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Canada official launches Toronto police racial profiling inquiry

TORONTO: A Canadian human rights official has launched an inquiry into the practices of the police department in Toronto, the country’s most populous city, seeking to quantify what she characterized as racial profiling against black people. Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane said on Thursday she has asked Toronto Police for data on arrests, use-of-force and street-stop tactics, expecting it will show that police have been discriminating against black people for years. She said statistics show black people…

Trump pardons ex-sheriff convicted for illegally targeting immigrants

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for illegally targeting Hispanic immigrants. In his first act of presidential clemency, Trump pardoned the deeply-divisive 85-year-old who ignored a federal court order that he stop detaining illegal migrants. "He kept Arizona safe!" Trump tweeted, calling Arpaio a "patriot." The move earned immediate scorn from Democrats, some Republicans and rights groups, who…