Tag: James Turner

Police Collar Suspect in Sanderson Killing – Bizarre Twist in Postscript
LOCAL NEWS

Police Collar Suspect in Sanderson Killing – Bizarre Twist in Postscript

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the 2012 killing of Simone Sanderson (23). On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Police held a press conference announcing the arrest of Kyllan James Ellis (28) of Lorette, Manitoba.  Ellis has been charged with 2nd degree murder in connection with Sanderson’s […]

Judge Spanks Cops – Champions Rights of “Second Class Citizens”
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Judge Spanks Cops – Champions Rights of “Second Class Citizens”

If you’re a crime buff and you don’t follow Winnipeg Free Press Crime Reporter James Turner on Twitter you should. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, Turner has a special talent when it comes to spotting hot button topics. He’s done it again; The case was not exactly […]

FORGET CALLS FOR NATIONAL MMW INQUIRY – The Social Collapse Trifecta Requires Bigger Picture Thinking
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FORGET CALLS FOR NATIONAL MMW INQUIRY – The Social Collapse Trifecta Requires Bigger Picture Thinking

Sometimes things are so obvious people just can’t see them. While the Aboriginal Leadership in Canada wastes time spinning their wheels demanding a National Inquiry into the Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women issue, the collective Aboriginal experience continues down the same dismal path. Poverty, exploitation, unemployment, addiction, incarceration, street gangs, sex trade, family […]

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?
POLICE USE OF FORCE

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?

Police use of deadly force continues to be one of the most controversial and misunderstood aspects of modern Law Enforcement. Mainstream media accounts of these events are often inflammatory, inaccurate and irresponsible. Public sentiment is frequently built on the shaky foundations built by the press.  I’m still shocked by the number […]

Police on Life Support – Revolving Doors, Concurrent Sentences Killing Law Enforcement
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Police on Life Support – Revolving Doors, Concurrent Sentences Killing Law Enforcement

Ros Melnyk (20) is a poster boy for two major defects in Canadian criminal justice. The revolving doors of justice and concurrent sentences. Let me explain…. On March 19, 2014, Melnyk was nabbed by a caretaker and his son after he was observed acting in a suspicious manner in an […]

Sex, Hookers and the Thin Blue Line
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Sex, Hookers and the Thin Blue Line

It didn’t take long for Winnipeg’s elite crime reporting duo to dig up the dirt regarding the criminal charges laid against Winnipeg Police Officer Remi Van Den Driessche (39). Yesterday, the WPS announced the officer was charged with nine (9) serious crimes that include; Sexual Assault Breach of Trust x […]

The Dark Side of Humanity – A View from the Inside
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The Dark Side of Humanity – A View from the Inside

It turns out I wasn’t the only one perplexed by a Court of Queen’s Bench Judge’s decision to acquit an offender in a  horrific domestic violence case. Several Police Insider readers joined me expressing outrage and disgust. If you missed the story I’ll recap….. On October 21, 2009, twenty-four (24) […]

Judge’s Findings in Grotesque Attempt Murder Case and Indictment of Justice
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Judge’s Findings in Grotesque Attempt Murder Case and Indictment of Justice

Crime reporter James Turner wasn’t kidding when he told me the facts surrounding the shooting of a twenty-two (22) year old mother of two were horrific. Turner wrote an abbreviated version of the story which was published in the Winnipeg Free Press last week. The Police Insider weighed in and […]