Copwatch Conference: Seeking alternatives to the police

Despite only occasionally surfacing in the news — with more than 1,000 G20 arrests, tasering deaths, lethal shootings and abuse in holding cells — police misconduct is not only widespread and historic it is also deeply entrenched, said presenters at a major conference on policing last week in Winnipeg

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Canada prepared for ‘lethal force’ against Natives, says Indigenous leader

Biting a chunk out of the common adage that a few “bad apples” in the police are responsible for misconduct, Winnipeg Indigenous leader Leslie Spillett pointed to an inherent “culture of oppression” in Canada’s police forces at an international conference on policing

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