Blinkers sometimes known as blinders…

Blinkers, sometimes known as blinders, are a piece of horse tack that prevent the horse seeing to the rear and, in some cases, to the side. Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki is seen modelling just a few of the Blinkers/Blinders available to RCMP personnel.

The RCMP’s commanding officer in Alberta denies there is systemic racism in policing in Canada, amid allegations his members used excessive force against an Indigenous chief during an arrest.  

“I don’t believe that racism is systemic through Canadian policing, I don’t believe it’s systemic through policing in Alberta,” Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki told a news conference in Edmonton on Monday, when asked about unfolding protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd, and debates over police violence around the world. 

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki’s comments come just a day after Alberta’s Serious Incident Response Team announced it would investigate claims of racism and police brutality brought forward by Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam.

Source: Carolyn Dunn CBC 

Court Painter with portrait of Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam