When a Violent Jamaican…

23 Jul

Applies for a Restricted Possession and Acquisition License Is it profiling?

The trouble is that for some people in our society, the act of carrying a weapon and using it to resolve conflict is something they consider necessary for survival. Even as we abhor and condemn that reality, we must accept that it is a feature of the city we inhabit rather than a manifestation of evil that functions completely outside social influence….

…We must hold them to account, but we cannot confront them or the communities in which they live with inhumane prisons, racial-profiling measures, and acts of state-sponsored retributive violence that only reinforce our estrangement from them.

Wow … there’s a healthy rationalization for ya…

Torontoist

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