Violating the public’s trust is nasty business. Violating the trust of your fellow police officers is an even far more heinous offence because, as Abbotsford Police Constable Christopher Nicholson did, it puts their lives at risk.
UPDATE 2020-02-26 11am: New information about retaining possession of gun added to end of column. After police caught Tyson Mallett with an illegal rifle and no firearm licence, he escaped jail time entirely and must only pay a $500 fine. Tyson Mallett is one lucky man. On August 24, … [Read More...]
When Catherine Campbell didn't show up for work on September 14th,2015, she was presumed missing by her employer, the Truro Police Service. They notified Halifax Regional Police and, together, launched an intense missing person search to locate her. Police quickly established the last time … [Read More...]
When accurately describing unintended firearm discharges, accidental covers the smallest number of incidents. An equipment failure causing a firearm to discharge is accidental. A poorly designed or poorly constructed firearm that fires when bumped (somewhere other than the trigger) is also … [Read More...]
Did you know the RCMP has a Tactical Internet Intelligence Unit? Or that this unit may scour social media looking for information about you? Neither did Rachel Small, a political activist from Toronto, until a Canadian Press reporter gave her a copy of the RCMP's 6-page report on her. "I found … [Read More...]
Many of Canada's most dedicated athletes are in the shooting sports. Here are a few of Canada's shooting sports ambassadors and their recent accomplishments, most of which go unnoticed outside of small, regional newspapers. Christina Matchett Cadet Warrant Officer Christina Matchett … [Read More...]
Why does the government refuse to change the law to allow police to track violent repeat offenders with Firearm Prohibition Orders? If they had, perhaps Buck Evans would still be alive today. On December 26, 2018, 34-year-old Buck Evans was shot dead by Edmonton police during what was called a … [Read More...]