Police chief invitation cancelled

SPVM police chief Sylvain Caron was invited to march in the protest against police violence planned for Sunday, but the invitation has been withdrawn. Le Devoir’s report still says he will march as does the CBC’s.

Some storefronts have been boarded up downtown after a police warning about this protest. It was only Saturday that I noticed this brief piece saying Valérie Plante had condemned the vandalism that came from a few casseurs at the end of an otherwise peaceful march last weekend.

The Gazette ran a high-minded and noble sounding op‑ed from Jacques Duchesneau about police brutality, but let’s not forget he was chief of the SPVM for four years and either didn’t or couldn’t put an end to racial profiling either.