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Predictable End for Gangster with Gun
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Predictable End for Gangster with Gun

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 […]

WPS Forensic Investigator Seizes Clothing Item (Photo JGJ)
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No End in Sight for Indigenous Bloodletting – MMIWG in Death Throes

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 […]

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 […]

Making a Murderer – Conspiracy Theories, Red Herrings & White Noise
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Making a Murderer – Conspiracy Theories, Red Herrings & White Noise

If you were captivated by the Netflix series Making a Murderer you weren’t alone. I doubt many other documentaries have created the kind of buzz generated by the complex crime drama. Since the show aired I’ve had many requests to weigh in and share my perspective. One of my favourite aspects of working a homicide case […]

IP GANGSTER (FB)
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Gang Life Catches Up to IP Thugs – Gangsters Catch Double Digits

It was just a matter of time. Justice finally caught up to one of Winnipeg’s most notorious Indian Posse gangsters yesterday, a high-ranking hardcore thug with a penchant for violent street justice. Michael (Mikey) Guimond (35) appeared before Provincial Court Judge Brian Corrin yesterday to be sentenced on charges of Manslaughter and […]

The #MMIW End Game – Solution Buried Under the Great Canadian Lie
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The #MMIW End Game – Solution Buried Under the Great Canadian Lie

The horrific sex attacks on Rinelle Harper (16) and an unidentified twenty-three (23) year old Aboriginal woman in Winnipeg might prove to change the national conversation. Justin James Hudson (20) and a seventeen (17) year old offender stand charged with attempt murder, aggravated sexual assault and other serious offences. Both men are […]

Perception vs Reality – Angels vs Demons †
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Perception vs Reality – Angels vs Demons †

After working almost three decades in Law Enforcement I’m rarely surprised when I hear or read stories that dilute the truth or sacrifice reality out of an apparent need to publish politically correct versions of news worthy events. I don’t think many people would disagree when I suggest the media can […]

RCMP Report Delivers Death Blow to Racist Ideology
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RCMP Report Delivers Death Blow to Racist Ideology

The RCMP held a national news conference today to provide statistical information gathered in an unprecedented in-depth examination of issues regarding Canadian Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women. The Numbers; 1980 – 2012 1,181 – Number of Missing & Murdered Aboriginal women 1,017 – Number of Murdered Aboriginal women 164 – Number […]