Youth in Policing Initiative grads lauded

Mary Anne Chambers with YIPI graduates Zubair Abdelur and Travis Williams
By Admin 26.08.2015

Bullied in her first month in high school and on the verge of succumbing to peer pressure, Bibi Hakim joined the Trust 15 community youth initiative started by Toronto District School Board educational assistant, Marcia Brown.

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ACLC response to statements denying racism in TPS

By Admin 13.08.2015

The following release was written by the African Canadian Legal Clinic in response to the Toronto Police Association’s recent statements on anti-Black racism in the Toronto Police Service. In two recent articles published by the Toronto Star, Mike McCormack, the …

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Why are y’all so excited over John Tory’s neo-carding scheme?

By Admin 15.06.2015

Carding is similar to New York’s “stop and frisk” practice. It is a repressive tool used by the cops to stop, question, document and store personal information of people in non-criminal encounters. This surveillance instrument is disproportionately used against Afrikans and other racialized people. It is mainly deployed against members of the working class.

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Carding is sometimes accompanied by physical abuse

By Arnold Auguste 14.06.2015

I have been a journalist in this community for more than 42 years and, as far back as I can remember, Black people have always complained about how they were mistreated by Toronto police officers. Mostly White officers but some Black officers too.

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Jamaican Canadian Association’s resolution on carding

By Admin 03.06.2015

Protesting carding, racial profiling and anti-Black racism.by the Toronto Police Service Whereas: The members of the Jamaican-Canadian Association absolutely abhors the practice of the Toronto Police Service where its members arbitrarily stop, question, record and store individual’s personal information in …

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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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Blair – retiring to Parliament?

By Patrick Hunter 29.04.2015

I kept thinking – I’m going to ignore this, I’m going to ignore this. In the end, as you see, I am not. I can’t. The former chief of the Toronto Police Service announced, one day after shedding the uniform, …

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Young hero honoured for bravery

Gelila Aedmsu with her proud parents Mengistu (r) and Fanuybirhen
By Admin 22.04.2015

Waking up to find her mother lying unresponsive on the floor of the family’s residence prompted immediate and decisive action by nine-year-old Gelila Aedmasu.

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New chief determined to restore public trust

By Admin 22.04.2015

Toronto’s first Black police chief-designate, Mark Saunders, admits he has a tough job ahead of him as he meets with members of the community still irate about a new racial profiling and carding policy.

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