[Video] Kurt Thomas Gets Pulled Over & Records All • Praises EPS Officer in 2nd Video

Edmontonian Kurt Thomas was pulled over by the EPS & recorded the whole thing.

On Thursday, July 7, just after 11:00 PM, Kurt Thomas drove by an Edmonton Police Service officer going a little too fast. As to be expected, he was pulled over.

Before the officer came back around after asking for his license and registration, Thomas decided to turn on the video recorder on his smartphone; for his own safety. What he experienced with the officer came as a surprise.

The officer, who remains unknown, came back with a bit of a humorous attitude, asking Thomas “I got a question for ya. How do you like this car… other than right now?”

After the officer asked that question, Thomas went on to say that “Oh, to be honest, it’s a great vehicle.” They continued discussing Thomas’ Range Rover for a little over a minute.

Without further ado, here is that video:

With the video status above, Thomas wrote:

So ironically enough, I was just pulled over by the EPS police tonight for speeding on my way home from work…this is how it went down, you might be a little surprised. After this week I sure as hell was.Kurt Thomas

Thomas, like many of us, has been following the many tragic events that have been occurring between black people and police officers in the United States for quite some time.

Shortly after receiving his ticket, Thomas went on to record a second video. In this one, he takes a few minutes to inform his viewers that “That is the way it’s supposed to be done. That is how a police officer is supposed to do their job.”

Thomas was beginning to lose all of his faith in police across the globe. “I saw all these guys [police] as nothing more than legal gangsters.”

Thomas is heard in the video below saying, “That is a dude that did his job exceptionally well. He deserves a raise, he deserves a promo. He deserves something.”

Here is his video of praise to the EPS officer:

Thomas writes:

That is how REAL POLICING IS DONE! I’m alive and well! I’ve never posted a video on Facebook before but I had to say something quick because this officer honestly restored a little bit of my faith in police and humanity as a whole.Kurt Thomas

Thomas writes: #‎EPS‬, thank you for the exceptional service.

The following day, Thomas, a proud Canadian, writes:

Kurt Thomas status thank you mom

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As of this posting, Thomas’ videos have been viewed roughly 13,700 & 2,500 times respectfully.


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  • Lee Moffat
    July 10, 2016 at 8:33 AM
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    I believe that this is the normal but the radicals in everything get the attention instead of the good people out there….praise the good in people not the negative. Good youtube video 🙂

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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      I couldn’t agree more.

      There are tens of millions of amazing officers out there, but you usually only see videos of the negative. It’s truly unfortunate. I will take any and every chance I get to write about and promote positivity such as this. 🙂

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      • July 10, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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        I agree totally with your comments and being a complete alberta redneck I do not believe color is ever an excuse for abuse or ignorance many many great officers and I respect them so much as I know personally I could not do there jobs and kurt said it so well and respect him a lot for his non specific race comments but openly towards all people not races good on you kurt……….

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    • Lee Moffat
      July 10, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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      Yes …we all should do that, but your in a position to show a huge community. .great job

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  • Julia Bryce
    July 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    I think this video portrays the way most pull overs likely go. Love this share!

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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      You are certainly right. It’s just too bad it is such a rare occurrence to see it shared over social media.

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  • Kristen Olaes
    July 10, 2016 at 8:41 AM
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    As great as this story is, it makes me happy and sad (I am on the verge of tears) at the same time. All of the violence and hate has spilled over to Canada. What we all just saw here is Canadian policing, not at it’s best, but at it’s normal! This is the standard of policing in Canada. What is happening in the States isn’t normal there either, but it is occurring more frequently and the violence is escalating. This incident, and his fear, just makes me more certain that, in my opinion, social media has had far, far too much influence in our lives. Thank you Kurt for showing what police in Canada are all about.

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  • Kimberley Stewart
    July 10, 2016 at 9:07 AM
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    In Canada when an officer dies we rally and mourn, hold vigils, donate time and money to the family and cause. We respect our officers because our officers respect us.

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    • Justin Ross
      July 10, 2016 at 3:35 PM
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      Couldn’t agree more. I’ve had the pleasure of working very closely with the downtown division and getting to know them. The amount of shit they deal with is unreal. It would make our heads spin.

