Defund Toronto Police - Property Tax Strike to Demand Racial Justice

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laura bil
1 year ago
the police only keep white people safe. all other tax payers are traumatized. please stop this madness and fund social workers and people with years of mental health training and expertise. all "crimes" are due to mental health issues that stem from systemic racism and societal violence. why are we funding the perpetuation of this violence? this is not just the US - Canada has equally traumatizing issues, a different history but equally dehumanizing to and exhausting for POC taxpayers. use tax payers money to keep all of our community members safe and able to thrive.

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Kelly McMichael
1 year ago
I’ve listened to the voices of the people leading the movement, I’ve long had serious issues with the police and it’s time for change. Community support over militarization against our own. Time to take dismantling white supremacy more seriously.

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Michelle Alderson
1 year ago
Police should not be responsible for the mental health and well being of our community. Armed police officers should not be responding to mental health crisis, performing wellness checks or entering any situation in which the presence of a gun will only escalate the situation. Fund our social programs NOW.

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Marjan Farahbaksh
1 year ago
FYI the TinyURL link doesn't seem to work. Tried Chrome and Safari.

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Shehnaz Pabani
1 year ago
Too many visible minorities with mental illness are killed at the hands of police who are the wrong people sent to de-escalate the situation-no empathy/cultural sensitivity.

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Taylyn Powers
1 year ago
The justice system needs to change. We need cops to go through more of a psychological investigation when being hired. They need more empathy and to be more understanding while still keeping people safe and themselves safe. There are better ways to go about things then they way some police handle themselves. We don’t need bad apple cops. We need good people, people who don’t do drugs and don’t bend the rules for themselves just because they are cops.

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Judith Haynes
1 year ago
We have to have a new funding format. The police cannot possibly provide all the societal needs. There need to be social workers, health workers, and true de-escalation who are not suited up and armed for war.

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Julia Varmuza
1 year ago
Defund the police so we can invest that money in social services, mental health initiatives, affordable and supportive housing, child care subsidies, parks and rec, libraries... invest in services that actually serve our vulnerable communities!

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Ty Sloane
1 year ago
We need alternative resources for our taxes to go into other businesses in the city such as Harm Reduction, Housing, Mental Health Services and many many more.

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Lou Campbell
1 year ago
REALLOCATE THE FUNDS TO BETTER THINGS!