If you’re serious about addressing the issue of police brutality in the United States, we’re going to have to expand our minds a little because there is not enough research on this issue being done in the United States. I’d like to share with you the title of a very good research article, Betwixt and Between: Trauma, Survival and the Aboriginal Troopers of the Queensland Native Mounted Police, which comes from the Journal of Genocidal Research. Yes, what many of you are describing in your posts is something called genocide. If you understand how genocide works, that will help you come up with a solution. This article IS free, so you’re not off the hook on this one 🙂 . As a favor, though, I’ll start you off. The Queensland Native Mounted Police, according to this article, operated between 1849 and 1904. Yes, there were aborigines on the force. In fact, it was mostly aboriginal. These aboriginal people who were recruited to this force are the focus of this research. Given this article is in a journal committed to the research of genocide, you can probably imagine what they did to the aboriginal people of the colonial frontier. I’ll let y’all take it from here. 🙂
Burke, Heather, et al. “Betwixt and Between: Trauma, Survival and the Aboriginal Troopers of the Queensland Native Mounted Police.” Journal of Genocide Research (2020): 1-17.