Tag: Gordon Sinclair Jr

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 […]

City Councillor Ross Eadie (City of Winnipeg)
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BLACK OUT DRINKING, CONSPIRACY THEORIES & SCHIZOPHRENIC NEWSPAPERS – Such is Life in River City

It’s hard to ignore the schizophrenic reporting Winnipeg Free Press subscribers have been subjected to this week. It all started with Winnipeg City Councillor Ross Eadie doing his best Rob Ford impression, getting blitzed on alcohol, allegedly abusing Police and Paramedics and landing himself in the Main Street Project. The […]

WHY POLICE KEEP PEOPLE IN THE DARK – Holdback Vital in High-stakes Investigations
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WHY POLICE KEEP PEOPLE IN THE DARK – Holdback Vital in High-stakes Investigations

It was one of the hardest things I had to do as a supervisor working in the Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit. The need to keep families in the dark after they’ve lost a loved one to murder is not just excruciatingly painful for those left trying to put the pieces of […]

CUTTING COPS WITH A DULL KNIFE – Common Sense the First Casualty
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CUTTING COPS WITH A DULL KNIFE – Common Sense the First Casualty

I just spent half an hour or so looking for snappy quotes about a man wearing too many hats. I didn’t find any. That didn’t make me any less inclined to explore the latest journalistic exploit written by WPS irritant Gordon Sincliar Jr. (GSJ)  The title of the story is particularly offensive, “More cameras […]

THE #MMIW SMOKESCREEN – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
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THE #MMIW SMOKESCREEN – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The calls for a #MMIW (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women) National Inquiry continues to evolve. Last week, Winnipeg City Council unanimously passed a motion in support of those calls.  Councillor Jeff Browaty was the only member of Council to vote against the motion. In explanation, Browaty stressed City Councillors, “Don’t have enough background on […]

COPS, COWBOYS & INDIANS – “Nothing to see here folks.”
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COPS, COWBOYS & INDIANS – “Nothing to see here folks.”

I’ve been sitting on this story for some time now. It was almost a year ago that I was invited to participate in an interesting discussion regarding the social evolution of the Winnipeg Police Service. Well, I wasn’t actually invited. I was contacted by a member of the Service who expressed concerns after […]