Tag: Racism

Police Officers Random Act of Kindness Starts “Virtual” Shitstorm
EDITORIALS

Police Officers Random Act of Kindness Starts “Virtual” Shitstorm

A police officer buys an Indigenous woman a meal in a random act of kindness and a “virtual” shit storm ensues. Sound strange? It all started innocently enough. It was our 21st wedding anniversary and my wife wanted to treat me to a new and original dining experience. We planned […]

POLICE OFFICERS AT SCENE OF DOUBLE HOMICIDE (PHOTO JGJ)
POLICE USE OF FORCE

The Attack on Law Enforcement Rages On – Lack of Insight & Objectivity Alarming

The horrific lack of insight and objectivity in main stream media continues to go down an extremely dark rabbit hole. The attacks on Law Enforcement persist unabated even after the recent grotesque targeted assassinations of eight (8) police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas. “There’s Something Disturbing About the Way Cops […]

Maclean's Magazine
LOCAL NEWS

MACLEAN’S RACIST LABEL NO JOKE – Time for Some Heavy Lifting

Make no mistake about it. Nancy Macdonald’s article in Maclean’s Magazine is no joke. “Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst.” Sensational as the headline may be, the embarrassing attack on our City has proven to be a uniting wake up call for all of us. […]

GORD & LORRIE STEEVES (FB)
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

THE GORD STEEVES CAMPAIGN – Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad

The latest scandal to afflict the Gord Steeve’s Mayoral campaign has all the components required for truly great theatre…..controversy, chivalry, injury, social awkwardness, stereotyping and the “r” word. As I watched the debacle unfold I had no inclination to weigh in.  I prefer to avoid stories that create media frenzies reported on […]

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

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 […]

THE POLICE INSIDER – A Story About Murder, Race, Stereotyping & Responsible Journalism
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

THE POLICE INSIDER – A Story About Murder, Race, Stereotyping & Responsible Journalism

Ever heard of Vice News? If you’re in your 50’s like me probably not. Vice News is the way of the future for a new generation of world and socially conscious young people who are plugged into social media and the world of digital communication. According to the Vice News “About” […]

THE DEATH OF BRIAN SINCLAIR – The Perils of “Risk” Management
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

THE DEATH OF BRIAN SINCLAIR – The Perils of “Risk” Management

“Did Brian Sinclair die because of prejudice and racism inherent in Manitoba’s Health Care System or is it more likely that he fell victim to an overburdened, “do more with less” bureaucracy that lacked the proper protocols to make sure patients like Sinclair didn’t fall through the cracks in a […]