Comm. Lucki & Dep. Comm. Zabloki Should Resign to Move the RCMP Past Systemic Racism

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Aziz Freeman
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This petition is specifically about seeing to it that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki are made to resign over their struggle with the definition of systemic racism.

The comments made by Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki with regards to being unable to see the presence of systemic racism within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were made on June 10th, 2020 in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. If Commissioner Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Zablocki are unable to see how the epidemic of missing and murdered Aboriginal women (and men) is not indicative of the systemic racism within the RCMP, then it is clear that Commissioner Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Zablocki are not fit to serve their posts. If we as a nation are serious about reconciliation and ending systemic racism, it is obvious that by Commissioner Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Zablocki must be relieved of their duties.

If the Commissioner of the RCMP and Deputy Commissioner of the Alberta RCMP are unable to acknowledge documented problems regarding the RCMP and Alberta and Canada’s indigenous population it is evident this problem extends throughout multiple levels of the RCMP. This is the definition of systemic racism. If Commissioner Lucki and Deputy Commissioner Zablocki are struggling with definitions, they need time to put the pieces together. It is wildly inappropriate and incredibly damaging allow them to do so while they hold positions as RCMP Commissioners. The notion of tax dollars being spent to lend them patience is unacceptable. Now is not the time for patience, now is the time for reform.