Advocates say a replacement for Her Majesty’s Penitentiary—dating to 1859—will improve safety for both inmates & officers. But how much longer can it wait?
A police services board could help address challenges facing the RNC and should be given serious consideration.
Including police in the Pride March is not a sign of progress.
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.
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.
Opposites attract, except when you’re Conservative leaders speaking out on the role of public servants in politics.
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”.
Too many people are killed by police in Canada. Here is what we should do to change that.
The police response to the anti-austerity protests in Québec reveal a deeply troubling reality: Police have become a tool to repress resistance to inequality, protect the power and profit of a few and nullify democracy in the process
Government cuts in the 90s forced the RNC Association to choose between job cuts or reducing two-person patrols to one-person patrols.
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
Media coverage of reports of gang rapes in St. John’s has directed many to contemplate their moral stance on sex work, instead of their moral stance on rape and the appropriate police response to the rape of any person.
Concerns growing over militarization of Canada’s police forces
“Please prohibit all students, including on-duty student police officers, from bringing weapons to class”
Are police officers on campus an affront to the spirit of the academy?
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
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following a four-and-a-half-hour pursuit through Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Yesterday morning police received a report of a stolen vehicle in Mount Pearl. When police tried to stop the man, who was driving a pick-up truck, he led officers on a high-speed chase through that city while weaving in and out of traffic. The RNC called off the chase in the interest of public safety, but once the man was in RCMP jurisdiction that police force picked up the chase. The man eventually left his vehicle on Beothuck Street, and took officers on a three-hour, 10 kilometre chase through wooded and marshy areas, construction sites and residential areas. He was arrested at approximately 2:30.The man is facing numerous charges in relation to the chase, including three counts each of dangerous driving, flight from police and driving while disqualified – not including the outstanding warrants…
Last night at around 11 p.m., police were called to a store on Cookstown Road in St. John’s. The suspect had taken off before the cops arrived, but they found the 27-year-old man responsible for the theft a short distance away. He is scheduled to appear in court this morning, facing charges of robbery, disguise with intent and breach of probation.