Dead Aboriginal Australian boy gets mocked on FACEBOOK. Remove the "Jackson Doolan: Train Wrestler Extraordinaire" Facebook page.
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Dead Aboriginal Australian boy gets mocked on FACEBOOK. Remove the "Jackson Doolan: Train Wrestler Extraordinaire" Facebook page.

    1. Kristal West
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      Kristal West

      Adelaide, Australia

A Facebook page was created (22/12/2012) which is highly offensive and racist to all Aboriginal Australians and more specifically deceased Aboriginal boy Jackson Doolan.

Jackson Doolan was a 17 year old boy killed by a train in Brisbane QLD, 2012. 
The page is called "Jackson Doolan: Train wrestler extraordinaire". It contains racist hate speech/images and mockery of the deceased Aboriginal boy. 
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackson-Doolan-Train-wrestler-extraordinaire/468213856549738?fref=ts)

Facebook is refusing removal of the page stating the page "does not violate Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities", despite a number of people having reported the page. Families are mourning and do not need a negative page targeted at their family member. Also, Indigenous Australians or any race for that matter, do not deserve racist hate pages.

I'm an Aboriginal Australian, and I have two younger brothers who I love dearly. It breaks my heart to think that people could say things like this about a boy just like my two brothers.

We have support from the Online Hate Prevention Institute who are currently collating information to help put an end to this page. This petition will be passed on to the OHPI when we reach required numbers. 

Please sign the petition, SHARE and report the Facebook page in support.

Thank you,

Kristal West

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Remove the "Jackson Doolan: Train Wrestler Extraordinaire" Facebook page

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. SUCCESS!

      Kristal West
      Petition Organizer

      The page has been deleted! Thank you to all who signed and shared the petition. Racism is not tolerated.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Sylvia Rose Weazel AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      hi because that's my lil brother inlaw my son's uncle love you rip bigzy

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    • Suzanne black HOLLAND PARK, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      its racist

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    • Greg Woodward AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Just another reason I am not on Facebook. It is a nasty development of technology, What about Australia's racial vilification laws. Cannot Facebook be prosecuteed for allowing this to continue?

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    • Dina Rodrigues FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I know the FB page has been removed, and I just learned of this. Still, I think it's good to show support in times like this and let FB and others know that this sort of thing should not and will not be tolerated. Jackson, his family, friends, and community deserved nothing but respect and understanding at a time when they needed it most. Congratulations to you, Kristal, for getting that page removed!

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    • Graeme Channellsnells REDLYNCH QLD, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Facebook will determined irresponsible and amoral. The people will sue for damages and Facebook will be divested.

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