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  • Kath Oltsher
    July 10, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    I believe that the majority of police officers are also good law abiding people – the problem is when it does not go well and an officer oversteps or completely violates those laws and harms a civilian – the officers are protected. No matter what has happened or what videos show of an officer doing some illegal or abusive – those officers are protected – not just by the police department but by people who are angry that they are even being questioned about it.
    I am a strong proponent of supporting all our emergency services – including finding for medical and mental health care and training and equipment so they have the best of everything.
    I am also just as strong a proponent of ensuring that those who have greater power , like police, are kept accountable to a higher standard – so that when one is not the right fit and does dangerous things they can be removed – for their safety as well as ours.
    Again most officers are very good but some are not – they deserve our attention too

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    • July 11, 2016 at 11:10 PM
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      I agree wholeheartedly! But it works 2 ways most citizens are good but some are not!

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  • Laurie Kozy
    July 10, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    While I am glad he had a positive experience in his second video he keeps repeating “just do your job , just do your job” like 99.9% of officers want to do something other than their job.
    Notice that in this video , Thomas is polite and the police officer is polite. Don’t give a cop attitude and you won’t get attitude back…. simple.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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      He has been following what has been going on in the United States with black people vs police officers every day and had lost faith in all policing, so it is fair for him to say these things out of frustration.

      And yes, give a police officer respect, and you’ll get respect back. This goes for most human beings, in fact! 🙂

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    • Laurie Kozy
      July 10, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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      I get that, he said that. I was just commenting and sharing my opinion ….

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    • Laurie Kozy
      July 10, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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      Were you there Tyler?? Did you see the BEGINNING of the episode?? Why don’t you put on a uniform and do the job rather than sit and be judge and jury with half a story behind the safety of your computer ?? Or here’s a better idea … keep perpetuating bullshit online

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    • July 10, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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      Philando Castile didn’t give the officer that shot him any attitude. He informed the officer that he was legally carrying a firearm (in Minnesota, a licensed-to-carry state) and that he was going to reach for his license & registration which were in his wallet in his back pocket. He was peaceful, he was polite, he went out of his way to inform the officer of his carry.

      The officer shot him in spite of this. On an otherwise routine traffic stop for a broken taillight. In front of his girlfriend and her 4 year old daughter, who was in the back seat. And then instead of immediately removing him from the vehicle and performing emergency first aid, the officer stood there panicking (you can literally hear him shouting “f*ck” in the video), weapon still drawn as Castile’s girlfriend and her daughter watched him slowly bleed to death.

      I think when Kurt says “do your job,” he’s only trying to convey the idea of “do your due diligence.” In this situation I take that to mean that when an officer pulls a driver over or interacts with any community member, the officer simply takes their information and DOESN’T make an instant judgement about the person based on outward factors (skin colour/race, visible religious garb or other affiliation, etc). They process the information given to them efficiently, interact politely, deescalate assertive or aggressive behaviour accordingly. They leave the person with a good impression of the group they stand for, leave the person feeling confident that this person is doing their best job to uphold the law.

      He’s not implying that most officers don’t behave this way, but based on the events of the past week in the US, it is easy to fear the worst in the society we live in. He is merely asking that all police officers behave with respect for the members of the community that they work in, regardless of their outward appearance. He is asking that they not make snap judgments based on the colour of a person’s skin or visible religious affiliation.

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  • Marc Cornies
    July 10, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    This isn’t the US people. There’s not much racism against black people here. I don’t know why this was even a story.

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  • Ed Bloom
    July 10, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    Wait a minute. Why are comparing canadian police to the US police. Our police force is streched thin due to ignorant city officials who line their greasy pockets with money. Police officers have a very dangerous job to do. And we should thank them for that, cause this city is getting dangerous due to the economy. Ya our police are not perfect, but neither are any of us. We all have to live by a law, if you break that law, you pay that price. Don’t ever compare Canada to the united states, you people who complain about the police should be thankful to them for doing thier job. And respect them. Or get the fuck out of our country and go live some where else.

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    • Ed Bloom
      July 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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      If were not comparing countries why was this driver so afraid of being stopped by the police. Hes black, so he was afraid of what was going to happen to him, just like in the states. Comparison.

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      • July 10, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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        Yeah, I saw the video. When you cooperate with the police, they won’t hassle you too much. Go figure.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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      Several US citizens have already shared this post already, one of them even stating “Canada, you’re making it hard for me to make USA look better with things like free health care, every flavored chips in the world, and now this.”

