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Cellphone surveillance technology being used by local police across Canada

13 Avril 2017

At least six police forces across Canada are now using cellphone surveillance technology, but several of them won't say whether they use the devices to eavesdrop on phone calls and text messages.

Calgary police, Ontario Provincial Police and Winnipeg police all confirmed to CBC News they own the devices — known as IMSI catchers, cell site simulators or mobile device identifiers (MDIs) — joining the RCMP, which has used the technology for its own investigations and to assist Toronto and Vancouver police.

While Ontario and Winnipeg police refused to say whether they use the technology to intercept private communications, Calgary police and the RCMP insist they only deploy their IMSI catchers to identify — and occasionally, in the RCMP's case, track — cellular devices.

Étudiante blessée : le policier Charles-Scott Simard comparaîtra en septembre

12 Avril 2017

Le policier du Service de police de la ville de Québec (SPVQ) Charles-Scott Simard, qui a blessé au visage une jeune femme lors d'une manifestation étudiante en mars 2015, comparaîtra en septembre devant le Comité de déontologie policière.

L'enquête sur cet incident a duré plus d'un an. Selon le Commissaire à la déontologie policière, deux infractions au Code de déontologie auraient été commises par le policier, soit de ne pas avoir utilisé son fusil à irritant chimique avec prudence et discernement à l'endroit de Naomie Tremblay-Trudeau de même qu’à l’endroit des autres manifestants.

Le Comité devra trancher si la conduite du policier constitue un manquement au Code de déontologie.

Assassinat de Sonia Raymond : les policiers égarent un condom trouvé sur la scène de crime

12 Avril 2017

NEW-CARLISLE | Un condom trouvé à proximité du lieu où a été assassinée Sonia Raymond, en 1996, a été égaré par les policiers.

Guy Lebel, enquêteur en charge du dossier de Sonia Raymond, trouvée morte à proximité de la route 132 à Maria en gaspésie, a avoué hier lors du procès de Réal Savoie qu'un élément de preuve potentiellement important a été perdu.

Arrivé sur les lieux du crime huit heures après la découverte du corps, Guy Lebel a laissé le soin de la cueillette de renseignements à son collègue, le sergent Martin Veilleux.

Toronto cop who fired 23 bullets into car docked a week’s pay

12 Avril 2017

The Toronto officer convicted for misconduct after firing 23 rounds into a stationary car in the Distillery District has been sentenced to seven days’ docked pay at a police disciplinary tribunal.

Last fall, Const. Tash Baiati pleaded guilty to one count of insubordination in the incident, which took place on Sept. 16, 2015, when he opened fire, at midday, into the hood of a stolen silver sedan near Parliament St. and Mill St. following a car chase.

Baiati, a Toronto police officer of eight years, was captured on video repeatedly firing his gun into the engine compartment of a car driven by Edward Skotnicki, 60, who has a lengthy criminal record and a history of dangerous car chases, although officers did not know his identity at the time.

Police use helicopter, thermal camera to catch young candy thieves at Canada’s Wonderland

12 Avril 2017

York Region police tracked down three teens with the help of a helicopter and a police dog after the suspects broke into Canada’s Wonderland and stole candy last Saturday night.

Thermal imaging video released Tuesday by police shows the trio — one aged 15, the others 16 — huddling under a tree, moments before officers took them into custody.

“Video of this incident captured by Air2 (the helicopter) is being released as a deterrent to anyone that is considering trespassing onto private property,” York Region police said in a statement.

Journalistes épiés par la Sûreté du Québec : Nicolas Saillant du Journal de Québec s'ajoute à la liste

12 Avril 2017

Le journaliste Nicolas Saillant du Journal de Québec vient s’ajouter à la liste des reporters qui ont été épiés par des policiers.

Le directeur général de la Sûreté du Québec Martin Prud’homme a révélé lors des audiences de la commission Chamberland, lundi, qu’un nouveau cas de journaliste surveillé avait été porté à son attention.

Registre cellulaire

La SQ a refusé de commenter le dossier publiquement lundi, mais M. Saillant a pu en savoir plus en fin de soirée.

Son registre cellulaire a été consulté pendant deux mois en 2012, a-t-il indiqué au Journal.

