BADC joins growing call to fire Peel Chief Jennifer Evans

Peel Chief JENNIFER EVANS
By Admin 12.10.2016

By TOM GODFREY One of Toronto’s foremost police watchdog groups has joined some Peel residents in demanding the removal from office of that region’s Chief of Police, Jennifer Evans, who they say is widely mistrusted in the Black community. Evans …

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BADC recognized for social justice advocacy

By Admin 12.10.2016

By TOM GODFREY The venerable Black Action Defense Committee (BADC) has been presented with a prestigious award for its long-standing work in trying to stop unwarranted police violence against young men in the Black community. The police watchdog group was …

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Observers blaming carding for Jermaine Carby’s death

By Tom Godfrey 18.05.2016

By TOM GODFREY Many people in the community believe Jermaine Carby would be alive today if he wasn’t carded that fatal night by Peel police officers. Activists and residents are keeping a close eye on a coroner’s inquest in Peel …

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Is it time to get rid of the SIU?

By Arnold Auguste 11.05.2016

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor Silly us! We always thought that the job of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was to objectively examine encounters between police and civilians which lead to, among other things, the death of a member …

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Tory’s effort to choose our leaders have failed

By Arnold Auguste 27.04.2016

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor Mayor John Tory knows what is better for us than we do. Or so he thought. So when the young people leading Black Lives Matter-Toronto (BLM-TO) demanded a meeting with him to discuss issues …

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Old, new generations of Black activists stand together

By Tom Godfrey 13.04.2016

By TOM GODFREY The chanting, protests and marches against racism and police shootings of Blacks have not changed much over the years but the face and tactics of our activists have evolved. In days gone by it took weeks of …

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Community awaits new anti-carding laws

By Tom Godfrey 24.02.2016

By TOM GODFREY Any day now we are expecting new anti-carding laws that will govern how young Blacks are treated this summer at the hands of police during street checks in Toronto. Many in the community cannot wait for the …

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BADC calls for review of carding incidents against Black men

By Tom Godfrey 17.09.2015

All suspected incidents of carding by police against young Black men should be reviewed and charges dropped or withdrawn against them if the stop is deemed illegal, says a leading group that advocates against the practice.

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Forum participants call for end to carding

By Tom Godfrey 09.09.2015

At the final public consultation held to draft a new street-check policy, politicians and Police Chief Mark Saunders were told bluntly that carding must be eliminated.

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