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Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

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Toronto is once again grappling with gun violence. There were 30 shootings in August alone, and authorities blame street gangs. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, governments at higher than municipal levels are taking notice and ponying up funding to help.


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Toronto’s police service could be marching in next year’s Pride Parade. After excluding officers for two consecutive years, the organization says it will welcome the force back.


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Toronto is again facing a crisis over gun violence. There have been more than 200 shootings this year alone, leading to more than two dozen deaths. Now, the city is rolling out a strategy to deal with the issue.


Toronto’s police force has begun a new service to the public, a daily broadcast on YouTube.


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Recently, police in Toronto swooped into a downtown market area and raided dozens of so-called unregulated medical marijuana dispensaries. Nearly 100 people were arrested and more than 250 charges were laid. The raids have unleashed a storm of controversy.


It's being called one of the biggest online data breaches in the world. The infidelity website Ashley Madison was hacked in July, but in the last week, email addresses for some 30 million users of the site were made public online by the hackers. Toronto police say the fallout from the hack is enormous and is being felt worldwide.


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The controversial police practice of "carding" is again making headlines in Toronto. Now, mayor John Tory  is coming out against the practice and says he'll take it up with the police services board.

This month, some police officers in Toronto began wearing body cameras. The controversial pilot program has been in the works for more than a year.

A pilot project is set to begin for police in Toronto. Advocates say body cameras could improve police accountability and reduce the use of force.

Police forces in the U-S, Britain and Canada have experimented with the use of body worn video cameras.  And they have the support of civil libertarians.  Now, police in Toronto will roll out a pilot project this year to test the use of body worn cameras on all front-line officers.