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Abdi Hersi

Student at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance and Research Analyst for the Policing Literacy Initiative

Student at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Research Analyst for the Policing Literacy Initiative. I write about public policy, with a keen interest in social policy and education. My aim is to contribute to making Toronto a better city.
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Body Worn Cameras Could Stop Toronto Police From Being Racist

This past fall I was carded by a Toronto police officer near my own neighbourhood. It wasn't my first time. After returning home that day I did some research on the topic of police surveillance and came across Body Worn Cameras (BWC). They would prove that Toronto police disproportionately target minorities and community outrage in the city is justified. The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all measure that restores public trust in police. But in Toronto, where there is a clear crisis of distrust between minority communities and police, it becomes clear that police officers might have to wear these Body Worn Cameras to regain some of that trust.
04/11/2014 05:57 EDT