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The Black Action Defense C’tee has filed a Class-Action Human Rights Complaint against TORONTO POLICE SERVICES BOARD; ALOK MUKHERJEE CHAIR, & BILL BLAIR (TORONTO POLICE CHIEF)

 

 

(for more info on the THREE class/action-lawsuits BADC has launched against the Police & more info, check right/HERE:http://eglintonavewest.com/2013/11/19/racial-profiling-under-assault-black-black-action-defense-ctee-sue-police-for-65-million-police-carding-decreases/)

PRESS RELEASE (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

The Black Action Defense Committee (BADC) has today February 4th, 2014 filed a Class Action Complaint for Racial Profiling and Carding  at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

On Tuesday February 4th, 2014 BADC‘s Legal Counsel Munyonzwe Hamalengwa Dr. of Laws, filed a class action Human Rights Complaint   with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario 

On behalf of BADC  AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY OF ONTARIO.

 

The Complaint was filed under Section 34 of the Ontario Human Rights Code and listed the following prohibited grounds, as set out in Form 1:

Race, Colour, Ancestry, Place of Origin, Citizenship, Ethnic Origin and Age.

The complaint was filed against:

TORONTO POLICE SERVICES BOARD; ALOK MUKHERJEE CHAIR, & BILL BLAIR (TORONTO POLICE CHIEF)

The Complaint

BADC has represented the community in their interactions with the respondents and have heard the cries of the community loudly and these cries will be detailed in subsequent filings. The attached Statement of Claim contains some information on the effects of racial profiling and carding on the Black and minority communities.

This is a class action lawsuit comprising of several dozen perhaps thousands of people and a fair compensation for the class is difficult to quantify because of the numbers and years of discrimination and damages, harm and suffering both past, present and future involved as well as need for the victims to build structures and support systems to lessen the impact of racial profiling, carding and discrimination.

The Human Rights Complaint Mirrors Class Action Law Suites File in the Superior Court of Ontario against these respondents , Peel Police Services Board and Former Chief Metcalf, and against the Federal Minister responsible for Prisons and corrections Canada.

Details and supporting information are in the attached file.

For Information: Contact:

Kingsley P. Gilliam at 647-267-1774

Or

Valarie Steele:  416-656-4624

For Legal Queries:  Munyonzwe Hamalengwa mhamalengwa@sympatico.ca

Or by phone at: 416-644-1106.

 
 
 

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