Montreal police fined black man $500 as he took out the recycling. He blames racial profiling

Kenrick McRae, a black man who lives in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, took his recycling out Tuesday afternoon. When he returned inside 15 minutes later, he had been fined nearly $500 by police for drinking and driving.

The puzzling incident has led McRae to believe that, once again, he has been the victim of racial profiling by Montreal police.

As McRae was putting out his recycling, he decided to stop at his car, a Mercedes SUV, to remove some cups and cans.

That's when, he said, a police cruiser stopped across the street and two officers ⁠— one male, one female ⁠— asked him who owned the SUV.

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