Mrrzy, you're wrong about the vulnerability of even the white homeless when confronting cops. Even in kinder, gentler Canada, all homeless folks, but especially men, need to be extremely careful around cops. By careful, I mean obedient. Failure to comply easily results in arrest for "contempt of cop". Getting arrested isn't getting shot, but it's still humiliating and dangerous -- bad things happen in police custody and the remand cells of local jails. It can also easily result in confiscation and/or destruction of whatever possessions a homeless person has managed to hang onto.
Hey, Lost Chicken. Welcome to the tribe.