The Downtown Eastside (DES) is a neighbourhood in Vancouver, B.C., with a reputation for containing the most poverty-stricken and crime-ridden set of streets in North America, and the DES comes by the reputation honestly. The police have a one-sentence description regarding DES inhabitants: If you're on the streets of the DES you are a 'one' or a 'two,' either buying drugs (a "2") or selling drugs (a "1"). The area is carefully policed and closely surveyed but it's strictly a matter of containment.  READ IT HERE

Downtown Eastside Vancouver a neighbourhood where crime pays in slow relentless death

A bold and inviting sign, among the grass and sporadic trees, reads, "Tangled Spur Ranch." Below it a small green model tractor, its red flag lowered downwards.This ranch is close to the community of Priddis just outside of Calgary, Canada. For Southern Alberta bylaw officer and former Mountie, Rod Lazenby, 62, it was just another day at work on Friday, August, 10th, 2012. He could not have suspected that today someone lay in wait for him,that he was part of a dispute that would lead to his death.   READ IT HERE

Trevor Kloschinsky's Fate For Killing Rod Lazenby

BACKGROUND - Delaine Copenace, such a beautiful and unusual name that is so sad to hear because of the shortness of her life, and the story behind it.  The body of Delaine Copenace was discovered in Lake of the Woods at the end of Water Street in the City of Kenora by city employees on the morning of Mar.22, 2016, at 8 a.m.. An investigation that began Feb. 27, 2016, with a missing report about an Aboriginal woman, will be ongoing, in particular with the examination of forensic evidence and a court ordered autopsy. 

It grew worrisome how much safety was lacking for women in Vancouver-area parks not so long ago, awareness of which was raised to new heights by the murder of 15-year-old Laura Szendrei in late September 2010, and now we know who did it. Wyatt DeBruin savaged the Grade 10 student in transit to Mackie Park, at 1:30 p.m. on Sep. 25, 2010, and she died in hospital early the next morning, Sep. 26, 2010, from a severe blow to the head.                                       READ IT HERE

Has Terrorism Become a Trojan Horse?

TORONTO, ON - Aug. 3, 2016 - Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day welcomed today’s announcement rolling out the much-anticipated Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women National Inquiry, and says, We must rally behind the commissioners and support the families in the critical work they will carry out over the next two years.              READ IT HERE

metal object crushed Kentner's abdomen, the attack witnessed by her sister, Melissa Kentner, while they were walking up a sidewalk. This brutally murderous assault came from a passing car carrying a driver and three passengers. Two of the passengers in the car supposedly turned themselves in the next day and reported Bushby to police.
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Canada's First Nations Administered (FNA) police services have a unique history, a distinctive mandate and structure, and play a complex role in policing First Nation communities. Of special interest is the challenge faced by the FNA police services of providing 24/7 coverage and ensuring adequate response times to calls for service for remote and isolated First Nation communities which, on average, have approximately 3,000 residents that are usually policed by micro-sized police detachments of about nine officers. Research on police service lifecycles has shown that small police services, usually deploying fewer than ten officers, are more apt to fail                      READ IT HERE

Gravity of Crimes Continues to Haunt

Delaine Copenace found dead

Has the War-on-Terror entered the streets of Western Nations in the manner of a Trojan horse? It certainly looked that way after one example on 22nd of May, 2013, when Lee Rigby was killed by two men, Michael Olumide Adebolajo and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, in a busy south London street. First he was run over by a car then he was hacked to death.  Rigby was a member of the British Army's Royal Regiment of Fusilliers.                  READ IT HERE

The Baffling Disappearance of Indigenous Woman Lisa Marie Young

Barbara Kentner Laid to Rest 

TORONTO, ON - Apr. 13, 2017 - Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today. “First Nations leadership will focus on the priorities of this new legislation as it pertains to 

Children’s Aid Society Under Scrutiny  After Tragic House Fire

Tsilhqot’in Nation Outraged by Apparent Killing of Wild Horses

The dangers of meeting people online

Peace officer’s grisly death in the line of duty

One Adam Croft of Ontario had been on the lam for a couple of years and suddenly became the poster boy for non-returnable warrants in Canada when he was arrested in Vancouver                            READ IT HERE

A new Statistics Canada report shows Thunder Bay has one-third of Canada's reported anti-Indigenous hate crimes, indicating justice gone missing in the lives of First Nations people in northwestern Ontario. The City of Thunder Bay is inundated with mysterious deaths and violent acts of racism, and hate crimes against Indigenous youth keep spilling into the news.  Often these are bright kids coming out of remote communities to further their education. Future leaders are winding up dead. Indigenous leadership in the region has declared a complete loss of faith in Thunder Bay Police and the OPP. Here's a partial list of Indigenous people who had their lives cut short in Thunder Bay: 

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The Spiralling Racial Violence and Hate of Northwestern Ontario

The more popular social media and android communications becomes the more the world seems to shrink. Internet connections enable us to communicate with anyone online and form new friendships. In fact the internet has opened up an alternative reality where now it is perfectly okay to speak to strangers, furthermore, the fact is through social media we are able to share our entire lives with them.                     READ IT HERE

ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES, ON - Dec. 21, 2016 - The Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex (CAS) is under scrutiny after a representative gave false information to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Elected Chief Randall Phillips of the Oneida Nation of the Thames expressed his frustration with CAS for their latest indiscretion. “There’s absolutely no excuse for the level of incompetency and insensitivity by the Children’s Aid Society and its representatives during a time of extreme tragedy and sorrow.” Phillips said.    READ IT HERE

Only a few years ago, one Judge J.F Palmer imposed a sentence of 42 months prison time on Mathieu Flynn. 24, of Vancouver. Flynn was no small time crook, he was a millionaire, some might call him an entrepreneur of sorts.. . . .