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    • Ed Bloom
      July 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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      Our health care system isn’t that great. We wait in hospitals and doctors offices for hours on end because of hypochondriacs and addicts looking for pills.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 12:09 PM
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      It’s better than the US of A’s.

      Also, over 250 US citizens have now shared this story. :O Woah.

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    • Dawn Smith
      July 10, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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      I was thinking the same thing. That headline is just not a click bait because he was NOT surprised at how he was treated because we don’t have the same issues up here as they do in the USA.

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    • Jeannot Poulin
      July 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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      although the natives have been disapearing a lot..but there too the US have no lessons to give us on our treatment of native people

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    • Dawn Smith
      July 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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      I’m sorry… I didn’t watch the whole video. I take back my comment. However, I still think we don’t have the same (if not as serious) issues as they do in the USA. I’m proud to be in Canada knowing that there are so many who care and are understanding of differences in race, religion and beliefs. I see a huge difference in this with my American friends. An example is when visiting Las Vegas with an American friend a few years ago and she kept commenting on how many Asians were there but I didn’t even notice a difference to Calgary.

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      • July 10, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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        Great Video of a positive experience – one of many for most people with Police services in Canada. I do notice different demographics. For instance, in London, United Kingdom of Great Britain you have quite a great number of people of Caribbean background and African background – much more, in my opinion than in Toronto, Ontario. I’ve lived in Alberta – specifically Calgary for many years, and I still notice a lot of Asians! It’s great to see diversity.

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  • Jeannot Poulin
    July 10, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    yeah in Canada the most racist thing we have done to black people is using the N word…it isnt like the states where they used to hang them to trees and whip them ..shoot them and whatever else

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  • Michael Patrick
    July 10, 2016 at 9:44 AM
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    ya, that’s not true Jeannot, this isn’t the US, but don’t play it off like it’s all squeaky clean, over 2000 Aboriginal women missing, mostly from out west, and cities like Winnipeg that rank up there with some of the most racist states. Get off the high horse.

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  • Laurel Demchuk
    July 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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    Canada is more tolerant of ethic people..the US is not!! I don’t think you would ever find a Edmonton or Calgary police officer being rude to anyone…unless justified…the police in the US seem to be gun happy…I totally get that some are just trying to protect themseves but others are shooting before anything even happens…

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    • Deidre Ann
      July 10, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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      Truth. We love ‘ethic’ people here 🙂 (I am a fan of both ethnic and ethic)

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  • Jeannot Poulin
    July 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM
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    but maybe also if they didnt shoot him it may be because he wasnt lying down on the ground with his back facing them

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  • Melanie Philip
    July 10, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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    Thanks for sharing Kurt, see Americans that is how it is done. Appreciation and respect can be a two way street, providing there is no Hillary or Obama to fuel the fire. This year can take care of that.

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    • July 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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      Don’t forget Trump as well!

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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      If you read near the end of the post, you’ll notice a status of him specifically thanking his mother for moving to a country that shoots pucks, not people.

      So yes, he clearly knows.

      He mentions, “How would you feel if someone who looked like you was killed because he looked like you?”

      You, nor I, would know.

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    • Debbie Marko
      July 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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      This just shows that as a white girl, you have no idea what people of colour go through on a daily basis Cassidy. First Nations people in Canada are treated much the same way as Black people in the states. Talk to some FN people and you will hear many horror stories.

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  • Janet Gibson
    July 10, 2016 at 9:54 AM
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    It’s just nice to read a positive story about people interacting. Thank you.

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  • Shannon Demkiw
    July 10, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    It should not surprise even him. This is Canada and I would like to say our diversity makes us better not different. I have lived here and in Nova Scotia and I am appalled at our history in Nova Scotia with the treatment of African Americans. I expected better of Canadians. As time goes on I expect more diversity and even more understanding in our country not less.

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  • Tanya Little
    July 10, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    Jeannot Poulin racism was huge on the East Coast as that was where a lot of black settlers were brought after the Brits were driven out of New York. If you think that Canada’s biggest problem with racism is the “N” word then you need to give your head a good shake. Racism is very real all over this country. There may not be lynching now but there certainly were in the past.

