Blair’s carding policy sanctions racial profiling

By Arnold Auguste 15.04.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
Carding is racial profiling. Or the result of racial profiling. Or the result of racial profiling as it is practiced by some members of the Toronto Police Service.
When Police Chief Bill Blair announced early in his tenure as the head of the country’s largest municipal police force that racial profiling did exist, we thought it meant that he was going to do something about it.
Silly us!

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We support Sloly for chief because he is the best candidate

By Admin 08.04.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor In an article published in both Share and Pride Newsmagazine last week, Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya, explained why he didn’t believe the naming of a Black chief of the Toronto Police Service would solve problems …

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Chief Blair gives finger to the Black community

By Patrick Hunter 01.04.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER On his way out the door, the Chief of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) has essentially given the finger to the Black community. In spite of your protests and condemnations, Black community, the Toronto Police Service will …

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Black police chief is not a solution to police violence

By Admin 01.04.2015

By AJAMU NANGWAYA, PhD As a member of the African-Canadian community, I am quite puzzled by the exuberant display of irrationality and misplaced expectations by some African-Canadians over the possibility of the appointment of either Deputy Chief Peter Sloly or …

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Much riding on Chief’s Blair’s response to board

By Arnold Auguste 18.03.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor In its efforts to respond to the serious concerns of the community regarding such issues as carding in particular and policing in general, the Toronto Police Services Board formulated a policy on community contacts …

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Committed to finding the most qualified individual

By Admin 11.03.2015

Dear Nakeita: Thank you very much for your correspondence regarding the recruitment of a new Chief for the Toronto Police Service (TPS). As a member of the Toronto Police Service Board, I am committed to finding the most qualified individual …

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Peter Sloly best choice as next police chief

Deputy Chief PETER SLOLY
By Arnold Auguste 25.02.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor There is an ever-increasing sense that the next chief of the Toronto Police Service should be a person of colour. But not just any person of colour.   The prevailing wisdom by many who …

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TPS should adopt policy banning queries on immigration status

By Admin 25.02.2015

By TOM GODFREY Some community members are breathing easier as a long-awaited City of Toronto Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell initiative seems to be getting closer to becoming a policy for our police service.   The policy of not asking residents …

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The new police chief of Toronto

By Patrick Hunter 25.02.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER There are many things about the City of Toronto that put it in a unique category in Canada. It is the country’s largest city. It has a population of about two million. Its demographic is by far …

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