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Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Abuse

Police violence in the United States and Canada has dominated the news over the past year. This violence typically focuses on abuse and excessive force by officers against the public. Recent revelations of police violence against indigenous women in Val d’Or, Quebec, only illustrate the immediacy and severity of this issue. CKUT’s Anna Marchese spoke to Alex Roslin about another aspect of police violence: domestic abuse. Roslin is co-author of “Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence,” an investigative report that explores why officers are 15 times more likely than the general public to be domestic abusers, and why they consistently get away with it.

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Émission spéciale sur le racisme et l’antiracisme avec Thérèse Namahoro

 

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Émission spéciale autour d’un atelier intitulé L’ABC de l’antiracisme, longue entrevue avec Thérèse Namahoro diffusée sur En Profondeur le lundi 4 juillet entre 17h et 18h sur CKUT (ckut.ca et sur le 90.3fm à
soi-disant «Montréal»)

Jeudi 7 juillet 2016
à 15:30 au Pavillon Jean-Brillant à la salle B-4225, Thérèse
Namahoro et Lourdenie Jean présenteront un ABC de l’anti-racisme:
une conférence sur les luttes anti-racistes et comment elles
s’inscrivent spécifiquement dans la démarche féministe.

Lundi 4 juillet, nous avons dédié l’émission complète à cet abc de l’antiracisme selon
Thérèse Namahoro

Les thèmes abordés ont été :
– racisme systémique et au quotidien
– histoire du racisme au soi-disant «Québec» et au soi-disant «Canada»
-appropriation culturelle
-féminisme blanc
-féminisme intersectionnel
-profilage racial
-brutalité policière

et plusieurs autres

Pour plus d’info
concernant leur présentation à l’Université de Montréal :

https://www.facebook.com/events/790869647714089/

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CJFE Setting Ground for Montreal Police and Independent Journalists

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) mediated a meeting between some members of independent media and the Montreal Police on September 21st, to bridge existing disputes between the two groups. At Montreal demonstrations and rallies, the police have often been acting aggressively towards the protesters, kettling and using force on them. The journalists have been victims of attacks as well if they happened to be indistinguishable from the protesters and looked unconvincing to police.

Although members of the police portray violent accidents as simple misunderstandings, their forceful acts restrict journalists’ rights for free expression and oftentimes result in physical damage. CJFE brought the two groups together for a possibility of establishing ground rules of conduct lest further instances of brutality occur. CKUT’s Kateryna Gordiychuk talked with Tom Henheffer to find out more.

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Black Lives Matter – Toronto coalition made a ‘day of action’ to seek justice and call end to justice brutality.

Day of action, Monday 27 July.

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On Monday 27 July, the Black Lives Matter Toronto coalition held a “day of action”. The goal: call for an end to police brutality and to seek justice after the death of two black men – Jermaine Carby was shot at a traffic stop and Andrew Loky was killed in an apartment building- in the past year.

Desmond Cole, a black Toronto writer and activist, says: “This is not about people inconvenienced for one night in the highway. It’s about almost 30 years of police brutality against one community. That’s how people should view this”.

Alexandria Williams is one of the co-fondators of the Black Lives Matters Toronto coalition. We asked her about the action, and the coalition and its motivations.

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The Baltimore Uprising in Context: Interview with Pastor Heber Brown III

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[audio https://ia601501.us.archive.org/2/items/heberbrown/heberbrowninterview.mp3]

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On Friday May 1st the Baltimore City State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced publicly the charges against 6 police officers involved with the murder of Freddie Gray. This comes as the first step towards justice for Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal injuries in police custody, and died a week after he was was chased and arrested by officers on Baltimore’s west side.

In light of the recent protests Ellen Payne Smith, from CKUT’s News Collective, connected on April 30th with Pastor Heber Brown the 3rd, a justice advocate, activist and community leader on the ground in Baltimore, to hear a grassroots perspective.

The coalition that Pastor Brown mentions in the interview is Baltimore United at bmoreunited.org and you can follow Pastor Brown on twitter @heberbrown.

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Interview with caravan members from Ayotzinapa, Mexico

 

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Illustration of missing student Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño. By Claus López López
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Interview in Spanish: 

[audio https://ia801509.us.archive.org/9/items/AyotzinapaEntrevistaMontrealFINAL/Ayotzinapa%20Entrevista%20Montreal%20FINAL%20.mp3]

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On September 26th 2014, police forces in the State of Guerrero, Mexico, attacked a busload of students from a rural teacher training school in Ayotzinapa. This attack resulted in the death of six people, and the forced disappearance of 43 students. On April 20th 2015, a caravan from Ayotzinapa travelled to Montreal. In this interview, Hilda Legideño Vargas, the mother of one of the disappeared students, and Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a student from the teacher training school, explain why they have travelled to Canada in their struggle to find the 43 students. Brought to you by Simone Lucas from CKUT’s News Collective.

