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  • Racism in the Ranks

    The 2018 acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie reverberated across the country. Indigenous people rallied against what they saw as an injustice. “We knew we really went back 10 years, maybe fifteen years on all the work we’ve been trying to do in this province in this country on reconciliation.” – Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, Advocate for Indigenous women Stanley shot and killed Boushie after the 22-year-old Cree man and friends had driven on Stanley’s farm in rural Saskatchewan. In the midst of the debate over whether the not guilty verdict was a symptom of systemic racism or support of the right to defend property, APTN Investigates video journalist Trina Roache discovered racist posts by an RCMP (ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE) officer on social media.
  • Under Fire

    Under Fire is a minute-by-minute investigation into the deadly shootings of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 4th 2014 – and a critical analysis of the administrative decisions in the months and years preceding that day, that contributed to their deaths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnHxsjc2h8Y http://globalnews.ca/news/1902518/under-fire-ready-for-the-call/
  • RCMP Tasers

    The series investigated the extent to which the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had multiply zapped suspects with Tasers during an increasing number of stun gun firings. The team built and analyzed a database from documents describing more than 4,000 incidents.
  • Putting Tasers to the Test

    CBC obtained more than 4,000 Taser-use reports from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), created a database to analyze data and found that the RCMP's taser use was on the rise. The stories highlighted the recurrence of similar themes: abuse of force; a weapon increasingly used on vulnerable people; a pattern of multiple firings of the stun gun on a suspect when police regulations call for minimal use; and Canada's national police force, the largest in Canada, bent on suppressing data detailing how its officers use the weapons.
  • The Kosovo Connection

    The Montreal Gazette investigates the criminal connections of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the Albanian rebel group defended and entrenched in power by NATO's campaign in Yugoslavia. The report exposes the KLA's links to heroin and prostitution rings that have flourished throughout Europe and North America largely through its help and contends that the group's profit from crime has continued since the war.