Ethnic vilification: fear, hate and political gamesmanship

By Pat Watson 03.06.2015

Stephen Harper, pragmatic arch-conservative and the current prime minister of Canada, has put a considerable amount of resources, meaning tax dollars and legal maneuverings, into denying legal rights to Canadian-born Omar Khadr. Khadr, now 28, has just been released from …

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Support the good cops and clean up the force

By Arnold Auguste 28.05.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
On his show on HBO two Fridays ago, one of Bill Maher’s guests, rapper Killer Mike, raised a question about good cops that is worth repeating.
Killer Mike’s question was, if most of the cops are good cops, how come they don’t rat out the bad ones?

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Celebrating Guyana’s 49th anniversary of independence

By Murphy Browne 28.05.2015

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) In Guyana on May 26, 1966, the Union Jack (British national flag) was lowered and the Golden Arrowhead (national flag of Guyana) was raised, signifying the end of British rule. The Guyana national anthem, “Dear …

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Carding system spurs loss of goodwill towards TPS

By Tom Godfrey 28.05.2015

By TOM GODFREY Some members of the community are already searching for political allies and supporters to help overturn the controversial Toronto police practice of carding that is causing a lot of tension in the city. Chief Mark Saunders wasted …

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We can be our worse enemies

By Patrick Hunter 28.05.2015

What I am about to comment on is painful in many respects. It’s a little like “dirty linen washing in public”. It’s about some of the people we respect for their outspokenness and the sense of progressiveness and who fail …

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People in charge ‘do not respect the Black community’

By Admin 28.05.2015

Dear Editor: Thank you so much for the profound way in which you have been covering the racial profiling/carding/John Tory/Bill Blair/Police Services Board issue. I totally agree with you and hope you will continue to stand with us on this …

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Low-income housing? Not in my neighbourhood

By Pat Watson 28.05.2015

To begin with, I am not a property owner, so that makes my bias upfront and clear. I am a renter and am in the same boat as most Toronto renters who on average pay 50 per cent and upwards …

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Carding ‘breaks all rules of fair, just society’

By Admin 28.05.2015

Dear Mr. Auguste: Thanks for exposing the dangers and systemic inequality of the current carding policy being practiced by the Toronto police force, in your recent articles and editorials in the Share newspaper. This illegal and morally bankrupt policing policy …

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Dear Mr. Auguste:

By Admin 28.05.2015

Good day to you.
I have never written to a newspaper, but as a Black woman I feel compelled to do so now.

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Carding gives cops more leeway than their regular police powers

By Arnold Auguste 20.05.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
The police do not want to end carding because they say it is an important part of their effort to fight crime and keep the city safe.
The real reason they don’t want to stop carding, though, is that it gives them more latitude to stop, question and document people who they might not have reasonable cause to stop and question with the already immense powers and authority they have under the Criminal Code.

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