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“It’s Either A Terrible Mistake Or Something More Sinister”

Karl Dockstader on being charged in connection with his reporting on 1492 Land Back Lane Karl Dockstader doesn’t know why he was arrested, either in a specific sense or a more general one. In the specific: Dockstader says the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have yet to explain the basis for crimina...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:06 am
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability t
Replies: 3
Views: 225

NDP statement regarding OPP arresting and laying charges aga

NDP statement regarding OPP arresting and laying charges against First Nations journalist Karl Dockstader QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP MPPs Sol Mamakwa, critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Kevin Yarde, critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services, released the...
by Thomas
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:03 am
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability t
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Criminalization of Indigenous journalism contradicts reconci

Criminalization of Indigenous journalism contradicts reconciliation What does it take to get arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)? Well, if we go by recent events around 1492 Land Back Lane, it looks like the arrest criteria include being Indigenous, an award-winning journalist and cover...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability t
Replies: 3
Views: 225

SIU investigating after OPP fatally shoot man, 29, in Collin

SIU investigating after OPP fatally shoot man, 29, in Collingwood, Ont. The province's police watchdog is investigating after a man was shot and killed by Ontario Provincial Police in Collingwood on Wednesday. In a news release, the Special Investigations Unit said the incident began when the OPP w...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:15 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: Man shot and killed during interaction with OPP in Collingwo
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Investigation called after OPP fatally shoots man

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a provincial police officer fatally shot a man in Collingwood, Ont. The Special Investigations Unit says Ontario Provincial Police officers responded Wednesday to a report of a man barricaded in a home armed with a gun. It says as ...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:14 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: Man shot and killed during interaction with OPP in Collingwo
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Man shot and killed during interaction with OPP in Collingwo

Man shot and killed during interaction with OPP in Collingwood, SIU says A man was fatally shot during an interaction with the OPP in Collingwood, according to Ontario’s police watchdog. The Special Investigations Unit said it was investigating Wednesday’s shooting. Shortly after noon, Ontario Prov...
by Thomas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:13 pm
 
Forum: News
Topic: Man shot and killed during interaction with OPP in Collingwo
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability t

Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability to cover Six Nations land struggle Karl Dockstader said his heart broke Wednesday evening when he sat his two daughters down to explain that the Ontario Provincial Police had arrested and charged him for doing his job — journalism. Dockstad...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: Indigenous journalist says OPP charges cripple his ability t
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Little change since police killing of Dudley George 25 years

Little change since police killing of Dudley George 25 years ago: Grand chief He arrived at Ipperwash Provincial Park hours after Dudley George, an unarmed protester, was fatally shot by the OPP 25 years ago in the fallout of a park occupation over an Indigenous land claim. He said it never occurre...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: 25 years after his death, Dudley George's fight for the land
Replies: 1
Views: 108

25 years after his death, Dudley George's fight for the land

25 years after his death, Dudley George's fight for the land continues A quarter century after a police sniper killed an Indigenous man fighting to reclaim his ancestral land, the federal government still hasn't given back the territory. But his relatives say they will keep up the fight. Anthony &q...
by Thomas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: 25 years after his death, Dudley George's fight for the land
Replies: 1
Views: 108

First Nations brothers suing OPP after violent arrest

First Nations brothers suing OPP, province after allegedly racist violent arrest Two First Nations men have filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) after they say they were unlawfully arrested and mistreated in Orillia, Ont. The brothers seek $400,000 in d...
by Thomas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 am
 
Forum: Lawsuits Against Police
Topic: First Nations brothers suing OPP after violent arrest
Replies: 0
Views: 200

OPP committed no crime in arrest of man who suffered a hand

OPP committed no crime in arrest of man who suffered a hand fracture PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, Ont. — The Special Investigations Unit has absolved Ontario Provincial Police of criminal wrongdoing in their arrest of a man at Pikangikum earlier this year. The individual was intoxicated, and was under ...
by Thomas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP officers 'acted lawfully' in Pikangikum arrest that left
Replies: 1
Views: 241

OPP officers 'acted lawfully' in Pikangikum arrest that left

OPP officers 'acted lawfully' in Pikangikum arrest that left man with broken wrist: SIU Ontario's Special Investigations Unit won't pursue charges against a provincial police officer involved in an arrest that left a 28-year-old man with a broken wrist. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on Feb....
by Thomas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:05 am
 
Forum: Policing the Police
Topic: OPP officers 'acted lawfully' in Pikangikum arrest that left
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Premier announces plans to hire 200 new OPP officers

ORILLIA — Premier Doug Ford was in Orillia on Thursday to announce the hiring of 200 additional police officers in the province. Flanked by officers on the helipad at OPP General Headquarters, Ford acknowledged the struggles police face as a result of not having enough “boots on the ground.” “We kno...
by Thomas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:03 am
 
Forum: News
Topic: Premier announces plans to hire 200 new OPP officers
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Charges added in case of OPP officer sexual assault accusati

WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON - In Feb. 2020, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began a criminal investigation into the conduct of one of its officers. On April 23, 2020, members of the Professional Standards Bureau of the OPP arrested and charged Sergeant Mike Dolderman, a twenty-one (21) year...
by Thomas
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:02 am
 
Forum: Federal Statutes Violations
Topic: Wellington OPP sergeant charged with sexual assault, breach
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Dozens of organizations condemn OPP for no charges laid in t

Dozens of organizations condemn OPP for no charges laid in the death of a mentally ill man More than 60 groups including legal, mental health advocacy and faith-based organizations across Canada have issued statements condemning the Ontario Provincial Police's decision this month not to lay charges...
by Thomas
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Stand Up for Your Rights
Topic: Dozens of organizations condemn OPP for no charges laid in t
Replies: 0
Views: 253
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