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Michael Watier

The inflexibility of the structures of the Toronto police and its civilian overseers on the Toronto Police Service Board, does not – cannot – allow for the democratic civic engagement and analysis necessary to realize constructive change more

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Michael Watier

The inflexibility of the structures of the Toronto police and its civilian overseers on the Toronto Police Service Board, does not – cannot – allow for the democratic civic engagement and analysis necessary to realize constructive change more

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How many pissed-off activists will it take to affect change? We sit on panels and committees with police, lawyers and bureaucrats to provide solutions, education and training while those in well-paid positions outnumber – and ignore – us more

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Tanja-Tiziana

There is a heralding of “new” judicial training and the difference it will make in sex assault cases, but let’s not be naive more

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Judge's brutal behaviour at the appeal hearing of Mandi Gray's rapist is the latest evidence that, win or lose, it's the targets of sexual assault who end up paying the biggest price more

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Kathryn Borel did what police, lawyers, Crown attorneys and judges ­refused to do: she held Jian Ghomeshi publicly accountable. Now let’s take our resistance in more creative directions more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Rape and sexual assault is a job-creation industry for too many of our institutions, including some of the feminist ones and especially the legal ones more

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We need to change the justice system if we want the Ghomeshi trial to become a "watershed moment" more

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So where are women to go from here? There's talk of establishing a sexual assault court as a solution. But laws governing the crime remain the same, and who will educate lawyers about not "whacking the complainant?" more

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Tanja-Tiziana

It’s a mystery that Crown prosecutors don’t regularly call on experts to testify about the reams of ­research on why sexually assaulted women stay in relationships or erase them from memory more

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The media watching in the courtroom gasped in disbelief when the first complainant in the sexual assault trial of the century seemed so unguarded against defence tactics. But it’s not a fair fight; she’s alone. more

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Ben Spurr

This time, the standard shrill, outsize headlines and media coverage that perpetuate myths about sexual assault require careful unpacking and dissection more

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Why sexually assaulted women must have their own legal representation in court more

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