Tag: SHAWN LAMB

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 […]

D/Sgt Thane Alexander Chartrand – A True Aboriginal Success Story
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D/Sgt Thane Alexander Chartrand – A True Aboriginal Success Story

I haven’t done the research on this one but I’m confident Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan hasn’t produced many top-notch Indigenous Homicide Investigators. Detective Sergeant Thane Chartrand happens to be one of them. Born on April 16th, 1969 to a Metis father and a Scottish mother, Thane would be one of a total of seven […]

“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba
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“Politicized Butchery”- The Indigenous Experience in Manitoba

“Politicized butchery,” or an issue all Manitobans should be concerned about? That’s the question. I recently read an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, “Aunt of sisters charged with murder chronicles family’s painful past.” (Author – Alexandra Paul) The story is a tragic account of one woman’s experience living in a […]

PROJECT DEVOTE TEAM LAYS MURDER CHARGE
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PROJECT DEVOTE TEAM LAYS MURDER CHARGE

On June 2, 2014, the Project Devote Team held a press conference at the RCMP “D” Division Headquarters to announce an arrest in the 2006 disappearance of Myrna Letandre (36). Letandre was reported missing to the Winnipeg Police Service by her sister on October 26, 2006.  She had last been seen […]

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WHAT ABOUT TANYA NEPINAK ? – Crime Reporter Seeks Clarity in Serial Killer Murder Investigation

Investigative reporter James Turner has become a journalistic force to be reckoned with on the Manitoba crime scene. While I don’t always agree with his point of view, I appreciate the insatiable appetite he has for all things related to crime, punishment and justice.  He not only has the innate […]

TANYA NEPINAK (POLICE HANDOUT)
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TANYA NEPINAK – In Search of Justice

The search for justice for family members of Tanya Nepinak took a major set back today. The news just broke that charges against Shawn Lamb have been stayed in connection with the murder of Nepinak. I wrote a story this morning that I planned on publishing tomorrow examining the nuances […]

“JUST ANOTHER DEAD INDIAN” – The Racial Divide
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“JUST ANOTHER DEAD INDIAN” – The Racial Divide

I’d never heard of Tears for Justice founder Gladys Radek before I read an article in the Winnipeg Sun yesterday penned by reporter Dean Pritchard. After doing a google search I learned Radek is an Aboriginal woman from Moricetown, British Columbia who won a law suit against BC security guards […]

POLICE FAUX PAS AT ROOT OF INACCURATE REPORTING
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POLICE FAUX PAS AT ROOT OF INACCURATE REPORTING

As a serving Police Officer I often felt annoyed by the media and their incessant requests for information regarding breaking stories. It’s only in retirement that I’ve come to appreciate the important role the media plays in keeping the public informed, especially when it comes to issues that relate to […]