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Racist statements by police prompt criticism

A newly surfaced videotape that captured two Ontario Provincial Police making racist statements about Natives is making waves.

The Assembly of First Nations and Amnesty International say the comments show pervasive racism within the justice system. The OPP has apologized but critics say racism may have contributed to the death of Dudley George, who was killed during a protest at Ontario's Ipperwash Provincial Park in 1995.

The tape was made by two police officers a day before George was killed by another officer. According to CBC News, one officer was suspended for a day while the other had a contract that was not renewed.

Get the Story:
Critics say new Ipperwash tape reveals racist attitudes (CBC 1/21)
Ipperwash tapes raise questions (The Toronto Star 1/22)

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