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Retired black Halifax police officer opens up about racism on the force

When Rick Smith remembers his 30 years with the Halifax Police Department (as it was known prior to amalgamation in 1996), he can't help but think of all the racism he encountered. He joined the force in 1968 when he was 18 and was one of only two black officers at the time.

February 21, 2017  By Anjula Patil

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