El Jones and Ardath Whynacht

This week we speak with Mount Allison sociologist Ardath Whynacht and Halifax Examiner columnist, academic and activist El Jones about the public discussion surrounding the triple murder-suicide that rocked Halifax two weeks ago. Many media outlets were quick to seize on Lionel Desmond’s military service and concluded that PTSD explained the horrific violence he committed without looking into other explanations.

Also, the CBC broke a story showing that African Nova Scotians are three times more likely to be pulled over by Halifax Regional Police. Recent data from the provincial arm of the RCMP shows similar ratios. The response from those in charge? Kind of a big collective shrug.

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