Posted September 28, 2018 07:03:46 “This is what they did to me.
I had to hide my face.”
Ms Zimmermann, a Black woman who has been living in a New South Wales suburb for the past five years, has been repeatedly assaulted on social media and has had her house invaded by people wearing hoodies, scarves and balaclavas.
“I’m just a regular woman who goes to work every day,” she said.
“If they are going to do this, I have to do something about it.” “
Ms Poulter’s story of racial profiling has attracted international attention, with her advocacy group, the Coalition for Civil Liberties, describing it as an example of a “racially-biased, criminal justice-driven criminal justice system”. “
If they are going to do this, I have to do something about it.”
Ms Poulter’s story of racial profiling has attracted international attention, with her advocacy group, the Coalition for Civil Liberties, describing it as an example of a “racially-biased, criminal justice-driven criminal justice system”.
“We’re calling on all media outlets to do more to end this insidious racial profiling and criminal justice regime,” the group’s chief executive, Tim Soutphommasane, said.
Ms Poulster’s case is not the first to highlight the racism faced by people who live in remote communities.
The Australian Federal Police has been criticised for its lack of action against racial profiling, with the ABC recently airing a video that shows the force’s new crime scene recording system failing to capture the face of a white man who allegedly punched Ms Purlster.
The video, released to the media after her death, also revealed a police officer repeatedly asked the man, who was wearing a black mask, whether he had ever been to the police station and whether he would like to see the footage.
The man said no, but was repeatedly told by officers to “look away”.
The ABC reported the footage sparked a backlash against the force, with its chief commissioner, Andrew Scipione, calling it a “horrific example of the systemic racism that exists in Australian law enforcement”.
“It is extremely disturbing to see such a racist and insensitive incident of a police service not only condoning and condoning this behaviour, but actively encouraging it,” Mr Scipion said.
He called on the Federal Police to commit to an “all-out assault” on racial profiling.
The ABC’s Victoria Derbyshire program aired a documentary on Wednesday that focused on the racial profiling of Black and Asian Australians by police in New South’s North West.
The footage showed an incident in which a police constable was filmed saying: “You can’t say you’re not a citizen, but if you’re a Black person, you better be wearing a mask.
You better be a Black guy.”
The program also highlighted a case where a young Black man was arrested for failing to show his Australian citizenship card to a police station.
The young man was later released on bail pending his case.
ABC News has contacted the New South Welsh Police for comment.
The Federal Government is currently reviewing a proposed national policy to address racial profiling in policing.
The proposal is to provide greater support to those who have been targeted by racial profiling incidents, including those with mental health problems.
The Government has committed $12 million over the next three years to support a national national strategy to combat racial profiling to identify systemic problems.