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Police need to end Operation Northern Spotlight

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and local forces are putting workers at risk.

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Policing the RNC

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A police services board could help address challenges facing the RNC and should be given serious consideration.

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Snelgrove verdict brings consent into focus

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Police officer’s acquittal in sexual assault case demonstrates how justice system fails rape victims.

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Songwriter protests Dunphy investigation delays with new song

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Colleen Power says the public needs to continue demanding answers and accountability.

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Pride, visibility, and the blue uniform

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The controversy over police presence at the St. John’s Pride parade has revealed more about the politics of solidarity than some of us wanted to know.

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PRIDE: Understanding, inclusion, and the need for greater collaboration

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Why the debate over off-duty police officers’ uniformed participation in Pride reveals deep divides in the LGBTQ community and the need for a more attentive and collaborative activism around Pride Week.

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Local spoken word artist takes on police brutality in new video

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Timo Sargent of TNT Creation says “Bruised & Bloodied Sirens” was inspired by “that sickly feeling we get while seeing injustice, and the subsequent furious desire we have to see oppressive behaviour stopped”.

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#DonDunphy: Cooler heads prevail

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Rationally approaching delicate matters in the public interest, especially those as sensitive as the Don Dunphy shooting, is the most effective way to gain the answers and the information we seek.

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Stop the killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada

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Too many people are killed by police in Canada. Here is what we should do to change that.

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Officer’s letter in Don Dunphy killing inflames controversy

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The contents of a leaked letter allegedly written by the RNC officer who shot and killed Mitchell’s Brook resident Don Dunphy earlier this month reveals a disturbing and troubled attitude about the role of police in our communities, and policing culture more broadly

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Why did he go alone?

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Government cuts in the 90s forced the RNC Association to choose between job cuts or reducing two-person patrols to one-person patrols.

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An Alternate History of the Dana Bradley Murder Investigation

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Recent developments cast new light on the province’s most notorious cold case

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The RNC recruitment ad: pretty film, marketing disaster

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s new recruitment ad backfires in all the worst ways, and undermines a lot of really good work they’ve done recently

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RNC have lost the plot

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Who are the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary trying to recruit with their new video? How well do they understand the community?

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In response to ‘Open letter to Memorial University’s Senate’

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“If a police officer cannot be trusted with a holstered duty weapon in this setting, they cannot be trusted in any setting.”

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The Indy News Hour – March 30, 2014

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“Austerity doesn’t work”: Reaction to Budget 2014 — The ‘Really Important News’ with Hans Rollmann — ‘Rogue Meteorology Weather Report’ with Matt Grant — Tribute to Emile Benoit and Frank Maher — Prof. launches petition to keep guns out of Memorial University classrooms — Special 3-part Indy exclusive explores social, political, economic circumstances surrounding sealing disasters of 1914

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Policing the university and freedom of expression

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Are police officers on campus an affront to the spirit of the academy?

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Two vehicles stolen in east end; end up in flames

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Reports of stolen and torched vehicles on the Avalon have been frequent in recent months, and last night two separate incidents can be added to the list. In one incident a 15-year-old male was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car on Newfoundland Drive. In the second incident a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were arrested after they reportedly stole a minivan, sped from police and subsequently lost control and crashed it; the trio of suspects fled but only two were apprehended. In addition, yesterday morning there was another car fire on LeMarchant Road early Wednesday morning. RNC Const. Jennifer Clarke told The Telegram that there were five reports of stolen or attempted stolen vehicles in the east end Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. What’s going on? Source: The Telegram

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Feds threaten to pull RCMP out of Newfoundland

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Newfoundland and Labrador is facing the threat that the federal government may withdraw RCMP officers in 2014 if a deal on a new contract is not reached by the end of next month. Last week, B.C. Solicitor-General Shirley Bond announced the federal government had delivered the if British Columbia doesn’t sign a suggested 20-year policing contract by the end of November. “I can indeed confirm that … we did receive the ultimatum as well,” said Vanessa Colman-Sadd, director of communications for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Justice. She said 440 RCMP members work in Newfoundland. Could the RNC fill the mounties’ boots? Read more at the Globe and Mail. Source: The Globe and Mail

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Man in Corner Brook says he saw RNC assault woman during arrest

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Frank Ledrew says that he say a disturbing scene unfold with the RNC on Saturday night. He says that he saw a woman, 45, who is from Ontario and who had just received a phone call informing her that her son had been murdered there, break down and lay on the ground, kicking her legs in the air and screaming, and was hysterical as two RNC officers arrived on the scene. “They moved in on her quickly,” Ledrew told CBC News. “I saw a woman in distress [and a] hysterical nervous breakdown,” he said in an interview. “I saw a police officer kick her, call her a slut and throw her into the back of a cruiser.” The RNC has not commented on Ledrew’s allegations. Source: CBC

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