MHA’s response to homeless ‘choosing’ how they live seen through ‘white lens,’ says Inuk woman – CBC

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MHA’s response to homeless ‘choosing’ how they live seen through ‘white lens,’ says Inuk woman – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202034 Views

Video of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., man thrown to the ground by officer prompts wider debate

Oct 21, 2020

A video showing a municipal police officer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., throwing a handcuffed homeless Inuk man to the ground has spurred an independent investigation and deeper conversations about homelessness in the community, with some taking issue with area MHA Perry Trimper’s comment that the town’s homeless population is “choosing” a risky lifestyle.

On Friday, Lela Evans, the member of the House of Assembly for Torngat Mountains, posted the video of the interaction on her Facebook page, having received it from someone who witnessed the police officer arresting the man and turning on a video to document the arrest from afar.

The video shows the handcuffed man being tossed to the ground by the officer. The town has launched an independent investigation, and the officer has been placed on administrative duty.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/happy-valley-goose-bay-police-video-meeting-trimper-oliver-1.5770796

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