If a former MMA fighter decides to throw down in front of the local strip club, but the RCMP won’t confirm it to media, did it really happen? In Yellowknife, this is a real question reporters are facing. The city’s journalists are struggling to get basic answers from their local police force about reported crimes. … Continued
PHOTO: John McFadden walks out of the Yellowknife courtroom with the Rheostatic’s Dave Bidini, left, and local media mentor George Lessard in tow. McFadden is being tried for allegedly obstructing a police officer. — John McFadden, a reporter with Northern News Services, was arrested while taking photos of police searching a van in downtown Yellowknife … Continued
An anonymously uploaded YouTube video seemingly shot during Saturday’s “Stop C-51” Rally on Parliament Hill depicts an RCMP officer telling protesters that, as a result of the coming anti-terrorism bill, he “could be branded a terrorist…whenever you’re attacking the Canadian economy.”
The officer, whose identity is unknown at this point and whose badge number is not visible in the footage, goes on to answer that “when the demo’s down, you become citizens again,” to the question “are we considered differently when we are demonstrating?”
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