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“When something like this happens, it’s incumbent on the Toronto Police Service to contact [the Special Investigations Unit],” Lavinia Latham of the African Canadian Legal Clinic told AM640 on Friday. “That is why they’re there.”
Speaking days after a charge was laid against a Toronto police officer in the case, Latham said her client posed no real threat, but was “absolutely brutalized” in the Nov. 30, 2015, incident.
ACLC staff lawyer Lavinia Latham, who is representing the man, called the assault charge "a positive development."
"My client was brutalized with a continuous onslaught of punches, kicks and even sexual misconduct at the hands of the TPS," Latham said in a statement.
“This young man was not known to the police, and had no criminal antecedents,” said clinic staff lawyer, Lavinia Latham.
"We see anti-black racism, we see it in child welfare, we see it in the educational system, we see it in the criminal justice system, we see it all over. And what’s particularly jarring to our moral conscience right now is that this level of anti-black racism is moving from something that impacts teenagers and adults right down to a little black girl, a little black female girl and that’s extremely jarring,” lawyer Lavinia Latham added.
" We're hoping that by bringing light to some of the issues that are impacting the black community, the UN working group can have something to work on, in terms of a solution," said Lavinia Latham, a lawyer with the African Canadian Legal Clinic, which addresses anti-black racism."
Latham claims Facebook’s own data use policy says its private messaging function is on the cutting edge of privacy and that users’ messages to one another aren’t read by the corporation or advertisers, but it betrayed that policy until at least October 2012.
"Lavinia Latham, a third-year law student at uOttawa and president of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada, tells 4Students that someone carved the “n-word” into a stall in the men’s washroom."