Safer for All: Stop the Policing of Poverty

VIPIRG’s research on interactions between poverty and police in Victoria indicates consistent use of social profiling to discriminate against street involved people in our city.

  • 78% of survey participants have witnessed the police search, detain or arrest people without sufficient cause.
  • 86% have witnessed police using unnecessary force.
  • 83% have witnessed police acting rude, uncivil or using profane, abusive or insulting language.
  • 52% report having personal belongings seized (including family photos, ID, sleeping bags)
  • 32% report having safer drug use supplies seized by police

This must stop. This Spring, join VIPIRG in a campaign to end to social profiling in Victoria, and to make our city safer for all. First stop, City Hall.

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