Desmond Cole

column

People of Colour Know Police Won’t Protect Us from Racist Hate

Police are loath to label anything a hate crime, despite the obvious.
Abdullah Shihipar
7.7.17
activism

Why I Don't Want to Be a Black Activist

Putting yourself out there daily comes with great cost to your mental health.
Noel Ransome
4.27.17
carding

Toronto police still refuse to delete the data from their carding program

After years of collecting data on more than a million Ontarians, which mostly targeted racialized communities, calls are growing to get rid of the archives
Tamara Khandaker
4.24.17
News

Outrage, Frustration, and Roasting at Ontario’s First Anti-Racism Public Meeting

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory got schooled last night.
Eternity Martis
7.15.16
News

Just Not Ready: Canada’s Male Politicians Are Clueless About Women’s Issues

The only federal leader with something intelligent to say about violence against women is a woman, and she rarely gets invited to things. No wonder it's been 30 years since we've had a debate on women's issues.
Sarah Ratchford
9.25.15
News

What Having a ‘Cop’s Cop’ as Police Chief Really Means for Toronto

The message behind the "cop's cop" moniker is clear; it means that Saunders relates with rank-and-file officers and, more importantly, that he will be loyal to them and to the dominant policing culture in Toronto.
Desmond Cole
4.22.15
News

The Massive Police Database of Information on Black Torontonians Should Be Destroyed

The police say the disproportionate cataloguing of blacks was unintentional, yet they'd like to keep all the detailed information they've collected throughout the process on our whereabouts, our addresses, our movements, our relationships—just in case.
Desmond Cole
3.31.15
News

Trudeau Says Conservatives Are Prejudiced Against Muslims, But Is Still Cool with C-51

The Liberal leader slammed Harper but defended the government's new security measures.
Desmond Cole
3.10.15
News

No Crime? No Problem: Canada Is Spending Millions Keeping Immigration Detainees in Jail

The federal government is locking up law-abiding immigrants and using a lot of taxpayer money to do it.
Desmond Cole
2.23.15
News

Gone but Not Forgotten: the Greatest Hits of Sun News Network

The conservative network couldn't make it work on the airwaves, but we can still remember the good times.
Tannara Yelland
2.13.15