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Canada indigenous chief Allan Adam battered during arrest

Video of an indigenous chief's violent arrest has shocked Canada, turning a spotlight on systemic racism in the country's police force.

The footage shows Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam being floored and repeatedly punched by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.

The confrontation took place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on 10 March.

Protests demanding police reform have spread across Canada recently after spilling over from the US.

Although RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki initially said she "can't say for sure" whether systemic racism is a problem with the police, on Friday afternoon she released a statement saying "systemic racism is part of every institution, the RCMP included".

"Throughout our history and today, we have not always treated racialised and Indigenous people fairly," she wrote.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an independent investigation.
What does the video show?

Before the public release of the footage on Thursday night, the local RCMP division said they had reviewed it and found the officer's actions "reasonable".

The incident begins when an RCMP officer approaches Mr Adam and his wife over an expired licence plate.

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Canada needs to take a look in a mirror before preaching to other countries about racism.

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1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

Canada indigenous chief Allan Adam battered during arrest

Video of an indigenous chief's violent arrest has shocked Canada, turning a spotlight on systemic racism in the country's police force.

The footage shows Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam being floored and repeatedly punched by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.

The confrontation took place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on 10 March.

Protests demanding police reform have spread across Canada recently after spilling over from the US.

Although RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki initially said she "can't say for sure" whether systemic racism is a problem with the police, on Friday afternoon she released a statement saying "systemic racism is part of every institution, the RCMP included".

"Throughout our history and today, we have not always treated racialised and Indigenous people fairly," she wrote.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an independent investigation.
What does the video show?

Before the public release of the footage on Thursday night, the local RCMP division said they had reviewed it and found the officer's actions "reasonable".

The incident begins when an RCMP officer approaches Mr Adam and his wife over an expired licence plate.

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Canada needs to take a look in a mirror before preaching to other countries about racism.

Who's preaching?  I've said that every country has a problem.  This is big news in Canada right now.

The only thing I have said that might upset you MM, is that some people in America deny that there is any racism problem whatsoever.  And they tend to be the ones that voted for a racist for President.

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7 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

they never had any indigenous problems in Hooterville or Pixley.

:D

 
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Uh,  Nipkow,   the entire basis of the show was about how the indigenous people in the area react to two rich,  sophisticated New Yorkers.

I.e.  about the problems and strange "out-there" traits of these indigenous people as viewed from the perceptive of this NY couple.    (and vice versa of course).

  

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15 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Who is the one who repeatedly wore blackface in his younger years?

It was Justin Trudeau, the leader of Canada.

No wonder.

You keep bringing this up all that time as if you think you have some gotcha, MM. You don't.

Trudeau pulled those immature stunts some twenty years ago. He has matured since and says he now realizes the racial insensitivity of his behaviour at the time (which, I understand, was apparently accepted by other party participants and not regarded as racist). Enough Canadians accepted this explanation to re-elect him.

Trump got into politics by creating the birther movement, a clearly racist attempt (without foundation) to question the legitimacy of your nation's first black President, and he continues to pander to white supremacists.

The man is a moral disease which you continue to support, so what does that say about you?

All you can do in response is finger point at the Canadian Prime Minister for behaviour long before he got into politics. Unlike Trump, Trudeau does NOT have a political brand today that appeals to racists.

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just below pat buttram is Eleanor Audley who played Oliver's mother.

she was the voice of the evil queen in Disney's snow white and the seven dwarfs.

:D

 

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Just now, NipkowDisc said:

who was dumber?

Eb or Hank Kimball?

:)

Well, which one did you identify with more?

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18 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Who is the one who repeatedly wore blackface in his younger years?

It was Justin Trudeau, the leader of Canada.

No wonder.

Trudeau, to his credit has apologized for the insensitivity he displayed when he was young by dressing up as Aladdin.    The important thing is that people can learn and grow then devote themselves to public service to make up for past mistakes.

Trump on the other hand.  He is still living in the 18th century and how old is he?

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20 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

they never had any indigenous problems in Hooterville or Pixley.

:D

 
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Stop saying that, sounds like a mating place for owls......Oliver's mother.

 

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Justin Trudeau: New video of Canada's PM in blackface

A new video has emerged of Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, wearing blackface, a day after he admitted such behaviour was racist.

Photos of two similar episodes came to light on Wednesday - one when he was a teacher and another when a student.

In a fresh statement to reporters, he said he "deeply, deeply" regretted his behaviour.

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Justin Trudeau wore blackface while he was a teacher at an academy, this was not some kids prank. Only after he was caught does he apologize for it, so please no preaching from Canada about racism.

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1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

Justin Trudeau wore blackface while he was a teacher at an academy, this was not some kids prank. Only after he was caught does he apologize for it, so please no preaching from Canada about racism.

You like to repeat yourself a lot, don't you, MM?

Of course, Canadians have every right to point out Trump's racist baiting behaviour, something for which you clearly have no defence so fall back on headlines from last year about Canada's leader. Trudeau's activities of twenty years ago have NOTHING to do with it.

