Headlines in 2021

February

$1M donation to Vancouver policing inappropriate, critics say
February 22nd, 2021 — News1130

Meenakshi Mannoe and Harsha Walia: We can choose differently: safety beyond police, prisons and criminalization
February 20th, 2021 — The Province

Federal crime bill ‘completely disappointing’, says expert, and many agree it isn’t enough
February 19th, 2021 — The Star

Political Gesture or Real Change? BC’s Anti-Racism Effort Faces Tough Questions
February 17th, 2021 — The Tyee

No time to waste: Advocates warn red tape may slow decriminalization process
February 15th, 2021 — Ricochet

Vancouver mayor and Health Canada to formally discuss drug decriminalization
February 9th, 2021 — The Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada

VPD introduces new trespass program targeting homeless people
February 6th, 2021 — Coop Radio

Vancouver Police Department Trespass Prevention Program
February 5th, 2021 — National Indigenous Times

January

CiTR News: On The Point, 1/30: Interviews w/ Fiona York, Meenakshi Mannoe and Dr. Linc Kesler
January 30th, 2021 — CiTR News

One-third of all sex workers unable to call 911 due to fear of repercussions from cops: study
January 30th, 2021 — The Vancouver Sun

Scrap Vancouver Police’s Trespass Prevention Program, say organizations
January 28th, 2021 — The Indo-Canadian Voice

Advocates demand immediate end to Vancouver's Trespass Prevention Program
January 28th, 2021 — News1130

Canada Is Formally Considering Full Drug Decriminalization For One Major City
January 27th, 2021 — Vice

Vancouver, Health Canada to formally discuss drug decriminalization, mayor says
January 27th, 2021 — News1130

Homelessness in Vancouver won't end with COVID-19, say advocates urging forever services, not fleeting aid
January 23rd, 2021 — CBC

On the Coast January 12th
January 12th, 2021 — CBCListen

Downtown Eastside community holds vigil for victim of police shooting
January 12th, 2021 — News 1130

The Pulse Interview: Meenakshi Mannoe (PIVOT Legal Society)
January 12th, 2021 — The Pulse on CFRO

‘There Has to be a Better Way’: Police Kill a Sword-Wielding Man in the Downtown Eastside
January 6th, 2021 — The Tyee

More young men in Western Canada died than expected last year — and not just because of COVID-19
January 4th, 2021 — The Star