Seeing the light on policing issues
Re Tory’s All Wet On Pride And Police, by Alok Mukherjee (NOW, July 14-20). Mukherjee has experienced a conversion on policing issues, and that is good.
For the 10 years he chaired the Toronto Police Services Board, he opposed change about how the police dealt with the community – with Blacks, with those in mental crisis, with strip-searching, with police expenditures.
But now that he’s safely free from a place where he could make changes, he apparently has seen the light and thinks the police should change. As they say about Michael Coren and his decision that opposing the LGBT community was stupid, change is better late than never.
John Sewell Toronto