Sammy Yatim

Books

Remembering the Mentally Ill People of Colour Killed by Toronto Police

This is the state-sanctioned culling of the inferior “other.”
Alok Mukherjee
Tim Harper
3.29.18
column

Cartoons Can Give Kids the Wrong Impression About Cops

How an obscure 80s cartoon called C.O.P.S showed me the lies in law enforcement.
Noel Ransome
5.11.17
Science

Putting on a Police Uniform Makes People Feel More Biased: Researchers

Researchers suggest police uniforms might be able induce bias in people.
Jake Kivanc
2.14.17
News

Experts Have Been Telling Ontario Cops To Be Less Violent For Years. They Aren’t Listening

Toronto cop James Forcillo's six year sentence for shooting Sammy Yatim highlights the need for better training.
Manisha Krishnan
7.28.16
Stuff

Toronto Police Union Boss Denies ‘Systemic Racism’ Charge in Latest Ridiculous Rant

Mike McCormack has said some pretty dumb things over the years. Here's one more.
Manisha Krishnan
4.6.16
News

​Sammy Yatim’s Best Friend Shot to Death by Toronto Police: Mother

The 21-year-old was killed after police responded to a report of two people fighting. Sammy Yatim was shot to death by police in 2013.
Jake Kivanc
3.14.16
VICE Canada Reports

BodyCams: Will a Toronto Police Project Help Prevent the Next Sammy Yatim Shooting?

VICE sits down with the executive director of CCLA, Sukanya Pillay, to talk about the implications of police wearing body cameras and follows two Toronto constables participating in the bodycam project on their patrol route.
VICE Staff
1.26.16
News

Front-line Toronto Cops to get Military-Grade Assault Rifles

'Fucking ridiculous' is how one defence lawyer described the decision.
Manisha Krishnan
1.20.16
News

An Angry Crowd at a Toronto Liquor Store Tried to Stop a White Cop from Arresting a Young Black Man

The man was apparently "fidgety" and would not pull his hands from his pockets.
Jake Kivanc
12.2.15
News

The Toronto Cop Who Killed Teenager Sammy Yatim Is Now Standing Trial for Murder

Legal experts say a conviction would be "unheard of."
Manisha Krishnan
10.13.15
column

Toronto’s Troubled Police Force is Becoming Even Less Accountable Under New Chief

The police are expecting us to trust in a broken and nearly immutable process.
Andray Domise
7.17.15
News

Three Toronto Police Officers Have Been Charged with Gang Sexual Assault of a Colleague

The three officers charged with sexually assaulting a female parking enforcement officer have been arrested and released on bail.
Nick Rose
2.19.15