One of the greatest gaps I’ve encountered in counter-violence education is that of the legal and ethical considerations involved. This is, to be blunt, negligent on the part of instructors/providers. This post will reflect some of the information we provide in class-day discussion as well as our printed materials.
What is “Self-Defence?”
The first point we cover in any program we offer is the definition of the term, “self-defence.” One of the best definitions provided by a participant Continue reading →
Back in February, I wrote about an incident involving a constable with the Toronto police who gave the women in a law class fashion-advice (“Don’t dress like sluts!”) when asked what women could do to protect themselves from being sexually assaulted. The SlutWalk movement it sparked has now Continue reading →
I was asked about a particular “warning” being circulated by email, forwarded over and over again, with a very simple question: Are these legitimate gang/criminal ploys or are they urban myths? Continue reading →
This underscores a major issue in law-enforcement and the relationship of police with the public. Keep in mind, this was an officer chosen to speak to the public, not a random conversation overheard at a private function, taken out of Continue reading →