Death in custody report alarms indigenous leaders
A recent RCMP release of data on violent and domestic incidents within the Indian Residential School system in Newfoundland and Labrador reveals a shocking pattern of v영주안마iolence in the system — including a shocking surge in Aboriginal women in custody being murdered. The report, released in February, was part of an ongoing review that began as a result of a series of RCMP-led investigations into abuses within the system.
A recent Justice Department report on aboriginal people in custody also shows a disturbing trend — with Indigenous women in custody nearly five times more likely than non-Indigenous women to be killed by prison guards.
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The high number of women killed under the watch of correctional officers has sparked an outcry and prompted several federal ministers to speak out against their government’s treatment of Native people in Canada.
As of Feb. 22, the Justice Department reported 772 homicides in Canada in 2017 – up from 469 in the previous year, but fewer than half of the 2,200 women killed in police custody this year had been sente모나코 카지노nced to prison in Canada.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday launched a commission of inquiry into violence and aboriginal issues, in a move criticized as deeply hypocritical by some in her own party.
But at a news conference in Montreal on Wednesday, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett described that commission as “not much different” than an “all-out assault” on native people.
“That’s the way the government is moving forward,” Bennett said.
Ms. Bennett said the inquiry would seek to “review systemic issues” in Canada’s criminal justice system, like the way Indigenous people are sent to jails and prisons and the disproportionate use of Native people in prison and jails as well as the way they’re treated by police. The inquiry would report back to MPs in Parliament within a month.
In the last five years, more than 4,200 people have been taken into custody by the federal government, more than any other country.
“The reason it’s not enough is because of all the negative things that the government can do,” Ms. Bennett said. “We believe it’s time for the government to do the job for us.”
Ms. Bennett said the Liberals believe aboriginal people are “our children,” and that their rights are under constant attack. “The way we have been treated for centuries is unacceptable,” she크레이지 슬롯 said, accusing the Tories of “wanting to sweep this issue under the rug, that’s not our goal.”