Police street checks: valuable investigative tool or racial profiling? – CBC

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Police street checks: valuable investigative tool or racial profiling? – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015275 Views

Sep 14, 2015

While Edmonton police defend ‘carding,’ critics say random checks target aboriginal, other racialized groups

Robert L’Hirondelle speaks openly about his past problems: leukemia, alcohol, homelessness, an assault conviction.

But these days, he’s sober, stays out of trouble and can often be spotted performing in downtown Edmonton.

That’s where he recently bumped into a pair of patrol officers. He shared the story with them of how he turned his life around.

One officer praised L’Hirondelle. The other began questioning how he made his money.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/police-street-checks-valuable-investigative-tool-or-racial-profiling-1.3226705

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