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What are street checks, the thing Victoria just voted to ban?

By Anna J. James
Aug 14, 2020

They're much different than the more controversial practices of "carding" or "stop and frisk"

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Are Victoria police chasing a sex trafficking ring that doesn't exist?

By Anna J. James
Jul 10, 2020

An operation seemingly built on a hunch, VicPD’s Project No More did not find any evidence of sex trafficking but did incense many of the city's sex workers, who insist they are working by choice

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Police Are Facing Ever-Rising Rates of Mental Health Calls, Raising the Risk of Tragedies Like the Shooting of Chantel Moore

Canadian police face a "significant increase" in mental health-related calls, and as the killing of Vancouver Island woman Chantel Moore shows, sometimes these calls can go terribly wrong

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Victoria Police Chief Rebuffs Calls for Police Defunding

By Sean Craig
Jun 11, 2020

“I just can't see that in any sense of reality,” Chief Constable Del Manak told city councillor Ben Isitt