Listen to audio from an interview with CBC Radio Noon on September 23rd, where Robyn discusses #Blacklivesmatter, Colin Kaepernick and the death of Keith Lamont Scott.
The bloody and violent death of Abdirahman Abdi at the hands of the Ottawa police last week is emblematic of a Canada-wide crisis surrounding race, mental health and policing. Law enforcement bodies remain a danger to the vulnerable, rife with anti-black racism and a penchant for the escalation of mental health crises. It’s unacceptable and time actions are taken to stop this pattern of abuse.
A joint communique by Montreal Noir and Justice for Victims of Police Killings on how Quebec’s new ‘independent’ police investigations bureau, made up of 14/18 ex-Montreal Police employees; is more of the same. No justice for victims of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous police violence; nor for other victims of racial and social profiling.