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People walk on the words ‘defund the police’ that was painted in bright yellow letters in downtown Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2020. The death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Canada should enshrine police body cameras into law

To use body cameras effectively, police need to be guided by law, not policy.
Research into how the Toronto police force uses Twitter shows that they use the social media platform mostly to talk among themselves, not engage with the community. (Shutterstock)

Police on Twitter: Talking to the community, or just to themselves?

Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they’re usually tweeting to one another.
Victoria Police inspect the scene after Sunday morning’s brawl in which six people were injured, one critically. AAP/Julian Smith

When it comes to violent brawls, does Victoria need more ‘force’?

After a violent brawl involving African Australians on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested Victoria Police needed to take a firmer hand – but it’s far more complicated than that.

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