There's no going back to the days when police did not carry guns. But now that they have them, their training must be unremitting. Australian lives depend on it.
Systemic racism creates the architecture around which other forms of racism are enabled, supported and justified.
The 1991 Royal Commission into deaths in custody was preceded by an 1850 inquiry, which recommended that Aboriginal people be released should their health deteriorate in gaol.
Ms Dhu's is not the first report into mistreatment of an Aboriginal person in custody or a medical setting, nor is it likely to be the last.