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Racist hate crimes in city mobilize community

With three alleged white supremacist hate group members facing trial, several groups are building an anti-racism campaign.

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After a series of high-profile hate crimes in B.C., including damage to a Jewish cemetery in Victoria last month – and recent criminal charges for the burning of a Filipino man and assaults on Black, Hispanic and Native people several years ago – anti-racist activists are organizing a renewed drive to stamp out racism in Vancouver.
 
With three alleged members of the hate group Blood and Honour facing trial – one of them tomorrow – for a string of attacks on people of colour, several groups are organizing around the upcoming February 13 trial of Alistair Miller and Robert de Chazal.
 
The pair – who were arrested in December – are accused of pouring kerosene over a sleeping Filipino man and lighting him on fire in 2009, and then attacking a black man who intervened. Tomorrow's trial centres around another alleged Blood and Honour member, Shawn MacDonald, charged with separate attacks on an Indigenous women, a Hispanic man and a black man in Vancouver.
 
“We're interested in building an anti-racist campaign,” said Krystle Alarcon with the Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance (FCYA). “People think of multicultural Canada, and of Vancouver as a beautiful and diverse city. But racism exists in Vancouver.
 
“These were very clear acts of outright racist ideology.”
 
The migrant justice group No One Is Illegal announced plans this morning to attend MacDonald's trial tomorrow and is also rallying around the February 13 court date. The group said that hate crimes stem from systemic problems of racism in Canadian society – listing colonization of Indigenous peoples, Conservative immigration policies, and anti-Chinese and anti-Muslim sentiment as examples.
 
“Racism is an ugly truth about Canada,” said the No One Is Illegal statement. “The crimes of white supremacists are not exceptions, because they exist amidst an underlying racism that continuously places people of colour as Outsiders from an imagined White Canadian identity.
 
“We encourage our friends and allies to remain vigilant, to be pro-active in countering racism, to strengthen our communities of solidarity and resistance, and to never let the haters have power over us.”
 
Alarcon questioned why the Vancouver Police Department (VPD)'s hate crimes unit took more than two years to lay charges against the Blood and Honour members. In MacDonald's case, his alleged 2008 beating of Papi Ngoqo, a South African man, was captured on video by a CBC camera. In de Chazal and Miller's case, several witnesses came forward to describe the attack.
 
“The really slow reaction from the police – two years to actually respond – is the generally legal atmosphere where racism isn't taken that seriously in Vancouver,” Alarcon said. “It seems the police know the group – there's enough evidence for the police to shut them down, or investigate their operations.”
 
The VPD said it could not discuss details of its Blood and Honour investigation, but said that investigations often last years before charges are laid. In December, the department displayed white supremacist flags and materials seized by officers after the arrests of Miller, MacDonald and de Chazal.
 
“Incidents involving potential hate bias or prejudice are extremely important to the VPD,” said spokesperson Cst. Lindsey Houghton in an email. “We want to be able to investigate crimes and assist victims of crimes so we encourage anyone who’s been the victim of a crime to contact us. Everyone deserves to have the police investigate if they’ve been a victim of a crime.
 

(28) Comments

Thinking about it January 26th 2012 | 6:18 PM
But not exclusive to Canada or to Caucasians. It is an ugly truth about humans. If we ever hope to reduce the prevalence we need to stop perpetuating discussions that pit people in generic descriptions against each other-that turns a discussion that should work toward resolving problems into a battle of people taking sides and arguing about whether they are or are not racist. Fact: racism exists in all countries, in all races in the world. Focus on education towards personal skills that teach people to respect others regardless of race. We already have a number of laws and the human rights act that make racism illegal and unacceptable. But we still seem to fail to ensure that education appropriately occurs to prevent people from behaving like the members of this horrific gang.
Rita Rabbit January 26th 2012 | 8:20 PM

Integration is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.

 

Stop the hate -- segregate!

 

Zrinski January 26th 2012 | 9:21 PM
Japan is 98% Japanese, they don't have a "race-ist" problem, nor are there any crazy "anti-racists" demanding Japan become more die-verse and multiCULTural until Japanese children become minorities in Japan and are eventually blended out of existence thru FORCED integration and "assimilation" with these would be non-Japanese. "anti-racists" only demand that White children become minorities everywhere they live on earth; they don't demand this of ANY non-White population. "anti-racist" is a code word for anti-White.
Pale Coney January 27th 2012 | 4:04 AM
What if we set aside the assumption “anti-racists” are brainwashed and apply Occam’s Razor to what they are actually doing? “Anti-racists” Demand all White countries and only White countries be flooded with millions of people that are not their race, until White people become a vanishing minority. If any White person objects to this genocide, “anti-racists” call them a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White. They want White geNOcide.
brian January 27th 2012 | 6:06 AM

The Drive is my home. Racist peeps get short shrift here, and mentioning it as a possible source of conflict just invites out-of-towns to cause shit in my 'hood. If you're 'hater', don't bother with my 'hood. We got teeth even if the cops aren't on side; we've had problems bigger than you from before you were born. These 'Murdoch" press people that say multi-culti doesn't work haven't seen my life; have they seen yours?

Joe January 27th 2012 | 12:12 PM

"Pale Coney", "Zrinski", "Rita Rabbit", and "GusBaker", who are all the same person.  How sad, making up multiple user names to try and make it look like you have a groundswell of support for your "ideas".

JR January 28th 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pay no attention to GusBaker or the other bigoted comments above. I've seen the exact same messages word-for-word on various articles that have to do with racism. They're most likely members of Stormfront or another white supremist group that like to troll articles like this to spread their message of hate and intolerance. They in no way represent the people of Vancouver.

anonymous11 January 28th 2012 | 7:07 AM

you know its funny how its only a hate crime when whitey does it butt when blackey does Thea just get a slap on the wrist just learn too accept the fact that racism itsnt going anywhere any time soon and Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white. 

MichaelPP January 28th 2012 | 10:10 AM

No one says a country that is 100% Black needs more diversity.
No one says a country that is 100% Asian needs more diversity.
They are already 100% diverse.

 

All White countries and only White countries always need to be more diverse. White countries only stop needing to be more diverse when there are no White people left in them.

Diversity is a codeword for White geNOcide.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

Gray January 28th 2012 | 10:10 AM
@JR. You are correct. I have actually found this article on a link in one of there threads! These people have the IQ of a turnip and clearly have no life to speak of. They have there own mantra 'anti racist is a code word for anti white' which they parrot till there blue in the face, which is quite funny cos i thought they only like 'whites'. lol. At the end of the day these people are just pathetic. I mean come on they can hardly raise over $3000 a month for there sad little forum. I raised more than that in a week for the victims of Haiti. There IQ is clearly related to there income which dosent say much does it. Stay human love from the UK. I support No One Is Illegal in London.
Gray January 28th 2012 | 11:11 AM
I also found a thread were the owner and members are begging people to donate money otherwise they may not be able to continue operating. It warms my heart it really does. Sounds like its not just the BNP (a racist neo-nazi party in UK) who have problems promoting a racist ideology of fear and hate of others. Considering in the UK these people have never had a member voted into the British house of parliment there ideas will die off soon enough. In britian the best these racist can do is stumble drunk out of a pub on a friday night and shout racial slurs at black or brown people on the otherside of the street. When they are sober they are not so brave. In UK the police are on the case especially after the murder of stephen lawrence and arrest of vile individuals like emma west(racist tram lady). Infact i would say the majority of immigrants in UK speak better English than these council estate chavs who even I and my fellow Brits find hard to understand even when sober let alone drunk. Stay human people.
George Wells January 28th 2012 | 11:11 AM


When I met OBAMA to discuss RACE he fled when I handed him this:  
Every WHITE country on earth is supposed to become multiracial. EVERY WHITE country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country. Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them. It is GENOCIDE.  IF YOU ARE WHITE WILL YOU JUST EMBRACE GENOCIDE FOR YOURSELF AND ALL WHITE CHILDREN?

Mr White January 28th 2012 | 12:12 PM
Will any of these one track minded people mind explaining to me how my government is attemping to 'GENOCIDE' me or my family??? I'm white and last time I checked there was no detention centres or labour camps for white people. Neither are they moving me to a designated area which they describe as 'reservations'. More over they are not forcing me to speak another language or attempting to elimanate my culture. Last time i looked 90% of our elected officials are white. The demographics of the country are majority white. Also Cananda, USA, Australia and New Zealand were founded on a real genocide of native peoples so to assume that these country are White founded is untrue. Last time i checked my history all these countries were 'founded' in the last 300yrs or so even less in some cases e.g Australia. So i guess these people like to just ignore the bit history that started prior to this 'founding'. PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME. Cos quite frankly you have provided no factual evidence to support such claims, apart from the nonesense i hear from such fantasists such as yourselfs. I await with abated breath to hear such evidence.
Brad January 28th 2012 | 3:15 PM

Want to eliminate "racism"?

Stop flooding our country, which was built by europeans for europeans, with endless waves of third world immigrants.  No one in Canada asked for this mass immigration, it was imposed on us.

If the current third world immigration rate continues, european people will eventually be pushed out of the country that we built.  It is impossible to keep our birthrates at even the same level as the current mass immgration.

If opposing the genocide of my people is racist, then I'm the biggest racist on earth.

ItbbarW January 28th 2012 | 6:18 PM
Joe wrote:

"Pale Coney", "Zrinski", "Rita Rabbit", and "GusBaker", who are all the same person.  How sad, making up multiple user names to try and make it look like you have a groundswell of support for your "ideas".

Right now White people are being taught thait their whole identity is a lie, and that their whole history is the cancer of the world.

In the 1940s, Hitler taught that the Jewish people's history was a cancer on Germany, and that their identity was a lie.

How long are you paranoid Anti-Whites going to keep cyber-bullying white people into accepting their own genocide?

Will you stop when little white children are put in gas chambers?

I forgot! You don't care, because  Anti-Racism IS a code word for Anti-WHITE.

Mr White wrote:
Will any of these one track minded people mind explaining to me how my government is attemping to 'GENOCIDE' me or my family??? I'm white and last time I checked there was no detention centres or labour camps for white people. Neither are they moving me to a designated area which they describe as 'reservations'. More over they are not forcing me to speak another language or attempting to elimanate my culture. Last time i looked 90% of our elected officials are white. The demographics of the country are majority white. Also Cananda, USA, Australia and New Zealand were founded on a real genocide of native peoples so to assume that these country are White founded is untrue. Last time i checked my history all these countries were 'founded' in the last 300yrs or so even less in some cases e.g Australia. So i guess these people like to just ignore the bit history that started prior to this 'founding'. PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME. Cos quite frankly you have provided no factual evidence to support such claims, apart from the nonesense i hear from such fantasists such as yourselfs. I await with abated breath to hear such evidence.

I'll be polite and ask you to use proper 10th grade grammar and spelling in your 'response'.

In 1965 america was FORCED to open it's borders to the non-white world, at the time nobody said it would change the country from white- to non-white, BUT. IT. HAS. In the 80s, everyone said that there was no diffeence in races, in the 90s that race doesnt exist, 5 years ago it was 'White priviliage'. EVERYBODY TODAY SAYS ANTI-RACISM IS A CODE WORD FOR ANTI-WHITE.

In the end you are just Anti-White, you were never Anti-racism in the first place

White people suck....!%$ January 28th 2012 | 6:18 PM
White people are funny they got colonised in under 67yrs since the end of WW2, without a single shot even being fired. Its a brown planet enjoy your future as you slowly waste away and are replaced 7 billion people and you make up less than 700million probable less. As the world and your governments are under our control now. We own the politicians, the courts, the media, the government, the school system and there is nothing you weak fools can do about it, apart from jabber on the internet like some mentally retarded idiots. Not so clever now are you. I bet you all wish you could go back to the days of colonism, segregation and apartheid but guess what?? You CAN'T. hahaha You lost get over it. 10000 years of human history and you ruled for what 500 odd years of it? Please thats nothing and you will be consigned to the dustbin of history as the racist losers you are. Farewell so long you shall not be missed.
White People Rule January 29th 2012 | 2:02 AM

White people suck....!%$ wrote:
White people are funny they got colonised in under 67yrs since the end of WW2, without a single shot even being fired. Its a brown planet enjoy your future as you slowly waste away and are replaced 7 billion people and you make up less than 700million probable less. As the world and your governments are under our control now. We own the politicians, the courts, the media, the government, the school system and there is nothing you weak fools can do about it, apart from jabber on the internet like some mentally retarded idiots. Not so clever now are you. I bet you all wish you could go back to the days of colonism, segregation and apartheid but guess what?? You CAN'T. hahaha You lost get over it. 10000 years of human history and you ruled for what 500 odd years of it? Please thats nothing and you will be consigned to the dustbin of history as the racist losers you are. Farewell so long you shall not be missed.

Sure yeah, you own the courts and the politicians and everything else, which is why you are perpetually whining about "injustice" and getting thrown in prison like the feral savage sub-humans you are.  Not doing too much with it, I'd say.  Don't worry, be as arrogant and as you want, it only creates more racists every day who are waking up to the truth of the failure of "multiculturalism."  These "anti-racist" (read: anti-White) campaigns are a joke.

White people suck....!%$ January 29th 2012 | 5:05 AM
please China other countries pretty much own your ass. they own massive percentage over US debt something like 2$ trillion when they are over 15$trillion in debt, they own massive amounts of Euro zone bonds, even Sarkozy went begging to the Chinese last month and was told to jog on. They have massive currency surplus. More millionaires in Shanghai alone than Europe and North America combined. Over 20 million illegals in USA who aren't even being deported. Illegals in Europe who don't get deported cos of EU Human Rights. so tell who owns your ass now. In Canada alone by 2030 1 in 3 will be darkies and by 2100 no whites left. enjoy dumbass. By they way i can beat the shit outta a whitey and just say he was racist and provoked me, the courts side with me, charge the racist and let me off with out even a warning, plus the media demonises the white guy as racist scum. HAHAHA wake up ur just pathetic dont believe me read the papers online whether USA, UK, Australia same everywhere you got out smarted end of.
White people suck....!%$ January 29th 2012 | 5:05 AM
Oh if you really think you rule why not start a white nationalist political party and sweep to power at the next elections?? Reason cause you would never be voted in a million years and as your percentage of the population decreases you would need nearly all white people to vote for you which would just never ever happen. Just look at USA to see how that would work out for you.HAHAHA. You will never hold power EVER.
Anti-racist January 30th 2012 | 12:00 AM

 First of all, white countries are being "overtaken" by non-whites because you detroyed our own lands in Africa, Asia, etc. Japan doesn't have immigrants because they don't need them! The Canadian economy DEPENDS on immigrants. Immigration=labour=profit. You don't have enough of a labour force to make this country run. So you OWE us for your own wellbeing -- for being doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, taxi drivers, factory workers, business owners, etc. Your economy would not even exist without us. And therefore you owe us all the entitlements every other Canadian has, which means equal rights for us too. 

Secondly, this is NOT your land. Canada belongs to First Nations people, keyword: FIRST. So for you to even argue that Canada is WHITE is a misnomer. 

And this is the 21st century, human migration existed over a million years ago. So get used to it! 

Lastly, race is a human construction. There is no biological proof that any "race" is different from another in human DNA. Racism was created to colonize people of colour, i.e. by white supremacists. In other words, you are not superior because race does not exist!

Learn some history, some economics, some biology, and some clear common sense.

 

Daryl February 5th 2012 | 11:11 AM

The Missing Womens inquest and the beating of minorities on the east side and the attiude of past senior VPD officers (and current ones) speaks to no-lessons learned. Look at them, a bunch of white guys in charge of Vancouver,we should get this Mayor out and put more divesity in at the top .maybe then we could make the VPD and other departments more represenative of our community. I'm tired of the white people trying to explain away all of the murders in the Missing women inquest, was anyone of colour sitting at the table deciding on their fate or was it a bunch of white guys from bedroom communities putting death sentences on people of colour and the poor.Wake up Robertson and Jim Chu and all you other so called city leaders, like Penny Ballem.

