Month: September 2016


Court Ruling Reinforces “Child Soldier” Gang Strategy

A recent Court of Queens Bench ruling plays directly into the strategy employed by the elder statesmen who run Winnipeg street gangs. That strategy – use child soldiers to do the gangs heavy lifting. That heavy lifting involves guarding crack shacks, doing drive by shootings, participating in assaults, protecting gang turf and, of […]

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth (Photo JGJ)

More Than One Line Crossed in City Cops Arrest

It seems more than one line may have been crossed last week in the aftermath of a lengthy investigation that took down a front line member of the Winnipeg Police Service. On September 16, 2016, Deputy Chief Danny Smyth held a press conference announcing the arrest of Constable Trent Milan […]

Winnipeg Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)

Sun Never Sets on Homicide Cases – Police Charge Suspect 837 Days After Killing

Winnipeg Police Homicide Investigators have laid manslaughter charges in a beating death that occurred approximately 837 days ago. On May 30, 2014, shortly before 12:00 noon, a group of men came upon a man known to them who was sleeping in the area of the 600 block of Century Street. The men […]

Sydney Bercovich (WFP Obits)

Sun Sets on Law Courts Icon – 13th Juror Rests Easy

The world of criminal justice recently suffered a heartbreaking setback. It’s not the kind of setback you’ll read about on the front pages of the National Post or find in the pages of CanLii but its a loss of epic proportions nonetheless. On June 12, 2016, Sydney “Syd” Bercovich (83) quietly passed […]