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As many visitors to Toronto are expected during this major tourism event, we are concerned that the police are stepping up their intervention and surveillance of marginalized and vulnerable downtown eastside residents.
Adding to the problem is the fact that the downtown eastside is where many of the social services that the residents rely on are located—forcibly displacing local residents would thereby compound their difficulties. We are asking the World Pride organizers not to remain silent on this issue and to remember the history of policing in our LGBTQ communities.
Heavy-handed and discriminatory practices by the police are not unknown to LGBTQ folks, past and present. Everyone has a right to the city and to unhindered access to the services many need to survive; not a few of whom will be directly affected by the TAVIS effort will themselves be LGBTQ people, and are, by and large, unable to afford many of the events WP has to offer.
We at Queer Ontario urge you to take this issue seriously as there are many people in our communities and beyond who are expecting World Pride organizers to remember our queer history and to act accordingly, working with the police to temper their activities during this time.
We hope WP does not choose to engage in a shameful silence when the cops do the work of violating the rights of some of the most vulnerable members of the public and our poor citizens.
This is a very important issue for how events are going to be organized in this city now and for years to come. We ask that WP organizers step up and make their voices heard for the more marginalized citizens in the downtown area. We request that they not let a major global event become a handmaiden of short-sighted policing efforts and the displacement of the poor and marginalized, which have often accompanied such global entertainment and sporting events worldwide.
Queer Ontario is a provincial network of gender and sexually diverse individuals — and their allies — who are committed to questioning, challenging, and reforming the laws, institutional practices, and social norms that regulate queer people.Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) Policing SSCIU Andrew Lee Kyle McCaughey Program Description Public safety and the safety of communities are one of the most important areas of focus for the police, which is why I chose to do my policing paper on the crime prevention program known as TAVIS.
Community policing is a policy and a strategy aimed at achieving more effective and efficient crime control, reduced fear of crime, improved quality of life, improved police services and police legitimacy, through a proactive reliance on community resources that seeks to change crime causing conditions.
The TAVIS strategy, now in its sixth year, has demonstrated the effectiveness of both intelligence-led policing and proactive engagement with communities.
The Neighbourhood TAVIS Initiative has had a positive impact on the community’s perception of crime and disorder, and participating neighbourhoods have seen a notable reduction in crime. Activist Zoe Dodd says TAVIS is a means of over-policing a neighbourhood that is "actually using tactics of harassment, carding and ticketing of people, especially people that are homeless and.
A Brief History of Racial Bias and Policing over the Past 40 Years. The Star reported that 41 percent of all contact cards filled out by TAVIS involved Black people. Who gets stopped, and who gets written up is a matter of police discretion.
The Police position on the new carding policy has been that it is a valuable investigating tool. Activist Zoe Dodd says TAVIS is a means of over-policing a neighbourhood that is "actually using tactics of harassment, carding and ticketing of people, especially people that are homeless and.