Cheol Joon Baek

Black community activists, scholars and artists say initiatives to curb gun violence will only further barricade and quarantine Black communities already under economic pressure from government policies Read 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. Read more


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Samuel Engelking

At the tail end of the thousands-strong event, organizers created a quieter atmosphere to commemorate the loss of queer and trans lives Read more

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Peel police spend $9 million a year on its school resource officer (SRO) program, which puts armed police in schools, but community activists argue the program should end and the money better spent on mental health initiatives Read more



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The case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur highlights the thin line between crowdsourcing and retraumatization Read more


From cinema and visual art to city politics and education, Black Torontonians are taking the reins as agents of our own change Read more


The Tess Richey case reveals bias in police handling of murder investigations, but it’s cases involving Black men that expose the biggest disparities Read more

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Thousands of people are jailed in maximum security prisons across Canada without charges – and it’s all legal Read more


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Chris Rattan

Rexdale consultation into School Resource Officer Program hears of increases in arrests of students and newcomers being turned over to immigration officials Read more

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Kyle Ashley

Meet Kyle Ashley, a parking enforcement officer dedicated to keeping Toronto’s bike lanes car-free Read more

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Michelle Da Silva

The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants Read 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 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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Part of John Tory's answer to rising policing costs is to give them less work and hand traffic duties over to TTC enforcement officers Read more

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One of the year’s most important docs shows testosterone-charged small-town SWAT teams and security experts who take Minority Report seriously Read more



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It shows "terrible judgment," says lawyer Howard Morton Read more

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Are these devices really the answer to racial profiling or more about protecting cops? Read more

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Gerald Hannon

From the G20 to Black Lives Matter and the shooting death of Andrew Loku, cries for police accountability reverberate today Read more



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 Read more

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