Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hate Crimes Officers in Abbotsford, B.C., Probe Man Linked to Racist Invective

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hate Crimes Officers in Abbotsford, B.C., Probe Man Linked to Racist Invective

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Abbotsford police investigate shocking racist rant

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Officers with the Abbotsford Police Department have contacted the hate crimes unit and Crown counsel as they investigate a hate-filled rant caught on video.

Sgt. Judy Bird says the disturbing incident on Friday has been posted online.

She says a man who unleashed an angry tirade was mad about a ticket issued for parking in a reserved space.

The video shows a man getting out of a truck and walking aggressively toward the person who issued the ticket and someone else who was recording the incident.

The passenger hurls a torrent of racial slurs, raising his arm and declaring a "white power" sentiment as he keeps swearing.

"When did you come to Canada?" he yells as he continues his expletive-laden tirade.

"I was born in Canada," a man replies as the passenger gets back into the truck that is slowly driven out of a parking lot as the man carries on swearing.

Bird says police are not yet certain if the initial target of the slurs was an Abbotsford bylaw officer or an employee of a private parking firm. …

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