Last week I was witness to members of Halifax Police harrassing a man who clearly needed help getting to his destination and out of the rain. Three vans followed a homeless man with no legs in a wheelchair, kicking him out of every spot he could find to stay out of the rain until it let up. He even asked for a ride to the Metro Turning Point and they refused him this service. The man clearly had mental disabilities as well as physical and became more aggitated the more the police refused to help him. They let him become incredibly aggrivated until they had "no choice" but to take this man to a cell instead of the shelter. I mean really, why did any of these people become cops? Did they think they were really going to help those who needed it or were they stoked on treating the poor badly? Needless to say I was beside myself, because really, who was I supposed to call? The police?
It made me very upset and last week there were even apparent polls that said over 80 percent of people felt safe in downtown Halifax and wanted a bigger police presence. Well I am NOT one of those people. I would feel very unsafe with more of these power trippers around. The HRP should do their jobs correctly and serve and protect the people, ALL OF THE PEOPLE, not abuse and neglect poor peole, not select which civilians they think are worthy of their time. —Sorry I Couldn't Be of More Service to You