Dozens of pairs of shoes were placed on the front steps of City Hall on Monday in remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at a former…
Source: Shoes line City Hall steps in honour of 215 children who died at B.C. residential school | The Kingston Whig Standard
More than 20 major cities have reduced police budgets in some form, and activists are fighting to ensure that is only the start
Source: These US cities defunded police: ‘We’re transferring money to the community’ | US policing | The Guardian
A separate Greenpeace report looked at corporate support for politicians who pushed anti-protest and voter suppression laws.
Source: Analysis: Law Enforcement Groups Drive Anti-Protest Laws
Indigenous leaders are calling for an investigation into the conduct of Mounties on Vancouver Island after two members of a small First Nation were shot by police in the last three months.
Source: Indigenous leaders call for investigation into RCMP on Vancouver Island after recent shootings | CBC News
A co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Canada says there is no reason for such scrutiny of the organization’s peaceful efforts to raise awareness about racial injustice.
Source: Canadian military intelligence monitored Black Lives Matter movement, claiming pandemic justified such actions | Ottawa Citizen
Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are calling for immediate police reform after three members of a small Vancouver Island First Nation have been shot by police in less than a year.
Source: B.C. Indigenous leaders call for reform after 3rd member of Vancouver Island First Nation shot by police | CTV News
When substance use is misleadingly linked to criminality by legal teams, it underlines the bias against addiction – and helps perpetuate racism.
Source: Conflating drug use and criminality is reinforcing racism in the courts