Month: September 2014

THE #MMIW SMOKESCREEN – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
EDITORIALS

THE #MMIW SMOKESCREEN – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The calls for a #MMIW (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women) National Inquiry continues to evolve. Last week, Winnipeg City Council unanimously passed a motion in support of those calls.  Councillor Jeff Browaty was the only member of Council to vote against the motion. In explanation, Browaty stressed City Councillors, “Don’t have enough background on […]

Tina Fontaine (WPS handout)
LOCAL NEWS

THE TINA FONTAINE SIDESHOW – The Blame Game Begins

Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis called a press conference this morning and announced the WPS has initiated an internal investigation into the conduct of two (2) Patrol Officer’s who were believed to have had contact with Tina Fontaine on August 8, 2014. Fontaine disappeared approximately twenty-four (24) hours later and was […]

Jenna Marsden (Facebook)
LOCAL NEWS

CHARGES LAID IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MURDER – 2nd Domestic Violence Killing in September

Domestic Violence has claimed another young woman’s life in the City of Winnipeg. On September 21, 2014, at approximately 7:00 am, Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the 500 block of Burnell Street regarding the report of an injured woman. Upon arrival, a twenty-seven (27) year old woman was located and […]

Methodology (Report Screenshot)
LOCAL NEWS

ACADEMIA, INTELLECTUAL INTERCOURSE & REALITY – One of These Things is Not Like the Other

The headlines read, “WPS over staffed and inefficient!” That’s the conclusion reached by the Fraser Institute who just published a sixty-four (64) page study titled, “Police and Crime Rates in Canada – A Comparison of Resources and Outcomes.”  The report was authored by Livio Di Matteo, a Professor of Economics at […]

JANELLE JIRASEK (FACEBOOK)
LOCAL NEWS

Police ID Young Woman Killed in St B Homicide

The Winnipeg Police Service has disclosed the identity of the young woman killed in St Boniface over the weekend. Police report Janelle Jirasek (24) of Winnipeg died after suffering, “serious upper body injuries,” sustained during a domestic violence incident at a residence located in the 100 block of Hill Street. Initial […]

Winnipeg Murder Scene (Photo JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

ST B KILLER CATCHES 2ND DEGREE MURDER, ATTEMPT MURDER CHARGES – Police Officer Survives Deadly Confrontation

A Winnipeg Police Officer is lucky to be alive after a potentially deadly encounter with a murder suspect fleeing the scene of a grizzly domestic violence slaying. On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the WPS held a press conference and released further details regarding the incident. In a previous release, Police advised that […]

Winnipeg Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

ST B MURDER SHAKES QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD – Woman Dead, Man in Custody

On September 20, 2014 just before 5:00 am, Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Hill Street regarding the report of a female in need of assistance. On arrival, a WPS Officer spotted a suspect in the area of Caton Street and Hill Street and attempted to […]

THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING – Police, Race, Riots & CNN
EDITORIALS

THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING – Police, Race, Riots & CNN

I have to apologize to my friends and followers on social media for getting on this topic so late in the game. Yes, that means you Cara @HappyCaraT and several other Facebook friends and Twitter followers who asked me to weigh in on the conversation.  Those inquiring minds included my […]