Racism in policing is about outcomes, not intentions: Cole

A two-year study of police traffic stops in Ottawa has revealed — to no one’s surprise — that cops in the nation’s capital disproportionately pull over Middle Eastern and black drivers. Since police across Canada are being exposed for similar practices, their hollow excuses about a few bad apples are becoming less effective. Instead, our police increasingly argue that prejudiced police behaviour is well-intentioned, and therefore cannot be labelled as racist.


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