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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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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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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Rally protests carding, shows solidarity with U.S. activists

By Admin 06.05.2015

Some 500 community activists staged a noisy rally against the carding of Blacks outside Toronto Police headquarters last Saturday. The rally was also meant to show solidarity with Blacks in Baltimore who were protesting the death of Freddie Gray.

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Family traumatized by TPS raid

By Admin 15.04.2015

A North York mother says the door of her Driftwood Court apartment was allegedly smashed by Toronto Police officers in a search for drugs in which guns were pointed at her girlfriend and seven-year-old son.

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Leaders criticize anti-carding policy

JDCF president VALARIE STEELE
By Admin 08.04.2015

About 30 vocal members of the community attended a meeting at Toronto Police headquarters to speak out against a proposed anti-carding policy that many claim was “watered-down”.

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Protest against racial profiling

By Admin 25.03.2015

A noisy protest against the alleged racial profiling and carding of Black youth in the Jane-Finch community by Toronto Police was held outside 31 Division station on the weekend.

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Community disappointed in Blair’s lack of action

By Admin 18.03.2015

By TOM GODFREY Many people in our community expected more from Chief Bill Blair and are disappointed that he was unable to decree an anti-carding policy for Toronto Police officers before leaving next month.   Many people like the Chief …

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Dialogue between police and Somali community encouraging

By Admin 21.01.2015

By TOM GODFREY A strip of high-rises on Dixon Rd., near Islington Ave. is dubbed by many as “Little Mogadishu” due to the many transplanted Somali Canadians who’ve put down roots in the area.   Leaders of the community say …

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