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Charges laid against man for two of the Church-Wellesley murders, more remain unsolved

Charges laid against man for two of the Church-Wellesley murders, more remain unsolved

by Sara Jaffri After being unable to prevent or solve a string of murders and disappearances last year, the Toronto Police Services (TPS) have charged Bruce McArthur for the murder of two of the missing persons, Salim Esen and Andrew Kinsman. Both men went missing at different times in 2017 and were last seen at

Why Was Denzil Dowell Killed

Originally Published in the first issue of The Black Panther: Black Community News Service on April 25th, 1967. “I believe the police murdered my son” says the mother of Denzil Dowell. Brothers and sisters of the Richmond community, here is the view of the family’s side of the death of Denzil Dowell as compiled by

SIU ruling in Sammy Yatim case doesn’t guarantee justice

Editorial This Monday morning, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charged Constable James Forcillo for second-degree murder in the shooting of 18-year old Sammy Yatim on July 26, 2013.  Various YouTube postings of the initial civilian footage clearly show that a distressed Yatim—armed only with a 3 inch blade, isolated in a streetcar and surrounded by

Mobilizing is not enough: organizing to resist police violence

by Ajamu Nangwaya “Organization is the weapon of the oppressed.” – Kwame Ture (aka Stokely Carmichael) Racialized working-class communities and indigenous peoples know the daily reality of police violence and containment. We do not need the intervention of civil liberty organizations, criminology courses or exposure to police violence at a G20 Summit to become conscious

Violence in Our Community: An Esplanade Community News Release

On July 23rd, 2010, gunshots echoed through the corner of Esplanade and Sherbourne. Though severely injured, the victim will survive his In the years past, our community has lost many of its beloved members. One common denominator has been gun violence, and unfortunately the majority of the victims have been our youth.