Lee April 15th 2012 | 7:19 PM
Anti-racist wrote:

 First of all, white countries are being "overtaken" by non-whites because you detroyed our own lands in Africa, Asia, etc. Japan doesn't have immigrants because they don't need them! The Canadian economy DEPENDS on immigrants. Immigration=labour=profit. You don't have enough of a labour force to make this country run. So you OWE us for your own wellbeing -- for being doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, taxi drivers, factory workers, business owners, etc. Your economy would not even exist without us. And therefore you owe us all the entitlements every other Canadian has, which means equal rights for us too. 

Secondly, this is NOT your land. Canada belongs to First Nations people, keyword: FIRST. So for you to even argue that Canada is WHITE is a misnomer. 

And this is the 21st century, human migration existed over a million years ago. So get used to it! 

Lastly, race is a human construction. There is no biological proof that any "race" is different from another in human DNA. Racism was created to colonize people of colour, i.e. by white supremacists. In other words, you are not superior because race does not exist!

Learn some history, some economics, some biology, and some clear common sense.

 

Africa was destroyed by White people?  So it was a sprawling paradise before Europeans arrived?  And you have evidence of this?

As to immigration improving Canada, that is nonsense.  Canada would be better if it remained mostly White.  Like Japan, Canada needs no immigration.

Race doesn't exist yet Canada belonged to "First Nations" who apparently do not exist according to you?  Makes sense.

In reality, almost all of the infrastructure and the institutions in Canada were created by people of European descent.  And if you hate White people so much - who "do not exist"  - then stay in your third world dump countries.  Then you will never have to see any White people.

Lee April 15th 2012 | 7:19 PM

Gray wrote:
@JR. You are correct. I have actually found this article on a link in one of there threads! These people have the IQ of a turnip and clearly have no life to speak of. They have there own mantra 'anti racist is a code word for anti white' which they parrot till there blue in the face, which is quite funny cos i thought they only like 'whites'. lol. At the end of the day these people are just pathetic. I mean come on they can hardly raise over $3000 a month for there sad little forum. I raised more than that in a week for the victims of Haiti. There IQ is clearly related to there income which dosent say much does it. Stay human love from the UK. I support No One Is Illegal in London.

Try refuting some of the comments at hand.

Also, go move to Haiti immediately.

Jancandy June 27th 2012 | 3:15 PM
Im mixed white race and my ancestors came to canada in 1630. We are the first canadians and started the fur trade with the natives. When I was growing up my city was 99 % white and my h igh school only had 10 minorities. Everyone was happy and respectful at that time. Now canada has turned to the dogs thanks to massive 3rd world immigration. Why dont some of these nonwhites stay in their home countries and try to make things better there??? We dont wnat to hear other languages spoken only english (unless your in quebec). Its highly offensive!! Use deodorant please. And use mouthwash- I had garlic breath on my bus sy stem!
Trigger July 21st 2013 | 3:15 PM

I lived and worked in Toronto, Kingston (Jamaica), London UK, Holland, USA and many other countries as a consultant.  In every country, without exception, black crime was dominant.  The crimes were violent, mugging, stabbings, shootings, rapes etc.  In Scandanavia, they have an epidemic of rapes, but none of these, none, have been committed by locals, they have all been committed by Asian and black immigrants.  I saw Toronto change from a peaceful city (boring but peaceful)  in the 1960s to a black crime riven city with no go areas and white flight in the current times.  Trudeau ruined Canada through immigration and we need to stop it.  These people bring third world poverty, crime, reproduction numbers and benefit reliance.  They are not the hard working, risk taking immigrants of yesteryear.  They are crooks and spongers who their own countries are glad to see gone.

Jcanada August 31st 2013 | 7:19 PM

The next thing I will be proposing is for the Maritimes to have a seperate state and its already being talked about. We would leave canada since canada left us 50 years ago and joint the US eastern seaboard, since most of our trade is to and from the US, not much is from quebec. Our workers are not allowed to work in quebec anyhow. We would be classified as a distinct society since we were the founding people of canada long before Ontario ever existed and we have the first incoroprated city in canada called saint john which was incorporated in 1767 I believe. We could bring back the 50% or more of the population we lost to the rest of canada and even the US.

