Tag Archive: crime

The first step is admitting there’s a problem

“1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol— that our lives had become unmanageable.” -Alcoholics Anonymous, the first step of the 12-step program Wanna make Manitoba — home of the violent crime capital… Continue reading

Winnipeg’s deadliest day of the week (So far)

With 29 homicides [not counting the criminal negligence cases that police don’t officially tally as such] so far this year in Winnipeg, we’re slowly getting to Edmonton levels with four months left to… Continue reading

For the Record: Fort Rouge arson-prevention meeting

About 100 Fort Rouge residents gathered Wednesday night to her presentations from fire officials and police about the rash of arsons in the area. Bill Clark from the WFPS gave a great and… Continue reading

24 city homicides, a list:

There’s been some confusion in the twitterverse recently about the number of homicides in Winnipeg so far in 2011. Here’s a quick reference list of victims and suspects. The details of the crimes… Continue reading

City crime fight will take vision, focus and will: Linden

It took vision, planning, co-ordination and resources to get Winnipeg’s new stadium and NHL team off the ground, and the same principles should apply to how we grapple with our perpetually aggravating crime… Continue reading

Homicide: best practices

[Note: For those looking for how to commit the perfect crime as the headline could suggest, this post is not for you.] There’s been a lot of debate lately over the Winnipeg Police… Continue reading

Policing, (internal) politics and public policy

News flash: The Winnipeg Police Service — with roughly 2,000 employees and multiple divisions, mandates and priorities — is a large bureaucratic work environment that experiences human-resource headaches, policy-wonkery and management-employee conflicts. Anyone else find… Continue reading

Joe McNabb and her rehab plan

So, Joseph McNabb is back behind bars, just 10 days after she was freed from jail with a time-served sentence of two years jail [one year at double-credit] along three years probation for… Continue reading

Daniel Wolfe and the street gang ethos

If you haven’t read Joe Friesen’s article on the late Daniel Wolfe and the Indian Posse featured in Saturday’s Globe and Mail, I’d highly recommend it. It’s carefully researched, and Friesen talks to… Continue reading

Pushing the dreaded ‘red dot’ around

Maps depict incidents of: Assault, Asst. w/ weapon, sexual assault, fighting, gun seen, gun known, shots fired, gunshot wound, robberies and stabbing reports Violent Crime Hotspots March 29, 2008 to March 28, 2009… Continue reading