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One death, one displacement, one forced removal, one policing related tragedy, one overdose, one accident, one incident, one, one, one, is all we need to demand change. Policing-caused death such as what has happened in CR, shatters a community and also our ways of relating
I don't know what it would take for council to listen to unhoused, poor, disabled and queer peoples about the need for alternatives from policing. You have an equity framework but it didnt work with this motion. You have reconciliation but it didn't work with this motion.
You have "thank you for coming to speak to us" courtesies but it didn't work with this motion. You forced us to sit through a full day with you just to tell us you would support more policing.
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During yesterday's council meeting, I wasn't given time to finish what I was sharing. Here is the full script of what I shared to council, including an added point about the harms of the MPBIA's anti-poor judgments leading to a decision made without us.…
Note that this contains what myself and others learnt from MPBIA about this conversation of the establishment of a Community Policing Centre and why having a BIA trying to solve social issues without direct ties to the community is such a bad idea.
Folks who shops at Mt Pleasant businesses, please consider speaking to them to not support the establishment of a CPC and let them know there are other alternative models that doesn't use policing as a model of community care and safety.
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Definitely a very disappointing outcome and unsurprised. However, I do want to acknowledge that we showed up as community, that we made ourselves heard, loud and clear that our non-relationship to policing is a non-negotiable.

I appreciate @christineeboyle's amendment.
@defund604 @pivotlegal @Amrit_HxH @erinconners_ @pipagaopoetry @sayhay37 @mmeenaakshii @TonyeAganaba and the other speakers that shared some heartwrenching stories. I am very sorry about the impacts this had on our traumas, and hence I am sending care.
@defund604 @pivotlegal @Amrit_HxH @erinconners_ @pipagaopoetry @sayhay37 @mmeenaakshii @TonyeAganaba I am sending love.

You stood up and out, and each of you gave me buckets to cry. For the postal worker person who shared your story, I am so, so sorry and horrid with your experience. I am sending you deep love.
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When it comes to community safety, I want to be able to choose the superheroes that I trust and believe can keep us safe. I choose Elders of these traditional lands. I choose mutual aid organizers. I choose community gardens. I choose community centres. I choose cultural centres
I choose transformative justice centres.

I choose healing centres.

I choose Neighbourhood Improvement Associations.

I choose mental health care and support and many Frontline workers.

I choose relationships.
I choose true community-led public safety.

I choose to not have guns pointed at fellow neighbours.

I choose to not have my neighbours be cuffee without reason.

I choose not to give policing more powers than they already have.

I choose not to invest in shields.
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In reflection of #JusticeforJared, I would say that Community Policing is one mechanism that the RCMP and VPD use to get away from being accountable of racist brutality. The guise of neighbourhood relationships is only another reason for police to justify their brutal actions.
Policing as a whole needs pausing. This mechanism public safety has been completed gutted out of compassion, understanding and tolerance.

I cannot sit here witnessing what happened to Jared and allowing for more policing in our communities.

CPCs are the police's ways of working with those they seem fit against those they seem don't. Not all community members are consider community to police. They consider many of us as jokes of the society and it tells by the way they treat us. It's systemic.
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