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Manitoba Justice – Separating the “Wheat from the Chaff”
EDITORIALS

Manitoba Justice – Separating the “Wheat from the Chaff”

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 […]

One Officer Patrol Cars – A Life & Death Debate
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One Officer Patrol Cars – A Life & Death Debate

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 […]

CSI Investigator takes photographs at crime scene (Photo JGJ)
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2016 Murder in River City – Year in Review

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 […]

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

The Police Beat – Insider Perspectives
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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 […]

Leslie Spillett
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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]