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Toronto jour­nal­ist and civil rights ac­tivist Des­mond Cole trav­elled to the West Coast for a speak­ing en­gage­ment, and re­ported that, not long af­ter ar­riv­ing in the city of Van­cou­ver, he was un­fairly carded by a po­lice of­fi­cer with the Van­cou­ver Po­lice Depart­ment for do­ing noth­ing but smok­ing a cig­a­rette on the side­walk. Cole, who has won awards for his jour­nal­ism high­light­ing the dam­ag­ing prac­tice of po­lice card­ing, wrote a Face­book post about the in­ci­dent and posted a video to Twit­ter draw­ing at­ten­tion, once again, to the is­sue.

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