Grade 8 students pushing for end to carding in Toronto

Meghan Sage-Wolfe and Sapphire Newman-Fogel definitely stuck out at the Toronto Police Service Board presentations earlier this month.

The pair, who both gave remarks on the board’s revised carding policy, aren’t police officers or community members who’ve experienced carding themselves.

They’re just two Grade 8 students from City View Alternative Senior School — and they’re only 13 years old.

“People of any one skin colour are not born more likely to commit crimes in our city. The Toronto Police are here to ‘serve and protect’ our community, so why are they targeting black people and contributing to a very serious divide in our city?” Newman-Fogel questioned in the pair’s deputation to the board on Thursday.

And they’re not stopping there.

The two Toronto residents are now launching a “Youth Against Carding” campaign in hopes of bringing together young people of various backgrounds — including black and brown youth — to take a stand against the controversial policing tactic.

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straight girls are weak and pathetic, queer boys walk into the mens changing room and see ten men naked, do they stare? do they say something inappropriate? do they make them uncomfortable? no because they have the common fucking sense to recognise when a situation is sexual and that people deserve the most basic level of respect to not be harassed, yet here we are banning shorts and shirtlessness in school because straight girls are weak and pathetic

okay i made this post this morning and it has since had eighty two thousand notes, it’s been featured on reddit, facebook, twitter i’ve been sent multiple death threats and messages that i don’t even want to describe

and i have to apologise

i’ve seen the error of my ways

straight girls are not ’weak and pathetic’

straight girls are weak, pathetic and fucking annoying