joe hermer (@joehermer )

joe hermer

Bio Sociology Professor, University of Toronto. Law and Society. lead investigator my book Policing Compassion
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iPhone : Here we go again.

The reason people are homeless is because they are barred from help when they need it. So deporting them for not accessing help is cruel and nonsensical.…

iPhone : The Autumn 2020 issue of FEANTSAs Homeless in Europe Magazine is now available!

This issue is full of interesting articles about the impact of #covid19 on #homeless #migrants, #LGBTQ youth, #EveryoneIn & more

Read it here👉…
(Cover by Borrazas Fotografía)

iPhone : "Justice Sossin's judgment will ensure that ... decisions about physical distancing with the shelter system are based upon evidence-based guidance from independent public health experts." -Jessica Orkin, lead counsel for a coalition including Sanctuary…

iPhone : Make access to Mental Health Care a priority. With the rise in social isolation due to #COVID19, access to mental health care, has to be a priority!

Learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week here:


iPhone : CATIE also has a case study about satellite site programs. Find out more here:… #harmreduction #EndOverdose #PWUD…

iPhone : "We must not force people to choose between freezing on the street or a shelter, when both needlessly put lives at risk" Jon Sparkes

iPhone : Shaped and informed by people who have first hand experience of living with poverty, a new guide for journalists which also might be useful for people considering sharing their stories with the media.
Joseph Rowntree Fdn. + On Road

iPhone : UPDATE: The RCMP union is pushing back against a directive from mgmt banning on-duty officers from wearing the ‘thin blue line’ symbol. In a letter to members the National Police Federation says it has ordered custom patches (shown below)… via @torontostar

iPhone : "There is no public interest in prosecuting people who are unable to pay fares ... People experiencing homelessness will face a life-threatening environment in the coming winter months of the pandemic. There has never been a time when such a commitment is more important." #TTC…

iPhone : We need self-contained emergency accommodation to continue through the winter, not to force people into choosing between shelters and the street during a pandemic.

Homeless lives at risk from Covid winter, charities warn…

iPhone : People experiencing homelessness often face obstacles when using public transit. The COVID-19 Policing and Homelessness Initiative, based at #UTSC, released guidance for public transit authorities and some facts that people experiencing homelessness should know. #UofT #CityofTO…

iPhone : In rare case, police officer gets jail time for failing to provide medical help to person in custody - The Globe and Mail…

iPhone : Medical bodies and homelessness organisations warn of ‘risk to life’ without action to protect people sleeping rough this winter… via Crisis