I am so angry I am sick to my stomach. I’m about to cry because what I’ve discovered is too horrendous!
Amy Miller is an independent journalist aka a freelancer who was throttled and taken down then detained for 13 hours in Toronto on the weekend. She tells of harassment by the police — threats of gangbanging and rape — as well as of one woman who was strip-searched by a male officer and inappropriately touched, i.e. fingered. This is absofuckinglutely reprehensible!
Watch it here and then let’s determine how we, as the feminist movement, will respond to these atrocities in our own country.
Uppitydate: The Toronto Star has additional accounts of police harassment, abuse and brutality.
Uppidtydate 2: Another account, thanks to Joanne in the comments.