If the feds disclose evidence at a future trial that indicates provincial neglect and dereliction in pursuing crimes associated with gambling, what happens to public trust and support for both the BC Liberals and the BC NDP? The only question might be: Why did each of the two main BC parties hang themselves with their own noose?
Psychologist Dr. Mike Webster writes often about relationships between senior management and the men and women delivering police services in our communities. He knows about moral disengagement, which allows virtuous people to commit inhumane acts and Webster’s words can help us gain understanding…
With the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) now at work on the RCMP shooting of Greg Matters, it is worth reconsidering an In-Sights article written in 2011. Following appointment of Richard Rosenthal as […]
A replay, recycled from April 2010: Police are an extremely social animal. They exist as a social unit called a squad. Police travel and hunt in a group and perform almost all […]
If unlike me, you are not ancient, listen to Simi Sara at CKNW’s audio vault, May 31, 1 pm, to remember how excellent talk radio can be. This is broadcasting that explores […]
Stephen Harper’s government supports Bill C-309, a private members bill before the House of Commons. It will enable individuals to be jailed five years for wearing a mask or other disguise to […]
More fine work from the The Victoria Times Colonist. Katie Derosa explores the provincial government’s fake public consultation about police reform. Province’s policing consultation called a ‘farce’: BC Liberals consult on policing […]
BCCLA files complaint after RCMP Detachment Head comments “The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is filing a complaint after the head of the Langley RCMP made comments that could interfere with the independent […]
If you thought it was strange when West Van Chief Peter Lepine, the ‘independent’ review officer, commended RCMP after they Tasered an 11-year-old Prince George boy while arresting him last April, how […]
Victoria police assault probe not over yet, CBC News, November 23, 2011: A provincial court judge ruled [Victoria police sergeant] George Chong used excessive force in applying a chokehold that rendered Frank […]
The Rhetorica Network offers analysis and commentary about the rhetoric, propaganda, biases, and spin of journalism. This site features the Media Rhetoric Journal web log, comprehensive news media links, a rhetoric textbook, […]
News Item: “OTTAWA – It could soon be illegal for rioters to hide behind masks. “A proposed law would allow cops to arrest those participating in an unlawful gathering or a riot […]
Globe and Mail’s Ian Bailey writes Police related deaths in British Columbia: British Columbia had twice as many jail and police-related deaths as much more populous Ontario in a recent 15-year period […]
Close Closer Munch !! .
Bubble Girl Everything’s Cool When her partner speaks, the look says, “Hey, what?” Bystander talks to Mr. Serious Crime Fighter Item found at The Galloping Beaver and viewed at Creative Revolution.
A two day visit to Victoria this week allowed me to gather information that will prove useful to future writing in Northern Insights. I met people who were informative and furthered my […]
April 1, 2009, Statement from Metropolitan Police: A member of the public went to a police officer on a cordon in Birchin Lane, junction with Cornhill to say that there was a […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking of Network, a great Sidney Lumet movie written by Paddy Chayevsky. It makes we wonder. Is it, finally, time to be angry? Will even that question result in […]