#4 BLM - Ms Dhu
This month in our Black Lives Matter series, we discuss the death of Ms Dhu. During the two day's Ms Dhu spent in police custody in Western Australia, she was dropped to the floor, lifted by her hands and feet, and another prisoner was dragged into her cell to stare at her. She went through all of this while being verbally abused and suffering from sepsis. She died of preventable causes aged just twenty-two, while a white officer stood over her saying she was "faking it". This is Ms Dhu's story.
Sheila Humphries TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V3SX0H7pHc
Guardian database of indigenous deaths in custody: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2018/aug/28/deaths-inside-indigenous-australian-deaths-in-custody
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