Aboriginal elder-assisted parole board hearings
January 18, 2012 · By Charles Anthony
A non-aboriginal murderer gets to have a parole board hearing with aboriginal elders assisting the process and the problem this creates is:
Victims’ families have reported being intimidated by elements of the elder-assisted process — such as the convention that the hearing be conducted sitting in a circle.
I do not get it. It just does not make sense to get upset over this. Either sitting across a table or around in a circle, the convict is going to have a parole hearing whether we like it or not.
I hope this is not just racism against aboriginal culture.