1. Why did you mention wanting to become a police if you are not interested in criminal law? It seemed odd to read at first but have to tie into….
Do you think #Blacklivesmatter in Canada/USA can effectively shape public policy, law, legislation to combat police shootings and killings of Blacks?
1) Background: The past six years, national news outlets, social media platforms and social media commentators have highlighted numerous social justice campaigns and demonstrations against police killings of African Americans and African Canadians; in large measure, this activism has been spearheaded by #BlackLivesMatter, a youth-led organization. #Blacklivesmatter is now recognized in some circles, especially within Canadian and US Black communities and the media, as a new post-civil rights movement challenging police and state injustices against Black people.
Question: Do you think #Blacklivesmatter in Canada/USA can effectively shape public policy, law, legislation to combat police shootings and killings of Blacks? Will it reframe the debate on police use of deadly force, racial profiling and contact carding? Will it radically transform the prison-industrial complex (Angela Davis)? Will it lead to a new public consciousness, thereby achieving their goals and endgame? Has or will BLM activism played a key role in the police defunding debate and political institutions and polices in the Canada?