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Samuel Engelking

Youth who are at highest risk of entering gang life can be identified quite early, but are we intervening in effective ways? more

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Cheol Joon Baek

With relations with the union representing Toronto police at a new low and Premier Doug Ford bent on reversing hard-fought gains against carding, which way will Tory turn on efforts to modernize the force? more

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A 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman have died after a lone gunman opened fire in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood on July 22. more

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Saunders was deputy chief in charge of Special Operations when the initial investigation known as Project Houston was undertaken and McArthur was interviewed but let go more

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Dafonte Miller cover-up exposes game of cat and mouse Toronto police force has been playing over its duty to cooperate with the police watchdog Special Investigations Unit more

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Constable Michael Theriault was off-duty and, as a Toronto cop, out of his jurisdiction when he confronted Dafonte Miller. Wouldn't the right course have been to call police? more

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Inquiry into the police shooting death of another Black man in crisis raises uncomfortable questions about racial bias and the weak systems of accountability that are in place when police get it wrong more

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Joel Duff

If police want to build relationships with racialized communities, shouldn’t Toronto's police chief consider alternatives to armed police in our high schools? more

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R. Jeanette Martin

In a statement issued in response to chief's remarks earlier today, the Ward 27 councillor says Pride's decision to disinvite police from annual event will likely be met with a threat from the city to revoke funding from the festival more

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Declan Keogh

Snub follows protest at police board meeting over cops' handling of altercation caught on video that critics say is another example of “how badly the police are interacting with queer, street-involved and racialized communities.” more

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Joel Duff

Like glossy pitch for miracle drug, Mark Saunders's action plan for modernizing policing is full of buzzwords but short on specifics more

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Last Tuesday's tasering of a man allegedly involved in a spitting incident is the latest in a long line in which police across Canada have used HIV to justify excessive force more

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Alanna Rizza via The Eyeopener

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 more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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Ethan Eisenberg

Among our heroes of the year that was, BLM-TO inspired a new wave of youth-driven activists, shook the city’s conscience on policing and dared anyone to deny that Black lives have been and continue to be devalued more

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Larry Thorne / Toronto Police Services

Chief does aboutface on militaristic colour scheme for new police cruisers – raising more questions about his judgment more

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Michelle da Silva

Police Chief Saunders and city reps showcased a multitude of cannabis products at today's Project Claudia press conference, but they weren't able to demonstrate any harm that they've caused 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? more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Media pundits who still believe in Elmer the Elephant are lapping up assurances that change is nigh, but the truth is the mayor is just not that into the kind of radical shift needed to modernize policing. more

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“I don’t want to respond to comments that aren’t accurate.” more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

When the province held a public consultation on carding, it kind of blew up in their faces. And that's a good thing. more

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