Police Target Homophobic Violence And Discrimination
LETHBRIDGE: Members of the Lethbridge Police Service received training Wednesday designed
to prevent homophobic and transphobic violence and increase reporting of hate
The program, called "Report Homophobic Violence,
Period" was developed by the Toronto Police Service in 2007 after a 13-year-old
boy committed suicide after being the target of homophobic bullying.
Here in Lethbridge, there has only been one incident against gender
orientation on the police books. However, Sergeant Dan Walton says that doesn't
mean that hate biased incidents are not happening in our city, and this training
will help educate the public and the police service on dealing with these
This is the first time the program has been presented in Alberta.
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 at 4/24/2014 2:54:34 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett -- Country 95 News