BLM report demands $340M funding cut for Toronto police

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In a new report titled “Rethinking Community Safety, a way forward for Toronto,” BLM, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the YWCA and a dozen other groups suggest that up to $340 million in funds could be diverted away from policing into community-driven solutions. “More appropriate interventions are available—at a lower cost, with better outcomes—when we send support workers to address issues with vulnerable people instead of sending police,” claim the advocacy groups. “The areas of activity outlined here provide an immediate opportunity to begin to move to models that better serve marginalized communities—real-locating resources to support vulnerable people, improve community safety, and produce better outcomes in the short and long term.”