Tag: Tina Fontaine

Debunking the False Narrative – An Uphill Climb
EDITORIALS

Debunking the False Narrative – An Uphill Climb

Police don’t give a shit when Indigenous women go missing or get murdered! That’s the essence of the false narrative perpetuated by Indigenous leaders, politicians and certain elements in main stream media. To me, it’s not all that surprising a 14-year-old Indigenous girl has developed a belief system based on that kind of racist messaging. […]

Raymond Joseph Cormier (53) WPS Handout
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

POLICE SOLVE FONTAINE MURDER – Rabid Dogs, Exploitation & Revolving Doors

Police have arrested and charged a no-account habitual-criminal in connection with the high-profile killing of Winnipeg teenager Tina Fontaine (15). Fontaine’s body was pulled from the murky waters of the Red River on August 17, 2014. The case featured many distractions that included allegations of both Police and Child & Family Services incompetence. Police […]

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

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 […]

MURDEROUS TREND CONTINUES – Indigenous Woman Killed in Thompson
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

MURDEROUS TREND CONTINUES – Indigenous Woman Killed in Thompson

It seems the sad trend is continuing in 2015. On January 31, 2015, at approximately 2:40 am, Thompson RCMP responded to a report of an injured female at an apartment in Thompson, Manitoba. Investigation into the report determined a twenty (20) year old woman from Thompson was the victim of homicide. Police indicate […]

TWITTER SCREEN CAPTURE
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#MMIW Protestors – Time to Re-calibrate

I’ve followed the #rinelleharper assault case with great interest. That interest peaked yesterday when a Caroline Barghout tweet left me scratching my head. A “protest” organized by “Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women,” was set for November 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at Portage & Main. I wondered what the protestors were […]

POLICE COLLAR SCUMBAGS IN RINELLE HARPER SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE
LOCAL NEWS

POLICE COLLAR SCUMBAGS IN RINELLE HARPER SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Investigators wasted no time putting handcuffs on two scumbags responsible for the vicious sexual assault and beating of sixteen (16) year old Rinelle Harper. On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am, Police Superintendent Danny Smyth held a press conference at the Public Safety Building announcing the […]

SEX PREDATORS – Criminal Opportunists in the Concrete Jungle
LOCAL NEWS

SEX PREDATORS – Criminal Opportunists in the Concrete Jungle

On Monday, November 10, 2014, the Winnipeg Police Service took the rare step of identifying a teenaged victim of a serious sexual assault in a move aimed to motivate the public to come forward with information to resolve her case. Police identified the girl as Rinelle Harper (16) years, a resident of […]

MANITOBA CHILD WELFARE – Intrusions of the State or Justified Interventions?
EDITORIALS

MANITOBA CHILD WELFARE – Intrusions of the State or Justified Interventions?

I read the story several times just to be sure I was getting the message. I can be slow like that. It seems Winnipeg Sun columnist Tom Brodbeck is suggesting the Manitoba Government  is bent on apprehending children at all time record numbers.  His latest story contains some alarming statistics; In […]