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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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Man dies in RNC lockup

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An intoxicated 43-year-old man died in police custody in St. John’s Thursday, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, after police officers and paramedics were called to a fast-food restaurant in the Torbay area. The RNC took the man into custody where he was brought to the St. John’s City lockup. A police news release said officials were unable to revive the man when he arrived at the lockup. The province’s chief medical examiner is investigating the cause of death. Source: CBC

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