‘Say ‘NO’ to Segregation’

“It may be true that you can’t legislate integration, but you can legislate desegregation. Old Man Segregation is on his deathbed… But history has proven that social systems have a great last-minute breathing power, and the guardians of the status quo are always on hand with their oxygen tents, to keep the old order alive…
If democracy is to live, segregation must die.”
–Martin Luther King

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‘Another Result of Reserve Dysfunction’

Here is yet another repercussion of Canada’s segregated reserve system for aboriginals. Many reserves are simply drug and alcohol-infested ghettos where the rule of law and civil rights are often non-existent, and the lawlessness is spreading into Canadian cities: 

“A man was found not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty on lesser charges including assault with a weapon, after a downtown shooting involving Saskatoon police in September 2017. A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge found Mike Arcand, 35, also guilty of four other gun-related offences in connection to the incident that caused chaos on 4th Avenue South…

“In his decision, Justice Jeff Kalmakoff said he did not believe the reliability or credibility of Arcand’s testimony during the trial. He said video exhibits also discredited Arcand’s testimony.  Continue reading “‘Another Result of Reserve Dysfunction’”