Ont. court to hear ‘driving while black’ appeal; man blames gun conviction on racial profiling

TORONTO — Ontario’s highest court will hear an appeal today from a man who argues his gun offence conviction is a result of racial profiling.

Richard Steele’s lawyers say in a factum filed with the court that Steele’s trial judge erred in failing to properly consider evidence of racial profiling in finding him guilty…

…An Ontario Superior Court justice convicted Steele in 2010 of concealing a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat of his mother’s car after being pulled over in Hamilton. There were four black men in the car and Steele alleges he’s a victim of driving while black…

h/t Marvin

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