Safer communities…

Feb 8, 2021 Choosing Real Safety: A historic declaration to divest from policing and prisons and build safer communities for all The link provides a declaration about what constitutes a safer community and the failed role of more policing, more … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [Read more...]

Killology…

Feb 3, 2021  CNN - 'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US “Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training … [Read more...]

Deep polarity…

Jan 29, 2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) - Emily Kubin, Curtis Puryear, Chelsea Schein, and Kurt Gray Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts Just the facts Sgt Friday used to say, just … [Read more...]

Indigenous health…

Jan 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Willow Fiddler and Kristy Kirkup Saskatchewan woman left shaken after arrest by RCMP Lac La Ronge Indian Band member Emily Kammermayer, 20, was arrested by RCMP and charged with assaulting an officer at the La Ronge … [Read more...]

A star has passed…

Jan 22, 2021  Sheila Arthurs (1937-2021) The arc of justice may have slipped a notch this past week with the sudden death of Sheila Arthurs of Ottawa, long a restorative justice advocate and an active participant with Smart Justice Canada.  Born … [Read more...]

Only in Canada, eh…

Jan. 19, 2021  CBC News – Jonathan Montpetit Montreal servers hosted TheDonald, far-right site blamed for stirring up violence at Capitol riot - Servers provided temporary home to website amid crackdown by tech companies We may draw some … [Read more...]

Mandatories, again…

Jan 17, 2021 CBC News – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing The Supreme Court “has agreed to review an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found the Criminal Code provisions violated the charter because of … [Read more...]

Not in Canada…

Jan 13, 2021 Global News – Stewart Bell Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing The immediate and visceral reaction to the incitement of insurrection in the US has prompted consideration … [Read more...]

Crime as Political Distraction…

Jan 10, 2021 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Conservatives slam vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes some federal prisoners - Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says government has 'duty of care' to protect vulnerable inmates Who makes up a … [Read more...]