GOLDSTEIN: What Justice Tulloch actually said about carding

The widespread confusion over what Justice Michael Tulloch said about police carding in his report released last week demonstrates why police race-crime statistics should be available to everyone.

To begin, let’s deal with what Tulloch actually said as opposed to what much of the media reported he said.

First, he did not say police have no right to stop people on the street and question them – known as street checks – if they have reasonable grounds to believe they may be involved in criminal activity, including having a gun in their possession.