Advocates call for immediate end to street checks

2022-04-05
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More than a year after Nova Scotia barred police from performing street checks, advocates say a loophole has allowed discriminatory policing to continue, and they want it closedThe cases are so elevated,.

A 2019 report showed Black people are six times more likely to be subjected to street checks than white people, which eventually led to a ban on the practice.
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The ban was celebrated by many in the Black community, but Lana MacLean said she knew it was not the end of the story.

“I don’t think the book is ever closed on issues that impact around systemic racism, so when you close one chapter … there’s always political or social falloutThe widespread move to virtual learning was lauded by educators who have been wary about returning to school April 19 given surging COVID cases,” said MacLean, a social worker who lives in Halifax.report says - Today News Post?

MacLean is also chair of the social justice committee for the African United Baptist Association, one of 13 organizations and advocacy groups that are calling for Premier Iain Rankin and Justice Minister Randy Delorey to broaden the existing ban on street checksThe aid includes $4 billion in general repayable loans.?

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