Earlier today, I released a video to support an OPP fundraiser for fallen RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson. Heidi lost her life tragically in the recent mass shooting in Nova Scotia.
The controversy around the OPP fundraiser is the Thin Blue Line Canadian flag flying in front of the OPP Union building. The OPP is selling the flags to raise money for Heidi’s family during this tough time. The flag has been flying since June 29 (2020). So far, the OPP raised over $100,000 for Heidi’s family.
Recently, the US version of the Thin Blue Line flag was politicized in pro-police rallies in America. I never mention the Black Lives Matter movement during the video. I say that all lives matter, which is what I believe.
I discussed bad apples within the police and all professions. I mention the police are not perfect and patrol some areas more than others. This leads to disproportionate arrests in some communities. I said that people are free to protest peacefully for whatever they want.
All the bad apples will never be removed from any profession.