A ketamine arrest…

Sept 2, 2020 CNN (US) - Sara Sidner and Julia Jones Two strangers, with the same first name, and a terrifying story about ketamine in policing Here is a cautionary tale for those crisis teams who recognize the role of medical personnel in response … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

Cover-up?

Aug. 4, 2020  Toronto Now – Enzo DiMatteo Op-ed: Nova Scotia mass shooting smells like a cover-up - The feds have finally called a public inquiry but the RCMP's handling of the investigation looks more like a whitewash with each new revelation … [Read more...]

RCMP in distress…

July 12, 2020 MacLean’s – Stephen Maher The RCMP is broken - The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present In the light of the events of the recent killings … [Read more...]

White Privilege…

July 6, 2010 Go to:  https://twitter.com/WordsOnIce/status/1279512867713306624/photo/1 Toronto Star – Douglas Kwan He was fatally injured in police custody. Can a watchdog get ‘justice’ for this family? Why some say Canada’s oversight … [Read more...]

Public health…

July 2, 2020 Toronto Star - Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press Advocates in Canada call for community-led crisis intervention, not police The frequency of police interaction with mentally ill persons and the escalation of violence that accompanies … [Read more...]

Women offenses…

June 4, 2020 Prison Reform Trust and Blogger Russell Webster – Sarah Beresford Domestic abuse is a driver of women's offending Guest author Beresford present a view which would suggest it is time for a second look at the process of sentencing … [Read more...]

Perverse justice…

Sept. 17, 2019 Toronto Star - Richard D. Schneider  (Excerpted from The Death of A Butterfly) I’m a judge in mental health court. It’s perverse that criminal courts are the main providers of mental health care Who better – other than … [Read more...]

Indigenous genocide…

May 31, 2019 CBC News - Jorge Barrera National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' The CBC has verified that the 1200 page final report with 230 recommendations on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous … [Read more...]

Boys and trauma…

May 24, 2019 National Post – Colin Perkel, Canadian Press Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, new research shows The distinction between the extent of traumatization between boys and girls is one of those thoughts that is … [Read more...]