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Our living legend, Lincoln Alexander dies at 90.
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
PC Dameian Muirhead
The target of the alleged lynching remark,
York Regional Police Const. Dameian Muirhead (left), .
.. the complainant, Rheal Duguay (right).
Update: July 31st, 2013
The teleconference on July 31,2013 yielded the following; the decision on whether or not the chief will be compelled to testify was held until the next hearing date. The next hearing dates are set tentatively for October 2nd, 3rd and fourth. November 5th, 6th, 7th(tentative) and 8th were also set for the hearing in the event that the October dates fall through.
Please continue to show your support for Chantal B Muirhead and I. Also keep spreading awareness about the case.
Update - June 24th, 2013
"Another teleconference is set for July 31st, 2013 where the adjudicator is expected to rule on whether the chief will be compelled to testify." PC Muirhead
Update - June 8th, 2013:
Please note that the next York Regional Police Services Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. where Chief Eric Jolliffe and his team will be making a presentation on Human Trafficking. The meeting will be held at the following location:
York Region Administrative Building
Committee Room A
17250 Yonge Street
This is an excellent platform for anyone concerned about the Police Services Act trial of Cst. Damiean Muirhead to attend and express their concerns.
If you are not able to attend the Police Services Board Meeting, we encourage each of you to email Chief Eric Jolliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org and express your concerns about the treatment of Cst. Damiean Muirhead by York Regional Police.
Please see below for the guidelines on making a deputation to the Police Services Board.
... Any member of the public may, either on his or her own behalf or as a representative of an organization or group, appear at any public meeting of the board and make a deputation.
If you wish to make a deputation to the Police Services Board, you must follow these guidelines: provide written notice outlining the deputation to the Police Services Board at least three (3) business days prior to the commencement of the meeting; limit your presentation to a maximum of 10 minutes. Contact information to make a deputation is as follows:
17250 Yonge Street
TELEPHONE Local (905) 830-4444 Ext. 7906
Toll free 1-877-464-9675 Ext. 7906
FAX (905) 895-5249
Update - May 27th, 2013:
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: ABLE Head Office at 467 Edgeley Blvd., Unit #6, Vaughan, ON L4K 4E9
email address: email@example.com
Cst. Dameian Muirhead will address the attendees and provide a summary of how the charges evolved and an overview of the trial to date.
Please demonstrate your support for Cst. Muirhead and attend this important meeting.
Please also reach out to your family, friends and community partners to attend this meeting to ensure we get the support of the entire Community for this worthy cause.
Update - May 22nd, 2013:
York Police Association Axes Funding for PC Muirhead
The Toronto Star
Here are all the websites of articles that are related to Dameian's case. They are in no particular order. Included is the talk show with Joe Warmington and the CityNews segment.
Dear Good People,
Police Services upcoming Career Development Day hosted by the B-ISN on
Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9:00 to 3:00 pm at the Toronto Police
The National Peace Officer’s Memorial Run kicks off at Queen’s Park on Thursday September 27, 2012.
The ABLE Running Team is led by Captain Gwen Spaulding and Assistant Captain Rohan Morgan, and includes team members Shawn Brown, Kim Toppin, Clint Noel, Natalie Roach, and Paul Boakye-Cofie. So far, seven ABLE Running Team Members are confirmed to participate in the 460km trek to Ottawa where the run concludes on Saturday September 29, 2012. ABLE Members will then march with their respective Law Enforcement Organizations in the National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service on Sunday September 30, 2012 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
ABLE President Keith Merith and ABLE Executive Member Kenton Chance (Law Enforcement Services Officer) will take part in the opening ceremonies at Queen’s Park, and Kenton Chance will also attend the closing ceremonies and the Memorial Service.
Supt. Devon Clunis
Named as Winnipeg's
First Black Chief of Police
Charles Roach, Toronto lawyer and human rights advocate, dies at 79
"Charlie Roach was a human rights activist and lawyer who fought for migrant rights, battled systemic racism and advocated for equality in community halls, on the streets and in court.
A leader in Toronto’s black community, he died of brain cancer Tuesday, still fighting to gain Canadian citizenship without swearing an oath to the Queen. He was 79." from: Toronto Star
ABLE at the Toronto's Flag Raising Ceremony
for Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration
Hosted by the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA)
Message from the President
ABLE's 4th Annual "Yes We Can" Boat Cruise another Success!
party was HOTT, the food fantastic and the weather was wonderful." said
"You guys do this every year! WOW!
I never knew cops could have so much fun!" Suzanne commented
We hop you too will look forward to an equally fun and exciting Boat Cruise next August in 2013.
Alton C. Parker, remembered
He dedicated his life to protecting a city
where he wasn’t allowed to rent an apartment.
...quoted directly from the Windsor Star Article:Windsor’s first black police officer honoured
Also see the CBC Article: Windsor Police try to add minorities to reflect city
November 8, 1919 to March 9th, 2012
Peter Butler III - Rose Fortune Scholarship Recipients
The Scholarship Program was created by ABLE in order to recognize the contribution of the first Canadian black law enforcers, Rose Fortune (1774-1864) and Peter C. Butler III (1859-1943). By awarding these scholarships, A.B.L.E. assists black and visible minority youth to achieve their educational goals while making a positive contribution to society. See our Scholarships section for more details and our 2012 scholarship recipients.
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467 Edgeley Blvd , Unit #6
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2013/07/29 - Rocky Jones, Lawyerand Civil Rights Activist, dies at 71
2013/07/12 - Ex-Toronto police officer alleges racial discrimination
2013/05/22 - York Police Association Axes Funding for PC Muirhead The Toronto Star, and York Region
2013/04/15 - Concerned About Treatment of Black Officer
2013/03/31 - Michael Sylborne passed away suddenly on March 31, 2013 (Funeral Details)
2013/02/27 - Cop charged for not investigating racist slurs against himself
2013/01/10 - Trailblazing Cop S/Sgt. Browne now eligible for retirement
2012/11/20 - Newly appointed Deputy Police Chief Saunders
2012/10/04 - Winnipeg names Supt. Clunis next police chief
2012/06/01 - ABLE supports changes to eligibility for POESM
- Canada Gazette
- Ottawa Police Services Board
2012/05/26 - 40th Annual NBPA Conference Aug 5-12, 2012
2012/05/12 ABLE on Facebook
2012/05/12 ABLE on Twitter
2012/05/05 Constable Cummins gone but not forgotten
2012/05/01 ABLE's 20th Anniversary Scholarship Ball Ad
2012/04/30 - Jay Hope Retires after 34 years
2/03/09 Association of Black Law Enforcers concerned no one charged for racist hate mail after 7 years
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