Politics and its Discontents: A Shameful Exploitation

At the risk of overgeneralizing, it is easy to see why a reactionary institution like the police live in a Manichean, bifurcated world, where the law of the jungle demands, “You are either for us, or you are against us.” Even though such a world view depicts a lamentably shallow mentality, the frontline people who ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Irony Of Police ‘Sensitivity’

Given the brutal manner in which some police officers discharge their authority, it always strikes me as just a tad ‘precious’ when they complain about how unjustly they are being treated whenever the press offers some criticism of their practices. In responding to The Toronto Star’s series, Police Who Lie, Mike McCormack, president of the ...

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 ...