Archives: Police Surveillance
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A Mother’s Biggest Fear
By: Kathy Dobson Tori Almond recently had a critically important conversation with her three young sons, a conversation that parents of white children will never have to have. Tori talked to her boys about how to avoid getting killed by the police just because of their skin colour. “My biggest fear is that I...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Dear White Nova Scotians Posting About Black Lives Matter, From a Fellow White Nova Scotian
By Carmen Warner Imagine that you are shopping in Walmart with your two young children in a stroller. Imagine you buy $90 worth of electronics from the electronics department. The cashier then tells you that you must check out your produce items at a different check out because they have to be weighed. No...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Every (digital) breath you take, every Facebook post you make: Standing rock check-ins and police surveillance of protestors through social media
For many us, when you see that a friend has checked-in somewhere posted on Facebook, your eyes probably glaze over and you quickly skip past their Foursquare recommendation of a specific restaurant or coffee shop. But last fall, you may have noticed that a large number of your Facebook friends apparently went to...