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, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Irony Of Police ‘Sensitivity’
A taser to the scrotum 10-15 times. A ‘rear naked choke hold’ (an arm around the throat, another behind the head and a knee in the back). A beating in a ditch. The suspect’s ‘crime’? Leaning out his window and shouting “Hey, baby!” to several Niagara Regional Police officers.
Thus begins the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Star Continues To Shine A Light On Some Very Dark Places
Those who regularly read The Toronto Star will hardly be surprised to learn that it has just won five National Newspaper Awards for the excellence of its reporting, reporting that often results in some real benefits to society. A new benefit appears to be emerging as a result of its two-part investigation into . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Why The Star Is The Real ‘Newspaper Of Record’