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  • Stanley Nick Phillip
    July 10, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    At then end of the day if you follow what the cops tell you to do and are polite and aren’t a dick the cops are fine however like most run in with cops the radicals blow out of proportion what happens. The end of the day cops are like us humans we all make mistakes cops have to be able to react to the fluidity of situations sometimes mistakes are made but at the end of the day cops go home to families and spouses and pets like we do. Most people get scared walking up to bed with the lights off while police are required and trained walking blindly into dark buildings and around corners looking for somebody who has already commited a crime. Just remember that cop who gives you a ticket or comes to talk to you at the end of the day is only human. Until the day we have robots as cops who can wait to see what is being pulled out of pockets and such just follow instructions given to you

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    • Mike Neumeier
      July 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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      The criminals deserve to be treated unfairly – hell they’re the ones who are unfairly treating society. If you don’t want to be treated unfairly, obey the damn law & the officers trying to protect it. End of story!!

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  • Louise Burns
    July 10, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    The thing is, this is how MOST police officers are. They signed up to be officers because they have a genuine interest is protecting citizens and keeping their communities safe. It’s also not fair to compare Canadian police to Americans, that’s a whole other ball park.
    I definitely don’t think every police officer is perfect, just like every profession.
    To address the flaws, I think we need to be willing to work with the police. Respectful conversations. Better training, through background checks before hiring, etc.

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  • Pete Young
    July 10, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    when was the last time anybody was shot during a routine traffic stop in Canada anyway? Comparing us to the states I think is an insult to all of us.

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    • Jessa Twaites
      July 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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      Um yeah, this is insulting. The States and Canada are drastically different, especially in terms of the racism against Blacks. I’m originally from the States and spent over a year here in Alberta and not experienced a lick of racism. The first time I was called a nigger in the US, I was in Kindergarten.

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    • Pete Young
      July 10, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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      ..and now that you get to sit back and watch the craziness from a distance, it sounds like you can see just how bad it really is there.

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    • Jessa Twaites
      July 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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      I’ve known how bad it’s been for awhile. Unfortunately I am going back to my home state of Minnesota in a few days… so I get to be in the thick of crazy..

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  • Diane Reardon
    July 10, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    all police are same there is good and odd bad one no matter where you are. what is making things worst black lives matter. all lives matter .however the activist seem like they enjoy the crime and attention. they all mouthy and do not want to listen to reason. they tried to talk to them in toronto they want listen to our mayor who is nice. they just want to cause trouble . i have mixed grandaughter that is black i worry about her not by cops i told her comply with cops. i worry about those activist having influence on young people

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  • Gaynor Roberts
    July 10, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    Oh thank you for sharing this! I have to say though that I am not surprised at the officer’s way of handling the matter. Just nice to see for a change with all that is going on. An officer who obviously knows the oath and what it means!

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  • Rondo Normal
    July 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    This isn’t a surprise. This is Canada. That said, it could have been different if he were native. That’s not to say this officer would have treated a native badly but only to acknowledge that we as a country are far from perfect and that we do indeed have a problem with racism and policing.

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  • Mike Neumeier
    July 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    You can blame all the negative views on police on social media – it’s becoming an absolute joke to society & it’s causing more harm than good. Everyone walks on egg-shells every day – is that the way we’re supposed to live our lives??

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    • Justin Ross
      July 10, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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      Jen, take your ass to the academy and graduate. Get hired by a PD and see what their fucking job is like and then come back and let us know if your attitude is the same. I work very closely with EPS and respect the shit out of them because they do a job that assholes like you couldn’t fucking do. You probably wouldn’t be able to polish your boots to their liking.

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  • Ash Shaban
    July 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    in canada, people are highly judgmental and naive, that includes the rcmp. and they have very poor judgment which they base on their ignorance. if you look a certain way, then it would be a whole different scenario. i mean its so funny. someone could be a serial rapist pedophile who lives in your neighbourhood without u knowing while cops are looking at someone who “looks like hes a suspect”

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  • Carole May Menton
    July 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    give thanks where thanks is due, not every cop is bad, not every black, asian, etc are bad!

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  • Alley Duval
    July 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command…….. Canadians! That’s us alright. Most of us do not discriminate here or treat others differently than we treat ourselves 🙂

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  • Natalia Gomez
    July 10, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    Comparing the Canadian way to the USA way is like comparing apples to a skunk. Two very different things.

