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Dean Strang - CDLA
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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 […]

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth (Photo JGJ)
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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 […]

Police Provide Update on Killings
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Police Provide Update on Killings

The WPS Homicide Unit has made progress but still has work to do after catching murder cases on consecutive days. On June 22, 2016, at approximately 3:40 a.m., EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 300 block of Aberdeen Avenue regarding a fire. Police reported a fifty (50) year […]

Richard Daniel Wolfe (RCMP)
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The Wolfe Brothers – Founding Fathers or Forgettable Street Thugs?

I’ve watched with interest as respected journalists debate the relevance of infamous Indian Posse Street Gang founding fathers Richard Daniel Wolfe and his brother Daniel Richard Wolfe. Globe and Mail reporter Joe Friesen, author of the book, “The Ballad of Danny Wolfe,” wrote a detailed account of the life and criminal exploits […]

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Police Outing Sex Trade Worker Homicide Victims – Shame on Them – or Maybe Not?

It was the most bizarre turn of events I’ve witnessed in the world of criminal justice. The Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit solves the heinous killing of a young Indigenous woman and within 24 hours, the grieving family and their private investigator, Janie Duncan, hold a press conference to criticize the investigation […]

Detective Thane Chartrand (Photo JGJ)
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Life Behind the Blue Wall – An Exit Interview

You hear a lot about the “thin blue line.” The media often paints an ugly picture of it by attaching negative stereotypes and connotations to the term using it in conjunction with alleged police cover ups, secrecy and criminality. People in Law Enforcement see it a different way. The “thin […]

POLICE OFFICERS AT SCENE OF DOUBLE HOMICIDE (PHOTO JGJ)
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The Police Budget – Putting Some Meat on those Bones

Threats of layoffs in the Winnipeg Police Service are nothing new. There were times during my career when I heard the same kind of rhetoric coming from City Hall. What is new this time around is the impact social media is having on the discussion.  Social media really wasn’t “a thing” […]