Black man from New York applies for refugee status in Canada, fearing police brutality BY Jason Silverstein NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:56 AM A A A Share this URL cbc.ca Kyle Lydell Canty, 30, has applied for refugee status in Canada, citing his fears of police brutality. He’s gone to Canada to get away from America's cops. A black American citizen from New York State, who has several outstanding warrants, fled to the True North and has applied for refugee status, saying he fears cops at home are targeting him for his race. “They’re consistently killing black people, it’s documented, the United Nations has condemned America for their racial disparities for their police brutality,” Kyle Lydell Canty, 30, told CBC late last month. “And honestly, I kept on getting harassed by cops for no reason, false charges, false arrests — I’m not just the only one going through it. All black people in America are going through the same thing. It’s corruption.” Invoking the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, he said blacks are “being exterminated at an alarming rate” in his native land. During an Oct. 23 hearing with the country’s Immigration and Refugee Board, Canty professed: “I’m in fear of my life because I’m black. This is a well-founded fear.” Canty is right on two accounts. Blacks are almost twice as likely to be killed by police than whites, Hispanics or Latinos, according to data from The Guardian’s police deaths project, The Counted. And the United Nations has indeed censured the United States about this very fact, with the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination condemning police brutality last August during the riots in Ferguson, Mo. over Michael Brown's death.