The Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has launched a vigorous defense of his force after statistics emerged showing that nonwhites are “over-represented” in the city’s street crime—a fact which has sparked a complaint from the racially-based “Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs” and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.
In an astonishingly honest reply to the criticism, VPD Chief Constable Adam Palmer denied that his police force targeted blacks or “indigenous” people (North American Indians are actually indigenous to Asia, as the DNA evidence has clearly shown) and said that his officers only targeted criminals.
According to the official statistics, compiled over a 10-year period shows that of 97,281 street checks, around 15 percent involved “indigenous” people even though they comprised just two percent of the city’s population.
At the same time, four percent of street checks were conducted on blacks, at a time when they officially comprised less than one percent of the population.
Street checks—known as “carding” in Canada—is a technique used by the police to stop and question people who are acting suspiciously.
The VPD has however defended its enforcement methods and insisted that they are not based on ethnicity.
According to a report in the Canadian Global News service, VPD spokesman Const. Jason Doucette said that street checks are a “valuable public safety tool for officers,” and are used when an officer encounters someone “believed to be involved in criminal activity or a suspicious circumstance, and documents the interaction.”
“Each officer must justify his/her actions whether they conduct a street check, perform a field interview, issue a violation ticket or effect an arrest. The VPD’s street checks are not based on ethnicity. They are based on a crime or an action,” he wrote.
“If our officers see potential criminal activity or a threat to public safety, they are bound by law, including the Police Act, to address it,” Palmer said in a statement. “The police have a legal obligation to preserve peace, prevent crime, and keep citizens safe. A person’s race does not factor into an officer’s decision to take action to prevent a crime.
“There is a strong association between street checks and criminal charges,” the chief continued. “The numbers show that the percentage of street checks by ethnicity is comparable to percentages by ethnicity for charges and recommended charges.”
Then he raised the issue of gender differences and the overall number of street checks of white people.
“For example, women make up about half of the population and men make up the other half,” Palmer stated. “However, more than 80 percent of crime is committed by men.
“It’s important to note that the majority of our street checks involve Caucasians,” he added. “in 2016, Caucasian people made up 46 per cent of the population and 57 per cent of total street checks.”
Despite Chief Palmer’s factual comments, the matter has now come to the attention of the Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, who told media that he was “concerned about data released by the Vancouver Police Department”—because, of course, any facts which are contrary to the establishment’s myth are always just “racist.”
The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association have filed a complaint to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner about a “significant racial disparity” evidenced by the VPD’s use of carding.
The “Black Lives Matter” organization and other flaky activist movements added their voice to the complaint as well—ignoring the well-known fact that street violence all over Canada is characterized by black violence involving weapons, and that more blacks are shot dead by other blacks than anything else.