Sunday, June 16, 2019

Carpet cops embarrass RCMP

As a former member of the RCMP I am absolutely embarrassed by the Force’s handling of the investigation into Vice Admiral Mark Norman. (True North)

Gun buyback screwup

Toronto Police put the safety of a local resident in jeopardy when they tried to brag about the success of their gun buyback program online. (Toronto Sun)

Police vow mob crackdown after three Montreal area shooting deaths

MONTREAL - Police in the Montreal area have created a special task force aimed at organized crime after three deadly shootings in busy suburban neighbourhoods in just over a week. (CTV)
  • Project Repercussion: Police create special squad after reckless hit
  • NYC transit cops nab serial killer with the help of smartphones

    NEW YORK - Two transit cops were patrolling the subway in Manhattan Sunday when they spotted Nicholas Brent Gibson, a suspected serial killer, from a photo of him sent to their smartphones. Gibson, a.k.a. Brent Savage, was wanted in Miami, where he allegedly killed a 77-year-old victim with a sword — and claimed to have murdered six other people, dating to 1999, when he was just 12. (New York Post)

    Man hanging out car window fires gun with officers in pursuit

    LOS ANGELES - A passenger appeared to slip his upper body out the window of a moving car, assume a shooting posture and open fire indiscriminately with a large gun as authorities pursued him Friday on Los Angeles-area streets and at least one freeway. (NBC News)

    Mounties defend their handling of the Norman investigation

    The RCMP say they conducted a "thorough" investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, whose criminal case ended dramatically this week when the Crown stayed a single charge of breach of trust. The Mounties released a statement Friday afternoon defending their handling of the entire matter and stating they respect the decision of the Public Prosecution Service to stay the charge. (CBC)

    Former Mountie takes aim at toothless crime watchdog, hoping Ottawa has a fix

    VICTORIA - Canada’s official watchdog on the proceeds of crime is little more than a collector of information — and not a very effective one at that, according to money-laundering expert Peter German. (Vancouver Sun)
  • $5billion laundered through B.C. real estate in 2018
  • RCMP not fully prepared for active shooters five years after Moncton: Auditor General

    OTTAWA — The RCMP isn’t sure that all its officers have access to the rifles and body armour they need to respond to an active shooter, almost five years after three Mounties were gunned down in New Brunswick, Canada’s auditor general has found.(

    Ex-Mountie gets jail time for string of offences

    A former Mountie clad in an orange and black prison jumpsuit sobbed in court Friday, pleading with the judge to allow him to serve his sentence on house arrest for crimes including fraud and harassment. (Edmonton Journal)

    Washington State man arrested after fiery crash at Peace Arch

    A Washington state man was arrested by Surrey RCMP on Thursday following a fiery crash at the Peace Arch border crossing that left one person dead. (The Province)