Knee on the neck, the move used to murder George Floyd, is a frequently used policing technique in Canada as well, writes Judy Haiven. In the first three months of 2021, RCMP officers used the knee-to-neck hold (officially) 26 times!
The East Coast Prison Justice Society is asking for submissions on the theme of deaths in custody — drawings, poems, links to related materials, to be part of a virtual vigil in remembrance of Soleiman Faqiri and all those who have died in custody.
Today, Wednesday Jan. 30, at 7pm in the Student Union Building at Dalhousie University, Room 303, we are holding a Justice for Soli event in concert with the vigil in Toronto. Join Ashley Smith’s family on Bell Let’s Talk Day to talk about deaths in custody of people with mental illness in Canada.