Judy Haiven: “In Toronto, the protesters and police allowed bike and pedestrian traffic over the blocked bridge. Why couldn’t Halifax police do this?”
Kendall Worth with more on the ongoing harassment of poor people and people with disabilities by police ans security guards.
A counter demonstrator, arrested after the failed attempt to hold a rally on the Grand Parade in Halifax by the National Citizens Alliance, is facing charges. Here is why I think you should help out with the legal fees.
Larry Haiven: I have a modest proposal, which I think is almost directly analogous to the decision of Halifax Regional Libraries to deny a free venue to the Radical Imagination Project to show films critical of the police without ‘the other side.’
There is lots wrong with a news release issued by the Halifax Regional Police about Saturday’s efforts by members of the National Citizens Alliance to hold a rally in front of City Hall. Even worse is how local media didn’t question it.
Angela Bowden went to the NCA counter rally in Halifax this Saturday, and she has some questions for the police. “The facts are that while the soldiers of Odin and NCA take up as much space as they please, our sons cannot walk in a group larger than three without the police taking their threat to public safety serious enough to street check them,” she writes.
Went to today’s Halifax Board of Police Commissioners meeting, and heard how a petition to ban street checks is growing by leaps and bounds. Also, how and when the carding database will be purged. And a group complains that street checks never ended, despite the moratorium.
Open letter by the ANSDPAD coalition to Minister Mark Furey: “We have explained the reasons why we have stepped away from the table and hope to outline here what our outstanding concerns are and what would be necessary to have us rejoin conversation and collaboration with the parties to improve police/Black community relations throughout Nova Scotia.”
Alex Kronstein continues to explore an Autism NS report, specifically the section about autistics wandering off. Here he tackles police interventions involving autistic people in general, and specifically racialized people. Alex also suggests some safety issues that aren’t getting the attention that they deserve.
the Nova Scotia Advocate has been informed that a a Freedom of Information request it submitted to the Halifax Regional Police to find out more about its internal reasoning for acquiring that tank-like vehicle was denied in its entirety.