A rally for justice for Ejaz Choudry is held in Mississauga, Ont., on June 27, 2020 (Tijana Martin/CP)

Someone must police the police

Michael Spratt: The SIU’s report on the police killing of Ejaz Choudry—shot in his home by police when he needed help—defies common sense
Guests take photos of the Brandon Police Service's new armoured response vehicle during the vehicle's unveiling at Assiniboine Community College's Public Safety Training Centre at their Victoria Avenue East campus on Thursday. (Tim Smith)

The armour-plated blue line in Brandon, Man.

The growing militarization of police—from SWAT teams to so-called ‘rescue’ vehicles—is under scrutiny
Police officers salute as pallbearers bring the coffin into the church for the funeral for George Floyd (Mark Felix/AFP/Getty Images)

The perplexing sight of cops saluting George Floyd’s casket

Image of the Week: Campus officers in uniform—most of them people of colour—stood at attention. Some saw it as a moment of healing; others as an insult.
police increased the number of officers in the downtown core.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Toronto Police confused the city

Opinion: Toronto has rallied in the face of public security threats in the past. So why didn’t the police provide the city with the information it needed?
Jody Wilson-Raybould

The ’hidden’ piece of the Liberal crime bill: police may get to skip court

The omnibus crime bill could give police officers a pass on appearing in court to be cross-examined. To criminal lawyers it’s a ’shocking’ development.
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Rise of the SWAT team: Routine police work in Canada is now militarized

Opinion: Militarization changes what policing is by changing what police officers do
RCMP Recruitment Process 20160502

The problem at the root of the RCMP’s dysfunctional culture

Opinion: The RCMP is a federal military force that takes on ill-fitting municipal missions. To fix its culture, it should get out of contract policing

The fallout of police violence is killing black women like Erica Garner

Opinion: In the wake of the deaths of black people at the hands of the state, the living are often weighted with a sadness that is too heavy to bear

Are police doing enough to find missing people in Toronto’s Gay Village?

Two recent deaths in Toronto’s Gay Village—in addition to five missing-persons cases—have left the LGBTQ community frustrated
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Who’s policing the police?

Angelyn Francis explains how Ontario’s SIU works and why some people are still skeptical of the oversight body.