Native activist with a history of spitting police officers who have been found guilty of attacking four officers
A young Aboriginal activist with a history of spitting on the police has been found guilty of kicking and beating four officers after an alleged attack on a stranger.
Leilani Clarke, 21, walked the streets of Redfern in downtown Sydney in July last year when she reportedly started hitting a 22-year-old woman.
Police jumped in to divorce the women when Clarke lashed out at the four officers, later kicking a female officer in the groin and spitting on another.
The passionate activist, who regularly campaigns against “white colonial oppression,” also slapped a male officer “with an open hand” on the face, police said.
This is the fifth time Clarke has been involved in violence against the police after previously kneading an officer in the testicles, calling the police ‘white dogs’ and calling a female officer a ‘white c ** t’.
Leilani Clarke, 21, walked the streets of Redfern in downtown Sydney in June last year when she started hitting a 22-year-old woman
Clarke (photo) was charged with assaulting two female and two male police officers and assault with wrongful violence against a 22-year-old woman last July
She was found guilty of four counts of the attack officer during the performance of her duty, the report said Daily mercury.
In a similar incident from 2018, she spat at another police officer and attacked a paramedic trying to take her to the hospital.
She shouted, “F ** k you white dogs. I am smart, not stupid. I have three degrees more than you will ever have. ‘
She previously defended her actions, but Clarke said her indigenous parentage means she suffers from “transgenerational trauma.”
She has also pleaded guilty to assault and physical harm in a separate incident in February this year.
On February 2, she attacked a man between 12:30 PM and 3 AM and admitted to using violence.
The 21-year-old is currently on bail but has lost her place of residence and is staying with a friend.
The court heard that her current living situation kept her off the street for the time being.
Magistrate Erin Kennedy said Clarke’s circumstances were “worrying” and is concerned that the 21-year-old will continue to insult.
“We will only see more insults and she will be detained. That’s where we’re going, ”said Kennedy magistrate.
The magistrate pushed back the conviction until July and ordered Clarke to get a mental health report from Justice Health.
This is the fifth time Clarke (photo) has been involved in violence against police officers after previously kneading an officer in the testicles and calling the police ‘white dogs’
“I’m not going to let you fail,” said Kennedy Magistrate to Clarke.
Police say Clarke had “an unknown number of alcoholic drinks” when she walked into Redfern St with ten friends at around 12:20 p.m. on June 27 last year.
Shortly after, she ran into a young woman and “hit her in the head several times,” according to police facts, not provoked.
While Clarke kept bumping, her victim was “bent over at the waist with the suspect holding her hair and punching her … in an unprovoked attack. No words were exchanged, “said the police.
A police officer who saw the attack stopped to pull the girls apart while Clarke muttered, “I don’t know what happened. I just want to go … yes, I’m drunk in a public place. ‘
The officer subsequently discovered that Clarke had violated her bail from the earlier unrelated charges.
The 21-year-old (photo) is currently on bail but has lost her housing and is staying with a friend
Clarke then reportedly sat against a wall and refused to allow the police to get up when a female cop tried to handcuff her.
At that point, Clarke tried to punch but missed the officer trying to handcuff her.
The suspect would also “make a snort and then spit saliva” at the female officer, who “ended up on her pants.”
Clarke tried to hold her own as police dragged her to the caged rice wagon and kicked another female officer twice, according to police facts.
Once at Redfern police station, Clarke was escorted to a security dock when she lashed out and said “don’t touch me,” police facts say.
While fending them off, she again kicked the second female officer “in the groin” who caused a lot of pain, and a male officer in the stomach.
Another male officer then took Clarke to the custody dock while she continued to resist and reportedly punched him on the face.
All alleged attacks have been registered under CCTV surveillance at the police station.
She eventually got time out due to her high intoxication and was released on bail for not drinking alcohol and going to the clinic at Kirkton Road Center.
She is a member of the Butchulla indigenous community on the Fraser Coast in Queensland and previously had the ambition to host a festival of her culture.