COMMONS
THE POLICE #3 – Dirty Tricks
He called himself the General. And he was at the heart of the RCMP's biggest scandal.
November 11, 2020

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A teenage boy and his friends start robbing banks in Toronto. A future Prime Minister is deported from Montreal. A Black Panther in Baltimore goes to prison for four decades. And the RCMP is split apart by the biggest scandal in the force’s history. 

At the heart of it all is one man. He calls himself the General.

Featured in this episode: Ricky Atkinson, David Austin, Robin Philpot, Lennox Farrell, Gary Cristall

To learn more:

The Life, Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson, Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang by Richard Atkinson with Joe Fiorito

Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex & Security in Sixties Montreal by David Austin 

Ninth Floor by Mina Shum 

Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther by Marshall “Eddie” Conway

 

Additional music from Audio Network

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