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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Stories about "police harrassment":

Policemen under investigation for intimidation

A Mullumbimby mother has filed a complaint with the NSW Ombudsman, claiming two Tweed Byron LAC police officers harassed and intimidated her on the doorstep of her home in the presence of her son.

Police wasted in Nimbin

Maureen McDermott, Alstonville. A visiting friend expressed a desire to see Nimbin so off we went. We had lunch, browsed the shops, bought some colourful clothing and laughed at the chickens.

PIC wants Ballina cops charged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcru6kcbq4Q The Police Integrity Commission (PIC) yesterday recommended charges be laid against six Ballina police officers over the assault of Aboriginal man Corey Barker at...

Police search of Mullum man was illegal

Hans Lovejoy A Mullumbimby man who was cuffed and sprayed in the face with capsicum spray by police has had charges against him thrown out...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.