Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack told The John Oakley Show Monday that violence is up across the city thanks to the service’s inability to perform random street checks.
McCormack believes that carding allowed cops to conduct what he calls intelligence-led policing.
He feels that since carding was canned, the number of firearms being carried by dangerous individuals has risen.
McCormack is addressing the issue following a shooting in Chinatown that killed two and wounded three others. In fact, there was an increase in gun violence this January compared to the same time last year.
Knia Singh, the law student who launched a constitutional challenge against carding, called the the practice wrong and illegal. He called McCormack’s comments over the last 24 hours inaccurate, arguing that January suggests a small spike, rather than a trend.
Listen to Mike McCormack’s interview on The Oakley Show below.
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