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THE WORD BOOKSTORE MAKES A DONATION IN SUPPORT OF CRARR’S ANTIRACISM WORK


Montreal, September 3, 2020 — Following the launch of a fundraising campaign in early July, The Word Bookstore, an independent family-run bookstore located on Milton street near McGill University, has raised and generously donated $1,000 to CRARR in support of its work against racial discrimination and profiling.

TWO SPVM OFFICERS SUSPENDED FOR 26 DAYS WITHOUT PAY BY THE POLICE ETHICS COMMITTEE FOR RACIAL PROFILING


Montréal, August 31, 2020 - In a decision issued last week, the Police Ethics Committee has suspended without pay two Montreal police officers for a total of 26 days for 16 violations of the Code of Ethics of Quebec Police Officers.

DEUX POLICIERS DU SPVM SUSPENDUS SANS SOLDE PAR LE COMITÉ DE DÉONTOLOGIE POLICIÈRE POUR PROFILAGE RACIAL


Montréal, le 31 août 2020 — Dans une décision annoncée la semaine dernière, le Comité de déontologie policière a suspendu sans solde pour un total de 26 jours, deux policiers de Montréal ayant commis 16 violations du Code de déontologie des policiers du Québec.

« NOIRS AU VOLANT, FIERS ET LIBRES » : DEUXIÈME CONVOI POUR LIVRER DES REVENDICATIONS CONTRE LE PROFILAGE RACIAL AU BUREAU DU PREMIER MINISTRE LEGAULT À L’ASSOMPTION


Montréal, le 30 août 2020 — Une quarantaine de voiture conduites par des membres des communautés noires de Montréal se jointes à une trentaine de voitures conduites par des résidents noirs de la Lanaudière dans un 2e convoi qui s'est rendu au bureau de comté du Premier ministre François Legault à l’Assomption pour lui présenter une liste de mesures contre le profilage racial au Québec.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL AND COVID-19: ASIAN PARENTS CALL ON SCHOOL AUTHORITIES TO ACT AGAINST ANTI-ASIAN RACISM AND BULLYING


Montreal, August 27, 2020 — As schools re-open for in-person classes in the coming weeks, a group of concerned Asian parents, alongside CRARR, is calling on the Quebec Education Ministry and other school authorities to take action in order to prevent anti-Asian bullying related to COVID-19.

THE QUEBEC GUIDELINE ON STREET CHECKS: A POLICY THAT MIRRORS THE FLAWS OF THE MONTREAL POLICE POLICY


Montréal, August 25, 2020 - Despite being a step in the right direction, the Quebec Guideline on police street checks contains the same concerning flaws that one finds in the Montreal Police Service’s policy that was released last month.

The following is CRARR’s general position in response to the policy announced by the Quebec Department of Public Security last Friday, at the end of the day:

TERREBONNE, THE NEXT REPENTIGNY? TERREBONNE POLICE TO FACE 14th RACIAL PROFILING COMPLAINT IN TWO YEARS


Montréal, August 9, 2020 - The Terrebonne Police will face new complaints of racial profiling after a Black driver was pulled over without valid grounds and received two fines.

LA POLICE DE TERREBONNE VISÉE PAR LA 14e PLAINTE DE PROFILAGE RACIAL EN DEUX ANS


Montréal, le 9 août 2020 — La police de Terrebonne fera l’objet de nouvelles plaintes de profilage racial à la suite d’un incident avec un conducteur noir qui a reçu deux billets de contravention après avoir été interpellé sans aucun motif.

“THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FAILED MY CHILDREN”: BLACK MOTHER DENOUNCES MISHANDLING OF HER RACISM COMPLAINT


Montréal, August 6, 2020 - A Black mother of two young boys who are victims of repeated acts of racism at a Rosemère school is speaking out against the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission’s failure to protect her children and to address anti-Black racism in schools.

“I CAN’T BREATHE”: BLACK WOMAN BRUTALLY ASSAULTED, STRANGLED BY MALL SECURITY CARD IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN


Montréal, July 29, 2020 - A Black woman is speaking out after being left in the lurch by the justice system after she was violently assaulted and arrested by a security guard at Place Desormeaux mall in Longueuil last month.

PROFILAGE RACIAL À REPENTIGNY : 11 500 $ EN CONTRAVENTION POUR 9 JEUNES NOIRS, 0 POUR LES JEUNES BLANCS

Montréal, le 26 juillet 2020 — Neuf jeunes noirs de Repentigny se sont vus remettre des billets de contravention totalisant la somme de 11 500 $ par les policiers de Repentigny, pour avoir refusé d'obéir à l'ordre de ne pas se rassembler à l'extérieur, alors que les jeunes blancs se trouvant dans la même situation ont reçu un simple avertissement.

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ASKS MONTREAL POLICE TO PAY BLACK MAN $45,000 FOR RACIAL PROFILING AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS


Montréal, July 19, 2020 —Three years after he was violently and wrongfully arrested in a case of mistaken identity, the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission has ruled that the Montreal Police and two of its officers have racially profiled a Côte-Des-Neiges Black man, and violated his civil rights.

CRARR URGES POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER TO APPEAL “DANGEROUS” TRIBUNAL DECISION ON RACE AND SUSPECT DESCRIPTION


Montréal, July 16, 2020 —CRARR is calling on Police Ethics Commissioner Marc-André Dowd to appeal a recent Police Ethics Committee decision that would allow the police to single out and detain any Black person suspected of a crime, even when the suspect description does not match.

SYSTEMIC RACISM: THE WORD BOOKSTORE TO DONATE ANTI-RACISM BOOK PROFITS TO CRARR


Montreal, July 15, 2020 — In a display of solidarity, The Word Bookstore, an independent, family-run bookstore founded in 1975, has launched a fundraising campaign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in which all profits from the sale of particular books are to be donated to CRARR.

MOTHER OF ASIAN TEENAGE GIRL VIOLENTLY ARRESTED IN GIROUARD PARK CALLS ON MONTREAL POLICE CHIEF TO “FEEL OUR PAIN”


Montréal, July 7, 2020 — The mother of a 15-year-old teenage girl who was violently arrested in a NDG park late last month is asking Montreal Police Chief Sylvain Caron to meet with her and listen to how she and her daughter have been deeply affected by the excessive force used by police officers during the incident.