Ontario court awards $80,000 to man who was punched, cuffed in case of racial profiling

12 Avril 2017

An Ontario court has delivered a strong rebuke of what it described as the continuing problem of racial profiling by police officers, finding that a man was stopped by Toronto police in 2011 because of his race and was then assaulted.

Mutaz Elmardy was appealing the decision of a trial judge who awarded him $27,000 in 2015, finding that he had been unlawfully arrested, searched and assaulted by an officer. But Justice Frederick Myers did not find there was evidence Elmardy had been racially profiled.

Inquest jury finds man died of brain hemorrhage in RCMP custody in La Ronge, makes recommendations

12 Avril 2017

A coroner’s jury found the death of a 43-year-old man in RCMP custody in La Ronge was accidental.

The six-person jury that heard evidence at the La Ronge inquest into the death of Desmond Roberts between April 3 and 5 found he died of a brain hemorrhage on June 1, 2015.

The jury made several recommendations:

— That RCMP members annually review and understand training related to responsiveness of people in custody and medical assistance.

— That the RCMP upgrade its training to annual recertification for First Aid and CPR

— That the RCMP implement regularly documented guard/matron logs.

— That federal and provincial governments, as well as the regional health authority, begin developing a detox centre with support services for people who need medical attention.

AVRIL Soirée d'entraide juridique / APRIL Legal Support Evening

Soirée d’entraide juridique pour les militants et militantes
MERCREDI 19 AVRIL 2017, 18h30-20h30
CAFÉ AQUIN, UQAM, 320 rue St-Catherine Est, local A-2030, métro Berri-UQAM

Legal Support Mutual Aid Evening
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm
CAFE AQUIN, UQAM, 320 St-Catherine Est, room A-2030, metro Berri-UQAM.

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- accessible aux chaises roulantes
- service de garde pour les enfants sur demande
- traduction disponible (anglais-français)
- il y aura des bouchées sur place
- contactez-nous si vous avez d'autres besoins spécifiques

« Outrage au Tribunal : clinique juridique pour et par les militantes et militants » vous invite à la prochaine événement d’entraide juridique!

Le printemps est arrivé, de nouveaux événements anti-coloniaux et féministes en perspective !

Conférence-discussions: Ilnu Tipelitamun, apu ataueian, Que feras-tu de nos territoires

Apu Utshimataut Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan nete Nutshimit

Le mercredi 12 avril à partir de 18h à la salle Ushkui à Mashteuiatsh

La soirée portera sur les luttes autochtones pour la protection de la Mère-Terre, la souveraineté, la politique coloniale fédérale, les dangers du projet de traité d'autonomie gouvernementale moderne Petapan selon l'entente de principe EPOG2004 négociée actuellement par 3 conseils de bande : Mashteuiatsh, Essipit et Nutashkuan.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491713191217598/?active_tab=about

Le territoire et l’extractivisme - Soirée conférence du Mouvement écologique Mathalois en collaboration avec le projet Des-terres-minées

Bloc Party! Hip Hop contre les frontiéres / for migrant justice

HIP HOP CONTRE LES FRONTIÈRES
art + résistance, musique, luttes, fanfare, et plus !

BLOC PARTY FOR MIGRANT JUSTICE!
art + resistance, music, social justice, fanfare and more!
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Samedi 29 avril, 14h
Café Artère, 7000 Avenue du Parc (métro Parc)

Bienvenue à tous! Gratuit. Service de garde pour les enfants sur place. Contactez-nous pour les besoins d'accessibilité.

Les cuivres et les percussions de Urban Science Brass Band (partie de la famille Urban Science) y sera, avec plusieurs rappeurs et rappeuses.

Présenté par Le bloc d'artistes du CTI (Centre des travailleurs et travailleuses immigrant.e.s Iwc-Cti), The Rap Battles for Social Justice et Solidarité sans frontières (Cité sans frontières / Solidarity City / Ciudad Solidaria (Montréal))

‘It Did Not Stick’: The First Federal Effort to Curb Police Abuse

11 Avril 2017

PITTSBURGH — Federal intervention to curb police abuse did not begin after chants of “I can’t breathe,” viral cellphone videos or the Black Lives Matter movement.

