Well. Fuck the 4 RCMP Officers Who Tried to Steal a Phone Charger
I was at the McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat with my friend after a 2 and a half hour long study session for our final on Wednesday. 3 tables down, huddled against the window is an Indigenous woman about my age ranting loudly on her phone. I get it. It’s a rough time. She is obviously not okay mentally, and my friend and I are eavesdropping (hard not to) and saying “I feel that” and “ugh mood” because we’re both neurodivergent and get how shitty our gov’t is being to the disabled rn. Neirher of us approach her though since she mentioned being really pissed off and we didn’t want to bug her. An RCMP Officer comes into the restaurant and tries to get her attention. She doesn’t notice him until he raises his voice. Turns out she called for an ambulance, because she was feeling suicidal. That’s something I get triggered by very easily but I feel strongly about and what kept me listening. She says she doesn’t want the cops, she asked for an ambulance, she needs a hospital. Cop calls for backup. Now 3 officers are suddenly in this building. We’re watching, I have a clear line of sight. She says it again. Officer 1 says, “well you have a wagon”.
Like fuck me. All she was doing was just cursing and crying on the phone. She is suicidal. She needs a hospital. Just to sum up a very tense stand off, they take her things and handcuff her. I can’t watch, I’m too scared to. My friend and I decide fuck it, we’re leaving. We do, we head outside. RCMP has a van, and a car parked.
As we pass, I hear one of them as clear as day go, “hey can I take that charger? I need to recharge my phone.”
Excuse me. What the fuck
I stopped and pretended like I was looking for something, but watched them with her stuff and saw them take out the cord. One of the officers noticed me, and stopped. We said nothing. He just saw my phone in my hand and put the cord back. Lady started banging on the van doors. We left immediately. I was crying and shaking.
They were dead serious about taking something that belonged to her. She was kicked out of her house. She wanted an ambulance. This is how she was treated?!? I should have made a report. I don’t remember the stupid liscence plates now. Fuck.
Americans think Canada is somehow better regarding racism? Fuck no. We just hide ours better. Ours is directed at the Indigenous Nation.