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Violent arrest of Indigenous man in Saskatoon under investigation – CBC

The violent arrest of an Indigenous man in Saskatoon is under investigation after video emerged showing the man being repeatedly punched and Tasered. Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1761383491901

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UBCIC Applies to Intervene in Complaint of Systemic Racism in the Healthcare System

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 7, 2020) UBCIC has filed an application to intervene in a 2019 Human Rights Complaint from David Dennis that challenges the lawfulness of the Abstinence Policy in British Columbia. David Dennis died from health complications on May 29, 2020 after battling end-stage liver disease, having […]

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Fentanyl among drugs seized in Moose Factory bust – Tbnewswatch.com

Nishnawbe Aski Police seize “large quantity” of hard drugs in James Bay First Nation. MOOSE FACTORY FIRST NATION – The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) reports seizing a large quantity of drugs including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine in Moose Factory First Nation. A 51-year-old member of the First Nation, situated about 300 kilometres north of […]

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Nunavut RCMP body camera discussions should involve public, says expert – Nunatsiaq News

“A lot of these decisions are always made behind closed doors” 7 July 2020 Support for the deployment of body-worn cameras in Nunavut was bolstered last month when Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson convened a roundtable meeting on June 19 to discuss the issue with more than 30 others. Among those in attendance were representatives of […]

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Over Seventy Organizations Call for Ban on Police Street Checks

July 6, 2020 Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh/Vancouver, BC – Seventy-three local and provincial organizations are calling on the Vancouver Police Board and Province of BC to immediately ban police street checks With Motion B2 “Ending Street Checks in Vancouver” going forward to Vancouver City Council on July 7, the BC Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202023 Views

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MHRC: Letter to justice officials on the human rights related implications of recent changes to the justice system

The Honourable Cliff Cullen Minister of Justice and Attorney General Room 104 – 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Danny Smyth Chief of Police Winnipeg Police Service P.O. Box 1680 Winnipeg, MB R3C2Z7 The Honourable Chief Judge Margaret I. Wiebe Provincial Court of Manitoba 5th Floor – 408 York Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C OP9 Dear […]

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Quebec court to hear Nunavik class action on long detention periods – Nunatsiaq News

6 July 2020 “It is too important an issue to be ignored” A Quebec Superior Court judge has authorized a class action against the Quebec government seeking punitive damages for Nunavik detainees. The lawsuit, filed in September 2018, seeks compensation for Nunavimmiut who are held in custody for more than three days awaiting a hearing, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202021 Views

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CMHA: Statement on police and wellness checks

July 6, 2020 The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is deeply concerned by the recent deaths of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis across Canada stemming from interactions with the police. Each of these deaths is an unacceptable tragedy. We extend our condolences to the families, loved ones and communities mourning these deaths, and call […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202024 Views

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Nipissing FN: Measures to Address Criminal Activities

July 3, 2020 – We have been working closely with the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) to address multiple issues in our communities, especially in Garden Village.  The APS is spending the majority of their time patrolling Nipissing, and has stressed the need for community members to report suspicious or criminal activities to police immediately for […]

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UBCIC: Motion to End Street Checks Going to Vancouver City Council

If you are in Vancouver, there is a motion regarding street checks going to City Council on Tuesday July 7th. The motion is B2 Ending Street Checks in Vancouver. Because City Council does not have explicit jurisdiction to do so itself, the motion calls on City Council to direct the Vancouver Police Board to prioritize […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202035 Views

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