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Swadron analyses the SIU report

(Following are the complete and verbatim notes of lawyer Barry Swadron read during the press conference on Sept. 29, 2004 called by the family of Jeffrey Reodica about the report of the Special Investigations Unit on the fatal of Jeffrey on May 21, 2004. – Ed.) _________________________ 1 The family of Jeffrey Reodica and its 

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Jeffrey: Post Mortem

By Manny Bade On September 29, 2004, the Special Investigations Unit had finally released its long awaited verdict on the shooting death of Jeffrey Reodica. While we feel disappointed at the verdict justifying the shooting by police of the 17 year old, it did not really come as a surprise. Nor did it raised eyebrows 

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Police Heroes

By Manny Bade In my two previous articles, I have written about racism in the police force of Toronto and deplored the outright brutality among some of its members. But I also never forget that the majority of police officers are decent human beings, working hard under risky conditions some of them extreme, to uphold 

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CASJ focus group reveals immigrants’ woes

JOVEL PATRICIO arrived in Canada in year 2000 armed with a college degree and a proven track of record as an outstanding social worker. She had high expectations of Canada including the dream of better job opportunities and better quality of life. Speaking in front of 25 participants during an focus group session held recently 

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The dirty role of Canadian mining in R.P.

By Edwin Mercurio TORONTO – Love, acceptance and positive relationships often begin with an eighteen (18) karat gold ring or diamond studded necklace. However, the means employed in the extraction of the things we value and appreciate are far from romantic. Mining companies that extract gold, diamond, silver, copper, aluminum and other minerals often adopt 

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Accounting scholarships announced

TORONTO–The Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) is proud to announce the launching of its Scholarship Program for 2004. AFCA President Julito Longkines said: “The mission of the Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to Filipino Canadian students in Ontario who are pursuing a career in Accountancy. In this initial phase of the program, 

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Who will be the next Filipino Idol?

FCT update By Aida E. D’Orazio TORONTO–The Pistahan Sa Toronto is still a long way, but the excitement over the FCT’s Filipino Singing Idol 2005 competition has already started. According to Belle Tumbokon, who chairs the competition, the first elimination round will be held on October 22 at the FCT’s Rizal Hall at 7 p.m. 

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Halloween safety tips

From Toronto Police Service TORONTO–Costumes, candy, tricks ‘n treats, what do kids like to eat? Yes, it is that time of year again when our children are dressed in costumes, calling on homes and trick or treating. Halloween can be exciting fun event for everyone, however, through all this activity we should keep safety in 

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Lawyer Barry Swadron: SIU findings ‘perverse’

Family welcomes coroner’s inquest; detemined to get justice for Jeffrey By Mari-Len De Guzman TORONTO–The family of the Scarborough teen shot dead by police officer last May is hopeful a coroner’s inquest will finally get to the truth and give due justice to the death of their son. This developed after the Special Investigations Unit 

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CASJ denounces SIU findings on the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Reodica

(Statement on Sept. 29, 2004) The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) strongly denounces the findings of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) regarding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jeffrey Reodica last May 21, 2004 by a member of the Toronto Police. We believe that the results of the SIU investigation which cleared the police officer 

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