Justice for Regis: NOT ANOTHER BLACK LIFE

Anti-Black/Indigenous racism is a pandemic here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and around the world. We need accountability NOW.

On May 27, we lost yet another black life during an encounter with police. Regis Korchinski-Paquet was 29 years old when police arrived at her High Park apartment in Toronto. Yet instead of receiving support from the police - who were called in to "help" - Regis ended up dead.  

Black Canadians like Regis are disproportionately likely to die at the hands of police. Between 2000 and 2017, Black Canadians accounted for roughly 8% of Toronto’s population, but were victims in 36.5% of fatal encounters involving the police. Across Canada, Indigenous people account for 4.8% of the population, but 15% of fatalities involving police

We must do better. Black and Indigenous Canadians deserve to live without fear of being murdered at the hands of state officials. Regis' family, her community, and the public deserve answers. 

Join us in demanding Justice for Regis and Police Accountability NOW! 

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This email has been sent to my local councillor, MPP, Mayor Tory, the Ontario Solicitor General, Premier Ford, the Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath, Toronto Chief of Police Mark Saunders, Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board Jim Hart, Executive Director Ontario Association of Police Services Boards Fred Kaustinen, Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit at the City of Toronto, Toronto Police Services Board member Councillor Frances Nunziata, and Toronto Police Services Board member Councillor Mike Ford

[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-s-police-watchdog-investi...
[2] https://www.cp24.com/news/there-s-a-whole-lot-that-i-want-to-say-saunder...
[3] https://twitter.com/marksaunderstps/status/1266046418105569281
[4] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-deaths-blacks-data-1.4599215
[5] https://www.pivotlegal.org/17_years_of_police_violence_in_canada
[6] https://robynmaynard.com
[7] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/jason-collins-shot-dead-by-winni...
[8] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/teen-dies-police-shooting-family...
[9] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/brampton-shooting-d-andre-campbel...
[10] https://thatsatruestory.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/remembering-27-black-in...
[11] http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-eliminating-racial-profiling-law-enforce...
[12] https://www.amnesty.ca/blog/five-reasons-why-canada-should-put-end-carding
[13] https://www.cp24.com/news/protesters-in-downtown-toronto-demand-answers-...

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