It's not only the criminals who need all the help in the world.      There was veracity in the story about RCMP Officer Sandboe's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, when it was used in the defense of his actions during the court hearings into why he laid such a beating, a video-taped and recorded drubbing, on Andrew Clyburn.         READ IT HERE

Starting Point for Dialogue in Canadian Legalization of Marijuana is with First Nations, says Chief Day

Get Outta Town Before Sundown

Micro-sized police services more apt to fail

An important factor in understanding an Aboriginal community starts with respecting that, despite all attempts to eradicate their culture, they still maintain their culture their languages and  their beliefs. Elders continue to hold a prominent position in Aboriginal life; they are the teachers and sometimes the medicine people (the healers). The Elder's role is in many ways to protect Aboriginal traditions, customs and values. They are the guardians of Aboriginal cultural tradition and through them and the help they provide individually and collectively . . . ​READ IT HERE

Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada

Counterfeiting dubbed "World's 2nd Oldest Profession"

MMIW National Inquiry Begins

However, Systemic Racism will only end through the implementation of cultural competency training for all police officers

the jurisdiction within the health, social, justice and economy sectors of our communities and how it will impact our families. The health and social well being must be the first priority for us,” said Ontario Regional Chief Day.            READ IT HERE

The Brief Painful Life of Anthony Joseph Raine

Lisa Marie Young became a missing person on Jun. 30, 2002, the memory of whom won’t disappear. RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C., made a memorable appeal on February 25, 2011 . . .  READ IT HERE

TORONTO, ON - Apr. 7, 2017 - “First Nation citizens in Ontario – indeed across the country – are victimized on a daily basis by police forces who either have some members that are overtly racist or, for the most part, have not been educated on the colonial legacy that continues to negatively impact far too many of our Peoples,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.  “We welcome the findings and recommendation of Justice Tulloch in his report. Transparency and accountability in the police service are vital to ensuring trust and feeling safe in our communities. Key to building that trust with the First Nation community is investing in developing greater social and cultural competency, as recommended in the report,” said Regional Chief Day. “Cultural competency is not a one-time training session, it's community driven with local partners and constantly evolving. We hope Minister Naqvi will give serious consideration to the report’s findings and act diligently to implement the recommendations, with meaningful participation of Ontario’s First Nations.”

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Forensic nursing an expanding profession

PTSD is a sad fact of life

Williams Lake, BC (December 9, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) learned 5 wild horses were found dead in late November 2016, 25 km south of the Tsilhqot’in community of Yunesit’in. As the horses were found within a small area it appears someone intentionally killed them. Intentionally harming or killing a horse is illegal under section 444 of the Criminal Code and carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail. The local RCMP detachment has been asked to conduct a thorough investigation to identify anyone responsible and hold them accountable.                   READ IT HERE

Would you believe someone can throw a large metal object at an innocent bystander in the streets in Canada resulting in death and the "someone" throwing the object would not be charged with murder? If you can't believe it then you aren't in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Barbara Kentner died Jul. 5, 2017, at the age of 34,  in Thunder Bay, after she was struck by a trailer hitch hitting her in the abdomen while walking along the sidewalk beside a street last January. Brayden Bushby, 18, was purported to have yelled, "Oh, I got one!" after the heavy 

At present, forensic nursing is an emerging field in Canada, recognized by the Canadian Nurses Federation, and taught in a growing number of schools. Nurses in the day-to-day work in hospitals in Canada are involved in forensic nursing usually without having specialized training. Nurses in emergency rooms and trauma units are dealing with public health issues and interacting with criminal cases such as gunshot wounds or sexual assaults.      READ IT HERE

Laura Szendrei's Murderer Named And It's Wyatt DeBruin

Public Safety, Security and Police in Canada and The World

Greyhound Permanently Altered to Higher Security

Bus travel in Canada is a safer ride with less disturbance, and gone are the free-wheeling days of drunken riders and drug-crazed passengers harassing everybody between towns and bus depots for long, interminable periods in this vast country. The happy alteration in travel conditions came as the result of a terribly tragic event in 2008.          READ IT HERE

Regional Chief Day Welcomes Recommendations of Independent Police Oversight Review

There are those who roam the roads looking for victims. The ruse might be a broken down car, or a person in need of directions.  Simply, a hitchiker disappears. Small villages and towns dot the rugged landscape                  READ IT HERE

First Nations Justice Both Ancient and Contemporary