This Wednesday, the 14th of February was not celebrated as St.Valentine's Day for the Hickey family.
Instead, it marked 14 years since T.J. Hickey was killed on his bicycle during a police pursuit through Redfern and Waterloo.
This year, the date comes exactly one week after an Aboriginal man, Patrick Fisher, died fleeing police not 200 metres away from where T.J. Hickey lost his life. Both cases represent a long line of ongoing cases of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
A memorial and rally was held today at the Waterloo housing estate to commemorate the life T.J. Hickey and the events leading to his death, 14 years ago.
A substantial police presence was evident during the rally, including riot squad members, as the family and supporters peacefully marched from Waterloo to State Parliament. Family members continue to demand justice, 14 years on.
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