arm I ask what had happened and he told me what happened by this time I was furious.. Two days after the I got a call from the detention about the incident they told my that he was banging his elbow up against the wall and that’s how he hurt himself. I said that I didn’t believe what they told me…I then said that they neglected their duty of care towards my son and that I wanted an investigation. Upon release had another operation to remove pins from his arm no physiology his arm is not the same now his afraid to ride in the rodeos or play football in fear that his arm will break again….Few months passed we got a letter from the Ethical Standards Until saying they had seen the CCTV and what had happened was exactly how my son told me they also said that the officer who did it was reprimanded … And that no feather action is to be taken on their behalf, because they asked my son if he wanted to make a complaint (this was while he was in there..remember my son was only 14 at that time and still a minor) not understanding what they ment he said no …I believe it wasn’t for my son to make that decision due to his age … Since the beginning of all of this I’ve been trying to seek justice for him without any luck …. Few weeks after this happened that’s when that big story about the youth detention in Darwin.

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