The public debate in recent years regarding the excessive use of force by the police in Canada, and the high number of visible minorities killed by police, has caused many to accuse the police of racism. When Police Kill explores these issues and well as the public controversy which surrounds them. When Police Kill contains: An analysis of mainstream media that points to their reliance on official police versions of incidents A look at the lack of clarity in the Criminal Code sections pertaining to police use of force and the wide discretionary powers granted to the police allowing for the targeting of minority groups A review of specific cases of lethal force in both Toronto and Montreal between 1987 and 1993 An analysis of the legal proceedings in the Allan Gosset case in Montreal which highlights the inadequacy of the law in punishing excessive police action Options for citizen-initiated actionSocial Science 1998
160 pp 9" x 6"
CDN $17.95 US & International