Card­ing changes hand­cuff po­lice

RE: Card­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

I al­lege that the re­cent cru­sade to stop card­ing hand­cuffed po­lice from do­ing their job by tak­ing away their right to stop and iden­tify po­ten­tially sus­pi­cious peo­ple may be partly to blame for the steep rise in brazen home in­va­sions and shoot­ings in Hamil­ton. Ac­cord­ing to The Spec­ta­tor there have been sev­eral home in­va­sions and 10 shoot­ings in Hamil­ton in the last month. But at least we didn’t have any re­ported racist or in­va­sion of pri­vacy com­plaints against the po­lice for card­ing, so best we just get used to this vi­o­lence and make sure the po­lice don’t vi­o­late any po­ten­tial crim­i­nals’ rights.

You know we are liv­ing in a sick world when a rad­i­cal, openly anti-po­lice group such as Black Lives Mat­ter can stop po­lice from march­ing in a Gay Pride pa­rade in Toronto. Doug Wadel, Dun­nville

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