The Archbishop Of Toronto Addresses The Abuse At Residential Schools

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Toronto says the church is working toward reconciliation with Indigenous people about the abuse suffered by children and families during the residential school system. But Cardinal Thomas Collins also accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being unfair in his comments about the church’s role in residential schools. Collins says he feels Trudeau’s comments that the … Read more

15-Year Old Girl Shot Yesterday By Columbus Police

Following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, police in Columbus, Ohio, were involved in another fatal shooting. Officials say police shot and killed a Black teenage girl who was allegedly trying to stab two people with a knife. The incident was caught on the officer’s body camera. Columbus Interim Police Chief Michael Wood says state law allows police … Read more

Federal Liberals To Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Drugs And Gun Crimes

The Trudeau government is bringing in its justice reform agenda. It intends the remove mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes. The government says the penalties do not make Canadians safer, and unfairly affect Indigenous and Black offenders. The legislation would also allow for greater use of conditional sentences — such as house arrest, counselling or treatment … Read more

Bachelor Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell Apologizes For Past Behaviour

Rachael Kirkconnell is apologizing for past behaviour after images surfaced of her and her sorority friends at a plantation-themed fraternity gala. The story also comes with other accusiations of past racist behaviour. She wrote: “At one point, I didn’t recognize how offensive and racist my actions were, but that doesn’t excuse them. My age or when it happened does not Read more

2 Cops Shot In Louisville Last Night After Grand Jury Declines Murder Indictment Against Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor

A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky has indicted one officer on criminal charges in the Breonna Taylor shooting. She was killed six months ago — shot to death in her own home by police executing a “no-knock” warrant connected to a suspect who did not live there. But former officer Brett Hankinson has not been charged in relation to Taylor’s … Read more

More Than Half Of White Americans Think It Is Unacceptable To Kneel During The National Anthem

According to a new survey conducted by CBS, the majority of white Americans believe that professional athletes kneeling in protest during the nation anthem is unacceptable.  According to the results, 52 percent of white Americans believe it is wrong for an athlete to kneel during The Star-Spangled banner, compared to 48 percent who say the protest is acceptable.  Those findings … Read more

Ontario Ending The Practice Of “Birth Alerts”

The provincial government says it’s ending the practice of birth alerts that led to babies being seized from new mothers. Ontario is the last province to do away with the system that sees children’s aid societies send notifications to hospitals if they believe a newborn is at risk. The government says research shows birth alerts disproportionately target racialized families and … Read more

Research Finds Body Cameras Do Not Lead To A Decrease In Police Violence

Following more than a month of anti-police brutality protests, calls continue for more police forces in Canada to adopt body-worn cameras. Many political leaders have been calling for broader use of body-worn cameras on police officers, saying it would provide increased accountability in the wake of global protests against racism and police violence. But the majority of research into the … Read more

Donald Trump Signs Police Reform Order Banning Chokeholds Except When Cops’ Lives Are At Risk

Donald Trump unveiled his police reform executive order yesterday afternoon in the Rose Garden, which includes setting up a register of bad actor cops, as he bashed Barack Obama for not doing something about it during his tenure.  The president’s plan will ban police from using chokeholds except for in instances when their lives are at risk and will set … Read more

Concerned Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher Asked Police Supervisor To Respond To George Floyd Scene

A 911 dispatcher watching real-time footage of George Floyd’s arrest in south Minneapolis last month became concerned about the officers’ behavior and told a police supervisor she didn’t want to “snitch” but thought he should be made aware of the situation, according to an audio recording.  The supervisor promised to “find out” what was happening, but … Read more

[Video] Atlanta Man Shot Dead After Incident With Police

An Atlanta police officer has been fired and a second officer placed on administrative duty following the fatal shooting of a black man.  The move was announced by police early yesterday and came shortly after the resignation of the police chief. Police bullets killed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks. He struggled with police who approached him because he was sleeping in his … Read more

Today Is The Funeral For George Floyd

George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston today. Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed while in Minneapolis police custody, will be carried in a horse-drawn carriage and laid to rest next to his mother.

A judge has ordered bail at $1.25 million dollars for a … Read more

The NFL Apologizes To It’s Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its black players.  Goodell posted a video to the NFL’s social media on Friday in response to the video “Stronger Together,” which features multiple black NFL players asking the … Read more

Mourners Prepare For George Floyd’s Funeral As Minneapolis Prepares To Disband It’s Police Department

Mourners in George Floyd’s hometown of Houston will be able to view his casket today, as the series of memorials in his honour reach their final stop. A six-hour public viewing will be held at a local church, with thousands expected to pay their respects, including Joe Biden (the democratic candidate for U.S. president.) Floyd died May 25th after a … Read more

Update On Court Cases Related To The Death Of George Floyd

Defence attorneys say two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation. They say a more senior white officer ignored Floyd’s cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck. Earl Gray says former officer Thomas Lane had no choice but to follow the instructions of … Read more

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