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  • Christine Storgeoff
    July 10, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    This is just an excellent example of policing done well. Good job EPS! And thank you to Kurt for wanting to share his positive feedback!

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  • Julie Fitzakerley
    July 10, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    It all comes down to training ! Did you know in Canada we have 235 police departments and 18,000 in the US.

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    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 10, 2016 at 10:20 AM
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      I did not! That is very interesting, actually.

      That would mean they have almost 8x more police stations for the same population as Canadians do. Wow! Very eye-opening. Thanks for sharing that statistic with us.

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  • Kevin Scott
    July 10, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    I shared this simply because….THIS IS HOW WE DO THINGS IN CANADA……They it should be done everywhere……:)

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  • Rick Maguire
    July 10, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    I was pulled over once in the U.S. In Idaho, I believe, probably because I was going a little fast…Saskatchewan license plate. The state trooper approached the vehicle, hand ON his gun!! Ready to pull it….
    I’m white….
    It was 1991….

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    • Andy Taylor
      July 11, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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      A little perspective: way back in the 1960’s I was extremely young then, my family was travelling down the AutoStrada in Italy, trying and failing to keep up to the 45 km/hr minimum speed limit in our 65 VW beetle 45HP with camping trailer on behind and we were pulled over by the Carabinieri (Italian Federal Police). Two officers came up to the car, according to my dad. they tapped on the windows on either side and my parents rolled them down. They pointed their machine-guns at my parents and said one word: “papers!” They didn’t fool around. Kinda lends a little perspective, eh?

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  • Susi Siebert
    July 10, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    good job on both sides….and thats why I love Canadian cops!…they have priorities…their cars!

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    • Dennis Tylee
      July 10, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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      Heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, a place for their coffee, and they get to fleece it without having to pay for the maintenance………what’s not to love about that car 😀

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  • Kelley Stevenson
    July 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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    That encounter was a 2 way positive encounter. Both of you RESPECTED each other and you took ACCOUNTABILITY for speeding, and did things as they should be done. That is why it had a positive outcome.

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  • Roy Sigurdson
    July 10, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    Canadians are nice to a black male..now ask how much money and land the American government throws at Native people..oranges and apples..but still sad the guy thought he needed to record the interaction to feel safe….

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    • Kate Mackinnon
      July 10, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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      I doubt he did it for his safety. He likely did it to show that cops are good here.

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    • Roy Sigurdson
      July 10, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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      well after you ask him you let me know…Everyone records police to show how nice they are?

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    • Andy Taylor
      July 11, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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      Wakey wakey. He even SAYS on the video that he did it just in case. Here in CANADA, it’s a bit more relaxed, most of the time.

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    • Roy Sigurdson
      July 12, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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      It is very relaxed here in Canada.. had the shootings not occured his video would not have been posted. So why doe the news have to pump it up.. Charge CNN with hate crimes for pumping it up and throwing it i everyones face

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  • Wally Shmoo
    July 10, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    There’s nothing ‘stupid’ about it. Kurt Thomas made it CRYSTAL CLEAR that it was something that mattered to HIM. Something that’s been on his mind – a LOT. Especially the past few days.

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  • Donna Hedge
    July 10, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    that’s because in Canada, we try to be more accepting of ALL people, and to treat them with the respect we ourselves want to be treated with.

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  • Doreen MacKay
    July 10, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    It’s the fact that he started recording “for his own safety” and that “What he experienced with the officer came as a major surprise”. It is a positive experience but with a very sad premise.

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  • Lori Wiebe
    July 10, 2016 at 10:18 AM
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    It’s sad that this makes the news since it has become the exception not the rule.

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  • Di Ba
    July 10, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    Thank you I knew our police are good but there are always one in the crowd , thank you for posting I was also wondering

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  • Jared Kenwell
    July 10, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    Stockholm Syndrome.

    “Police” prevent people from solving problems through implied threats, and neither do they mediate and resolve the problems they prevent people from solving on their own. Their role is to deny justice and act as the great frustrator and exhauster of the “citizenry”.

    They do not prevent crime and rather enable the criminals by preventing people from defending themselves, threatening people with being “charged” if they defend themselves.

