Columnists
Minneapolis Police guard the third precinct during unrest surrounding the murder of George Floyd, May 2020. Image credit: Chad Davis/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Derek Chauvin is going to prison for George Floyd's murder largely due to the actions and testimony of bystanders. Let their courage inspire the national adoption of the duty of police to intervene.
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Black Lives Matter activists at an uprising in Washington D.C. in June, 2020. Image: Koshu Kunii/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | 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.
Podcast
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David Peck | 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.
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Khadijah Kanji | 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.
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Toronto City Hall. Image: Ken Lund/Flickr
Rick Salutin | 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.
Columnists
Police at the June 6, 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto. (Image: Photo by Mitchel Raphael)
Monia Mazigh | Recent examples of police brutality against racialized peoples highlight the importance of sustaining calls to defund the police.
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Police in Toronto in 2009. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | A set of tools to move towards real changes in policing.
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Police officer at a Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstration in June, 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Francis Carbonu | 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.
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Ejaz Choudry. (Image: Submitted)
Paul Salvatori | 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.
Columnists
Police at a Toronto Black Lives Matter rally. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Bill Blaikie | 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.
Podcast
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Scott Neigh | Sarah Jama talks about disability justice, large-scale mutual aid during the pandemic, and the struggle against anti-Black racism and police brutality.
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Police officer at a Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Maya Bhullar | Much needed community support services have faced cuts while the total operating expenditures of police forces have generally increased for over two decades.