Black People In Toronto Are More Likely To Be Charged for Pot Possession Than White People: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Toronto: Black people 3 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession

“Black people with no history of criminal convictions have been three times more likely to be arrested by Toronto police for possession of small amounts of marijuana than white people with similar backgrounds, according to a Toronto Star analysis.

They’ve also been more likely to be detained for bail, the data shows.”

Toronto Star

2. Trump, in Poland, asks if West has the ‘will to survive’

“President Trump said on Thursday that Western civilization was at risk of decline, bringing a message about ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and ‘the creep of government bureaucracy’ to the one European capital he views as most hospitable to his nationalist message.”

New York Times

3. Federal govt. will announce almost $5 billion for Toronto transit

“TTC Chair Josh Colle said Ottawa’s move will be ‘massive’ for the city, and could mean that governments ‘stop talking’ about transit and actually start advancing future plans.”

CBC News

4. High anxiety at CNN amid attacks from Trump and his trolls

“CNN staff fear for their safety as President Trump’s supporters threaten them and their families. In Poland, Trump continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against the network.”

The Daily Beast

5. We’re a cheap battery away from phasing out fossil fuels

“Scientists are embroiled in a bitter debate about whether or not renewable energy can power the world. But new research—and insights from a leading industry insider—suggest that the dialogue overlooks an imminent tipping point that could permanently disrupt fossil fuels: the capacity to store a lot of solar energy, cheaply and efficiently.”