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Improper Facility Holding Lead to Death of Man with Disabilities

Jurors at a coroner’s inquest are hearing that a mentally ill man who died in an Ontario jail cell in 2016 should not have been held at that facility. Coroner’s counsel Prabhu Rajan delivered his opening statement this morning on the first day of the inquest into the death of Soleiman Faqiri. Rajan told jurors […]

Canada: Another justice option for Aboriginal people

The Mitchell Advocate: “An Ontario criminal court exclusively for Indigenous people seeks to avoid jailing people while fostering more accountability and better results than would be seen in everyday criminal court, its proponents say.” “They’re known as Gladue courts or Indigenous People’s courts and are for self-identifying Indigenous adults and youths, including Metis and Inuit […]

Police Killing of man with psychiatric disability ruled justified

(Ontario, Canada) Abdirahman Abdi was a 37 year old black man with a disability when he was approached by police. He was beaten and pepper-sprayed by a officer and left head-down in a pool of blood for over 10 minutes. He died shortly after paramedics took him to the hospital. The Ontario police officer was […]