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Hamilton Police carded the same aboriginal woman 14 times in 1 year


A 25-year-old aboriginal woman was stopped on the street by Hamilton police in 2012. And then she was stopped again. And again. The same woman was stopped 14 times throughout the year.

In 2013, a 29-year-old black man was "street checked" 13 times.

In 2010, a man, considered by officers to be of Middle Eastern descent, was stopped and questioned nine times.

New information obtained from city police by CBC Hamilton provides a clearer picture of how carding — which has already been shown to disproportionately affect the city's visible minority communities — can also have disproportionate impacts on individuals in those communities.


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