Establish the Civilian Board of Police Oversight

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It has been a tough year

Yesterday marked a year since the death of George Floyd. It's been an emotional year both due to the pandemic, as well as the deterioration of trust between the people and the police. A year later, there is still no civilian run, federally funded agency dedicated to police oversight. This is not simply an American issue, this is an issue of how power is balanced in governments as a whole. The SIU has cleared the Toronto Police Service of any wrong doing in the case of Regis Korchinski-Paquet. The SIU has also cleared the Peel Regional Police of any wrong doing in the case of Ejaz Choudry. We've all been very patient, but it seems as if the SIU just wants to wait for the protests to end and for people to forget so they can let the police get away as usual. But we haven't forgotten. We've reached out to several levels of government and were either dismissed or received no response at all. I've even reached out to various media outlets, but it appears that also fell on deaf ears. What we want is for justice to actually be done, and not to have institutions pretend to pursue justice when all they really want is the status quo. I'd like to thank everyone for their support, it means a lot to me personally as well as the community as a whole. We will continue reaching out to various groups until we get the support we need to establish an entity that actually delivers justice; not something like the SIU which seems to care more about their relationship with the police, than their relationship with the community they supposedly serve. We haven't forgotten, we won't forget, and we won't stop until there is justice. Kyle Hinds The Civil Party of Canada

Kyle Hinds
12 months ago