Checking the racism card
I have a fondness for offering gratitude for the good things that affect my life. And there are tons of them! Today, I'm showing appreciation for my friend Chris Lewis, the former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (which just happens to be the largest deployed police force in Ontario and the second-largest in Canada). With all the heated exchanges going on literally around the world about the death of George Floyd, Chris' comments on allegations of systemic racism in police forces are a call-out to maintain some reason and avoid over-reaction. He points out that apart from looking at claims of racism, we need to also be asking why there are so many black and Indigenous young men drawn to the destructive street gang lifestyle? And why are so many living in poverty or suffering through addictions? In my opinion, if those situations could be addressed and eradicated, a large part of the challenge that police - and the general public - face would be gone.
Anyway, have a look at what Chris has written: he says it way better than me:
And thanks Chris!
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