"A Toronto city councilor is floating a controversial idea on curbing gun violence in the city. Michael Thompson, who is black, says police should be allowed to "target" young black men at random as part of a crackdown on guns. Deputy police chief Keith Forde, who is also black, says chief Bill Blair would 'never, ever agree to that.' "
The most telling part of the news article was that the perpetrator of the suggestion was black, a point not missed by the Star. As if that proves anything.
This was my post on the Star's "Have Your Say" page:
"Just because he is black does not give him the right to be a racist, even if its against his own people. Police should stop people at a scene who fit the description of a suspect they are looking for when a crime is committed. Randomly stopping people of a certain race is profiling and criminal and has no place in a Canadian society. "