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Racism within RCMP stirs debate over bad apples or systemic problems

 


"We encounter racism, every single day. Some of the worst racists carry a gun, and they carry a badge, authorized by you, Commissioner Paulson, to do the work. We need you to confront racism in the ranks."

- Doug Kelly, Grand Chief of B.C's Sto:lo Tribal Council at AFN meeting last month

Tough words. But when it comes to relations between indigenous people in Canada and its police, there have been tough times.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-5-2016-1.3389695/racism-within-rcmp-stirs-debate-over-bad-apples-or-systemic-problems-1.3389736

 

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