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Is It Bullying? Is It Harassment? Is It Abuse Of Authority Or Is It Effective Management Designed To Get A Difficult Job Done?
Ruth Sirman, CanMediate International Inc.
So has Mr. Elliott created or contributed to a negative and toxic atmosphere in the RCMP? Or is he getting the job he was hired to do done # but rattling a few chains by stirring up a hornets nest in ...

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Addiction and Control
Skorodin, Morton
Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in priso...
American Blowback
Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA
Ciccarielle-Maher, George; King, Mike
Canada more at risk from environmentalists than religiously inspired terrorists: RCMP
Vancouver Observer
Recent RCMP report warns that Canada's energy sector is more at risk from domestic environmental extremists than from religiously inspired terrorist organizations like Al Qaida and ISIS.
Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
Flowers, Alison; Macareg, Sarah
Chicago Reader
A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
Drug War Winners and Losers
Young, Kevin
Against the Current
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
Edits to Wikipedia Pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo Traces to 1 Police Plaza
Weill, Kelly
Media Channel
Wikipedia content can be freely changed by anyone. Unfortunately, this also seems to mean that Wikipedia can be freely censored. A police department is under investigation for altering pages related t...
The end of carding?
Diemer, Ulli
The Ontario government has announced that it intends to bring in regulations to stop the police practice of stopping people at random and demanding their information. Of course this form of harassment...
Guidelines for police in dealing with mentally ill people
Diemer, Ulli
Radical Digressions
An investigative report report by the CBC shows that more than 460 people in Canada have "died in encounters with police" since the year 2000.
How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
Cantú, Aaron
Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this p...
Israel's new police chief emerges from shadowy world
Cook, Jonathan
Middle East Eye
Palestinian minority in Israel worried by top cop's twin-track as interrogator for secret police and hardline settler.
Law Enforcement & Corrections Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to law enforcement and corrections in the Sources directory for the media.
Old New York Police Surveillance Is Found, Forcing Big Brother Out of Hiding
Goldstein, Joseph
The New York Times
From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, police surveillance of political organizations in New York was extensive enough to require more than half a million index cards, simply to catalog and cross-refe...
One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
Bianco, Marcie
In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population -- from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide.
Only 100 cyclists...
Diemer, Ulli
Radical Digressions
A news article reports that a woman riding her bicycle was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Halton, a regional municipality west of Toronto. But, hey, no big deal.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
Arms Trade
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
Martinot, Steve
Counter Punch
What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if app...
Spy Wars
Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost
Granatstein, J.L.; Stafford, David
McClelland & Stewart
A survey history of Canad'as "secret" history.
Toronto Police Constable shot and killed in Cabbagetown - 1973
)n January 10 1973. 28 year-old Toronto Police Constable James Lothian (pictured) spotted a speeding vehicle running a red light and pursued it until the car ran into the rear of another vehicle on Am...
Two justice systems?
Letter to the editor
Diemer, Ulli
Radical Digressions
It seems that we have two justice systems: one for the police, and one for the rest of us.
Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
Cook, Jonathan
Dissident Voice
It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
Kalven, Jamie
The Intercept
After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.

Sources Bookshelf

Life Sentence
Stories from four decades of court reporting - or, how I fell out of love with the Canadian justice system (especially judges)
Blatchford, Christie
Through an examination of notable trials she has covered, Chrisitie Blatchford makes the case that Canada's judicial system is out of control and often inept. Judges, she says, are the new senators, u...


Beyond the Badge
Newsmagazine of the Ontario Provincial Police Association.
Blue Line Magazine
For those involved in Canadian law enforcement.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
To provide civilian oversight of RCMP members' conduct in performing their policing duties so as to hold the RCMP accountable to the public.
Public Safety Canada
Ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.
RCMP External Review Committee
Reviews certain grievances as well as cases of discipline, demotion or discharge of members of the RCMP.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The RCMP works with communities to ensure the safety of Canadians. It enforces federal laws, provides contract policing to most provinces, many municipalities and First Nations communities. The RCMP p...

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