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Australia: man who ran over Indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty jailed for three years

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Elijah Doughty, 14, was found dead and an unidentified 55 year old man was been charged with manslaughter.

by Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, July 21, 2017

A Kalgoorlie man who admitted to running over and killing Indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty has been found not guilty of manslaughter, but was sentenced to three years in jail after being convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. Read the rest of this entry

White Man’s Manslaughter. Black Man’s Murder. White Man’s Riot. Black Man’s Uprising.

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Riot police face protesters after death of 14 year old Elijah Doughty, August 2016.

By Chris Graham, New Mathilda, August 31, 2016

The violent clashes between police and protestors in Kalgoorlie yesterday followed the charging of a 55-year-old man with manslaughter over the death of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy, Elijah Doughty. Twelve police officers were injured, dozens of Aboriginal people are expected to be arrested, police vehicles have been damaged, and court house windows were smashed. Media are calling it a riot. But one person’s riot is another person’s uprising, writes Chris Graham. Read the rest of this entry

Australia: Aboriginals attack court and cops after 14 year old killed

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Elijah Doughty, 14, was found dead and an unidentified 55 year old man has been charged with manslaughter.

Protesters smash up courthouse as racial tensions erupt after Aboriginal boy, 14, was found dead in the bush next to a stolen motorbike – and a man, 55, is charged with manslaughter

By Freya Noble and Peter Devlin, Daily Mail, August 30, 2016

People smashed windows and jumped on police cars at a West Australian courthouse after a protest over the death of a local teenager turned violent.

A 55-year-old man, who cannot be named, was due to appear at a court in Kalgoorlie, east of Perth, charged with the manslaughter of a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy, Elijah Doughty.

The boy’s body was found in nearby bushland on Monday morning.

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