Day: September 24, 2010

Can cops crush booze-fuelled street partying in Kingston?

For the second consecutive year, hundreds of police officers, including riot squads and officers on horses, will flood Kingston, Ontario, in a bid to crush raucous, booze-fuelled street parties that have typically erupted around Queen’s University each fall. The biggest show of force will come Saturday night, as police prepare to block any revellers who...

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Countdown to Stockwell’s Day – unreported crime report due

In just 3 days we’ll find out if Tory cabinet minister Stockwell Day was fibbing, or perhaps ad-libbing, or perhaps he’s prescient – when he said in August that the amount of crime that Canadians do not report to authorities is increasing. Day trotted out that strange non sequitur  during a news conference when he was asked to justify the billions more the Conservatives plan to spend on prisons because of an agenda that will put many more people behind bars for longer periods. In 3 days, Statistics Canada will release a significant report that will reveal how much unreported crime is out there.

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