On February 14th 2004, 17 year old Thomas ‘TJ’ Hickey was killed while riding his bike through Waterloo, after being pursued by police.

The following evening local residents gathered at Eveleigh Street, which eventually turned into what we now know as the Redfern Riots.

How is their impact felt in the Redfern community today, and what do people say about Hickey’s death now?

As part of our 15th birthday celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the biggest news stories from 2004 when we started.

We advise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners that the following report discusses a deceased person.

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