Crime Stoppers to send out a strong message: No room for hate in our communities
By Blue Line Staff
By Blue Line Staff
Dec. 14, 2021, Grey-Bruce, Ont. – Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is giving citizens the opportunity to eliminate hate and racism in their communities and is instituting a promotional campaign across the twin counties encouraging witnesses to anonymously call in information about racism or hate-based groups or individuals.
“When someone spreads hate, they may do it from the shadows but don’t wish to be anonymous regarding the targets of their hatred,” says Peter Reid, Chair of the Board of Directors for Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce. “Their intent is to dehumanize an individual or group and to sway the opinions of others. The more they pass along this hate the less anonymous they become. Sometimes all it takes is one anonymous tip to shine a light and put an end to it.”
A report released on November 3, 2021, by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation concluded that, “this country may now be at an important juncture, and the next two years might well prove to be a critical period of reckoning,” for race relations in Canada.
To report this activity, without being publicly identified, Crime Stoppers offers the opportunity to make a difference. By calling Crime Stoppers your identity is secure and confidential and the information passed along will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency for follow-up. Crime Stoppers will even pay a cash reward if it leads to an arrest.
Citizens who may feel victimized by a hate crime or have witnessed a hate crime are encourage to do the following:
If they feel threatened physically call police emergency at 9-1-1.
If they witnessed the incident and have information regarding the perpetrator, call 9-1-1.
The Crime Stoppers option – If they wish to report information that may lead to an arrest, but wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Their identity will be kept completely confidential and the information supplied handed over to the appropriate law enforcement agency. They can also report using our P3 ap on your mobile device or via our website at CSTIP.CA
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce are seeking funding for this pilot program. This program sends a strong message that there is no room for racism and hatred in these communities.
(For more information on the Hate Is Not Anonymous program go to www.CSTIP.ca)