Pivot Legal Society, BC Civil Liberties Association, West Coast LEAF, and Community Legal Assistance Society have joined forced to urge the government to enact significant legal and policy reform in favour of marginalized, racialized, and Indigenous communities across British Columbia.
Harm reduction advocates opened Toronto's first "pop-up" safe injection site at Moss Park over the weekend. It was a courageous and compassionate move that will save countless lives in the context of a public health emergency.
Today Solomon Akintoye, 33, represented by Pivot Legal Society, is seeking a ruling of wrongful arrest and excessive use of force related to his detention and violent takedown by the Vancouver Police Department in 2011. This is the first significant civil lawsuit to challenge the policies of police in BC relating to investigative detention.