The six-part series examines the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) inquiry into Yock's arrest and its findings, including why the group of young First Nations men were targeted by police in the first place.
“I can see why Daniel’s family feels like it’s unfinished business, it was very hard to get documents from the police and no one wanted to talk to us,” Clarke told Junkee. “The big question is: ‘would he be alive if the police didn’t target him and his friends?’ They were doing nothing illegal until they were followed."
The story was particularly important to tell for Clarke, a Muruwari man from a nation on the border of NSW and Queensland—who, like many this year, found "new energy around discussions about social justice in Australia", as he told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
“George Floyd’s death really galvanised a lot of people who would never normally take to the streets, or never normally look into the idea that police might be prejudiced against Aboriginal people," Clarke told the publication.
“Naturally, people want to start looking at Australia’s history and to do that, as the Black community has been saying for some time now, we need to invest in truth-telling—the good, the bad, and the ugly—about our history, because you can’t really move forward, without looking back.”
Thin Black Line is available now.