Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Disrespect" during traffic stops

Deaf drivers say they've been mistreated by Winnipeg police. Jenna Irwin told the CBC, "I think sometimes the police officers just don't want to take the time or make the effort to communicate with us. I think we all want to be treated equally. We want to feel as though we're the same as everybody else, and communication is very important. Eye contact is very important. I'm not too sure why they would assume we should be treated any differently just because we're deaf." Below is a CBC News video report.