War of words erupts between CTV reporter Marci Ien Toronto police over

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Marci Ien wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this week alleging racism played a role in her traffic stop outside her home — the third such incident, she says, in the past eight months. (COLIN MCCONNELL / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Twittercenter_img Advertisement A war of words has erupted between Toronto police and a broadcast journalist who claims she was pulled over because she is black.Marci Ien, a co-host for CTV’s The Social, wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this week alleging racism played a role in her recent traffic stop outside her home.“For the third time in eight months, I was being questioned by a police officer — and I had broken no law,” Ien wrote in the piece published on Monday. “If you are black in Canada, you are subject to a different standard and, often, seemingly, different laws.”Good morning. I wrote that the officer said I didn’t stop. If I did something wrong than I expect a ticket not special treatment. https://t.co/Mcov4iXxSa— Marci Ien (@MarciIen) February 27, 2018 Advertisement Senior Toronto police officers have since taken to social media to dispute her version of events, saying video shows Ien failed to stop at a stop sign and that her race wasn’t visible until after the officer pulled her over.last_img

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Marci Ien wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this week alleging racism played a role in her traffic stop outside her home — the third such incident, she says, in the past eight months. (COLIN MCCONNELL / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Twittercenter_img Advertisement A war of words has erupted between Toronto police and a broadcast journalist who claims she was pulled over because she is black.Marci Ien, a co-host for CTV’s The Social, wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail this week alleging racism played a role in her recent traffic stop outside her home.“For the third time in eight months, I was being questioned by a police officer — and I had broken no law,” Ien wrote in the piece published on Monday. “If you are black in Canada, you are subject to a different standard and, often, seemingly, different laws.”Good morning. I wrote that the officer said I didn’t stop. If I did something wrong than I expect a ticket not special treatment. https://t.co/Mcov4iXxSa— Marci Ien (@MarciIen) February 27, 2018 Advertisement Senior Toronto police officers have since taken to social media to dispute her version of events, saying video shows Ien failed to stop at a stop sign and that her race wasn’t visible until after the officer pulled her over.last_img

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