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Plus, people of colour don’t have the luxury of hopping out of their skins to avoid carding by police; why booze is a bigger problem than meth in the queer community; and more vegan misconceptions Read more

Letters To The Editor

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Police unions are not opposed to doing away with carding, but want to hold onto the ability to stop and question people – even if they are not the subjects of a criminal investigation Read more

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Latest Ford fiasco illustrates that on issues of race, Tory's own record is one of, at times, dubious distinction Read more

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Time to redress the harm done to thousands of Black youth who have life-limiting criminal records because of pot Read more

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In pushing out Cole, the paper has dishonoured the work of its pioneering reporters who had documented the harms of police carding – and lost its strongest voice on race issues, writes Landsberg Read more

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Jonathan Goldsbie

Former chief Bill Blair was all for purging info collected on innocent people - most of them young Black men - during street checks, so why has Mark Saunders reneged? Read more

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Police chief Mark Saunders has promised a "thorough investigation" of police arrest and Tasering of man caught on cellphone camera, but it's doubtful there would have been without the video evidence Read more

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Supporting Kellie Leitch's Conservative Party leadership bid does not align with the values the Toronto Police Services Board chair espoused to me at the height of the storm around racial profiling Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Some of the province's new regulations around street checks have already come into effect, but others have not. Here's a working list of what to do if you're stopped. Read more

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The mayor emerged from last Saturday's meeting with black community reps bloodied by his mishandling of Black Lives Matter demands, but what exactly does the group want to achieve? Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Ontario government's own statement reveals glaring dichotomy in new rules on police street checks  Read more

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It's called the Police Services Act, and the province's efforts to reform the law will be tested in even bigger ways than carding Read more

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In certain ways, the world got worse this year. But in other respects, there was gradual tiptoeing toward justice and compassion, reasons to have hope amid the greater unease. Read more

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The province says it wants to ban carding, but activists worry new regulations would barely change a thing Read more

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From knowing your rights during a police stop to an app that guides you through your next drug trip, local tech developers have you covered Read more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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Vanessa Samuel

Mayor John Tory's bungling forced the province to step up and rein in police over random street checks, but the new rules may not go far enough to end abuses Read more

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Zach Ruiter

At election-night victory party, supporters mull over former Toronto top cop's rap sheet on carding and G20. Member of Liberals' candidate search committee says he made a "pragmatic" choice in backing Blair. Read more

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At his only real debate, the police chief-turned-Liberal candidate gets hammered on his record Read more

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In the 60s, black activists knew that a protest rally was not a party, but that it should lead to a party - a political one Read more

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