Our society is seeing that we have real Racism in our social system. These are supposed to help keep us safe, provide us health, and offer us a path to justice as well as educate us. Should the idea only be pointed towards one group of people? Should only a privilege few have full access to these systems. Jagmeet Singh sees these systems as broken if they to offer everyone the same level of serve and protection. On June 17 2020, he set a motion that would put Canada on to a path that would change the RCMP. It would help the police system find a new way of Serving and Protecting people. People like us reading and listening to this article and podcast. The motion was brought down by a single “no” vote. Jagmeet calls this MP out for being racist.
Did Jagmeet help these people of Canada by his statement? The motion was calling for reform in policing that would change the response to situations where police officers are to mental health problems and would find its way into changing how the RCMP deals with diversity. We have to cases of violent arrest and people who just need help getting through a rough getting beat up or worse getting shot and killed. Chantell Moore was killed by an officer who should have been there to help medical attention and psychiatric care. On mental calls when we don’t what is trouble a person and they need a gentle guiding hand toward a hospital a scary figure shows up with an array of weapon and body armour. The person they are trying to talk to is not always going to see the police as a friendly person and reacts. That reaction ended the life of a 26 years old woman. A traffic stop that ends with 10 visible officers to take down a couple over an expired tag on a car should not be the of policing in a diverse society like ours.
Our system and rights to these systems are lopsided people who need help are not the one s getting the help. Listen to the episode with Jagmeet offering his motion and his press conference after being eject from Parliament for the rest of that day.