Month: January 2016

Making a Murderer – Conspiracy Theories, Red Herrings & White Noise
EDITORIALS TOP STORIES

Making a Murderer – Conspiracy Theories, Red Herrings & White Noise

If you were captivated by the Netflix series Making a Murderer you weren’t alone. I doubt many other documentaries have created the kind of buzz generated by the complex crime drama. […]

Constable James Forcillo (CTV News)
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

Forcillo Jury Convicts on Attempt Murder – Focus Shifts to Mandatory Minimums

The verdict is in. Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo (32) has been found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim […]

“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba
EDITORIALS PEOPLE

“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba

“Politicized butchery,” or an issue all Manitobans should be concerned about? That’s the question. I recently read an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, “Aunt of […]

"Hold Your Fire" - CBC
EDITORIALS POLICE USE OF FORCE

“Hold Your Fire” – A Missed Opportunity

“Police have become the mental healthy agency of first resort when they should be the last,” said Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu (retired) at a National […]

2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review
LOCAL NEWS NATIONAL NEWS

2015 Murder in River City – Year in Review

Another year has come and gone and the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit continues to prove they are a force to be reckoned with. In 2015, […]

December Assault Morphs into Homicide #2 – 2016
LOCAL NEWS

December Assault Morphs into Homicide #2 – 2016

WPS Press Conference (Photo JGJ) An assault from last December has morphed into a 2016 homicide investigation. On December 11, 2015, shortly after 8:30 am, […]

WPS Spokesman Constable Eric Holley - Photo JGJ
LOCAL NEWS

WPS Investigates First Homicide of 2016 – Sister Act Cited in Senseless Killing

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit has laid charges in the first murder of 2016. On January 12, 2016, shortly before 6:00 p.m., EMS personnel […]

MURDER SUSPECT TURNS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE – Release of Photo Has Desired Impact
LOCAL NEWS

MURDER SUSPECT TURNS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE – Release of Photo Has Desired Impact

It’s a highly successful police tactic. Identify a murder suspect, distribute his photograph to media outlets, sit back, be patient and hope the killer comes to you. […]