"The most alien and inhospitable place of all ... the city of Sydney." -- Sydney is in fact a beautiful, welcoming place...but not so perhaps for the Aboriginal people of Australia, of whom the author of this article is a member. Last night there was a riot in Sydney's Redfern neighborhood, after an Aboriginal teen died falling from his bike, allegedly chased to death by the police. The mob violence reflects long-standing tension between the Aboriginal community and the Sydney police...and here I thought this only happened in LA or New York.

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