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What is Carding?

  New legislation will regulate controversial police carding practices.   Carding, also known as police checks, is the police practice of arbitrarily and randomly stopping an individual and requesting that they identify themselves, often leading to further questioning. This practice had become more common in the last ten years due to police initiatives such as TAVIS, which have resulted in an increased police presence in neighbourhoods experiencing higher crime rates for their size.  Why has carding been criticized? This practice has been widely criticized as racist and a violation of human rights. Carding checks have also been criticized for increasing tension between the police and Toronto residents. Members of the communities most affected by carding have voiced that they feel targeted and harassed by carding practices, siting that the Human Rights Code has been essential ignored during police carding checks.  How have carding regulations changed recently?…

28 Apr 2016

Is it a Crime to Threaten Someone In Canada?

26 Apr 2016

  It is a crime to threaten someone in Canada.   Threatening someone can be a criminal offence in Canada. It is defined as such in…

What is TAVIS?

25 Apr 2016

TAVIS  is Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy TAVIS employs controversial practices to decrease violent crime in Toronto. TAVIS is a provincially-funded, Toronto wide initiative led by the Toronto…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

20 Apr 2016

In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a wrongful conviction and those devoted to their defence. #wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays tell the stories of individuals who have endured a conviction…

Is it a Crime to Burn Money?

19 Apr 2016

In Canada it is a criminal offence to burn coins but not paper currency. In Canada it is a crime to destroy (including burn) currency in…

How to Get a Non-Conviction Suppressed From...

14 Apr 2016

  Non-conviction information could be revealed during a Police Record Check   An individual may wish to have their non-conviction record suppressed. During the application process…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

13 Apr 2016

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Brian Banks, famous NFL running back was wrongfully convicted of forceful rape and kidnapping In recognition of those who have suffered the injustice of a…