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Toronto Police Accountability Coalition
 

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Toronto Police 208 card



November 21 2012

Description:
This is the 208 card which Toronto police fill out when they stop someone. Note that the person stopped is being `investigated' and indeed a significant amount of information is required from the person stopped, as though the person is being booked.
The officer also inquires into intimate family information, and the individual is linked to others she/she is with.
Nowhere does it indicate the criminal activity for which the individual is being stopped, undoubtedly because most stops by police for carding purposes have nothing to do with criminal behaviour but are done to build up a polcie data base.
Toronto police fill in about 250,000 cards a year. Most of those stopped are racilaized youth.

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