a Panel Discussion on Social Profiling, Police Accountability, and Community Oversight
What would it take for Victoria to become a community that’s safer for everyone?
Come on out for a panel discussion on policing issues in BC, looking at the role of policing in poverty-related issues, the effects on our communities, and creative steps we can take to address these pressing issues.
MAY 12, 2012 from 7:00 -9:00 pm
First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road
David Eby (BC Civil Liberties Association)
Hugh Lampkin & Aiyanas Ormond (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users)
Hilary Marks (Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group)
Ashley Mollison (Safer for All campaign)
People who are street-involved face disproportionate amounts of police attention in the form of ticketing, searches, stops, and seizures of personal property — this is called social profiling.
Social profiling remains invisible because many of these interactions are undocumented by police, and marginalized community members lack access to reporting mechanisms such as the police complaints commission. It’s time for us to put these practices on the radar.
Contact Mark Willson for more information on this event.