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    We strive to build the capacity of communities to resist police violence.

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    We hold harassment, intimidation, surveillance, carding, planting of evidence, racial profiling, excessive force, police brutality, entrapment, provocation, concealment of evidence, and other repressive actions as acts of police violence.

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The usual suspects: police stop and search practices in Canada by Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

The usual suspects: police stop and search practices in Canada

"This paper explores police stop and search activities in Canada using data from a 2007 survey of Toronto residents. The paper begins by demonstrating that black respondents are more likely to view racial profiling as a major problem in Canada than whites or Asians. By contrast, white and Asian respondents are more likely to believe that profiling is a useful crime-fighting tool. Further analysis reveals that the black community’s concern with racial profiling may be justified. Indeed, black respondents are much more likely to report being stopped and searched by the police over the past two years than respondents from other racial backgrounds. Blacks are also much more likely to report vicarious experiences with racial profiling. Importantly, racial differences in police stop and search experiences remain statistically significant after controlling for other relevant factors. The theoretical implications of these findings and their meaning within Canada’s multicultural framework are discussed."

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November 2015 General Meeting

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From Ferguson to New York to Toronto – Disarm the Cops!

SOCIALISM 2015: this changes everything: an International Educational Conference MAY 22-23, 2015 Toronto

- Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action USA

- Ellie Carlson representing the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence.

- Peter D’Gama, paralegal worker, anti-racist activist, and SA member in North Etobicoke.

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NEPV: Organizing Resistance to Toronto Police Violence 19 March 2015

Network to Eliminate Police Violence (NEPV) organizer Ellie Adekur-Carlson joined us for the Premiere of What World Do You Live In? and has earned our undying gratitude by helping to spread the message ever since. On March 19, while several other activists made presentations inside the monthly Toronto Police Services Board meeting, NEPV radicals outside insist that organizing powerful grassroots resistance is the only real way forward.!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_960/image.jpg

Ajamu Nangwaya summarizes it this way: “We're here, not begging for justice from the forces behind us, but to serve notice that we are going to start organizing in our communities to fight police violence.”Ellie kicks things off explaining that we're “protesting the rampant use of carding in communities across the city.” Carding, is Toronto Police's euphemism for what's known more widely as stop and frisk practices. “Those who are affected by this the most are afraid to come out,” she continues, noting that illegal police “strip searches take place daily” as a form of intimidation for those targeted by police.

John Clarke from OCAP (critical in our previous week's release SAFE PARK) takes centre stage in solidarity with the 'organize, don't beg' message. In a racist and capitalist society, he insists, police reinforce those values very intentionally. The escalation in police violence matches a particular political need for increased social control in a time of austerity. The result is a “tinder box” that could blow at any moment. This is “not about liberal fuzziness,” he notes to applause. The “answer is for communities to organize resistance.”Ellie takes the mic again. There's a “meeting in there, but we live there and live with those decisions. That's why we are out here.”

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