Canadian1 September 12th 2013 | 4:16 PM

Hello All, 

Simply put, racist people have a lack of education and love in their lives. 

My mother was from Germany (raised Catholic) and my father First Nations( spoke the language). They met after the war when my father was stationed in Germany,  and so really, I consider myself pure Canadian and everything that Canada embodies, despite the corruption and racism that manages to leach out.  Over-all Canada outwardly attempts to embody non racism.  My mother's second husband, , was a former German SS soldier and he claimed he even shook Hitler's hand, as a child soldier. 

Some of the worst jealousy and racism I have experienced has been from pretty blonde women (stealthiest) and from some First Nations people themselves.  Ironically, a lot of blonde men have been attracted to me and I have heard blonde men say, they don't like blonde women and I also have heard the same from blonde women, that they don't prefer blonde men, either. I am discriminated against by white people because of my native roots and discriminated against by aboriginal, because of my white roots.  On a whole, most people are civilized, while hiding their racist disposition. Unfortunately, a lot of racist people are in government and the higher up you go, the worse it gets. 

It was "caucasian" countries, that after becoming overpopulated and full of rodents and disease, (England, France,Holland, Spain) that ventured out and forced themselves on other countries and races, so there should be no complaints from the colonizing countries for accommodating those peoples for citizenship, whom they encroached upon  "It is a two way street." 

If I ever get the chance to take this country to the U.N. for racism, as I plan on doing, I would ask that Darwinism be taken out of the education system, because it's teachings promote racism, making people from primitive tribes feel like they are closer to the monkey and that white skin is high up on the evolutionary ladder.  Not true.  In fact, the blonder one is, the closer they are, biologically, to their African roots, because the first white people were actually albinos out of Africa, who were banished from the tribe and forced to move north. Atrocities against Albino children, our "white root," are still seen today, where their arms and legs are cut off and used for potions  of "good luck" in their rituals.  So do not forget Caucasian man and woman, where your roots came from and that is from Africa, the cradle of civilization.  Furthermore, it was God that helped the Albinos move along and gave them a "lamp" to guide them in their trek.  In fact, if you look at some white people  and paint them black, they look no different than some African tribal peoples. This is all a test to see how much respect one has, to the breath of life, which is God's breath, which he has breathed into every soul on earth.  Whenever white supremacists hurt another soul, including themselves, they are hurting God.  So be careful, because when you hurt another soul, you are biting the hand that feeds you.  Furthermore, a hateful and jealous personality, kills the soul. Sow goodness, you will have life, sow badness, you will have death.

Unfortunately, for the white supremacist, science has taught us that blue eyes and blonde hair is a recessive gene, which means it is weak and the earth spits them out.  They are not compatible with the earth and are prone to all sorts of diseases, including cancers of the skin and their only hope of surviving, in the long run, as nature has taught us, is if they procreate with the more naturally desirable dark skinned race.  

Racist people don't have a place in Canada, because we, as a country, are comprised of all cultures who contribute to this country. We are an  example for the human race to encumber all the beauty that the world has to offer, even from blondes.  One of my motos is, " If you want to be racist, go back to your original country, and be a racist against us there.  Don't come here and ruin it for us.  Go back to your own roots of your  own country and see how long they will put up with you. If it wasn't for racism, Canada would be so much more sophisticated today. We would all be enjoying a much nicer refined culture, with civilized people and happiness. 

I was raised by a German, Married to a French from France for 24 years, and am visibly native.  My strong European influence has made me a prime candidate for jealous racist women, especially pretty racist blondes,  and I have been nothing but stalked ( a stalking that lasts for years and is motivated by competition) It is a social sickness on their behalf and hopefully, they and the men that go for them, will fade out of existence, or move to that Island, where only blondes are allowed and where they are all so in love with themselves.

Subtle as the snake, they are, but not all blondes.  Just the spiritually impoverished, uneducated racist blonde, who you will find at the highest level of government. My mother was blonde, and so were two of my children.  I love them dearly. Just beware of the racist blondes and their racist agenda..