RCMP head tells indigenous chiefs there are ‘racists’ on his force – Toronto Star

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RCMP head tells indigenous chiefs there are ‘racists’ on his force – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015250 Views

’Some of the worst racists carry a gun and they carry a badge,’ says BC grand chief

Speaking for the first time before the Assembly of First Nations conference, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson admitted there are racists on his police force and that he does not want them there.

Paulson, who addressed the special AFN chiefs assembly on murdered and missing indigenous women and girls on Wednesday, was responding to British Columbia Grand Chief Doug Kelly, who was the first chief to stand up and address Paulson directly.

“We encounter racism every single day. Some of the worst racists carry a gun and they carry a badge, authorized by you, Commissioner Paulson . . . We need you to confront racism in the ranks,” said Kelly, the grand chief of the Sto:lo Tribal Council.

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