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Police Apologise For Making Drunk Aboriginal Man Sing On Video(raw video)

Raw Video of Incident;singing drunk aboriginal video sparks outcry; police racism?
Sydney Morning Herald, 28 january 2009.
Drunk told to sing on police video

A laughing police officer instructed a drunk Aboriginal man in Katherine to sing and dance while he recorded the event, and the footage was later posted on YouTube.

The video shows a heavily intoxicated Aborigine lying on the ground. He starts singing The Rivers Of Babylon at the behest of a police officer who is recording the incident. A second officer then drags the man to his feet while the officer behind the camera laughs and tells him to dance and say "Happy Birthday, Blake".

The man, who is staggering and appears close to falling, continues to sing and dance about in a circle before being directed towards a police car.

The first officer then turns the camera on himself and says: "This shit is f-----d up, f----

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Added: Jan-27-2009 Occurred On: Jan-27-2009
By: bellava
Tags: police, racism, drunk, Aboriginal,
Location: Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia (load item map)
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