Quote: Originally Posted by MHz
You also have SS acting like a jailer in a lot of cases and not giving a fuk in cases where they should be involved but then their 'solutions' don't do anything to relieve the conditions.
FCS is run by the Reserve and the boy who was killed was not a member of the Reserve...the child who killed the little boy is a high needs FN child. That is why they do not want to accept the report because there is culpability by the CFS which places the problem squarely on the Reserve.
As for the missing women, according to the article they are just laying out what is needed.
(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta Cameron Alexis today expressed the urgent need for action on ending violence against Indigenous women and girls, including the importance of achieving justice for the family and friends of victims. Regional Chief Alexis’s comments come after today’s release of the National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women report by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Nothing negative, nothing positive yet.
Here is the actual report about the missing women:
Ottawa, May 16, 2014
– Today the RCMP released the National Operational Review on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
. With the assistance of Statistics Canada and close to 300 policing agencies across Canada, the RCMP has taken a leadership role on behalf of all Canadian law enforcement to produce the most comprehensive account of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada to date.
“Every file we reviewed represents a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend,” said Bob Paulson, Commissioner of the RCMP. “We cannot lose sight of the human aspect of these incidents and we call upon partners and communities to work together to find solutions to this issue.”
The operational overview reveals that missing and murdered Aboriginal women are over-represented vis-à-vis their proportion of the Canadian population. Aboriginal women accounted for 16% of female homicides and 11.3% of missing women. This is three to four times higher than the representation of Aboriginal women in the Canadian population which is 4.3%.
The research identified 1,181 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canadian police databases: 164 missing (dating back to 1952) and 1,017 murdered (between 1980 and 2012). It further clarifies that almost 9 out of 10 murders of Aboriginal women are resolved across Canadian law enforcement jurisdictions (897 out of 1,017). That leaves 120 homicide cases and 105 missing cases. The overview reveals a virtually identical homicide solving rate for Aboriginal women (88%) and non-Aboriginal women (89%). The study reveals that the rate of stranger perpetrated homicide against Aboriginal women is 8%, virtually the same as for non-Aboriginal women (7%). Our research also highlights characteristics of the perpetrators of Aboriginal women homicides, for example they were male in 89% of the cases, they were 35 years old on average and in 63% of the cases, they had consumed intoxicants prior to the incident.
“This research has done more than just provide numbers,” added Janice Armstrong, Deputy Commissioner, Contract and Aboriginal Policing. “It has identified key vulnerability factors for the victims as well as valuable information on the perpetrators. With this additional information, police and our partners can better focus prevention initiatives in high-risk communities, to help reduce violence against Aboriginal women and girls.”
The RCMP remains committed to resolving the outstanding cases, and seeking closure and justice for families and friends of all Aboriginal women who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada. Violence against Aboriginal women is a societal concern for Canada that goes beyond the law enforcement community. We are working with our partners to prevent future tragedies.
Link to high resolution images (presented at news conference):