Kumanjayi Walker had complex developmental trauma that would have influenced his interactions with police, an inquest into the Northern Territory teenager’s death has heard.Yes, it's the 'Guardian' taking out an onion for another criminal. Because he's aboriginal, which should excuse his behaviour, apparently.
The Warlpiri man was shot three times by Constable Zachary Rolfe, who was subsequently charged with his murder. Rolfe was found not guilty of murder and two alternative charges after a six-week trial in the NT supreme court in Darwin earlier this year.
So, jury nullification is a thing Down Under too...
Chilvers said she believed the death of the “caring young man” could have been avoided if police had employed trauma-informed practices during the attempted arrest.
Wait, what? What the hell does that even mean?
She felt it would take years for authorities to rebuild trust with young people in Yuendumu. “Kids will say ‘You’ll get shot’ now. It’s had a significant impact,” she said on Wednesday.
“I don’t know what is needed but if these are already traumatised kids, that’s not going to help develop their relationships with police.”
Nor will being criminals. Maybe that should be explained to them?