Montreal Police

'They Are Rich Because We Are Poor'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada

Capitalism ruins the environment and causes inequality, organizers said.

Police Investigate Report Of Radicalized Montreal Airport Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada

Montreal police, the Quebec provincial force and the RCMP are working together.

Montreal Police Call For Backup To Ticket Black Man With Ice Cream

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada

"I want things to change."

Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

There can be no full comprehension of contemporary racism without an understanding and acknowledgement of its historical, colonial roots. Put simply, contemporary racism is historical racism; it is just a continuation and adaptation in another form, another guise of policies, strategies, systems.

Montreal Cops Spied On Journalist's Phone For Months

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada

"I was living in the fiction that police officers wouldn't dare do that."

When Will Police Stop Killing Our Youth?

Samir Shaheen-Hussain | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Samir Shaheen-Hussain

Brandon was shot and killed not far from his hometown of Maniwaki, which has a population of about 4,000 people and is adjacent to the Anishinabeg (Algonquin) community of Kitigan Zibi, about 300 kilometres northwest of Montreal. His death went almost completely unnoticed in the media. Yet, a 17-year-old adolescent killed by the police in the context of a banal driving violation is newsworthy, particularly in light of the the fact that more than 50 people, most of whom were marginalized, have been killed in police operations in Quebec (and over 150 in Canada) since 2005.

Eight Arrested During Student Protest In Montreal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada

Several people were also injured.

Montreal Officers Give New Meaning To The Term 'Fashion Police'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Montreal's finest would make Norway's curling team proud.

Montreal Police Investigating Video Of Allegedly Aggressive Police Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada

MONTREAL - Montreal police say they are investigating after a video surfaced showing a man seemingly being hit in the face by officers during Friday's...

Montreal March Against Police Brutality Declared Illegal

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada

MONTREAL - A Montreal march against perceived police brutality ended on Sunday with one arrest and nearly 100 tickets being given out.The march was de...

A Grotesque Message To Montreal Police?

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada

This isn't something you see every day: a severed pig's head surrounded by a pentagram. The grisly set-up was placed outside the Montreal Police Br...

The Financial Move That Will Keep the Police Focused on Policing

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Crime rates in Canada have been falling for 25 years, but the costs of policing just keep on rising. Admittedly, crime rates have likely been falling in part because we're spending more -- especially when that extra spending means more officers on the streets. But part of the cost increases can be attributed to the fact that those officers are performing a growing number of tasks that have little to do with actual policing.

Quebec On Path To 'Chaos': Police Union President

CBC | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

The head of Montreal’s police union says the Quebec government is setting the province on a path to ‘chaos’ with its proposed pension reform leg...

No Charge For Cop In This Photo

CBC | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada

Montreal police say nothing criminal happened in a police cruiser on the night a controversial series of pictures were taken of two police officers w...

Montreal Cop Busted In Compromising Position

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada

A Montreal police officer is in hot water after being photographed in his cruiser with a woman on his lap. Leila Saad snapped the photo on Sunday e...

Montreal Prepared For Post-Game Mayhem

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - With tensions already running high between the hometown Canadiens and their arch rival Boston Bruins, city officials say they're staying vi...

Racially Profiled for "Walking While Black"

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

How long does it take a new immigrant to be profiled in Montreal? Before you hazard a guess, place "black male" in front of immigrant and "racially" in front of profiled. The answer in my husband's case? One week. Bob crossed an intersection beside two white pedestrians. Singled out by a white, French-speaking police officer, Bob was asked to produce his identification without an explanation of his "offense." By the way, the two white pedestrians with whom Bob crossed the intersection were not stopped and interrogated.

Montreal Police Shoot, Kill Hammer-Wielding Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A man wielding a hammer near Montreal's main downtown bus station was fatally shot on Monday after he apparently refused to surrender, poli...

WATCH: Cop Punches Youth In Head

CBC | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada

A video posted to YouTube showing what appears to be a Montreal police officer punching a young man in the head at a McDonald’s may have attracted t...

Getting Arrested for "Shopping While Black"

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Charmaine Nelson

With the recent event at Barney's, New York, it would appear that blacks should add S.W.B. or "Shopping While Black" to the list of supposed crimes for which we are racially profiled. Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old college student purchased a $350 Salvatore Ferragamo belt at Barney's, Christian alleges that he was stopped by undercover officers, questioned, hand-cuffed and taken to a local precinct.

Montreal Standoff Ends With Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - A standoff between Montreal police and an armed man who barricaded himself in his home has ended peacefully.Police and emergency services r...

Montreal Anti-Police Brutality Protest Swiftly Declared Illegal

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Police wasted little time Friday cracking down on an annual protest that has a history of getting rowdy, deploying charging squads of helme...

At Least 30 Plan Nord Protesters Arrested

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal police arrested more than 30 people, including nine minors, during a second day of protests against Quebec's northern development ...

Plan Nord Protest Deemed Illegal

CBC | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada

Montreal police have arrested 36 people involved in a protest against the province's Plan Nord in the city's downtown core. About 200 peop...

Prosecutors Will Decide Her Fate

CBC | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada

Montreal's police chief has confirmed his force has completed an internal inquiry into the behaviour of suspended officer Stéfanie Trudeau, better kn...