I've heard a lot of news about cops using their powers to abuse others who are in the minority. And personally, I've never talked to any cop before, so everytime I'm near them, I feel a bit curious. Like almost a childlike type of curious if that makes sense. And I'm not afraid of them at all but I get this strange (not negative strange) feeling inside. Do any of you experience that as well?
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Im mixed race and I dont really like the cops. I appreciate what the good cops do but it still doesn't feel right. I think this stems from a time when I was 9 years old and I was messing with a public phone dialing 911. The copper came, and some white kid my age pointed his fingers at me. He proceeded to take my details AT THE AGE OF 91
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Mostly when I'm driving, because I've gotten so many speeding tickets that I only have 1 point left, so I pretty much drive like a grandma now because I'm so paranoid about losing my license lmao.
Other than that, the way I feel about cops changes depending on where I am. I'm from Quebec, Canada and I've grown up on a reservation beside a small French town and I've also grown up in two cities in Quebec and Ontario. The cops that are hired on the reservation are Aboriginal and usually from our reservation so we all know who they are and they're really great people. The only people who don't like them are generally criminals, but everyone else thinks the cops are great people, including me. However, the cops in the neighbouring town are very racist and are even racist towards the Aboriginal cops. Dealing with them is never a good experience and I do feel kind of on guard when I see them around, just because they tend to pull Aboriginals over for no reason as well as approach us and question us about what we were doing. It's not on the same level as the whole Ferguson situation, no one's ever been shot and it's never violent, but you definitely feel more watched and judged than other people. Even the way they talk to us is different than when they talk to other non-Aboriginals. They're a lot kinder to them than they are to us. The cops that I've seen in the cities that I've lived in are a lot kinder than the small-town cops though, possibly because it's a more multi-cultural area so they've learned more acceptance and tolerance, and it's also easy to mistake Aboriginals as another race. So yeah, that's what I think of cops in Canada. The ones I know personally are really great and truly are heroes, but the small-town Quebecois cops are kind of racist.0