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Gun tossed as evidence after judge rules Peel police on proactive community patrol violated man’s Charter Rights during arrest

An Ontario Superior Court judge in Brampton has ruled that officers patrolling a private townhouse complex violated the Charter Rights of a man during an arrest two years ago, leading to key evidence — a firearm — being tossed from a case.

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‘We’re in a state of emergency.’ Parents frustrated by slow pace of tackling racism in Peel schools

Parents of Black students at the Peel District School Board are fed up with what they call the slow pace of reform in their children’s schools.

At the end of June, the PDSB unveiled its new anti-racism policy, touting it as “the most comprehensive ever introduced by a …

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Nearly 200 women and girls killed: Femicides hit new highs in Canada in 2022, report finds

Among them: 23-year-old Daniella Mallia, who called Toronto police just three days before she was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Nearly 200 women and girls were killed by violence in Canada in 2022, the majority by men — the highest number recorded by …

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‘Black students matter,’ parents tell Peel District School Board

“The trust is broken between the board and the Black community.”

Tope Adefarakan minced no words as she led a presentation Tuesday night by Black parents to the Peel District School Board.

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‘Don’t act fresh’: Peel school board must stop ‘moving to innocence’ over Black parents’ demands

A wonderful term coined by two scholars identifies one way the privileged among us resist taking action on social oppression. It’s called “settler moves to innocence.”

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To bring back kidnapped girls, Nigeria should negotiate with Boko Haram

On April 14, close to 300 Nigerian girls in the small northern town of Chibok were abducted from their school by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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‘We will not be silenced’: Parents protest treatment of Black students at Peel public school board

With the Ministry of Education’s review of anti-Black racism at the Peel District School Board soon to be made public, it was standing room only as people jammed the chambers at the Tuesday, March 10 school board meeting to protest the treatment of Black students.

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Broken relationship between PDSB and the Black community highlighted by trespass order against parents

The relationship between Peel District School Board (PDSB) and the Black community in the region is broken. Mounting frustration led to the police being called to the board’s last meeting.

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Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

Anti-Hate Conversation Series Part 9: Transforming Education: Promises and Challenges of Changing Education for the Most Marginalized Students. Featuring Dr. Tope Adefarakan, Jeewan Chanicka, and Neethan Shan

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‘This is an important step’: Advocates call on Peel to appoint Black representative to police board

The Peel Police Services Board might have a Black board member in 2023.

There are more than 500 signatures on a petition calling on the Region of Peel to appoint a member of the Black community to the Peel Police Services Board, citing the need for representation.

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Community members say information about Peel Police anti-racism committee scarce

It has been a year since Peel Regional Police (PRP) entered a memorandum of understanding with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to eliminate racism and discrimination within the force, and members of the BIPOC community are asking what, if any, work has been done.

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Medicine for the Resistance Podcast (M4R)

Yoruba spirituality and Racism in Education with Dr. Tope Adefarakan – Nov. 5, 2020

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Answering calls for systemic change, Peel police vow ‘complete overhaul’ of school officer program

The Peel Regional Police has temporarily cancelled its School Resource Officer program after concerns were raised that it alienates Black and other visible minority students.

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Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)

Webinar Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the Education System in Peel

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Human rights tribunal awards young Black girl $35,000 after Peel police ‘handcuffed and shackled’ her at school

A “vulnerable” Black girl who was “handcuffed and shackled” at school by Peel police when she was six years old has been awarded $35,000 by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in a case in which race was found to be a factor.

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‘It’s definitely premature’: Some parents voice concern, disappointment over supervision being lifted at Peel school board

David Bosveld is taking a wait-and-see approach on how the Peel District School Board moves forward since it was announced earlier this year provincial supervision was being lifted and governing powers would return to the 12 trustees, who are the elected representatives.

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