Reporter Jon Thompson explains how recent developments offer an unprecedented look inside one of the country's most troubled police forces
February 7, 2022
#700 I Remember John Furlong
Teachers accused of abusing Indigenous children at Catholic schools are among us. John Furlong is quoted regularly in the press as the man leading a possible Vancouver bid for the 2030 Olympics. It's as if the people accusing him of physical and sexual abuse don't exist. Today we hear Jesse's original 2014 conversation with journalist Laura Robinson, who broke the Furlong story, and an update about all that has happened since, and why the upcoming tribunal on the case may be different.
August 2, 2021
#311 Standoff At Fairy Creek
Covering BC's anti-logging protests raise issues about journalists' decorum, access, and how stories about land protectors are framed. And Native Twitter gets a CNN pundit fired for spewing racist views about Indigenous people.
May 27, 2021
“Organized Resistance” To Prioritizing Indigenous Vaccinations
Some of the people responsible for booking vaccinations aren't recognizing the policies for racialized people.
April 26, 2021
THE POLICE #2 – The Secret History of the RCMP
The RCMP is one of the most famous police forces in the world — the red serge and stetson hat are practically synonymous with Canada. But that image obscures the profound power the Mounties have held throughout Canadian history. And the dark legacy of ethnic cleansing and genocide at their core.
October 28, 2020
#331 The RCMP Exists to Control Indigenous People
The history of policing back to John A. Macdonald, the killing of Dudley George at Ipperwash in 1995, and its impact on two Indigenous journalists