On Tuesday, July 7th at 9:30am, Santina Rao will speak at a press conference about her struggle for justice, following a violent attack at the hands of police on January 15th, 2020. All charges against Santina have been dropped, in what is being hailed as an incredible victory and step forward for justice.
PSA: On Tuesday morning, Santina Rao will appear in Halifax court once again on charges of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and causing a disturbance. We are angered and disgusted that Santina continues to face criminal charges when she was the one left with a concussion, a broken wrist, bruises, and lacerations.
We have THREE events lined up for Friday June 26
2pm – Justice for Ejaz
4pm – Defund Police: Sit-in & Community Assembly
7pm – Artistic Resistance: #AbolishThePolice Blocko Pt 2
Who broke up your last picket-line? Who arrests your leaders and activists when they defy anti-union injunctions? Who clears the way for scabs and bad-faith bargaining?
Raymond Sheppard with some things Halifax police must do now. “The chief of police, the mayor and Regional Council must halt negotiations with the police union until such time that the union stops advocating to keep officers who have committed racist acts.”
Judy Haiven: The first time I learned of someone falling to their death with police looking on was six years ago, in Halifax. Mohammed Eshaq, 27, fell from the balcony of his tenth-storey apartment in February 2014. The second time was two weeks ago. Toronto resident Regis Korchinski-Paquet, 29, fell 24 storeys from her apartment balcony.
Members of the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners frequently point to the Marshall Inquiry and the resulting changes to the Police Act when challenged on their reluctance to tell Halifax Regional Police how to do their job. Today we fund out it isn’t that simple.
Press release: We call on the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners, Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella, Justice Minister Mark Furey, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal Government to develop a plan of action to reform policing practices and to help mend the broken policing relationship with the African Nova Scotian community. Systemic changes are needed now!
All staff and law students at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service are speaking out against the violent loss and continued oppression of Black lives in both Canada and the United States. It is important that institutions show their solidarity with local, national and international groups who are working to end anti-Black racism.
Join us at City Hall Tuesday June 9, at 8:30 PM for a protest followed by a free public screening of “Whose Streets?”; the critically acclaimed documentary about the killing of Michael Brown and the Ferguson Uprising.