    The only time they arrive “on time” is to “fine” and punish people for victimless crimes in which nobody was harmed. They are tax collectors by writing “tickets” for events nobody was harmed or even in danger of being harmed in, and we’re supposed to thank them for it like the good slaves we are.

    The role of the “police” is to “serve and protect” the ruling class, not the “citizens”, and to keep the tax slaves in check, to be continually exploited by that same class.

    The only “good cop” is the one who quits his “job” of serving the ruling class.

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  • Bryan Sean Foster Burr
    July 10, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    please dont compare canada to usa.canada arent as cocky,we are generally nicer people and we actually help each other out unlike usa they are completely opposite

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    • Andy Taylor
      July 11, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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      Shayla McKenzie Tolliver don’t bunch all Canadian cops into one category. I know what you mean though. RCMP constable Geoff Mantler, for instance would be in prison if he did what he did as a civilian.

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  • Amanda Hammermeister
    July 10, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    Let’s be realistic. Police brutality exists here as well. We may not publicize it the same way as the USA but it is in Canada as well. And I understand some people feel the need to say we have not hung blacks but are just racist with our words here in Canada. .but this is not true! Up until the late 40s we had no laws to protect different ethnicities and even after the laws were changed they were not upheld. We had separate white and black communities even. Some of the ‘black’ communities lacked basic amenities, black ppl were arrested or refused service for attending a white only event or place. It wasn’t until the 70s that these separate communities and schools were even destroyed. Let alone looking further down the historical line at the refusal of ‘colored’ immigrants..or the well documented history of Canadian slavery! We have hung people for being a different ethnicity..we have beaten and arrested and in fact the KKK has been very prominent in Canada throughout the years. So as much as this video portrays a wonderful interaction between a police officer and a speeder.. and this is what the majority of Canadians probably expect and recieve.. it cannot be ignored that there is alternate circumstances for some people that would lead them to be concerned. I love that we rally and celebrate these positive moments..but we cannot celebrate blindly.

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    • Amanda Hammermeister
      July 10, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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      Oh definetly not disagreeing that aboriginal people are at risk. I also think our disability community has and continues to be marginalized to such g extents that put them at risk as well..but most people ignore and turn a blind eye. My response is more so a statement of facts to point out that people seem to be ignoring that things like brutality based on color does happen here in Canada. There are pages upon pages of documented facts and history we could list that cause citizens to be apprehensive when interacting with police. It’s not something we can ignore. But I do agree that also praising the good work some officers do is a beautiful things as well.

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  • Theresa McIntyre
    July 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    I’ve been pulled over a few times and I’m nothing but respectful with police officers. One time years ago, an officer even thanked me for being cooperative and it crossed my mind that I would never be anything but; he’s the one with the handgun.

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    • Theresa McIntyre
      July 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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      Sure, if you get out of line, things may go wrong. I just make sure that I’m doing my utmost not to make things head in that direction.

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    • July 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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      I agree Theresa

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  • Ronnette Mi Seh
    July 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    Yeah so he should have kept it to HIMSELF because there are people that actually live in real fear.

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  • Don Donnelly
    July 10, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    I really liked this,Thank you mom for moving us to a country were they like shooting pucks not people.

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  • Debbie Marko
    July 10, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    Although to an extent I agree with “It’s Canada, of course he was treated fairly”, we have all seen stories about how police interact with mentally unstable people. MANY times they have been shot to death when other means were available and APPROPRIATE in taking them into custody without using lethal force. That is an area where police definitely need more training!

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  • Andy Taylor
    July 10, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    Well, perhaps if people didn’t go for their gun, they wouldn’t get shot.
    And yes, I am aware that racial profiling does happen.

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  • Trudy McDonnell
    July 10, 2016 at 10:35 AM
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    You deserve credit too- you were respectful and did as requested! There was no need to treat you any different-you reap what you sow in many situations. None of us like tickets but that is their job and when we give respect; we get respect.

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  • Mary Wareham
    July 10, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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    thank you for sharing this positive experience…a speeding ticket with a warning, smile and conversation is the way it should be…hats off the the Edmonton Police Officer

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  • July 10, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    I think a major part of the problem in the States is the gun culture. In the protest group in Dallas there was a man dressed in camo carrying a long gun. Why? Was he going deer hunting after the march? Expecting a bear attack? It was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Fear is a two way street. As long as citizens are afraid of the police and arm themselves with AK47s and 9mm the police are going to fear the citizens and perhaps be a little trigger happy. Not saying either side is right or justified but perhaps the NRA and gun lobby needs to take some responsibility.

