KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Halifax residents Joanne Bealy and Nancy Hunter are circulating a petition calling on the Halifax Regional Municipality and the provincial government to ban the racist practice of police checks.
“Street checks are the practice of detaining people without cause. They are a proven racially discriminatory practice and run contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and are therefore illegal. Street checks are also used to collect and maintain data on innocent people,” they write in an explanatory note.
“Currently, the Province of Nova Scotia is trying to ‘regulate’ street checks. You can not regulate something that is inherently wrong.”
This isn’t one of those digital petitions, to sign it you need a real pen (and a hand). You can download the petition here.
Please ask your neighbours, friends, co-workers and family to join you in demanding an end to the abhorrent practice of carding.
Email Nancy Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info, and to arrange a pick-up / mail back of the signatures you have gathered
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