Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan is a senior writer at VICE Canada reporting on subjects such as the cannabis industry, guns, racism, and sexual violence against women. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

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What You Should Do When You Witness Police Brutality

Bystander intervention is important to hold cops accountable, but it can be dangerous for civilians.
Manisha Krishnan
5 hours ago
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Washington Drops Racist Team Name, as Edmonton’s CFL Team Risks Losing Another Sponsor

Edmonton’s football team says it is reviewing its team name, after backlash from two major sponsors, Boston Pizza and Belairdirect.
Manisha Krishnan
a day ago
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Simple Plan Bassist Quits Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

David Desrosiers apologized for “interactions I have had with women that have caused them harm.”
Manisha Krishnan
4 days ago
Drugs

Police Chiefs Group Calls for Canada to Decriminalize Drug Possession

Two years after Justin Trudeau legalized cannabis, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says arresting people for having small amounts of other drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, is “ineffective.”
Manisha Krishnan
5 days ago
News

The Case for Drinking in Parks During the Pandemic

The City of Toronto is threatening to fine park drinkers, even though it’s the safest way to socialize in person.
Manisha Krishnan
7.9.20
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BC RCMP Boss Apologizes to Woman Dragged by Cop During Wellness Check

Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli said he's "deeply concerned" over video showing an officer stepping on the head of a UBC student and pulling her hair.
Manisha Krishnan
7.3.20
News

As Canada’s COVID-19 Cases Dwindle, Toronto Moves to Mandate Mask Use

Toronto Mayor John Tory wants masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces.
Manisha Krishnan
6.30.20
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Toronto Cop Found Guilty of Assaulting Black Teen, Leaving Him Blind In One Eye

However, Const. Michael Theriault was found not guilty of aggravated assault, and his brother Christian Theriault was found not guilty in all charges in the attack on Dafonte Miller.
Manisha Krishnan
6.26.20
Canada

The Founder of Poole's Land, a Psychedelic Commune in the Rainforest, Dies

Michael Poole was a complicated, eccentric father figure to thousands of young people who wanted a life off the grid.
Manisha Krishnan
6.25.20
News

Activists in Vancouver Gave Out Free Cocaine to Highlight Overdose Crisis

Organizers called out the B.C. government for allowing drug users to die in record numbers while pouring resources into its COVID-19 response.
Manisha Krishnan
6.24.20
News

Ben Mulroney Steps Down to Make Way for ‘Black Voices’

The Etalk host's resignation comes as his wife, Jessica Mulroney, recently lost her own TV show after threatening a Black blogger.
Manisha Krishnan
6.22.20
News

Journalists At Canada's Biggest Conservative Newspaper Revolt Over Column Denying Racism

In audio from a town hall, National Post journalists are heard grilling their editors about the publication of Rex Murphy’s column. The opinion editor called it a “fuck up.”
Manisha Krishnan
6.12.20
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