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
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
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s culture is so toxic, the federal government needs to conduct an external, independent review of the RCMP’s future as a federal policing organization, says a former Supreme Court of Canada justice tasked with dealing with the fallout from the force’s historic sexual assault settlement.
Source: RCMP tolerates ‘misogynistic, racist, and homophobic attitudes:’ former Supreme Court justice | CBC News
More than 460 Canadians have been killed or died while being subdued by police between 2000 and 2017
Source: Deadly force | CBC News
If we truly want to effect change that could stop police killings of Black people, we need to have this conversation.
Source: Defunding The Police Will Save Black And Indigenous Lives In Canada | HuffPost Canada
For months, Clive Mensah’s family has watched with a knowing horror as the stories of George Floyd and so many others have made headlines. All the while Mensah’s story has remained untold — until now.
Source: A young Black man was fatally Tasered in his own backyard – now his family is demanding answers | CBC News