Aboriginal law men slam ‘neglect’ by police 5/3/2009

Photo: Geoff Vivian (c) FairfaxRelations between Aboriginals and police in the North West have taken a dive, say several former police employees.

Remote community residents are being neglected, those residents are running into more problems when they visit the towns, and more alcohol is coming into “dry” communities

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Aboriginal store ripoff ‘widespread’

Remote Aboriginal community stores are being ripped off throughout the Kimberley, prominent indigenous residents say.

The stores have become prime targets for unscrupulous store managers, with those doing it almost always escaping prosecution.

“They haven’t even been asked to pay the money back,” retired Aboriginal policeman Gordon Marshall said.

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Grave victim wants more theft alerts

Thieves were targeting visitors’ cars. Warning signage was very poor.

The story contains an interview with a Dunsborough woman whose car was rifled as she visited her grandmother’s grave with her children.

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