Politics and its Discontents: Police Secrecy In Hamilton, Ontario

Outside of a handful of traffic tickets, I have had almost no direct contact with police in my lifetime. Yet, in my darker moments, I have always suspected that it would be fairly easy to run afoul of them, be it through an angry word or gesture that could, with an ill-trained or unbalanced officer, ...

Politics and its Discontents: New From The Police Beat

Ryan Tocher, a Hamilton police officer who the SIU likely has on speed dial, is being investigated for a third time by the ostensibly impotent unit, this time for his involvement in the death of an unarmed Phonesay (Pun) Chanthachack, who was shot earlier this month while behind the wheel of his van. What’s the ...