Last Sunday, Rusten Sheskey, a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, fired seven shots at point-blank range into the back of 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake.
In the wake of a number of murders committed by police in the United States and Canada, CUPW joins an ever-important number of voices that are calling to defund the police.
In 2013, Godfred Addai-Nyamekye suffered a vicious attack at the hands of a Calgary police officer. A new film explores his story and the need for police accountability.
Justice Joseph Di Luca found off-duty Toronto police officer Michael Theriault guilty of assault but not aggravated assault. Christian, his brother, was found not guilty of aggravated assault.
Police officers carry the name, but don't monopolize the practice. Policing is structurally integral to all of our institutions, and is carried out both "benevolently" and violently.
As law enforcement and public institutions face scrutiny following incidents of police violence, we might gain insight into the true omnipresence of injustice by hearing stories from our peers.
A person in mental distress needs to know they will be safe. Changing the way public bodies respond to those in distress could save lives.
Recent examples of police brutality against racialized peoples highlight the importance of sustaining calls to defund the police.
A set of tools to move towards real changes in policing.
Perhaps not all police will be interested in transformative change, but, if the case for change is properly worded and properly argued, there are some police who could be important allies.