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What is TAVIS?

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 Police Service. As explained on the Toronto Police, it is intended to reduce crime and increase safety in Toronto communities most plagued by crime. TAVIS began in 2006 as a way to combat gun violence following a doubling in the number of gun related homicides occurring in Toronto in 2005. It comprises three rapid response teams that can be immediately deployed into areas where gun violence is occurring  as well as additional TAVIS  police officer presence in high-crime neighbourhoods during the summer months. How does TAVIS work? According to Toronto Police TAVIS is implemented in areas experiencing an increase in the rate of the occurrence of violent activity. When TAVIS is initiated in a community, it is implemented in three…

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Is it a Crime to Burn Money?

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

14 Apr 2016

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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

13 Apr 2016

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Is it a Crime Not to Report a Crime in...

12 Apr 2016

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Is it possible to have the fingerprints and...

7 Apr 2016

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