/Tag: police

Northlands Victim Blames a Child for Being Sexually Assaulted

Blaming a 13 year old girl for being sexually assaulted by one of your employees on your property while your other employees watched and did nothing as he carry her partially clothed unconscious body to a ditch is unforgivable. What law firm did Northlands hire and how could they possibly think a defence like this would be in their clients int [...]

2018-09-20T13:48:10+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Access to Information Complaint Against the RCMP #RehtaehParsons

Yesterday morning I filed a complaint with The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for violating Canada's Access to Information Act. Recently, the Globe and Mail posted a story by Robyn Doolittle about making requests for police records. In it she says she finds that it usually takes "betw [...]

2017-12-11T20:25:14+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Barry Winters Gets His Day #Edmonton #RehtaehParsons

Some  content may be NSFW. Barry Winters finally got the wish he's had for years. He's finally a famous blogger. Edmonton police said Winters was arrested in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites, dating back to 2012. Winters has been writing since at least 2009, although many of his older blog posts have been removed [...]

Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

This morning I read the story of a young Halifax woman who had a mental health crisis and her experience at the hands of the Halifax police. For those negatively commenting on her story, either on Facebook or other social media websites: Please don't. You are not playing "devils advocate" to a person in a crisis. You're playing the devil. Judg [...]

2016-12-13T12:12:47+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

Making a Murderer

If your one of the few people left who still believes criminal trials are about finding and exposing the truth you need to watch the new Netflix series Making a Murderer. There are ten episodes in all and each one reveals the cold hard facts about crime and those we entrust with enforcing it and holding people accountable. The movie is disappointi [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:53+00:00January 4th, 2016|Categories: Justice|Tags: , , |1 Comment

“Perfect Accusers”

After deliberating for four days, an Oklahoma City jury has found ex-police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty on 18 of the 36 charges he faced for assaulting at least 13 women. The jury recommended 263 years. Sentencing will be January 21st. Hoytzclaw’s defence argued the victims weren’t credible, and suggested the 13 women were less “perfect victim [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “Perfect Accusers”

Rape Culture in Canada

Kimothy Walker previews the upcoming CPAC special Sexual Violence, Social Media and Society. This new documentary examines the impact of sexual violence and the perceived acceptance of it in our society. See it on CPAC: Dec. 11 @ 10 p.m. ET, Dec. 12 @ 6 p.m. ET and Dec 13 @ 9 p.m. ET. You can also look for it at cpac.ca starting Dec. 14. [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:54+00:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rape Culture in Canada

#‎OttawaPolice NoMeansNo‬

“Here I am, finding myself sharing this post again. I’ve decided to come out, to stop hiding. This happened to me, and I don’t have to be ashamed of it. I’m deciding to come out, because I want women, and men to know that they are not alone. I want people to understand that THIS is a REAL problem in our society. My point isn’t to “bash” this guy, [...]

Podcast – The Third Wave

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#000000"] The Audio Blog this week features an interview I did on the Third Wave radio program hosted by the amazing Julie Lalonde. We spoke about the Police Review of Rehtaeh's case that was released last week. I'll have more thoughts to share on the report soon. The show is in its entirety. I start at the 2:40 [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:59+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Podcast – The Third Wave

Why victims don’t report

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] (Credit: Global News - Why don’t women report rape? Because most get no justice when they do) When sexual assault allegations against CBC personality Jian Ghomeshi first surfaced and police called on women to come forward, Mary Lou Fassel, legal director at Toronto’s Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:02+00:00August 4th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Why victims don’t report
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