Many have taken to online platforms to call for justice for the doctorate student and father-to-be of twins, including a GoFundMe page that had raised $22,121 in just four days at the time of writing this article.
The page, started by Farrah Auguste, says that the funds raised will go to Camara and his wife.
Although insufficient evidence made the accusations void, Camara was suspended from his post at Polytechnique de Montréal.*
"An innocent black man has suffered much TOO much for a mistake from our judicial system," the page's description reads.
Currently, the page has 593 donors, has been shared 1,700 times and is being followed by 594 users.
According to Auguste, Camara has been personally notified of the page.
Other online campaigns include "Justice pour Mamadi III Fara Camara" on change.org, which petitions for a public apology by major news outlets who have described Camara in defamatory and discriminatory ways. At the time of writing this article, the petition had 22,706 signatures.
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Mamadi III Fadi Camara, members of his family and two neighbours are suing the Montreal police (via the City of Montreal) and prosecutors (via Quebec's Attorney General) for damages amounting to $1.2 million. Camara is a Montrealer who was wrongfully arrested by the SPVM for attempted murder in January 2021.
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Camara, who is Black, says that he was the target of "racial profiling" and "abusive force" by Montreal police, according to court documents shared with MTL Blog.
On January 28, 2021, Camara was stopped by SPVM officer Sanjay Vig off Highway 40 in Parc-Extension for allegedly using his cell phone while driving, the document states. Camara denies the accusation.
During the stop, officer Vig was attacked by an unknown assailant.
More police arrived on the scene after Camara dialled 911 for help and he was allowed to leave, the filing continues.
After trying to return home, however, Camara was apprehended by police.
The document describes a forceful arrest in which officers are alleged to have dragged Camara through his car window and "[thrown] him to the ground."
One officer is said to have "placed his boot on Mr. Camara's head and pushed it into the snow."
Camara was placed in detention for six days.
He was cleared of all charges and released on February 3.
The document states that Camara has experienced "a deep sense of humiliation" and "post-traumatic shock" as a result of his experience with police and in detention.
What else does the court document allege?
The document states that "the only reason that explains the persecution of Mr. Camara despite corroborating evidence and the opinion of three officers that he was only a witness is the colour of his skin and his ethnic origin."
It also claims that officer Vig gave a false statement about the traffic stop and wrongfully accused Camara of the assault.
The document further states that "from the first minutes of the investigation, the SPVM plunged into a tunnel vision, leaving out crucial evidence."
The SPVM declined to comment on the lawsuit for this story, citing a desire to not "interfere with or compromise the ongoing process."
The lawsuit amounts to $1.2 million in damages sought among all plaintiffs, including a total of $940,000 sought by Camara for financial damages, "damage to his reputation," "the unlawful detention of six days," "moral damages" and "punitive damages."
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The 44-year-old woman from Cameroon — established in Montreal for the last four years, according to the Journal de Montréal — died two days later. Her call for help resembled that of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman who exposed nurses' slurs on Facebook before dying in a Quebec hospital.
Now, Ndjomouo's family and friends are seeking justice, starting with a protest against the hospital on March 13.
Who is Mireille Ndjomouo?
A GoFundMe campaign organized by Ndjomouo's sister, Christine Ndjomouo, says Ndjomouo was a single mother of three children.
In the video she filmed while in-hospital, Ndjomouo said she went to Charles-LeMoyne earlier that week for leg pain.
Ndjomouo described her alleged mistreatment by hospital staff.
What did her video show?
In the video she filmed in-hospital, Ndjomouo said she was given penicillin despite telling hospital staff she was allergic.
Ndjomouo said the penicillin injections persisted for three days, amid her objections, until a "nice nurse" realized her situation and said it wasn't right.
"I have pimples all over me," she says, breathing heavily.
"My mouth is paralyzed, my face is also swollen [...] I'm not really the person you see on this video [...] I am slowly dying in this hospital."
Ndjomouo said she asked her doctor to move her to another hospital "where [she'd] be better looked after, but he [didn't] want to."
She also alleged that her sister, who is a nurse, was kicked out of her room twice.
"They want to kill me," she says in the video.
According to the Journal de Montréal, after hours of negotiations and pressure from members of her community, Ndjomouo was transferred to Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, where she was diagnosed with lymphoma.
She died on Tuesday.
What's happening now?
Ndjomouo's supporters have created a Facebook page about her story and organized a protest in front of Charles-LeMoyne hospital on March 13 at 3 p.m.
A post says the family is hopeful that the coroner's investigation into Ndjomouo's death, which according to Global News is underway, will help them understand what happened.
"We have so many questions and we demand answers," the post says.
"We want the truth. We want justice to honour Mireille's memory."
We reached out to Ndjomouo's sister for comment, but were told she was busy organizing the protest.
"Let's break the silence to break the mistreatment, racism and medical abuse suffered by the Black community," the event page says.