It appears that Halifax Regional Police are asking people walking on trails for ID to prove that they live in the neighborhood. They have no right to do that.
Involving the police to report an individual for breaking self isolation or social distancing rules is a bad idea. This policy will jeopardize marginalized and/or racialized Nova Scotians.
Martyn Williams: “People will need more space and new measures to be able to walk safely and responsibly. A change to our spatial priorities will help bring home the message that everyone should keep a safe two-metre distance from others, without the need for large fines that few can afford to pay.”
So far Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and RCMP are not pursuing the implementation of many of the recommendations called for in the Wortley report, a Freedom of Information request reveals.
Prompted by the Halifax Regional Police’s violent arrests of women and children in winter 2020, Women’s Wellness Within members and partners collaborated to develop Calls for Change. We call for HRP to respond through public engagement and policy change.
The Halifax Police union isn’t happy with chief Dan Kinsella. Judy Haiven takes a closer look at police unions in Halifax and country-wide, who tend to unquestioningly defend police brutality.
Yesterday’s Taking Back the Streets with Joy was a celebration of African-Nova Scotian Youth and the Black Community. Judy Haiven reports.
PSA: Support the youth and their voices. Let our youth know it’s always right to speak up! Sunday March 1, 1 PM, at the Halifax Police station on Gottingen.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – We don’t know the full context, but this video of cops tackling a Black teenager in Bedford, Nova Scotia, raises questions about unwarranted police violence.
Our roving reporter Judy Haiven witnessed an interaction between an older man and some cops and EHS personnel on a Halifax street. “Yes the man swore and demanded a ride to the hospital — he was not polite. But it dawned on me that he could have had mental health issues, or was very alone, or very scared. Maybe he was homeless; maybe he was drunk. The first responders’ reaction was to ridicule and threaten him with arrest,” writes Judy.