Month: July 2014

BLOOD SPATTER - LOW VELOCITY
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

SUPREME COURT SHOOTS DOWN “MR BIG” STING – Canadian Killers Rejoice

The Supreme Court of Canada struck a significant blow to Law Enforcement today with a ruling that may have essentially killed covert Police operations commonly called “Mr Big” investigations. The Court upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a new trial for murder suspect Nelson Lloyd Hart.  Hart was charged with two (2) […]

Arthur Haussermann (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

Police Make Arrest in Haussermann Killing

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the latest murder in the City. On July 26, 2014, at approximately 5:40 am, emergency services personnel were dispatched to a report of a fire alarm at an apartment building in the 100 block of Hargrave Street. On arrival, […]

TORONTO POLICE SERVICE (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

TPS OFFICER FACES ATTEMPT MURDER CHARGE – Crown Hedges Bet on Forcillo

Let the games begin! Crown Prosecutors working with the Ontario Special Investigations Unit have opted to lay Attempt Murder charges against Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo. Forcillo currently stands charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of Sammy Yatim on July 27, 2013. In a Postmedia […]

HOMICIDE UNIT INVESTIGATING DOWNTOWN MURDER
LOCAL NEWS

HOMICIDE UNIT INVESTIGATING DOWNTOWN MURDER

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 5:40 am, emergency services personnel were dispatched to a report of a fire alarm at an apartment building in the 100 block of Hargrave Street. On arrival, fire fighters extinguished a small fire within a suite and located a male victim with injuries to […]

Perception vs Reality – Angels vs Demons †
EDITORIALS TOP STORIES

Perception vs Reality – Angels vs Demons †

After working almost three decades in Law Enforcement I’m rarely surprised when I hear or read stories that dilute the truth or sacrifice reality out of an apparent need to publish politically correct versions of news worthy events. I don’t think many people would disagree when I suggest the media can […]

CONSTABLE JASON MICHALYSHEN
LOCAL NEWS

POLICE MAKE ARREST IN BEARBULL MURDER

Members of the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit have made an arrest in the latest murder recorded in the City. On July 18, 2014, at 4:15 am, Emergency Services Personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of Salter Street regarding the report of a stabbing. On arrival, an adult female was […]

Winnipeg Homicide Scene (PHOTO JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

WINNIPEG CRIME RATE DROP – A False Positive ?

I’ve made a point of watching social media since the WPS released their 2013 Annual Statistical Report trumpeting significant reductions in crime. The social media debate is now raging regarding who deserves the credit.  Are the crime reductions directly attributable to a rookie Police Chief’s departure from traditional Policing philosophies or is the […]

RCMP CORP KEN BARKER
EDITORIALS

PTSD & LAW ENFORCEMENT – Emotional Trauma a Reality of the Job

The Ken Barker story is a must read for Police Officers or people considering a career in Law Enforcement. Barker’s story was eloquently told by Kevin Rollason in a Winnipeg Free Press article titled, “Mounties Answer to Pain: Suicide.” Barker (51) was a retired RCMP Corporal who recently committed suicide after suffering […]