Police Violence

The 'Angry Black Woman' Stereotype Is Justifying Police Brutality

Eternity E Martis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

Recent police attacks on black women have been vicious, brutal and savage, often justified by police departments and arresting officers through the excuse that these black women were "angry" -- argumentative and sarcastic smart asses, talking back and full of attitude.

11 Essential Elements of the Anti-Carding Campaign

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Ajamu Nangwaya

I recently wrote an essay calling on the people of Toronto to end carding by refusing to share their personal information with the cops. They should meet any question from the cops with "Am I free to go?" The following elements should be used in any neighbourhood-based, grassroots led and organized anti-carding campaign. We must strive to win the active support of neighbourhood residents and people of good conscience across the city to not co-operate with the carding regime.

Dump Carding Into the Cesspool of History by Refusing to Talk to the Police

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Ajamu Nangwaya

In the absence of community support, members of our communities could end up in the prison industrial complex for asserting their right to remain silent and walk away from these non-criminal encounters. The cops are aware of the fact that the people can refuse to speak with them and are free to walk away, if they are not being detained or arrested.

The 1992 Yonge Street Uprising Left a Lasting Impression on Racial Tensions in Ontario

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada
Ajamu Nangwaya

"Give people light and they will find a way." - Ella Baker The May 4, 1992 Yonge Street Uprising was a pivotal moment in the resistance history of...

Having a African-Canadian Police Chief Won't Solve Institutional Racism

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Ajamu Nangwaya

To what extent are we realistically expecting an African-Canadian police chief to be more committed to fighting institutional racism than a white one? Furthermore, merely having an African-Canadian person at the helm will not end police brutality or mend the community's relations with the force.

Don't Forget Police Violence Happens Outside of America Too

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

I stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, New York and all over the world who are experiencing police violence. I encourage those of us who are committed to dismantling structural violence against black people that as we chant the slogan "Black Lives Matter", we must also remember "Black Lives Matter Everywhere". Let us not limit our desire for structural changes to only the United States.

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...

What Will It Take To End Police Violence?

Ajamu Nangwaya | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Ajamu Nangwaya

Racialized working-class communities, individuals and Indigenous peoples in North America know the daily reality of police violence and containment. We do not need the intervention of civil liberties organizations, critical criminology courses or the exposure of police violence at a G20 Summit to know that police are not protecting us.

Defiant South Africans Descend On Mine

CP | Michelle Faul, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

MARIKANA, South Africa - Striking miners in South Africa threatened to kill workers in a nearby mine Wednesday unless they joined the crippling work s...