Category Archives: North America

Doing it all in Canada

On this 54-minute CBC radio segment three experts discuss how terrorism, cyber crime, and other modern pressures are affecting policing in Canada and around the world. Panelists include a former RCMP assistant commissioner and a Toronto police inspector.

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Cops in schools debated in Toronto

This article reports a raucous Toronto Police Board meeting during which advocates and community members split over the impact of police assigned to high schools. Many of the 74 speakers praised the performance of the officers but others claimed that … Continue reading

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Why stopping terrorism is so difficult

This article by the director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism succinctly summarizes what has been learned from analysis of every terror attack in the world since 1970 — 156,000 attacks committed by … Continue reading

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Poppy violence in Mexico

This article reports soaring violence in Guerrero, a major poppy-growing region of Mexico. Drug cartels have splintered, vigilante groups have sprung up, kidnappings and extortion are common, and the government depends on the army for public security. Mexico now supplies over 90% … Continue reading

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Governing the RCMP

This article reviews two new reports critical of organization and management of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, especially related to harassment of members. Previous reports have come to similar conclusions, leading the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to complain that … Continue reading

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Bringing the Hub to the countryside

Canada has been a leader in developing the Hub Model of multi-agency collaboration (including police) to deal promptly with high-risk individuals and families before a full-out crisis occurs. This document from Saskatchewan’s Community Safety Knowledge Alliance thoroughly describes the Hub … Continue reading

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870 arrests for online child sexual abuse on the Darknet

This press release describes the results of a worldwide FBI & Europol investigation into online child sexual abuse on the Darknet’s Playpen site. Three site administrators were recently convicted in the U.S. and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. A … Continue reading

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