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OHRC releases report on racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service

The Ontario Human Rights Commission today released A Disparate Impact, the second interim report in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS). The report confirms that Black people are more likely than others to be arrested,

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Demand for Independent Investigation into the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) and ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) demand an independent investigation into the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Of significant concern is the disproportionate violence, discrimination, and death that persons with mental health disabilities are subjected to at the hands of police across Ontario. Read our letter here.

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Statement on Ontario Provincial Police decision to not lay charges in the death of Soleiman Faqiri

On December 15, 2016, Mr. Faqiri, a 30 year old man with schizophrenia, who was caged in a segregation unit, died after being brutally restrained, beaten, shackled and pepper sprayed by at least six armed guards. A coroner’s report revealed more than 50 signs of “blunt impact trauma” on Mr. Faqiri’s body,

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