The federal government must implement a railway policing law that helps restore public confidence in law enforcement and provides justice to the families of those who die on the job.
Violence affects entire communities, even law-abiding residents.
Discussions of political interference are largely misdirected because they distract from the necessary and warranted criticisms of the RCMP’s mishandling of the mass shooting.
There are obviously better ways the Toronto Police — and other police services — could enhance public trust than through a social media campaign.
New research on police departments across the country reveals a significant link between the use of fatal force and college education – the more educated are less likely to use it.
Proactive, problem-oriented policing can have an impact on gun violence, but it is not widely used in Canada.
The government has opened a consultation about making public sexual harassment a distinct criminal offence.
A new book about George Floyd, the grandson of sharecroppers, murdered by a police officer in 2020, is a moving work of reportage and activism.
Requiring adult supervision for 16 and 17 year olds is undermining health and community, and a huge overreach from police.
A landmark report in 1999 concluded that the police were institutionally racist, but the new action plan fails to acknowledge it.
The large budgets allotted for urban policing must be reconsidered so that communities can explore safer alternatives.
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion have vowed to strike at the fossil fuel industry.
Statistics on rape and sexual assault show an abysmal prosecution rate, and that cases can drag on for years.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
Suggesting jail or prison is appealing because it is tangible and the process is familiar, but we must ask what is a better, effective and safe way to de-escalate potentially violent situations.
Participants in the “freedom convoy” have been allowed to carry on with minimal police and state interference in contrast to how Black and Indigenous protesters have been treated in the past.
Police in Ottawa and other Canadian cities have been community-focused and protected the enshrined right to protest amid the ‘freedom convoy,’ but now must stand up for law and order for everyone.
With the occupation of parliament grounds entering its second week, police walk a thin blue line between enforcing the law and not inflaming the situation.
The structural and cultural challenges that have long plagued the Met Police will take more than a new commissioner to solve.
As the July 2021 unrest and looting graphically showed, crime and lawlessness can debilitate and destroy government efforts to facilitate and support economic growth.