KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Yesterday a young Black woman posted on Facebook about a violent arrest by Halifax police officers after she was falsely accused of shoplifting at the Mumford Road Walmart.
Here is her story, in her own words.
Also on Facebook poet and activist El Jones writes how the woman assured her that she did not steal a thing and offered to show receipts. Police have charged her with resisting and assaulting police.
Just a week ago we published a quick story about ongoing police brutality targeting the Black community. A young woman wrote on Facebook how she witnessed needlessly aggressive cops conduct a traffic stop and arrest a fully cooperative Black man, drawn revolvers and screaming insults and all.
In that same story we also referenced the brutal use of a stun gun on a Black man in his sixties, and already on the ground, on Quinpool Road in November, and the subsequent youth rally at the Gottingen police headquarters.
We have been hearing stories like these coming from the Black community for ever, but nobody with power to change this ever listens.
There will be a rally on Friday January 17, at 5 PM , at the Mumford Road Walmart.
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