An important step towards realizing police accountability and ending impunity was taken this week in the trial of Constable James Forcillo, charged in the fatal shooting of eighteen-year old Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar in 2013. On January 25, the jury found Constable James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder. In CCLA’s view, the trial and […]
In Canada, racial profiling also exists and directly and negatively impacts the lives of individuals across the nation. Racial profiling not only unjustly violates the right to be equal before and under the law and other rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, racial profiling also undermines trust between communities and police. And such trust is vital …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legal groups, community advocates, academics and the Ontario Human Rights Commission call for tougher regulation on ”carding” A broad network of community advocates, human rights and legal experts, academics and concerned and affected individuals is calling on the Province to ensure that its Draft Regulation on police street checks – or “carding” […]
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