ENGLISH TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW

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COBP sur la Loi 3

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Bobette du Collectif Opposé à la brutalité policière nous a donné ses propos envers la loi 3, mais tout d’abord elle nous a parlé de l’initiative Solidarité avec Bobette. Leila Lemghalef nous a ramené l’entrevue.

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Montreal’s Black Community Responds to Ferguson

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[audio http://www.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/ferguson_panel_nov_25.mp3]

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On Monday, November 24, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to criminally indict Darren Wilson, a police officer who shot and killed unarmed Black youth Michael Brown back in August. Protests and riots quickly errupted in Ferguson, a suburb of St-Louis, following the court’s decision, and also happened simultaneously in many cities across the US.

On Tuesday night in Montreal, there was a candlelight vigil and protest at the Roddick gates of McGill, organized by the Black Student Network.

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Police repression and political profiling affecting the environmental movement?

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The Quebec Network of Environmental groups announced at the end of last month their solidarity with the people who got arrested at the October 10th demonstration against a pipeline project. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with the network’s general coordinator Bruno Masse about how the arrests happen at the demonstration, why the Environmental groups network decied to get involved in the issue and how severe police repression is affecting the environmental movement.

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NB Pro-Choice Solidarity Rally in Montreal April 26, 2014

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Cold temperatures and pouring rain did not deter more than 30 Pro-Choice demonstrators from turning out Saturday, April 26th for a rally in Place Emile Gamelin. The rally was just one of many actions held across Canada the same day in solidarity with New Brunswick Pro-Choice, where the Morgentaler abortion clinic in Fredericton was forced to close its doors April 10th due to lack of government funding. In these highlights from the demo, recorded by CKUT’s Susan Fitch, we’re going to hear first the Reproductive Justice League Choir, then the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s Julie Michaud leading the chants, followed by words from her centre colleague Bianca Mugyenyi. We close our report with an edited version of the keynote speech, looking at abortion as a democracy issue affecting all Canadians. It was read by Montreal choice activist Lisa Sproull, and written by University of New Brunswick professor Kathleen Pye, who was a counseling volunteer at the Morgentaler clinic. Says Pye, “This [abortion] isn’t a women’s only issue. This is a social issue.” Donations are being accepted for the campaign to pressure the New Brunswick government to change its regulations and to establish reproductive health clinics. They can be made through the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action-new-brunswick.html   For more pictures, click here.

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May 7th demonstration against police brutality

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CKUT’s Tiffany Lam reports from Wednesday May 7th’s demonstration against police brutality and repression from outside the SPVM headquarters downtown Montreal. 

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May 7th COBP and ASSE’s gathering in solidarity with the victims of police brutality

Tune in to Off the Hour at 5pm tomorrow, May 9th, for an audio report of the gathering!

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Ligue des droits et libertes denounces arrests at police brutality protest

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The Ligue des droits et libertes sent out a statement, signed by 55 organizations, denouncing the arrests at this year’s police brutality protest, which took place on March 15th. The protest, which has developed a reputation for ending in mass arrest, lasted less than ten minutes this year before protesters were alternately charged and herded into a series of kettles, where they were subsequently ticketed, processed, and then let go. The statement denounces the SPVM’s actions during the protest as well as P-6, the municipal bylaw that condones both kettling and what the Ligue des droits calls “political profiling”. CKUT spoke with Dominique Peschard from the Ligue des droits et libertes about the issue.

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Transcript: Simon Van Vliet on Police Killings in Montreal

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Transcription provided by Cecile Branco

This interview originally broadcast on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal and highlights the gaps in mainstream reporting and the constant focus on police narratives that dehumanize the victims. Looking specifically at the case of Jean-François Nadreau, killed in a hail of police bullets at home two winters ago, this interview details the underreported aspects of the growing number of police shootings deaths in the city.

This interview was broadcast in the lead up to the annual protest against police brutality in Montreal that takes place on March 15 each year.

Interview with Simon Van Vliet on policing issue and homeless by Stefan Christoff.

Stefan: We are going to be addressing the issue of police brutality and the crisis of police killings in Montreal. More specifically, we are going to be looking at the case of Jean François Nadreau, who has been killed in February 2012 by a police shooting at his home in the east end of Montreal.  Just like week-end, there was a visual to commemorate the two years anniversary of his death, and this of course is taking place within the context where we see a broader spike in police killing in the city. Of course, within the last two month we saw the death of Donald Ménard, who has been killed in a rooming house in Centre-Sud (killed November 11th 2013).  And more recently, Alain Magloire who has been killed close to Berry UQAM, metro station in downtown Montreal (killed February 3d 2014). Both of these people were unarmed, and so to talk about this crisis and violence taking place in the street, I am joint by a fellow independent journalist, Simon Van Vliet, contributor at CISM FM radio, good afternoon and thanks for joining us today.