Category Archives: State Security Forces
by, Globe and Mail, June 24, 2018
Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism.
Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population. Read the rest of this entry
‘The RCMP needs a lot more training,’ said Toronto-based investigator
By David Common, Chelsea Gomez, CBC News, March 6, 2018
Colten Boushie’s family wasn’t entirely surprised last month when a Saskatchewan jury acquitted Gerald Stanley of the murder of the young Cree man.
They had sensed holes in the RCMP investigation from the beginning.
“The RCMP did a botched-up job,” said Debbie Baptiste, Boushie’s mom. “They looked, and then they looked away.” Read the rest of this entry
First Nations chiefs are calling for the resignation of police chief after oversight body finds ‘deficiencies’
Indigenous Affairs played central information sharing role with security services, according to new report
By Jorge Barrera, CBC News, March 1, 2018
Senior federal officials discussed raising the country’s alert level to the highest tier at the height of the Idle No More movement, which also shaped how Canada’s security agencies handle Indigenous-led protests, according to a new book. Read the rest of this entry
by APTN National News, Feb 16, 2018
TORONTO – The grieving mother of a young Indigenous man killed by police in northern Ontario spoke out Thursday, saying the family remains in shock and still doesn’t understand why her son died. Read the rest of this entry
Emergency measures, military support: Documents reveal heightened concern about Muskrat Falls security
Military provided lodging, meals as police mobilized in the face of more Muskrat Falls-related protests
By Terry Roberts, CBC News, Feb 1, 2018
The Canadian military quietly assisted during a large deployment of police officers to Labrador in 2017 amid fears of more protests about the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Read the rest of this entry
CBS News, Dec 16, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Read the rest of this entry, state invoices show.
An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.
by Will Parrish, The Intercept,
As law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a camp in the pipeline’s path, two sheriff’s deputies broke formation to tackle a 37-year-old Oglala Sioux woman named Red Fawn Fallis. As Fallis struggled under the weight of her arresting officers, who were attempting to put her in handcuffs, three gunshots allegedly went off alongside her. According to the arrest affidavit, deputies lunged toward her left hand and wrested a gun away from her. Read the rest of this entry