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Dr. Lesley Bikos

@LBikos

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PhD Sociology researching police culture, former police officer, lecturer @westernu (King's, Brescia) intersectional feminist, public sociology, She/her

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Dr. Lesley Bikos
4 months ago
Dissertation SUBMITTED. Here's a sneak peak:“Act Surprised, Show Concern, Deny, Deny, Deny:” An Intersectional Analysis of Police Culture, Institutional Betrayal, and Upholding the Status Quo in Canadian Policing"....y'all ready? Excited to share with you after defense.
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a day ago
Let's also talk about the high rates of mental illness WITHIN policing because of toxic cultures and institutional betrayal that no one is really doing anything about. If police services are looking for $, perhaps retention, resignations, and sick leave rates are a place to start
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
2 days ago
Ugh. It's THAT day again. I'll contribute by saying police shouldn't be the primary response to MH calls. They don't have expertise, and persons living with mental illness are disproportionately represented in police related deaths. Detask, defund, reallocate re: mental health.
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Tanya Talaga
2 days ago
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars says they are looking at 93 potential graves after searching 14 hectares of a 470 hectare site in San Jose River Valley. Thoughts are with all IRS survivors, families as this news is heard 🧡
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
2 days ago
Oh look more training, workplace reports, and "community feedback." Stalling, window dressing, unnecessary public $$$ spending, ineffective oversight. None of these "reforms" will work. It's never been about a lack of knowledge. Demand more.
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
5 days ago
Thank you to Thunder Bay Police Service's Board member, Georjann Morriseau for exposing the reality in Thunder Bay. I can only imagine the personal and professional costs. Really hope their fellow board members stand up beside them.
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
5 days ago
Wait. You mean the OIPRD's report with recommendations and no real enforcement power didn't solve systemic racism by the police (and the police board) against Indigenous people in Thunder Bay? Who could have seen this coming?
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
6 days ago
Above tweet doesn't intend to undermine anyone who feels validated by these admissions or suggest they can't be used to push change. It's a commentary on my deep concern these surface-level actions will trick ppl into believing the institution will transform itself. It will not.
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
6 days ago
PSA: police services releasing data recognizing systemic racism, sexism, criminality, toxic cultures etc. is literally the least they can do. This isn't news to them, but public pressure, including officers coming forward forced mediocre admissions. Beware of surface platitudes.
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Dr. Lesley Bikos
9 days ago
This is good to see, excellent example of the leadership we all need right now. Please step up @TVDSB @DirFisherTVDSB #ldnont
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Anne-Marie Sánchez
10 days ago
Just learned that @CSViamonde is asking parents to report any positive PCR or RATs and that each school will send out daily reports on COVID cases. It’s a huge relief and great leadership on their part. I hope other school boards follow suit. #ldnont
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The Black Criminology Network™️
10 days ago
Hey new followers! 👋🏿 We're a growing community supporting current & prospective Criminologists of Black heritage to network, learn and achieve together 🌍 Our next 3 monthly networking sessions are as follows👇🏿 Free tickets 🎟 available via this link:
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Mandy
11 days ago
Help us raise funds to purchase pediatric respirators and mask fitters to add an additional layer of safety four children who are returning to in-person learning. #MaskUpLondonOnt #ldnont Please share widely.
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First Evening Star
11 days ago
Take note. And listen when Indigenous folx across this country highlight inequity in things like housing; access to clean water; health care; and so on and so forth because it’s all interconnected.
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