Got a really cool bite from a reader...

"book was great. certainly an eye opener. Have you had any friction from the officers that you named? Have any of the young men you focused on read the book?

Here’s a twist. Had the system diverted the money it cost to imprison these guys for years into better legal counsel or some sort of locked down community teaching / trade rehab, maybe a music studio, perhaps we’d see a change."

In answer. Thanks. No friction with anyone. It's a problem when you raise issues and everyone is quiet.

And the twist. Let's see it. I think we are starting with a review of the SIU. Hopefully our systems respect the voices with the courage. Power on people like Valerie Steele.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-oversight-1.3763047