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Sun Mar 20, 2022, 11:46 AM

Tanner Brass: Canada police force in racism row over boy's death

A Canada police force has been accused of ignoring an indigenous mother's warning about leaving her toddler with the man now charged with his death.

Tanner Brass was found dead hours after police arrested his mother, Kyla Frenchman, when she argued with them about her son's safety, she said.

The boy's father, Kaij Brass, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Indigenous leaders say Ms Frenchman was racially profiled and have demanded the local police chief's resignation.

Two Canadian police officers in the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, have been suspended.

Police responded to reports of a domestic dispute in the early hours of 10 February and found Ms Frenchman standing outside the apartment building, she said.

Ms Frenchman told the officers she had been kicked out of her apartment and feared her 13-month-old son was in danger.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60797948
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Sounds remarkably like US police

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Reply Tanner Brass: Canada police force in racism row over boy's death (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Mar 2022 OP
bucolic_frolic Mar 2022 #1
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Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #4

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 11:53 AM

1. Males are more rigid-minded

I prefer female doctors. They listen better. I suspect they're not patronizing towards women, nor in a turf battle with men. Perhaps this applies to all professionals.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 11:58 AM

2. It's racism that's the factor here

The woman is Indigenous.

But you're right. All my docs except one are female.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:00 PM

3. So you think if the parental roles had been reversed, with the male outside

They wouldn't have listened to him either?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 01:52 PM

5. Probably not.

There is a hella amount of prejudice against Indigenous peoples in that part of Canada, just as there is in the Dakotas, Montana, and Idaho here. I know this from friends who live there.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 01:55 PM

6. I don't doubt that.

I just wonder if it wasn't exacerbated in this instance by gender bias. A double whammy.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2022, 12:45 PM

4. I'm not in favor of "defund", but some police dollars should go to care professionals,


... probably best as support for joint visits with police to troubled situations.

If it means a few more dollars in total, that's fine.

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