Tag: Tina Fontaine

Child & Family Services – A Pathway to Homicide?
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Child & Family Services – A Pathway to Homicide?

I just read an opinion piece published on the CBC News Indigenous site penned by Pamela Palmater, called “Foster care system one of the paths to murdered and missing Indigenous women.” I consider the piece important for a number of reasons; The author is an intelligent, educated Indigenous women, an […]

Tina Fontaine was reported missing by Winnipeg Police Service before her body was discovered Aug. 17 in the Red River in a bag near the Alexander Docks. ORG XMIT: GRx_Xr94GLTnZPdVNytr
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The Tina Fontaine Aftermath – Where do we go from here?

The reaction was heartbreaking, painful and visceral. Raymond Cormier found not guilty of killing Tina Fontaine. “How could it be?” A question so many have asked… MKO Grand Chief Sheila North addressed the media outside the law courts mere moments after hearing the verdict; “This is a very difficult and tremendously […]

The Murder Merry-Go-Round – Two Time Killer’s Conviction Merits Nary a Whisper
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The Murder Merry-Go-Round – Two Time Killer’s Conviction Merits Nary a Whisper

There was a lot of stuff going on in the news cycle this past week. The Raymond Cormier trial took centre stage and chewed up the headlines in newspapers across the Country. Cormier stands charged with murder in the August 2014 killing of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine (15). Thus far […]

Debunking the False Narrative – An Uphill Climb
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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
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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 – “Hold-back” Vital in High-stakes Investigations
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Why Police Keep People in the Dark – “Hold-back” 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
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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 […]

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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 […]