CAF member attacks Rideau Hall

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces, identified only as an armed member of the Canadian Rangers, is in RCMP custody after a pickup truck registered in Manitoba was used to ram the gates at Rideau Hall early 02 July. after which the driver proceeded on foot toward the official residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister, neither of whom was at home. The Department of National Defence confirmed the suspect’s military status but declined further comment “at this time” as it is an RCMP investigation. [node:read-more:link]

Police “dynamic entry” tactics scrutinized

The CBC reports that police forces across Canada conduct hundreds of no-knock raids or “dynamic entries” each year despite growing concern about the practice violating constitutional rights. Police say they're used in search warrant cases where there is concern that suspects are armed or will destroy evidence. [node:read-more:link]

Rideau Hall attacker pleads guilty

The Canadian Armed Forces reservist arrested on the grounds of Government House last July after ramming the main gates with his truck pleaded guilty today to eight charges. The charges against Manitoba resident Correy Hurren included possessing firearms for “a purpose dangerous to the public peace.” [node:read-more:link]

Defunding the Police?

What does Defunding really mean? The global movement has both merits and challenges. Generally speaking, the demands are broad, but one statement comes through loud and clear: there has to be a re-imagining of public safety and the police role within it. Let's deconstruct the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. [node:read-more:link]

What Right Looks Like in 2020

Since May 25th, thousands of people of all ethnicities have taken to the streets in multiple cities around the world, as a groundswell movement for real and equal justice for all people began to take hold. Will 2020 finally be the year in which listening turns to hearing, and then to action? Change has indeed begun. Hopefully our leaders will embrace and assist this grassroots progress, but if not, to borrow from General Mattis, we can still do it together. What will you do? [node:read-more:link]

The Role of Local Police

(April 2009) Striking a Balance Between Immigration Enforcement and Civil Liberties. This report presents findings and recommendations from the Police Foundation's year-long national effort that examined the implications of immigration enforcement at the local level. The project brought together law enforcement executives, policy makers, elected officials, scholars, and community representatives in a series of focus groups across the country and at a national conference in Washington. [node:read-more:link]

Strategies for Minority Police Recruitment

28 January 28, 2020 (Arizona) – Most police agencies in North America have acknowledged a deficiency in female and minority recruits. A new report from Trident University, entitled Signaling Diversity: A Study of Recruitment Strategies for Female and Minority Police Candidates, helps police services develop strategies to attract diverse and minority candidates to their respective organizations. [node:read-more:link]

Fredericton shooter not criminally responsible

A New Brunswick man who killed two police officers and two civilians in Fredericton in August 2018 has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. The 11-member’s jury’s decision was reached after several days of deliberation. Matthew Raymond’s defence counsel has said the admitted shooter would be institutionalized indefinitely and subject to regular assessments. [node:read-more:link]


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