World Police Officers Caught on Video Claiming 'White Man's Day is Done'
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A group of whitepolice officers have come under international scrutiny after security footage captured them lamenting that the "white man's days are done."
Footage of the unidentified Ottawa officers was posted toon Tuesday by Andrew Younis, who goes by @ttvbigdiscoenergy online. Captioned "racist police pulled up to my black friend's house to harass him," the three white officers were unaware that they were being filmed on the man's home security system.
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The video starts mid-conversation between the cops, who appear to be standing inside the home's carport, with one boldly proclaiming, "Our days are done, white man's day is done." The two other officers that "he's probably right ... he's onto something."
"The population of North America, we're [white men] the minority I think, even at this point," the first officer claims. Another chimes in with the claim that "if you put all the different groups together, North America would be majority non-white."
"You go to Toronto and every couple you see walking by is a mixed couple," the first cop alleges. "You don't see white and white people together. It's white [and] Asian, white [and] East Indian."
One officer even says he encourages his son to "find a Chinese or an Asian girl if he wants to stay in the mix."
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Additional security footage posted on Thursday shows a white woman, who is said to be dating the homeowner, arriving and entering the house after talking with the officers, who tell her to bring the man outside.
"He didn't tell us that part, we would have come here faster!" the first officer says after she enters the home. The three then hypothesize that the woman is a "dancer."
"[I] will use that as leverage, if she doesn't come out I'll take her car," one officer says, seemingly referring to getting the couple to come out of the home and talk to them. Another cop says that the man in the house is probably "tapping the keg one last time."
Younis explained in a statement to Ottawa Citizen that he and his friend agreed to post the video online "to raise awareness that this is happening in Ottawa."
"All I know is that cops were having inappropriate conversations at his place," he added.
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Since the original video has gone viral with over 57k views, the Ottawa Police Service has launched an internal investigation. In a statement to CBC News, a spokesperson said that "such statements are not consistent with the values of the Ottawa Police Service and they have no place in the policing profession."
"Regardless of the intent, the comments expressed in the video have negatively impacted community members and service members," the representative added. "The comments are offensive and they have further eroded public trust as well as internal morale."
Younis told Ottawa Citizen that while the issue needed to be addressed, he does not believe the officers should be severely punished. "I believe in reform: I believe the Ottawa police do an incredible job in the community," he said. "l believe this is one person who is misinformed and needs guidance and needs help."
Viewers are divided about the comments the officers made. While some were appalled and found the conversation to be "scary," others responded in their defense, with one going so far as to say, "I ain't hear nothing wrong, and didn't hear a single negative opinion."
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