CANADA: Toronto Police Chief apologizes for years of systemic racism on the force

BlogTO – 15 June. 2022

Chief of Police James Ramer addressed the media on Wednesday morning, delivering a brutally honest apology in response to the Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) 2020 Race-Based Data Collection Strategy findings, admitting the frankly obvious fact that profiling and discrimination against members of racialized communities are a systemic issue on the force.

The Toronto Police and all law enforcement services in Ontario were directed to begin collecting race-based data in instances of reportable use of force back in 2019, leading the TPS Board to approve a “Race-Based Data Collection, Analysis and Public Reporting” policy with an aim to identify a problem that was already plainly obvious to even the most casual observer.


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  • Dennis Albert  On 06/16/2022 at 5:09 pm

    My friends living in Canada been telling me this long time.

    Overpaid police beig paid C$150,000+ a year to hassle the children of single mothers who work like indentured labourers for minimum wage, for the elite that Toronto Police are paid with taxpayer money to “protect and serve”.

    • Age  On 06/17/2022 at 12:14 am

      You got that right. Young Black children as young as 3 are profiled by Toronto Police.

      • Brother Man  On 06/17/2022 at 7:58 pm

        I find this hard to believe.

      • Age  On 06/18/2022 at 4:47 pm

        You have to live in Canada to believe it. It’s not like Guyana where Jagdeo makes a comment go haywire and everyone on FB criticizing the chap. Canada has oppression in freedom of speech laws.

  • Emily  On 06/17/2022 at 3:29 am

    Isn’t there an age of responsibility in Canada?

    What crime is a 3-year-old toddler is capable of doing that warrants an interaction with The Toronto Police? Can you elaborate on what happened? Is it because the child was racially profiled?

    I thought that Canada was a liberal country on crime. I’ve never heard of a 3-year-old toddler becoming a random suspect in my state.

  • Dennis Albert  On 06/17/2022 at 6:13 pm

    Age wa gwaan here?

    The police in Toronto busy hassling young African-Canadian babies than fighting crime?

    DEFUND the TORONTO POLICE, disarm the Canadian police, and FIGHT for Justice for the oppressed.

    • Age  On 06/17/2022 at 9:26 pm

      The TTC has been populated with crackheads and homeless men with nothing to lose but the most to gain. These guys commit these crimes on the taxpayer and get free shelter in prison where they feel warmer and better than freezing to death in the cold.
      If only those crackheads could do this to the police and the Toronto elites, but they know to choose their battles like lighting a woman on fire and getting a few months in prison, but if they tried that to a rich person they would be shot dead by the corrupt Toronto Police.

    • Emily  On 06/18/2022 at 3:28 pm

      I am also interested in what happened to the young lady in the Toronto transit. There is not enough information available regarding her current state, background, life story or anything.

      Is this one of those conspiracies where it was organized crime involved or something that the media doesn’t want to say?

      • Age  On 06/18/2022 at 4:44 pm

        Emily, this is what everyone else in Canada wants to know. The name of the culprit is not being published, nor has the victim of this horrible attack been identified at the time of this comment. Something fishy is up. The media probably doesn’t want to offend anyone since homeless drug addicts have more rights than law abiding Canadians.

  • Dennis Albert  On 06/19/2022 at 1:14 am

    Age, what purpose does Toronto Police have in Canada other than racial profiling and murdering African peoples?

    Is Toronto like the PPP government where the police are hired to protect the PPP and the elite first and foremost?

    No wonder you want to return to Guyana. You are probably paying nuff money to rent rat infested apartment and the Toronto Police only want to protect the rich people in Toronto.

    • Age  On 06/19/2022 at 6:46 pm

      This country for two set of people:

      Poor desperate and fleeing war
      Retired wealthy and Chinese investors

      For a middle class like myself, Canada is a living hell with the taxes and crime. The police protect the rich and they give a free pass to the homeless to commit crimes in fear of being labeled a human rights violator.

  • JoE  On 06/20/2022 at 2:32 pm

    The name of the attacker is Tibetan. Make of that what you will in your musings. No explanation has been given for labelling the attack a “hate crime.”

  • JoE  On 06/20/2022 at 2:35 pm

    The name of the attacker is Tibetan. Make of that what you will in your musings. No explanation has been given for labelling a “hate crime.”

    • Age  On 06/22/2022 at 4:41 am

      Canada is a declining basket case with expensive housing, lowball wages and an immigration policy which drives down the cost of labor while making the Toronto landlords richer.

  • wally n  On 06/21/2022 at 4:29 pm

    Canada has oppression in freedom of speech laws.Proven right… CANADA is now a “used to be ” nation rotten to the core
    Take a peep, lil deeper..
    The accounting firm KPMG claims it has been “cleared of any wrongdoing” by a months-long Canada Revenue Agency criminal probe into an offshore tax scheme that allowed wealthy Canadians to receive tax-free funds.
    “KPMG fully and voluntarily cooperated with a thorough investigation. The investigation concluded and KPMG was cleared of any wrongdoing,” KPMG spokesperson Tenille Kennedy said in a brief email on Tuesday.

    • Age  On 06/22/2022 at 4:39 am

      This is exactly why my retirement plan is to leave Canada. Trudeau has enacted speech suppressing laws under the guise of combating hate speech, copyright and anti-women content.
      The laws empower the corrupt police to go after critics and opposition to the corruption. I’m leaving Canada.

      Guyana is not that bad. The police don’t target private citizens like the corrupt Canadian police.

    • Dennis Albert  On 06/22/2022 at 8:02 am

      Canada must be corrupt as Satan if tax evasion and money laundering are dismissed during investigations with accounting firms whose responsibility is to follow the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and AML.

      Meanwhile, here in Guyana, these Blastoise American and Canadian politicians tell our banks that they must comply with the AML and every year we must provide proof of ID and address even if he have $100 Guyana dollar in we bank account.

      These White countries are hypocrites.

  • Emily  On 06/23/2022 at 3:33 pm

    Police only exist to serve the rich, and no matter how many times the Far Right bootlick the pigs it doesn’t change the fact that many innocent Black men in the USA and Canada became victims of police violence and justice system.

    I’m beginning to believe that Guyana, with all of its faults, is more freer than the USA in terms of policing.

    As an Indo-Caribbean American with Guyanese parents, I would never be mistreated by the GPF solely because I am considered a PPP member.

    You have to be a well-connected and deep-pocketed billionaire to afford the same privileges in the USA. The police are bad in the USA.

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