Category Archives: Race

My Op-Ed about Eaton Centre shooting in Lawyers Weekly

My friend and editor at Lawyers Weekly, Shannon Kari, asked me to write an opinion piece on the Eaton Centre shooting, in light of my experience writing our book on gun culture and violence. I tried to deal with the … Continue reading

Posted in CP Journalism, Guns, Race, Sentencing

Grasping at the human side of mass incarceration

Much has been made of the Conservative push stateside for prison reform. Where “soft-on-crime” statements have historically sounded a death knell for politicians – with Republicans the frequent beneficiaries – US Conservatives are now generating significant political capital under the … Continue reading

Posted in Prisons, Race, Tough-On-Crime

Quebec confronts racial profiling

A report by Quebec’s Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (human rights commission) has brought the issue of racial profiling to the forefront of Quebec society. Calls for an investigation of community-police relations came … Continue reading

Posted in Police, Race

Mumia Abu-Jamal to have death sentence reviewed

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been granted a new sentencing hearing by the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A political activist before and after his imprisonment, Abu-Jamal has been on death row in Pennsylvania ( for the 1981 murder of … Continue reading

Posted in Race, Sentencing, Wrongful Convictions