Clarification of statement

By Admin 18.05.2016

Dear Editor: Thank you for your article of May 11, 2016 entitled “Peel Police Setting Example by Banning Carding”. I would like to clarify two points. The new procedures replace the previous Street Checks. Peel Police Services Board is proud …

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Peel police association responds to carding story

By Admin 18.05.2016

Dear Editor: Allow me to clarify some of your information (May 12, 2016 issue). Carding is not banned. The Police Services Board is not ‘banning’ carding. The provincial regulations are not proposing that carding be banned. This latest move by …

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Time for cops to stop scapegoating Blacks

By Arnold Auguste 04.05.2016

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor Because Toronto police officers are no longer allowed, legally, to stop, question and search innocent Black people going about their legitimate business, the city is going to hell in a handbasket. Crime is rampant, …

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Deputy Chief Sloly’s candor refreshing

By Admin 20.01.2016

By PATRICK HUNTER Wow! was not the first expression that came to mind when I read Betsy Powell’s article in the Toronto Star on Monday. Holy…, and I’ll leave you to guess what the second word was. The article’s headline …

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Request carding information, newspaper urges

By Admin 20.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY Members of the community who have had encounters with police are being urged to send away for information that Toronto or other police forces may have collected on them from carding or other street check activities. A …

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Innocents caught in police database

By Admin 13.01.2016

While the province looks at how best to reconfigure police interference of private citizens in the practice of street checks, it should not be forgotten that the legacy of the practice continues to wreak havoc in the lives of many …

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Activists pleased by introduction of laws banning carding

Minister YASIR NAQVI
By Admin 13.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY Community leaders and activists say they are pleased that new laws to ban the police carding of minority youth are being introduced as early as March this year. They applauded moves by the Ontario government to end …

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Carding highlighted turbulent year for community, cops

By Admin 29.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY It was a busy and hectic year for our community as we continue to fight for a level playing field when it comes to police and race relations in Toronto. There were dozens of shootings in 2015 …

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A community response to carding regulations

By Admin 17.12.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER The African Canadian Legal Clinic gathered some organizations and individuals together to formulate a combined response to the recently tabled regulations on “carding” or street checks. At a news conference, they outlined some of the highlights of …

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Activists call for further changes to proposed anti-carding laws

By ed 17.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY Community activists and anti-carding groups say provincial guidelines to eliminate street checks are a step in the right direction but more have to be done by police to end the controversial practice. Members of the African Canadian …

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