Tag: Winnipeg Free Press

City Councillor Ross Eadie (City of Winnipeg)
EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS NEWS

BLACK OUT DRINKING, CONSPIRACY THEORIES & SCHIZOPHRENIC NEWSPAPERS – Such is Life in River City

It’s hard to ignore the schizophrenic reporting Winnipeg Free Press subscribers have been subjected to this week. It all started with Winnipeg City Councillor Ross Eadie doing his best Rob Ford impression, getting blitzed on alcohol, allegedly abusing Police and Paramedics and landing himself in the Main Street Project. The […]

RCMP National Operational Review Report - Cover
EDITORIALS LAW & ORDER LOCAL NEWS

False Narrative Major Impediment in Fight to Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Another violent scene plays out in an Aboriginal community in northern Manitoba and main stream media barely yawns. If you search the internet you’ll find most media outlets simply regurgitated the obligatory RCMP media release.  They covered the story in approximately sixty-five (65) words. I guess the circumstances weren’t that compelling. On October […]

Why Police Keep People in the Dark – “Hold-back” Vital in High-stakes Investigations
TINA FONTAINE

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 […]

WFP Article Puts Blindfold on Moose in the Livingroom
EDITORIALS

WFP Article Puts Blindfold on Moose in the Livingroom

I just read an interesting article published in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, “Now it’s time for action.” It’s the latest from reporter Bartely Kives who explores the evolving issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. The article is a concise piece of writing that provides chronology and context for readers seeking […]

Evan Cromarty (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

NORWAY HOUSE MAN SHOT BY POLICE A WANTED FUGITIVE

The man at the center of a controversial Police involved shooting is reported to be a fugitive from justice. On July 20, 2014, Evan Matthew Cromarty (20) was shot by an RCMP Officer after he fled on foot from his parents residence.  Police subsequently charged Cromarty with aggravated assault, break […]

Tina Fontaine (15) - cbc.ca
TINA FONTAINE

Cutting Cops with a Dull Knife – Common Sense the First Casualty

I just spent half an hour or so looking for snappy quotes about a man wearing too many hats. I didn’t find any. That didn’t make me any less inclined to explore the latest journalistic exploit written by WPS irritant Gordon Sincliar Jr. (GSJ)  The title of the story is particularly offensive, “More cameras […]

VIC TOEWS (GOV OF CANADA WEBSITE)
EDITORIALS

VIC TOEWS VENOM – Media on the Attack

I’ve enjoyed some of the media vitriol directed at newly appointed Court of Queens Bench Judge Vic Toews. The latest attack came in the way of an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press called, “A closed mind on the bench?” The story was written by Mary Agnew Welch and […]

POLICE CHIEF DEVON CLUNIS RESPONDS TO “GATING” ALLEGATIONS
LOCAL NEWS

POLICE CHIEF DEVON CLUNIS RESPONDS TO “GATING” ALLEGATIONS

On Monday, March 10, 2014, Police Chief Devon Clunis released an open letter to the public putting the issue of “gating” to bed. The letter reads as follows; “The Justice System is made up of many parts including; The Judiciary, Prosecutions, Corrections, Police, and the most important in my view, […]