Open Letter to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - CE

This is an open letter written to the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police written by Chris Edward.


For RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki it has been outlined clearly, she must now come to terms with the fact she is the head of a genocidal invading army. The only way she will prove she is coming to terms with these facts may not just be by stepping down.


She could start the first steps of dismantling the dated Federal hit men that Justin Trudeau so loves to utilize against Indigenous land and water protectors.


She can then release all the truth about the atrocities the "Mounties" have been suppressing about their ongoing involvement in genocide.


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Morning Brief: ‘We don’t have systemic racism,’ RCMP commissioner says

By iPolitics. Published on Jun 11, 2020

Open Letter to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Commissioner,

Let me try and help clear up your confusion over systemic, institutionalized racism and your claim to "many definitions". For the record I'm a fifty something white guy, and I've taken the time to educate myself (hopefully) on this.


If I'm walking down a street, maybe inebriated, maybe making a nuisance of myself, it is highly doubtful that I will be subdued by the open door of a moving police vehicle. Were this to happen (and I can think of no occurence where it has to someone who looks like me) the public outcry and harsh discipline of the officers involved would be swift.


Had no one recorded the incident, a still sizable number of my fellow citizens (not to mention some well heeled lawyers) would believe my version of events over the police.

That's systemic racism.


When law enforcement officers see three or four people who look like me on a park bench, you assume we are enjoying the day and perhaps a latte.


When law enforcement officers see three or four Aboriginal people on a park bench, the assumption is they are getting drunk.


And when it's three or four black people, the assumption is they are possibly planning some nefarious deed.

That's institutionalized racism.


If I'm out walking in the wee hours of the night, I'm not even remotely concerned that I'm going to get picked up by the cops and get taken on a starlight tour. (If you don't know what that is, Google it - it's pretty eye opening. And by the way, if you didn't know, that's a great example of white privilege).

That's systemic racism.


If someone I know (again has to look like me, male or female) goes missing, I have access to resources that will instantly engage and begin actively looking for the person. Law enforcement officers will keep me apprised, reporters will cover the story, and support will flow in.


I think everyone in North America should now know where I'm going with this example...

That's institutionalized racism.


The list goes on.

This is not a few bad apples. Nor is it every law enforcement officer. But it is entrenched. I can see it's painful reality. I, who have nothing to fear when I interact with a police officer. I, who will be treated with respect and have my version of events recorded and trusted.


So, if I can see it, then so can you. Even more so, because you have shared experience of systemic discrimination as a woman.


It's not always obvious, especially if you don't experience it. And of course you won't find it explicitly in your manuals, training procedures or policies.


So don't let this moment pass you by. Don't obfuscate. Don't engage in false equivalence. And don't you dare try and ignore it.

History is calling. Rise to the occasion


Chris Edward

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