Weekend Newsstand: April 30, 2016
In the news this morning: the report on Andrew Loku's death at the hands of Toronto police has been released ... sort of, a local Twitter user redoes the "Views" track listing, and the Raptors will be back in town on Sunday.
After months of protest over police misconduct, the Ontario government has released the Special Investigations Unit report on the police killing of Andrew Loku, a 45-year-old father of five originally from South Sudan. However, that report is heavily redacted (only nine of the report’s 34 pages have been released), and some key information protesters have asked for is still withheld. Most importantly, the name of the officer who shot and killed Loku is still secret. But Premier Kathleen Wynne has also appointed Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Michael Tulloch to lead an independent review of the oversight of police in Ontario. Tulloch was the first black judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal. Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur, who faced criticism and calls for resignation this month when she said she hadn’t even read the month-old SIU report on Loku’s killing, said she has the utmost confidence in Tulloch.
Last night was heartbreaking for anyone who wants to see the Raptors succeed in the playoffs. (And if that’s not you… why?) After taking an early lead over the Indiana Pacers and giving fans hope that they’d clinch their first-round success in six games rather than seven, the Raptors watched the Pacers sink shot after shot in the second half, at one point in the fourth quarter taking a nearly 30-point lead. They play again on Sunday in Toronto, where the Raptors will try to secure their second first-round victory in the team’s history.
In response to the release of Drake’s newest album, which was originally going to be titled Views from the 6, Twitter user Mike Beauvais redid the track listing with several “views” from around the city. However, some of them are not actually anything the eye can see (which is typically what constitutes a “view,” unless you’re referring to a “point of view”). “11. Remember JJ Muggs,” for instance, doesn’t really count, does it?
Damn, @Drake went a little inside baseball with some of these #VIEWS track names. #TOpoli pic.twitter.com/f6bOPDYbBc
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) April 28, 2016