Justice for Chantel Moore
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On June 4, 2020, an indigenous woman named Chantel Moore was killed by an Edmundston police officer during a wellness check. The officer claims that the victim, Chantel, attacked him with a knife, so he had no choice but to shoot her. It is not clear how many shots were fired.
Canada's police force has a history of killing black and indigenous Canadians. It is hard to find statistics on police-led fatalities, as Statistics Canada only reports on fatalities that have led to a criminal charge, however, it is estimated that approximately 25 people in Canada die from fatal police shootings each year. The lack of data about the shooting in Canada is proof of Canadians turning a blind eye to the systemic racism that black people and indigenous people face. Even in the event that Statistics Canada Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics does track a fatal police shooting, it does not keep statistics on race, making it hard to address the issue of overrepresentation of black people and indigenous people being killed in Canada.
This petition is being written to pressure the Edmundston Police Force to criminally charge the officer (whose name is yet to be released) with a count of second-degree murder. We must put pressure on the city of Edmundston for holding this officer accountable for not trying to deescalate the situation. We will not let another black or indigenous Canadian die in vain.
DISCLAIMER: This petition was not and is not affiliated with the family of Chantel Moore. This petition was created by a concerned Canadian who wants to seek justice for Chantel.
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