Month: December 2016

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers
EDITORIALS

Joy to the World – Maybe Not So Much for Police, Fire and EMS Workers

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…. In reality, a lot of shit goes down over the Holidays in the violent crime and murder capital of Canada. While most people view Christmas as a peaceful, joyous time of […]

Tyron Harper (Police Handout)
LOCAL NEWS

Police Seek Alleged Killer in Recent Homicide

On December 20, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a stabbing incident in the 400 block of Kennedy Street. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. Police […]

The Police Beat – Insider Perspectives
EDITORIALS

The Police Beat – Insider Perspectives

“An altercation then ensued between the female and How which ended with the female stabbing him in the upper body.” That’s how Police described the killing. It happened on November 15, 2013 shortly after 9 p.m. at the Capri Apartments at 2130 Portage Ave. (Not a typical spot for Winnipeg […]

18 Hours 25 Minutes – Police Working Two Unrelated Killings
LOCAL NEWS

18 Hours 25 Minutes – Police Working Two Unrelated Killings

In the time it took for 18 hours and 25 minutes to elapse, the WPS Homicide Unit found themselves working two unrelated homicide cases. December 20, 2016 @ 4.35 A.M. On December 20, 2016 at 4:35 a.m., Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue regarding a […]

Winnipeg Crime Scene (Photo JGJ)
LOCAL NEWS

Police Investigate Belmont Avenue Homicide – City Equals 2015 Mark

On December 20, 2016 at 4:35 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Belmont Avenue regarding a “check the well-being” call. Information received indicated an individual may have sustained life-threatening injuries. (Police indicate the circumstances were “unconfirmed.”) Upon arrival, police […]

Leslie Spillett
EDITORIALS

Keeping the Conversation Surreal – Spillett, Bennett Distort Reality

It was the first true test of leadership for newly anointed Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth. On November 29, 2016, the Winnipeg Police Service Public Information Office held a press conference announcing the arrest of an 18-year-old offender believed to be responsible for the 2014 killing of Angela Marie Poorman […]

Michael Tylor Fless - WPS Handout
LOCAL NEWS

Police Seek Murder Suspect – Shooting Investigation Evolves

On November 28, 2016, members of the Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP responded to two separate shooting incidents involving three (3) victims. In the first incident, a man was shot and critically injured in the 400 block of Pritchard Ave. The victim was identified as Benjamin Franklin Traverse (39) of […]

Dean Strang - CDLA
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

Making a Murderer Litigator Explores Bigger Picture in Avery Case

So that was interesting. On Wednesday evening, I attended a special event sponsored by the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association (CDLA) of Manitoba called, “An Evening with Making a Murder’s Dean Strang.” If you watched the Netflix series you would’ve been impressed with Strang’s passionate, determined defence of his client, the controversial […]