Unless you are POOR or worse...NATIVE
Yeah...hate crimes are against the law unless you're lucky enough to be making the hateful laws that are a crime unto themselves. BOTH of these officers should be charged with assault and conduct unbecoming a peace officer...but after 2 more cops arrived and I started to say something I was told to shut up and leave...I did not.
What do you think my chances are of finding anyone honest enough to DO anything about the racist, classist, snobbery that exists here in VICTORIA. B.C...and EVERYWHERE I've been traveling.
(WARNING: Don't vacation here unless you make over $75,000.oo and are WHITE.)
Aboriginal people often experience some of the following problems with respect to the criminal justice system: Aboriginal people make up roughly 18 per cent of the prison population in Canada, even although they are only 2.5 per cent of the overall population.
-Aboriginal accused are more likely to be denied bail;
more time is spent in pre-trial detention by Aboriginal people;
-Aboriginal accused are more likely to be charged with multiple offences, and often for crimes against the system;
-Aboriginal people are more likely not to have legal representation at court proceedings;
-Aboriginal clients, especially in northern communities where the court party flies in the day of the hearing, spend less time with their lawyers; as court schedules in remote areas are poorly planned, judges may have limited time to spend in the community;
-Aboriginal offenders are more than twice as likely to be incarcerated than non-Aboriginal offenders;
-Aboriginal Elders, who are also spiritual leaders, are not given the same status as prison priests and chaplains, in all institutions, and
-Aboriginal people often plead guilty because they are intimidated by the court and simply want to get the proceedings over with
Get along with group (conformity)
Get ahead for the group
Focuses on the present
Does not show fear when faced with difficult situations
Uses nature and maintains reverence for it (has respect for and a relationship with the land)
Awareness of the Creator
Acts of religion are spontaneous and can occur at any time
Get ahead, or on top of the group
Get ahead for oneself
Focuses on the future
Does not always face difficult situations with an impassive face
Uses nature for personal
Spirituality is often in the background of one's life
Religion is compartmentalized (eg. Religious acts are restricted to certain days of the week)
Canada's incarceration rate is higher than most other Western democracies. We imprison 129 out of every 100,000 of our citizens. While this is less than some countries such as the United States (645), it's above countries such as France (110), England (104), Germany (95), Austria (86) and Norway (84). But adult Aboriginal people are incarcerated more than eight times the national rate. In Saskatchewan, the adult Aboriginal incarceration rate is over 1,600 per 100,000, compared to 48 per 100,000 for adult non-Aboriginals
I'm not sure how the genocide of Native Americans is any different than the genocide of JEWS, that so many sit by and let it happen, especially when Natives were so integral in codetalking during the WAR to save the lives of, WELL ALMOST EVERYONE...ALL THINGS CONSIDERING. Oh well, guess we don't need them anymore...so it's okay.