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Samuel Engelking

Besides a very public internal feud over the McArthur case, questions are also emerging about the Toronto police’s handling of investigations into the cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and numerous coroner's inquests Read more

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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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Yusra K. Ali

An Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry has found that a Black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be killed by police, but the department's response has been marked by denial and diversion Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Dionne Brand, Angela Robertson, Robyn Maynard and Beverly Bain are among queer community activists who have signed an open letter ahead of Pride's AGM today over its decision to allow police back into the parade Read more

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Samuel Engelking

"The legacy and complexity of the problems of marginalization we seek to solve started well before Black Lives Matter and their protest during the parade in 2016," writes Nuamah Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Two years after Black Lives Matter-Toronto's seminal protest, it's the question Black, trans and queer people of colour are asking ahead of Pride's annual general meeting next Tuesday (December 4) Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

With funding tied to complicated relationships and new challenges coming at us every year, it may be time to let go of sponsorships that come with conditions or threats Read more

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Lifelong residents from the neighbourhood affected by gun violence offer their solutions to politicians amid another summer of senseless shootings Read more

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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? Read 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? 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

Activists say the review is necessary to help ease the tension and mistrust between the LGBTQ+ community and police which is in “a state of crisis” Read more

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Toronto police's dismissal of community concerns over Village disappearances and deaths "has severely shaken our community’s already tenuous trust in the city’s law enforcement," says Pride Toronto Read more

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Samuel Engelking

In the wake of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur's murder charges, the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention creates safe date check-in program to protect vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community. Read 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 Read 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 Read more

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Toronto Police Service

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

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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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Paul Salvatori

Ontario has offered police services access to the kits in response to the growing number of opioid-related deaths, but the province's largest municipal police force is lukewarm to the idea Read more

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