For the week of May 1, 2022:
The B.C. NDP government’s response to the Black Lives Matter/George Floyd protests of spring 2020 was an all-party committee to reform policing in British Columbia.
The committee released its report on April 28th, with 11 recommendations. Topping the list, a proposal to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force and to merge existing municipal forces in neighbouring jurisdictions.
Those ideas aren’t new — for the better part of two decades, Kash Heed has urged lawmakers to make these big changes for better, more-efficient policing and better accountability.
Kash Heed is the former deputy chief of the Vancouver Police, former chief of the West Vancouver Police and former B.C. solicitor general. He is host Bob Mackin’s guest on this week’s edition of theBreaker.news Podcast.
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