Members of Nova Scotia’s black community say the refusal by Halifax Regional Police and RCMP to apologize for street checks speaks volumes.
Street checks (carding) allow police officers to document information about a person they believe could be of significance to a future investigation, and record details such as their ethnicity, gender, age and location.
In March, a report by University of Toronto criminology professor Scot Wortley found black people in the Halifax area were six times more likely to be street checked by police than white people. The report also found random street checks contributed to the criminalization of black youth.
To acknowledge the report the Halifax Regional Police Apparel web site is featuring a new line of NO APOLOGY merchandise for all products on offer.
Justice minister Mark Furey doesn’t have an apparel web site however he is rumoured to have bought a number of Classic T Shirts for his staff and Bistro mugs for the Premier and cabinet.
The Board of Police Commissioners members reportedly are big on the Fleece items as gifts and family wear.
The short sleeve maternity T Shirt is a winner!