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B.C. RCMP officer suspended over racially offensive content posted on Facebook Social Sharing

Dustin Dahlman says he's being labelled racist 'just for having a different opinion'

A screen shot of Dustin Dahlman's profile photo on a now defunct public Facebook account where he posted videos, comments and memes that some members of the public complained were racially insensitive. He was suspended over the posts, which an RCMP spokesperson said violated the force's code of conduct. (Facebook)

Edmonton's Al Rashid Mosque spray-painted with racist graffiti

'There are individuals that are really wanting to create some animosity between fellow Edmontonians'

The hate crime unit of the Edmonton Police Service is investigating after Canada's oldest mosque was spray-painted with racist graffiti.

The graffiti at the Al Rashid Mosque was reported Monday and the hate crimes and violent extremism unit is investigating, a police spokesperson said in an email to CBC News Tuesday.  

Racist vandals target home, town rallies to help Indo-Canadian family

SUMMERLAND, B.C.—The three Lekhi siblings drove from the crack of dawn Tuesday from Vancouver over a mountain pass to reach their family home in Summerland, where they were born and raised. 

But when they reached the driveway, it didn’t feel like home anymore. The night before, their parents who live in the house alone heard the smash of rocks coming through their windows and called the police.

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Vancouver Is Failing on ‘City of Reconciliation’ Claim, Says Its Indigenous Committee

School board, council and other institutions aren’t taking needed actions on racism, warns official advisory group.

Katie Hyslop 10 Jul 2020 | TheTyee.ca

Vancouver is getting failing grades from its own Indigenous advisory committee six years after it pledged to become the “City of Reconciliation.”

And the current council has failed to act in a meaningful way in its first 20 months, said Penny Kerrigan, a member of the Urban Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Committee.

Vancouver School Board New Anti-Hate Policy

A Vancouver School Board trustee has for months been working with parents and others to strengthen the district’s response to acts of hate. A new policy may be the result — but critics say the slow pace of the process itself shows why some parents are frustrated by official response on this issue.

Last May first-term trustee Jennifer Reddy gathered 15 parents, community members and experts in policy and law to draft a motion for the school board to hire an expert to create a policy for responding quickly, and then deeply, to an act or crime of hate.

Vancouver School Board Backs Anti-Racism Efforts, Keeps Police in Schools

Trustees approve review of VPD program, call for Black curriculum and provincial database of racist incidents in schools.

The Vancouver School Board is going to review — but not halt — the program that puts police in schools across the district.

The feeling has many faces as Vancouver’s documentary film festival moves online. Catch it from anywhere in BC starting June 18.

Trustees Lois Chan-Pedley, Barb Parrott and chair Janet Fraser originally moved the district to suspend the program while a review was done.

Video in civil claim shows RCMP officer dragging student, stepping on her head after wellness check

Officer has been placed on administrative duties and RCMP has launched code of conduct investigation

A still from the surveillance video shows Cpl. Lacy Browning stepping on student Mona Wang's head after a wellness check by the RCMP on Jan. 20. (Submitted by Bridge Law Corporation)

A surveillance video that is part of a civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court shows an RCMP officer in Kelowna dragging a female nursing student down a hallway and stepping on her head after a wellness check at her apartment.

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