The real question is why do you continue to support a man who deliberately tries to appeal to the darkest, ugliest side of racial hatred in your nation?

 

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7 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

they never had any indigenous problems in Hooterville or Pixley.

:D

 
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Though they might have had some inbreeding problems there.

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9 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

Though they might have had some inbreeding problems there.

More the result of isolation, I mean if this is their telephone tech. :blink:

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images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmICDA8R3BYfPucUOnI9G

Also gun holster tech (the lack of). :lol:

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6 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

Stop saying that, sounds like a mating place for owls......Oliver's mother.

 

Or as Ava Gabor chose to say it, and definitely applying to her, Hootersville.  You picture a land of big-breasted women.

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7 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

they never had any indigenous problems in Hooterville or Pixley.

:D

 
Green Acres' Actor Tom Lester Dead at 81 | ExtraTV.com

They never had any indigenous people left in Hooterville or Pixley, not even Bug Tussle!  These people’s ancestors must’ve killed them off, to settle there.

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Canada urged to open its eyes to systemic racism in wake of police violence

After a string of violent incidents involving police officers, activists and ordinary people across Canada have joined the global chorus calling for a reckoning with racism, policing, inequality and the long reach of history.

In recent weeks, a black woman fell to her death after police were called to her flat in Toronto; an Indigenous woman suffering a mental health crisis was shot dead by an officer in New Brunswick and footage emerged showing Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Alberta forcing a First Nations chief to the ground and punching him in the head. On Friday evening, an Indigenous man was shot dead by the RCMP in New Brunswick.

But amid the growing anger, a number of prominent Canadians – premiers, columnists and the head of the RCMP – have cast doubt on the idea that racism is entrenched in the country’s institutions.

“Thank God we’re different than the United States and we don’t have the systemic, deep roots they’ve had for years,” said the Ontario premier, Doug Ford, a view echoed by neighbouring the Quebec premier, François Legault.

The RCMP commissioner, Brenda Lucki, told the Globe and Mail on Wednesday: “I think that if systemic racism is meaning that racism is entrenched in our policies and procedures, I would say that we don’t have systemic racism.” On Friday, Lucki clarified her position in a statement. “I did acknowledge that we, like others, have racism in our organization, but I did not say definitively that systemic racism exists in the RCMP. I should have.” Hours later, Rodney Levi of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation was shot dead by RCMP officers.

Activists and historians argue that before change can come, Canadians must first accept a tarnished history and the persistent structural inequities that it has bequeathed the nation.

The numbers are clear: black and Indigenous peoples in Canada are disproportionately overrepresented in prisons and jails across the country. As students, they face harsher discipline in schools and are suspended at a higher rate than white students. In Toronto, the country’s largest city, black residents are 20 times more likely to be shot by police.

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All Canadians should keep reporting racism as this glass house is starting to crack.

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4 hours ago, hamradio said:

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4 hours ago, hamradio said:

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmICDA8R3BYfPucUOnI9G

Also gun holster tech (the lack of). :lol:

 

Hankie Kimbal with a gun. Now that's scary. Kimbal was as dumb as a rock....well maybe not that dumb,

but he was pretty dumb........well not pretty, pretty is for women.........handsome dumb........no, he wasn't

handsome.........boy was he dumb........well maybe not a boy, he's a man.......

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There is even less excuse to shoot these people in Canada.   In most cases the populace has no guns.

The Globe and Mail ....

 

Morning Update: RCMP shooting of First Nation man sparks anger and fear, and intensifies calls for reform
 

JESSIE WILLMS 

 
 
The RCMP shooting of Rodney Levi, a 48-year-old father of three from a Mi’kmaq First Nation in New Brunswick, is sparking anger and fear, and intensifying calls for police reform across the country.
 
 
Mr. Levi had been at a barbecue at a pastor’s house when something went wrong and he was asked to leave. The RCMP were called to remove him from the property, and say he was armed with a knife.
 
 
The shooting comes after the Prime Minister acknowledged that systemic racism exists in the police force – as did the RCMP Commissioner a day after disputing it – and as calls to change policing to better protect minorities are growing across the country.
 
 
Mr. Levi is the second Indigenous person in little more than a week to die in the province in a police shooting. Chantel Moore, a 26-year-old Indigenous woman, was killed earlier this month. Her death sparked rallies and protests around the country.
 
 
Six Indigenous people have been killed by police in Canada since April.
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20 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Uh,  Nipkow,   the entire basis of the show was about how the indigenous people in the area react to two rich,  sophisticated New Yorkers.

I.e.  about the problems and strange "out-there" traits of these indigenous people as viewed from the perceptive of this NY couple.    (and vice versa of course).

  

I got a kick how Hooterville was perpetually stuck in 1920s farming technology. Haney's truck equipped with a crystal radio and fred ziffel waiting for a blue-green colored telephone handset since 1922..

(but they're looking for one)

:D

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