Police body camera initiative scrutinized by community

By Admin 20.05.2015

By TOM GODFREY The jury is out on whether new body cameras being worn by Toronto Police will help with carding issues or bring about much-needed changes in the community. None of our community leaders were jumping with joy over …

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Carding would end if was found to focus on other than Blacks

By Lennox Farrell 20.05.2015

The Toronto Police policy and practice of “carding Black males” is an eye-opener; an “aha” opportunity adding greater insight to sight already there. It is one of those occasions, usually rare, when one sees with greater clarity a reality that’s …

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Canada’s history of treating Blacks as brutal as the U.S.

By Murphy Browne 20.05.2015

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) Howard Joel Munroe was 20 years old when he was stabbed to death on Monday, May 21, 2001 while attending a Victoria Day celebration in Kitchener, Ontario. Munroe was brutally slain at Victoria Park in …

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A.B.L.E. responds to Share’s query on its effectiveness

By Admin 20.05.2015

Dear Editor: On behalf of the men and women from our community who serve, protect, and correct I would like to commend you and Share for being a significant voice of advocacy within our community. It is community organizations and …

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Carding not only issue affecting community

By Patrick Hunter 20.05.2015

A long time ago, when I first approached Al Hamilton, then publisher of Contrast, to write a column for the newspaper, my selling point was to help our community better understand what was happening at the provincial government level. So, …

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Carding? Then turn off your lapel camera

By Pat Watson 20.05.2015

One hundred Toronto police officers are now wearing lapel cameras in a one-year pilot project, apparently testing out three different types. Fine. Given how the bad behaviour of too many police officers is affecting the Black community, the community of …

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Fight carding by refusing to talk to the cops

By Admin 20.05.2015

By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA “We are creating a society where youth are afraid of police even to the point of hatred. You don’t have enough guns and Tasers to control a society that hates police.”   Kingsley Gilliam, Black Action …

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New chief should test his support in service

By Arnold Auguste 14.05.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
It has been suggested to me that members of the community, meaning the Black community, should support the city’s new police chief.
The message, I guess, is that because he is Black, he deserves our support. It might also be meant to suggest that if he fails, it would look bad on us.

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Carding is premised on racial stereotyping

By Lennox Farrell 14.05.2015

Carding is a phenomenon that is multi-dimensional, has several moving parts, and varying perspectives. From a bird’s-eye view, as a crime-fighting policy it is counter-Constitutional. From ground-level as a crime-fighting procedure, it is counter-productive. From our historic struggles in the …

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