Irvin Waller is professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa and specialized in criminology. (Archive photo)
It is often believed that [a] better training of police officers could solve this problem, says Mr. Waller. But it's obvious that it's far from enough.
Irvin Waller advances the theory that racialized people are very afraid of the police because there are quite a few headlines reporting exaggerated violence against racialized people.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">For me, the solution is really to divert these incidents, to take them to the police, except in the case where a health professional called the police to offer help, Mr. Waller suggests. I believe that we need to first talk about intelligent community safety planning.
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