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A crowd marches on Dundas Street in Toronto in July 2013, along the streetcar line where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Const. James Forcillo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Sammy Yatim inquest: Speaking for the dead, or a Toronto police marketing campaign?

What do coroner’s inquests do, what don’t they do, and why are they often dominated by police perspectives rather than the community’s or the victim’s?
The social and financial costs of policing food theft are higher than the costs of addressing poverty and income inequality. (Shutterstock)

Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is

The food theft crisis is framed as a threat to paying customers. This furthers the divide between those who can still afford groceries and those who cannot.
Police officers are seen in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in September 2023 at the conservative ‘1MillionMarch4Children’ protest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canadian cities continue to over-invest in policing

Despite public calls to defund the police in 2020, the budgets of Canadian police forces have continued to rise.
Leonard Mack was exonerated after 47 years in New York in September 2023. Elijah Craig II/Innocence Project

How mistaken identity can lead to wrongful convictions

Leonard Mack spent years in a US jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Here’s how identification procedures can, and have, led to wrongful convictions, and what can be done to prevent it.
Protesters demonstrate against the eviction of a homeless encampment under the Ville-Marie expressway in Montréal in July 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

Montréal’s ‘mixed’ police squads don’t help the city’s unhoused people — they cause more harm

Front-line workers who support unhoused people say far from being a form of support, mixed police squads add a layer of surveillance and harassment.
A police officer pulls over and tickets a delivery person in the New York City borough of Queens on March 22, 2023. Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Traffic tickets can be profitable, and fairness isn’t the bottom line in city courts where judges impose the fines

Research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets and judges impose more fines when their city gets the money and when the budget is tight.
Children wave peace doves at a concert for peace in Bogota, Colombia, in August 2022. Chepa Beltran/Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Americans do talk about peace − just not the same way people do in other countries

While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.

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