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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Stan Grant on another Indigenous death in custody: ‘What do we care about?’ | The Drum” – below is their description.
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following story contains the name and image of a person who has died.
A 43-year-old man from New South Wales has become the ninth First Nations person to die in custody in year.
The man’s family have identified him as Ngemba man Frank Coleman.
He was found unresponsive in his cell at Sydney’s Long Bay Jail last Thursday. His family say he was in good health leading up to his death.
Stan Grant says comparing to the response to COVID, it shows what a country like Australia care about.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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