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Re: “Halifax police will keep using street checks

I'd say several of the comments here demonstrate why police feel empowered to stop people for no good reason, other than what they look like or where they are. As a professional who lived, and worked in a, predominantly, low-income area, police stopped me several times, to ask questions for no apparent reason and I observed this being done to others, countless time. A waste of resources, just plain bad policing, and causes more acrimony than it's worth, which is why it's being, severely limited, or banned in most jurisdictions. Our rights guaranteed by the Charter are more than an annoyance to too many cops.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 05/11/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “A strong defence

There are copious studies, evidencing the reality that the prospects of release are a function of race and the intersection with poverty. It is beyond doubt, at this point. Having worked in the judicial system, I can give you examples of Blacks being denied bail for property crimes, some with no previous charges The fact that Garnier was released, being accused of murdering a Police Officer, is unconscionable. Had he been Black and poor, he would not have been released...and by the way, did I read he violated the terms of his parole, recently. Pathetic.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 04/21/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Matt Whitman apologizes for “Chinese fire drill” video

I'm not a white, female, 20-something and I expect more from our city's representatives. For frig sake, it's 2017. At best, it was a dim-witted and tone-deaf attempt at humour and, at worst, racist. At minimum, it was offensive and he ought to know better.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 04/12/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Who's afraid of social justice?

Good essay. I can recall a time, not so long ago, when almost anything would be said with no regard to how people may have felt, under the guise of "academic freedom". Those who oppose trigger warnings are, routinely, of the same ilk as the backlashers who complain about "political correctness" and the limiting of "free speech" now that they, finally, have to consider what they say and don't have license to spew anything that comes out of their mouths. For most marginalized communities, free speech was never "free".

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 11/09/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Don’t encourage the edgy, white liberals running for council

Guess years of defacto affirmative action for whites in every institution was fine. Heaven forbid there be a second non-white Councillor. What a backwater, provincial dump. White privilege is ostensibly dead, but like the killer from horror movies, isn't really.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 10/18/2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Don’t encourage the edgy, white liberals running for council

Wow. I think all the xenophbic comments actually prove her point.

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 10/18/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Halifax Pride stands at a crossroads

"White queer and trans people must do the vital work of unlearning white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, anti-blackness and anti-Indigeneity without burdening the queer and trans BIPOC community with ownership over that education." Well said!!!

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Posted by tldrkhnsm on 10/18/2016 at 1:43 PM

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