The Elimination of Racial Discrimination where does it start?
#BlackLivesMatterTo December 13 2014
THE MARCH 21 is a special day, proclaimed by the General Assembly in October 1966 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
We fight racism everywhere, every day – throughout the year. But I strongly feel that in order to help fight it we have to be educated about it. This Blog was originally posted in December 2014 when I had the honor of being a mentor to some 200 students. As we opened up the conversation about knowing your rights. Firstly, we have to know our right as adults so we can teach our Children how to be positive role models in society. Discrimination is everywhere but rules are also.
|OFFICER ROD CHUNG|
Here are some of the questions asked To The Chief
PARENTS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ACCORDINGLY. IN EVERY BUNCH OF APPLES THEIR ARE GOOD ONES ACT ACCORDINGLY TO THIS RULE AND LETS STOP TEACHING HATE TO OUR CHILDREN
Q Do I need to show ID as a pasenger in a car?
A: Chief Says you "DO Not Have to show your ID if you are A Passenger in a Car" #KYR2014
Q: Does the police monitor Toronto Housing cameras?
A: No we don't. We don't have access to the cameras and we don't monitor. #KYR2014
Q: If a police stops you do they have the right to stop search or ask for ID
A: In the ABSENT of #EVIDENCE you have the right to say No to being searched or showing your Id #KYR2014 this is what the Chief said.......
Q Do you have the right to use your cell phone to tape your interaction with an officer?
I'm glad that these answers have been answered but yet the city and the community at large still feel as if these rights are not being Honored by many officers in Toronto.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER DID YOU KNOW?
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