How Doug Ford keeps playing the carding game with cops - 2019-01-07

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F94.png How Doug Ford keeps playing the carding game with cops January 7, 2019, Martin Regg Cohn, Opinion, Toronto Star

The discredited practice of carding — where police question innocent people without any reasonable reason, jotting down those private details on millions of contact cards entered into their databases — was finally banned in 2017 by the last Liberal government. Belatedly.

For years, police chiefs and political leaders defended the indefensible, even when ineffective. They proclaimed carding to be a vital tool for intelligence-gathering databases that help solve crimes — without any data backing up their claims.

Given the bizarrely dismissive way in which Ford's Tories dumped an important new report by Justice Michael Tulloch — mid-afternoon on New Year's Eve — it's hard not to wonder and worry.

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{{cite news | first = Martin Regg | last = Cohn | title = How Doug Ford keeps playing the carding game with cops | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/01/07/how-doug-ford-keeps-playing-the-carding-game-with-cops.html | work = Opinion | publisher = Toronto Star | date = January 7, 2019 | accessdate = February 8, 2020 }}