Montrealers are in shock after a shooting that left three people dead in the city’s east end borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles on Monday.
Following the incident, Montreal police (SPVM) says it plans to further crack down on gun violence, but some activists argue the first step is for officers to stop prejudicing mostly Black communities.
“Putting money on gun violence in Montreal North is not necessarily what is going to stop gun violence since most gun violence happens in the west and not the east,” lawyer Marie-Livia Beaugé tells CTV NewsCommences when 50 per cent of P.E.I. residents age 12 and over have received their second doses. Public health measures like physical distancing and contact tracing will continue and mask requirements will continue to ease., citing a 2020 report by the SPVM. “The use of force, especially with all that is happening with police brutality, is not a good idea. Not for the young Black men who have nothing to do about gun violencePost-secondary schools, and not for our societyTravelling within Atlantic Provinces.”
Beaugé, a lawyer and project coordinator at Hoodstock, an organization whose mission is to eliminate systemic inequalities in favour of inclusive and safe communities2021 … another year marked by COVID-19 pandemic, says there needs to be concrete change — not just talk — when it comes to addressing violence on the island.