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Posted January 29, 2020
British Columbia - 'Street checks' policy to provide direction and clarity
[Not in BC you say? Learn your human rights]
“The formalized policy which was approved on Jan. 7 addresses areas of concern including bias and indigenous person's rights during a street check.
Officers cannot make random stops or stop someone on the sole basis of an identity factor, and officers need a "justifiable reason" to demand or request identifying information.
Also, an officer must now take steps to ensure a person is aware of their rights during a street check and have a specific public safety purpose to ask for identifying information and tell the person of that reason.”
Does this apply to traffic stops? Learn your human rights and make it so!
Officers need a "justifiable reason" to demand or request identifying information. Ask what that reason is before you answer any question. An officer must take steps to ensure you are aware of your rights. Make sure they do! To do that you must know your right before you can point to any rights violations.
From - Policy prompted by new provincial standards, following complaints of racial bias