September 05, 2017

Calgary police claim you may be part of a hate group if you listen to heavy metal

StaffRebel Columnist

Police in Calgary have given parents a list of signs that their child may be in a "hate group," and some are just downright laughable.

The questionable signs include a “sudden lack of interest in school,” “playing loud, heavy music with violent lyrics,” and “secretive behaviour”.

More sensible examples listed include “displaying Nazi propaganda” and “racist graffiti, drawings and doodling.”

One Calgary rock fan, Robert Riggs‎, spoke with The Metro saying:

“My son, he listens to heavy metal, and he’s one of the nicest kids ever, but I tend to see him lumped into a group he doesn’t belong in.”

“It’s kind of gone the way of video games cause violence and things like that. It’s not monkey see, monkey do. Kids see their parents go to work all time, and they don’t suddenly get up and find a job at seven-years-old."

Calgary police spokesman Corwin Odland defended the example listed:

“We’re not saying all people who listen to rock music are part of hate groups, but there tends to be a correlation – people who are involved with hate groups tend to be involved in that kind of music.”

While the list has been edited to remove the word 'rock', heavy metal and rock music is still implied. What about gangs who blast 'violent' rap music? Will there be a separate list for that? Just weird.

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commented 2017-09-13 17:55:15 -0400
Certain genres of music have been banned/scorned by police and authorities for centuries…..most Irish music for instance….
commented 2017-09-06 01:14:41 -0400
Newsflash…. I listen to Christian heavy metal. Stryper. Rez band. White Cross, etc. I was an elder in the church. Played in the worship band. Music feeds the soul. Every soul is different hence different styles. No matter the genre…listen to the words they are feeding themselves and that is a better indicator of what is going on in their spirit. Find your genre and then find bands that feed the soul with encouragement and all things good. You like Rap….Toby Mac is awesome. Listen to Strypers “Yahweh” song and it will clear up your thoughts on music and the spirit. Yes their are correlations. But be careful with them….when in doubt if someone is hurting or thinking of crime…ask them with genuine love how they are doing. Listen. And be there for them. Love is the secret to changing hearts, minds and soul. The most loving sweet hearts come from every correlation that society has made. Just love everyone and talk to them. If the correlation happened to be right, you just changed it by being their for them. Life is simple. Not rocket science. If someone looks like they are hurting/angry/etc…please just talk to them and ask them how they are doing. Healthy relationships (love) is the answer to prevent all bad in this world. When that fails… justice kicks in…usually by the police where they have a huge responsibility to start the process of reuniting them with the ones that will love them and bring them back to health. This is what police do. They keep society safe. Tough love it is called. Obviously they look for correlations and study profiling to help keep society safe. The intent is to help those who need help and to stop crime before it happens by correlation and profile studies. Duh….a reminder of what I just said is maybe what they need,and I think the liberal media needs to butt out and stop making stupid articals to try and create havoc in society. Support your police and they will support you. Yes/no ma’am or yes/no Sir, with respect, is all they ask to get their job done so they and you can go home safely. Don’t run, don’t hide, don’t yell at them. Shall I go on….simple…it us what they do…..they are reading you and everyone for signs. Give them good signs. Simple.
commented 2017-09-06 01:14:13 -0400
I am starting to understand why they lowered the intelligence requirements for police.
commented 2017-09-05 22:43:48 -0400
Music is forbidden in islam. So they are starting with rock, then all music will have to go. This is total insanity. Since when the police tells us what kind of music to listen to?
commented 2017-09-05 22:11:33 -0400
Canada was an easy take over…
They have full control without a shot fired.!!!
commented 2017-09-05 20:42:43 -0400
I remember when many BC schools banned the Metal Mulisha logo and products from schools. I was so confused. How on earth does a dirt bike tv show become something that will corrupt young minds? The answer: it doesn’t. My best guess is that It’s a form of misdirection and replacement
: BC schools are heavily liberal bias. If they are pulling this stunt here, then they are doing something very wrong that they are keeping quiet. And Sharia law could be it, to be honest. Liberals are pushing this destructive cult with a fervent passion, that should terrify us all. They can’t implement Islam fast enough. They want to push it on us so very badly, it keeps them up at night, i’m sure.
commented 2017-09-05 20:22:37 -0400
If Calgary police list heavy metal as part of a hate group, then how about they list rap music with violent lyrics that causes teens to become gangsters.

After all if heavy metal causes hate, then rap music causes teens to become gangsters {sarcasm}.

Get back to protecting Calgary’s citizens Police. Or is it now Securitate?
commented 2017-09-05 17:45:51 -0400
Police are becoming the enemy of the people.

Slowly but certainly it is happening.

Canada is doomed at this rate.
commented 2017-09-05 16:28:21 -0400
Since when is it the Calgary Police Services job to have opinions on anything. They don’t even uphold the law anymore. They are glorified security guards for the politicians now, they no longer protect the people who are paying their wages. Shame on them for sticking their noses in where they aren’t wanted.
This seems to be the first step, to cover for sharia law for their globalist masters.
commented 2017-09-05 16:17:52 -0400
This is nothing more than an introduction to Sharia Law, slythering thorough the woods like the great Jabberwok: Read ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’.
commented 2017-09-05 15:51:02 -0400
Karan Singh & Eric C, great posts!
commented 2017-09-05 15:33:47 -0400
“We’re not saying all people who are Muslims are terrorists, but there tends to be a correlation – people who are Muslim tend to be involved with terrorism.”
commented 2017-09-05 14:52:43 -0400
Honestly, Canada is circling the drain at this point.
commented 2017-09-05 14:43:34 -0400
Calgary police spokesman Corwin Odland defended the example listed:
“We’re not saying all people who listen to rock music are part of hate groups, but there tends to be a correlation – people who are involved with hate groups tend to be involved in that kind of music.”

What about the people who attend & listen to the imams in mosque 5 times a day openly spewing hatred towards all non-muslims??
Ban Islam & charge every muslim who has attended mosque/islamic centre in the past with hate crime.
commented 2017-09-05 14:38:08 -0400
And who’s the mayor of Calgary?? Another racist mohammedan, who’s on record telling that there are too many white males on his city hall staff and they should be replaced by the people of visible minority & special interest groups.
in saner times people like him should be barred from holding any public office.
commented 2017-09-05 14:19:11 -0400
It is true! My oldest son listened to HM as a teenager and ended up a member of 3PPCLI, paratrooper at that! When I was an auxiliary, one of the RCMP members I rode with was a big HM fan. A high school friend of my oldest son was an HM fan and guitarist, now a church elder. Can’t get much more hate filled groups than the three I mentioned: army, police and church. At least according to idiot SJW’s and their more idiotic PC enablers like the CPS senior officers.
commented 2017-09-05 13:49:48 -0400
Oops – it should be the mayor!
commented 2017-09-05 13:48:47 -0400
Nobody cares what the Calgary Police have to say. They should stick to enforcing all of our laws, no matter what colour their skin is, or what culture they are from. Go lecture the major and the police chief and stop judging those who pay your wages.