A shift in police culture by changing the language around mental health may help save lives.
Frontline police in Saskatchewan will soon have access to high-powered, semi-automatic carbine rifles. While this move is aimed at increasing police safety, statistics suggest that the weapons will do more harm than good.
There seems to be some ambiguity in Canadian society about the rights and relationship between civilians and the police officers who protect them.
When police services in Canada conducted their annual public crackdown on drunk drivers over the recent holidays, many social media users shared checkstop locations and blew police cover. Ontario’s Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, or RIDE, program was regularly sabotaged. Many Twitter users announced checkstop locations throughout late December using the hashtags #RIDE and #checkstop, which triggered
The practice of pushing protesters together and encircling them is a controversial crowd-control tactic known as "kettling." It has been declared illegal in some countries, but continues to be used in others to subdue mass demonstrations.