It began 21 years ago here in Pittsburgh, where the police were laden with complaints that black residents were routinely singled out for false arrest and abuse. In a City Hall conference room, Chief Robert McNeilly faced a team of lawyers from the Justice Department — young, smartly dressed and newly empowered to rein in the department.

Sizing up the investigators, Chief McNeilly — dressed, as usual, in uniform — had one thought he could not get out of his mind: “There was nobody with any police experience.”

Le fabricant du Taser change de nom pour se refaire une image

10 Avril 2017

Devenir un nom commun est généralement considéré comme une consécration pour une marque. De Frigidaire à Kärcher en passant par Bic ou Mobylette, les exemples sont légion. Mais, parfois, certaines sociétés veulent, au contraire, prendre leurs distances avec leur produit-phare, qui peut devenir, au fil du temps, un handicap. C’est le cas de Taser International, devenu Axon depuis jeudi 6 avril.

Italy admits to police brutality at Genoa G8 Summit and compensates victims

10 Avril 2017

Italy has agreed to pay compensation to six citizens after admitting police used excessive force to quell protests in Genoa during the Group of Eight (G8) Summit, held in July 2001. The state will pay €45,000 (£38,459; $47,850) each to six citizens for moral and material damages.

The case was heard at the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights, which said the case was resolved "amicably" between the parties, news agency Ansa reported.

How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence

10 Avril 2017

Somewhere between his 12th and 13th hour inside a Chicago Police Department interrogation room, Lindsey Smith decided to confess to a murder he didn’t commit. Multiple officers had pistol-whipped, stomped on, and beaten him, again and again. Convinced he would not otherwise live through the ordeal, Smith signed a false confession for the attempted murder of a 12-year-old White boy. At 17, Smith too was a boy. But with one major difference: He was Black.

Tried as an adult and convicted, Smith took a plea deal and served nearly five years in prison.

Le Ville de Québec annule les contraventions du Printemps érable

09 Avril 2017

La Ville de Québec emboîte le pas à Montréal et annule des centaines de constats d'infraction remis à des manifestants du Printemps érable.

Au total, 500 contraventions décernées en vertu d'un article du Code de la sécurité routière pendant le conflit étudiant de 2012 sont abandonnées.

En novembre 2015, le juge Guy Cournoyer, de la Cour supérieure, a fait valoir que l'article 500.1 du Code «porte atteinte aux libertés d'expression et de réunion pacifique».

Montréal et Québec ont donc été contraintes d'annuler tous les constats d'infraction.

Police department in Portland, Ore., in disarray as scandals mount

09 Avril 2017

With yet another police chief under suspicion and on forced leave, Portland, Ore., seems to have taken another step towards becoming a real life “Portlandia,” the absurdist TV series.

Just nine months after being appointed to replace a chief who is charged with accidentally shooting a friend during a beer-fueled camping trip, Interim Chief Mike Marshman was put on paid leave March 24 by Mayor Ted Wheeler in connection with an allegedly falsified department attendance log.

Saskatoon police officer caught on tape making fun of complainant's name

08 Avril 2017

The Saskatoon Police Service is investigating offensive comments made by an officer that were caught on tape.

Bronek Hart contacted police to report a break and enter in November.

Four years later, still no court decision on private Villanueva complaint against police

06 Avril 2017

In August it will be 10 years since Fredy Villanueva was shot and killed by a police officer in a park in Montreal North.

It will also be four years since a friend of the Villanueva family lodged a private criminal complaint against that officer, Jean-Loup Lapointe, after the Crown decided in December 2008 not to lay charges. But the Court of Quebec has yet to decide whether that complaint should go forward.

Frustrated by the wait, the friend, Alexandre Popovic, has submitted a motion for a writ of mandamus — meaning literally “we command” — urging the Quebec Superior Court to compel the lower court to make a decision.

Affaire Fredy Villanueva: l’intervention de la Cour supérieure demandée

06 Avril 2017

MONTRÉAL - Excédé par la lenteur de la Cour du Québec à se prononcer concernant une plainte criminelle privée déposée contre le policier qui a tué Fredy Villanueva en août 2008, un militant de la Coalition contre la répression et les abus policiers (CRAP) s’est adressé à la Cour supérieure du Québec pour forcer le tribunal à trancher.