Sammy Yatim

Police Shooting

Supreme Court rejects appeal of former Toronto cop who shot teen on a streetcar

Former Toronto police officer James Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in the killing of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar.
Rachel Browne
12.6.18
Books

Remembering the Mentally Ill People of Colour Killed by Toronto Police

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

Toronto cop who killed Sammy Yatim arrested for breaching bail conditions

Const. James Forcillo was out on bail while appealing his attempted murder conviction.
Tamara Khandaker
11.15.17
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
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