Written by: James G Jewell on October 21, 2017.
It was a predictable ending for a Winnipeg gangster shot and killed by members of the Winnipeg Police Service on Wednesday. In reality, we should be surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. Is there any reason we shouldn’t expect it to happen again…and soon? We saw it coming. The proliferation of […]
A police officer buys an Indigenous woman a meal in a random act of kindness and a “virtual” shit storm ensues. Sound strange? It all started innocently enough. It was our 21st wedding anniversary and my wife wanted to treat me to a new and original dining experience. We planned […]
It’s hard to find a reason to be optimistic regarding the plight of Indigenous people in the City of Winnipeg. The violence rages unabated with little hope or cure in sight. Those who believed the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls was the path to change […]
There’s an old saying about sympathy. It’s an off colour retort regarding where you can find it. Lucky for Sandra Dignard, a 37-year-old mother of four, sympathy is not so hard to find in Manitoba Justice. Enter Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sheldon W. Lanchbery. “I’m not without heart. I’m not a fan […]
The issue regarding single officer patrol cars has been on the table many times between the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) and the City of Winnipeg during contract negotiations. The issue is always controversial and garners significant attention from the media. Public sentiment is often divided and strongly influenced by media […]
It’s never easy. Solving homicide cases is hard work. People who commit murder seldom do so during business hours and have little regard for statutory holidays. The calls often come in the early morning hours when most productive people are fast asleep in their cozy beds. Some suggest solving homicides in […]
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 […]