For Black Lives Matter, some long-sought victories

When Black Lives Matter Toronto ended its tent city occupation at police headquarters, the group left behind a sign: “You are on notice. Your anti blackness has been exposed. We are not finished.”

They weren’t finished, and they weren’t starting, either.

The group has been putting police “on notice,” using the exact same language, since organizing under the banner for the first time in November 2014.

Recent victories, such as the fulfillment of its demand for a coroner’s inquest into the police shooting death of Andrew Loku, have come after prolonged efforts going back far beyond the encampment.