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Police called on Black family in Ontario, raising concerns of racism

ONTARIO – The mother with her newborn baby strapped to her chest watched her young children zoom happily across the grounds of Aiken Elementary School on their toy four-wheelers.

Suddenly, two police cars appeared, converging on the family.

Cydney Cooke, the mother, was stunned to learn a passerby had called police, reporting her children.

To her, it was another instance where she suspected her family’s race – Black – may have triggered the call in June . . .

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