Activists claim current policing remains racially-biased as the rate of Indigenous imprisonment continues to grow.
They have organised a Stop Black Deaths in Custody protest to take place on May 12 at 1pm at Sydney Town Hall.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Corrective Services data shows the rate Aboriginals are being held in custody is climbing year on year.
Ken Canning from the Bidjara Nation and a member of ISJA (Indigenous Social Justice Association) said Aboriginals were being sent to prison for ridiculous things.
“I work in a half-way house and when I see our fellas breach parole they go straight back to jail. Other fellas (non-aboriginals) are given another go," Mr Canning said
Activists led by FIRE (Fighting in Resistance Equally) recently put a declaration to the NSW parliament calling for the Suspect Target Management Project (STMP) to be eradicated.
“The NSW police force structures the over-policing of Aboriginal people (with the STMP) in the way they carry out their duties,” according to Gavin Walker, a member of FIRE.
There is something wrong with the whole system
A spokesperson from the NSW police said the Suspect Target Management Plan did not discriminate.
"It targets those who continue to break the law in a recidivist way to help reduce violence and crime in the community.”
The declaration also calls for police and prison officers to be held to the same laws as the rest of society.
“The sad statistic in this country is that the Royal Commission investigated over 100 deaths and there was not ever one charge of assault laid against a policeman or prison officers. We have (almost) a zero-conviction rate. There is something wrong with the whole system,” Mr Canning said.
Mr Walker said the next move was protest.
“Historical activism has always been a progressive and successful way to fight for Aboriginal rights.”
“What we are fighting for is the right to live. We are a people living in constant shock about what is happening and we cannot allow this to happen anymore,” Mr Canning said.
“Politicians have to force this though. At the moment, we only have a few Greens but we just keep pushing,” he said.
“If we get enough families to start a class action against the NSW government and then the Commonwealth government about the amount of people getting killed in their care, well, I think we would have a good case and they would be paying for that for years to come.”