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Police officer who shot and killed Jacob Blake won’t be charged: U.S. federal prosecutors – National

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year a shooting that sparked protests that led to the deaths of two men. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha in August 2020. The shooting left…

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The New Frontline:  Alternatives to Police for Mental Health Crises

The back of the van is loaded with medicines and supplies by volunteers.

After the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and the subsequent protests against Black Lives Matters that shook the summer of 2020, conversations about police accountability, racial justice and calls for “police discovery” resurfaced, or the role of Unleash law enforcement agencies in responding to community emergencies, especially when it comes to…

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AG Merrick Garland announces an investigation into Phoenix police over allegations of abuse

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a 'pattern or practice' investigation into the Phoenix Police Department and City of Phoenix to examine whether officers have been using excessive force and abusing homeless people

Biden’s AG Merrick Garland announces an investigation into the Phoenix Police Department over allegations officers retaliated against BLM protesters and abused homeless people Justice Department announced a wide ranging ‘pattern or practice’ investigation into the Phoenix Police Department on Thursday It follows similar probes in Minneapolis, after the death of George Floyd, and Louisville, Kentucky,…

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BLM protester who took a flying kick at police officer during London demonstration is spared jail 

Jonathan Daley, 27, took a flying kick at a police officer during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 3 last year

‘Thuggish’ Black Lives Matter protester, 27, who took a flying kick at police officer during London demonstration sparked by murder of George Floyd, is spared jail  Jonathan Daley kicked officer during a Black Lives Matter protest in June 2020  The 27-year-old admitted one charge of violent disorder but was spared jail  He was ordered to do…

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Portland mayor mocked for ‘welcome back’ festival after riots between police and BLM protesters

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has been mocked for hosting a 'welcome back' festival after the city was ravaged by protests and violence for more than a year

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has been mocked for hosting a ‘welcome back’ festival with roller-skating and music after the city was ravaged by protests and violence for more than a year. ‘Welcome Back to the Heart of Portland!’ includes free concerts, pop-up markets and light displays in the Oregon city which has been besieged by BLM…

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QLD Police private Facebook group under investigation for racist, sexist and homophobic posts

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll (pictured) has ordered an investigation into a Facebook page for Queensland past and present officers called 'Defend the blue'

Facebook group created for serving police officers is investigated over racist and sexist posts by members A private Facebook group for Queensland Police officers is under investigation The group is being investigated for sexist, racist and homophobic posts Posts from the 3500 members have criticised Black Lives Matter movement As well as others supporting Northern…

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Police retirements have soared 45 PERCENT since BLM protests erupted after George Floyd’s death

Police retirements rose by 45 percent in the past year, with officers opting out of forces across the country amid Black Lives Matter demonstrations and widespread anti-cop rhetoric. A Minneapolis man holds up a severed pig's head during an anti-police protest last year

Police retirements have risen by 45 percent in the past year, with officers opting out of forces across the country amid Black Lives Matter demonstrations that fueled anti-cop rhetoric.  The alarming statistic was revealed by the Police Executive Research Forum on Sunday, with the organization also revealing that resignations rose by 18 percent during the same…

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Calgary Black youth arrested by B.C. police ‘with their guns out’ in case of mistaken identity

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

An 18-year-old Calgary man is speaking out after he says police detained him at gunpoint in Delta, B.C., in a case of mistaken identity. It happened Thursday as Noel Kene and three friends, all of whom are Black and between the ages of 18 and 20, were in the final days of a camping trip…

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Families speak out against police violence at Black Lives Matter Toronto event in Ottawa

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Several Black and Indigenous families whose loved ones have been harmed and killed by police came together in Ottawa to mark Juneteenth and demand accountability and changes to the justice system. Black Lives Matter Toronto organized the gathering on the steps of the prime minister’s office, where 10 families from across the country shared their…

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Police hunt ‘four young black men’ over shooting of Sasha Johnson

Police hunt 'four young black men' over shooting of Sasha Johnson

Sasha Johnson was shot in the head in a ‘melee’ that also saw a fellow partygoer knifed when a gang of four young black men stormed into a Peckham garden with 30 people inside and opened fire, police revealed today. Commander Alison Heydari has made an appeal for anyone who knows the identity of the…

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Black Lives Matter Fredericton sounds alarm on potential police fund – New Brunswick

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Municipal police forces are bracing for changes to the New Brunswick Police Act by the government, and one of those changes has caused at least one advocacy group to cry foul. That change aims to create a Municipal Police Assistance Fund. The fund could accept donations from private corporations and individuals. Husoni Raymond, a representative…

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Mothers of black police shooting victims accuse departing BLM director Patrisse Cullors of lying

Samaria Rice the mother of Tamir Rice, has never met Patrisse Cullors, and believes she is only leaving Black Lives Matter to escape the heat over her $3 million property portfolio

Mothers of black sons and daughters killed by police have turned on Black Lives Matter and its departing director Patrice Cullors over their alleged greed. ‘I don’t believe she is going anywhere,’ said Samaria Rice, the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot dead by Cleveland police as he played with a toy gun….

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Police arrest five over attempted murder of Sasha Johnson – days after BLM activist was shot

Sasha Johnson's political party continues to reject the Met's statement that there is no evidence the BLM activist (pictured) was the victim of a targeted attack and the group have accused the Met of underestimating the severity of the incident

Two men and three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to the shooting of Sasha Johnson. The Met said the five suspects – aged between 17 and 28 – were all arrested yesterday as part of a police operation by the force’s Violence Suppression Unit and remain in custody. Detective…

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9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis Response Reduces Police Involvement

Two arms interlock and hold hands

On December 11, 2020, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favor of MP Todd Doherty’s motion to ask the federal government to establish a national 9-8-8 number for mental health crisis calls and suicide prevention. There are currently approximately 200 local and regional emergency response centers across Canada. The federally funded Canada Suicide Prevention…

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Calgary police looking for witnesses of 2 racist incidents in April – Calgary

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Calgary police want to talk to people who saw two unrelated, potential hate crimes in April: graffiti on a Black Lives Matter logo and an anti-Asian road rage incident, according to a Wednesday news release. Read more: Calgary police investigate hate crime after swastikas, N-word spray-painted on pathway, fences On April 15 at 3 p.m.,…

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