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  • July 10, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    Again, this is Canada land, and most of the time, nor Feds, municipality of Provincial cops they all nice, It just how the citizens dealing and reacting and reflection to it. And mostly, I hate and hate that people tried to be policing themselves.

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  • Julie Lynn
    July 10, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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    I know this guy! He’s a Salesman at Capital Jeep, sold me my Jeep. Super nice guy awesome salesman that did everything he could to get me the best deal. #nohashtag

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  • Ben Said Nourddine
    July 10, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    This is Canada a country of diversity. Love you so much Canada. And our police are highly trained to combine between their duties and responsibilities of respecting human rights. How Great are you Canada? Great with your people’s. God bless Canada for ever. love you so much.

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  • July 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    I think we all get nervous when we see lights flashing behind us or even a road side stop check. I am hitting the 60 year mark and been driving since i was about 12, ( got my DL at age 16 )… i MAY have received 2 speeding tickets in that time….My last experience, I just left our mechanic. I had my vehicle in for an expection & oil change and I was on my way to take the vehicle to a Body shop for a paint job, ( no damage on the vehicle, we were just getting it re painted as it is a older Antique Vett and had some chips ) . Me knowing that all the paper work was in order and I was not speeding, as it was a road side check, I was still nervous. So with that said, It would be hard for the Officers to determine why we are nervous looking, so anything I can do to keep myself safe and to make the Officers job more relaxing, I will do it.. So all the videos that people are sharing to keep you and the officers safe…. Is teaching us all something…

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  • Tre Lynn Stone
    July 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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    Why is this a surprise? Most people here in Canada treat each other polite and that includes officers and who they’re stopping.

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  • Cheyanne Maria
    July 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    Even if cops did anything to people, they cover it up and don’t let the majority know what happens in Canada.

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    • Andy Taylor
      July 11, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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      Like when RCMP Constable Geoff Mantler kicked that guy right in the eye when the guy was completely cooperative and innocent. We do have our nutcases too.

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  • July 10, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    While I am so glad that this interaction between a young black male and white officer ended in a positive way, I can’t help but be bothered by Kurt’s follow-up video. I expected it to be an enlightened commentary on how their discourse went differently than expected and that Kurt would come to the conclusion that not all officers are trigger-happy and interested in instigating confrontation. I hoped from this interaction he would realize that the majority of officers do their job with high levels of professionalism and compassion and not that these officers are the exception. He stated that this specific officer needs a raise, a promotion.. While I don’t doubt that to be true, the officer is just doing what he had sworn to do — Protect and serve his community and its people. So many officers do that. Like with any profession or culture, there will be bad apples but you don’t use those as the example to represent the whole. I was also hoping to hear Kurt take accountability for his actions but alas he didn’t. The issue here is that he was well aware WHY he was being pulled over since he even admitted to speeding and started off the interaction on the wrong foot. I can understand if you want to record police interactions for your safety if its evident its a random traffic stop but to actually know why you’re being pulled over and go into it with a negative attitude doesn’t help your case at all.

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  • July 10, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    As a Human who happens to be black, I’ve had awful encounters with the police. I was once stopped in Banff where I matched the profile of a home invader I was told. I sat hand cuffed on the side of the road for almost an hour. When the RCMP officers who had weapons drawn on me finally allowed me to speak to my friends, they informed me that I was free to go as I didn’t match the profile. When I read the profile, it called for a black male who stood 5’6, I’m 6’0 feet tall. So needless to say, I’ve never had much respect for the police. I’m a multiple time NAIT grad with ZERO history with the Law. Just because you’re experience isn’t a negative one, doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t been done wrong by police in their own experiences.

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  • Jack Shultz
    July 10, 2016 at 11:41 PM
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    That was a great encounter with police…I wish more officers where like that.

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  • Andy Taylor
    July 11, 2016 at 2:58 PM
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    Sometimes, we get biased Youtube videos enmeshed in our brain from other countries and somehow think that it is that way in Canada too. I’ll bet that way less than 1% of all encounters with the Police here in Canada are less than professional and friendly.

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