There’s no crisis in Thunder Bay and it’s ‘business as usual’ says acting police chief

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Kenneth is a journalist with nearly two decades of reporting experience who focuses on crime and social issues, including child welfare and wrongful convictions. He has worked out of APTN’s Ottawa bureau since October 2012.


11 thoughts on “There’s no crisis in Thunder Bay and it’s ‘business as usual’ says acting police chief

  1. Her jeans and underwear were down around her ankles…and we are expected to believe that is typical of drowning? These kids grow up around water…and they rarely drown from the reserves while on the reserves….they go to thunder bay and suddenly can’t swim or keep their pants on while drowning

  2. It’s because the young person is aboriginal if that was any other person it would be the biggest crisis in Ontario smh..and yet the police are granted this job by the government has on a personal basis I think that we should have an aboriginal police force of our own to police our own people most likely we would out shine the real police………

  3. This is a very racist city with racist intent. With the insights of 1850 colonialism. The city is obviously in fact a place excepting murder. There is or are serial killers in this city. Beware of you are native like myself to steer clear of this horrible place that’s allows the murder of our native brothers and sisters. Scary times

  4. This is a very racist city with racist intent. With the insights of 1850 colonialism. The city is obviously in fact a place excepting murder. There is or are serial killers in this city. Beware of you are native like myself to steer clear of this horrible place that’s allows the murder of our marine brothers and sisters. Scary times

  5. On June 4, 2017 shortly after midnight: a 15 year old youth from a First Nation in Northern Ontario, was attacked by three white males in their 20s, one was shaven headed, one blond and the third no description.
    The assailants were driving a black SUV van, he was pulled into the vehicle while walking home. In self-defence he bit the arm of one of them, at the same time he grabbed a plastic bag in the vehicle which was filled with a heavy object. (Premeditated murder?) He hit a second perpetrator over the head, likely causing injury.
    He extricated himself from the vehicle, to which the occupants reversed and struck him. The youth managed to get away with bruising.
    The Thunder Bay Police Service were notified and they did take a statement, as well as Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
    I was told yesterday by the youth’s uncle that he was being interviewed by APTN, and I provided the family with the contact number for the Toronto Star.
    If this is not attempted murder, (heavy weighted bag??) I am assuming that to the TBPS that it’s just “kids” having fun or they personally know the “things” involved.

  6. Wow, is almost seems like the tbps are covering up for someone. For sure Keeash was murdered. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that. First Nations are less than, in they’re eyes

  7. So…there you have it! The Ontario government has said the acting chief of police has to request the rcmp conduct an investigation and the acting chief says there is no crisis.
    So they can all dust their hands off and that’s that!

    1. Sad they were all white only if they knew ……tn they would be on that so fast …. And fuck the highway of years … Only white people get star treatment I hope all natives sleep with the rest of em. Thanks RCMP for not investigating we need our tax dollars for our white people only. Dumb I ndians cops will never do a thing for u understand see Chum!!!!!.

      1. It is business as usual -police continue to obstruct justice (deny the evidence of eyewitnesses in Tammy’s death, the police services board is still under investigation, the force is still under review by the provincial police watchdog .. hmmm been here 45 years and don’t recall this being ‘usual’

      2. It is very sad that young children are dying and somethings have not
        yet been answered. Blaming White people for these deaths and being racist against White people every time there is a death, crime or what ever, Will not fix the problem

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