Two years after the death of young Aboriginal boy Elijah Doughty, racial tensions in Kalgoorlie are still running high.
In fact, the dead boy's grandfather says little has changed since riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of the teenager's death.
"Nothing's changing. If anything, it's getting worse," a heartbroken Albert Doughty told AAP.
He says his son Darryl - Elijah's father - has been targeted by authorities who believe he was the instigator of the riots in which police cars were damaged and officers injured.
Darryl recently attended court for unrelated matters and security guards "jumped all over him for nothing", Mr Doughty said, and that brought back painful memories.
"It's a racist town."
In August 2016, 14-year-old Elijah was riding a stolen dirt bike when he was run down and killed.
He was being pursued by the owner of the bike, a 56-year-old man, who caught up with him on a dirt track at Boulder, near the mining town.
Elijah went under the closely-tailing ute, with the driver, whose identity has been suppressed, claiming the teen unexpectedly swerved in front of his vehicle.
The man didn't brake but called emergency services.
When he was charged with manslaughter, rioters ran amok in the town centre, shouting he should have been charged with murder and hurling objects, leaving police cars damaged, officers injured and windows of businesses smashed.
The man's rental house was burnt down and his family fled interstate.
Almost a year later, he was acquitted of manslaughter but found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and sentenced to a three-year jail term, prompting some of Elijah's supporters in the public gallery to storm out, with one shouting "white c*** jury".
The man has since been released from prison on parole, having served half his sentence.
Three months after Elijah's death an emergency summit was held in Kalgoorlie attended by then-premier Colin Barnett, federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and local Aboriginal elders.
While it provided a circuit breaker and developed some promising ideas, locals still blame delinquent youth - not all Aboriginal, but largely - for negative sentiment around town.
One man said everything had to be "tied down" or it would be stolen.
Another man said racist sentiment on a local crime-watch social media page had been poisonous to race relations but fortunately it was now being moderated to omit offensive comments.
Several locals said no-one deserved what happened to Elijah, describing him as a charismatic, cheeky boy but "no angel", and blamed his older relatives for not supervising him enough as they wrestled with their own problems.
There was no suggestion in court Elijah knew he was riding a stolen bike or had taken it himself, but in Kalgoorlie, the assumptions fly.
In a bid to find a way to harness the energy of local teens positively, they were asked what community services they would like and a lot of boys replied they wanted motorbikes for the local track, Mayor John Bowler said.
He said they also wanted mechanical tuition, which could lead to apprenticeships, and there were "efforts to devise something like that" but he was disappointed the idea had "hijacked" a planned "engagement centre".
That proposal is to coordinate 176 largely state and federal government-run community services that aim to help and guide troubled youth, and in Mr Bowler's opinion is a better idea than drop-in centres, which he says "rarely work".
"We needed a place where they would gather, that they would feel safe and get enjoyment and security, and where those professionals would come," he told AAP.
But the expensive consultation took over a year and got bogged down in bureaucracy.
"I think that will be built but in a way, the youth survey slowed that process down," he said.
"Hopefully we will still get it."
Mr Bowler said there had so far been two outcomes from the summit - a large Aboriginal flag at the town entrance, which had been well received by indigenous locals, and the formulation of a Reconciliation Action Plan.
He called for a high-level appointment like a "mini director-general" to oversee all the various community services, follow up on promises and remove duplication.
"I really want to see the state government appoint this person," the mayor said.
He's also written to Police Minister Michelle Roberts and WA Police commissioner Chris Dawson calling for the return of Aboriginal Police Liaison Officers in the region.
While Warakurna, near the Northern Territory border, became WA's first entirely Aboriginal-run police station in June, there is only one indigenous officer between the greater Kalgoorlie area all the way south to Esperance.
Mr Bowler said he didn't believe racial tensions were any worse than what they usually were but spoke admiringly of Mr Doughty, saying the grandfather worked hard to guide his younger relatives.
He was shocked to hear the family's pain was compounded recently when a remote Goldfields pastoral station was plastered with racist signs, one threatening the Aboriginal owners would "end same as Elijah".
For the boy's grandfather, it was just a reminder of what had gone before.
"Why don't they let the poor boy rest in peace?" Mr Doughty said.