Fiscal management vs public disgrace

By Pat Watson 02.04.2014

By PAT WATSON   Isn’t it ironic that the message that so many in this city have been clamoring for in terms of lowering the cost to run the city comes in the uncouth personality of someone who shamelessly flouts …

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An Open Letter to the Toronto Police Services Board

By Admin 02.04.2014

Many people, especially young Black males, are very frequently stopped by Toronto police officers and “carded” (in the sense that information obtained by questioning them is retained by the Toronto Police Service on any or all of cards, memo books, …

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No to carding compromises

By Admin 19.03.2014

New recommendations coming from the Toronto Police Service Board (TPSB) suggest their aim is to slowly wean police off the practice of street stops or carding with an incremental approach. At least, it looks that way from the latest proposal to reform the practice.

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Lawsuit against police expanded to include Ontario gov’t

By Admin 11.12.2013

A $200-million class-action lawsuit filed by members of the Black community against Toronto and Peel police forces for alleged racial profiling and carding has now been expanded to include the Ontario government and its top cop.

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Volunteer police officer honoured for his service

Auxiliary Inspector Derron Lawrence
By Admin 04.12.2013

Being stopped and questioned by police on a few occasions when he lived in Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods were certainly not positive experiences for Derron Lawrence. However, he did not allow that to prevent him from working with the police.

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Police Board must end carding

By Admin 20.11.2013

On the same day that the Black Action Defence Committee (BADC) announced a $65-million racial profiling class action lawsuit against the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Toronto Police Service Board, the board held a public meeting at city hall to get input on what to do about police carding and racial profiling.

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‘Carding’ by any other name…

By Patrick Hunter 20.11.2013

By PATRICK HUNTER   Alok Mukherjee is the Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. He has come up with a number of suggestions for the Board to consider imposing on the Toronto Police Service (TPS) to curtail the impact …

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