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Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.
Many in our community have been personally affected by youth violence and crime. My heart goes out to the parents and young people who have been affected by the awful threats and violence being perpetrated.
Local hearing into violent arrest impossible because of ‘staffing, security’ issues, police watchdog says
The NSW police watchdog says it considered having a local public hearing into the violent arrest of a naked 16-year-old in the Shire, but decided not to because of 'staffing, security and availability of premises'.
The NSW police watchdog will hold a public hearing next week to determine whether or not the officers who forcefully arrested a naked, 16-year-old youth in Byron earlier this year engaged in 'serious misconduct'.
Science Goes Viral
A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.