Article - TOP COPS MEET TO BATTLE RISING VIOLENCE
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
missing you my "SONshine"....
It has been 570 days since my nightmare began...
the violence continues and Aaron's killer(s) are still free and witnesses are still not talking... Cowards are people who when faced with life's challenges, let fear paralyze them into doing nothing.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Timothy 1:7
"For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." Luke 12:2
Thank you for your continues prayers...
Calgary Herald/March 15, 2005
"TOP COPS MEET TO BATTLE RISING VIOLENCE"
Amid growing concern over shootings and bar violence across the province, Alberta's top cops will meet today with Solicitor General Harvey Cenaiko to begin crafting a blue print to tackle gang activity and street crime.
Calgary Sun/March 16, 2005
"Bouncers enlisted in war on gangs"
EDMONTON -- Bouncers in Alberta will soon be required to undergo provincially-regulated training to help stem the tide of bar violence, says Gaming Minister Gordon Graydon. "We're concerned about violence in licensed establishments -- whether it is gang-related or just general violence," Graydon said yesterday.
He said the mandatory training is to be regulated in the near future, with watering holes given a year to get their staff trained in the industry-sponsored Alberta Server Intervention Program.
Graydon said it would be logical for the program to address identifying gang activity within bars.
Graydon met with the chiefs of eight municipal police forces and the head of the RCMP in Alberta yesterday at the legislature.
Chris Dobson, owner of The Roadhouse bar, said he believes standardized training for bouncers and doormen would curb bar violence.
"I think every doorman should be trained," he said.
"We've already put our own doormen through a training course with a security company so they know how to deal with customers properly, without hurting anybody."
Many of the city's bar owners have met recently to discuss ways to deal with club violence.
Richard White of the Calgary Downtown Association said his group would support the initiative. "Anything that aligns bars with the police is great."
White said the association is also proposing a system where on-duty police officers would be scheduled to patrol certain bars and clubs as part of their regular shifts.
"They would be paid by the bars so it wouldn't cost the taxpayers anything," he said.
Off-duty officers are occasionally hired to patrol bars.
The meeting in Edmonton was touted by Solicitor General Harvey Cenaiko as a step toward developing an anti-gang strategy.
Cenaiko is to appear before the government's Treasury Board today to request additional funding, including money to hire about 145 new Mounties for rural areas.
"I don't think there is a magic formula," Cenaiko said. "There definitely are strategies. One of the things we wanted to talk about was improving our collaboration with each other."
Cenaiko said the meeting was the first of many between the province and the chiefs of police.
...this is a step in the right direction. There is much more work to be done....
Please pray with me for total exposure to the tangled web that is behind many of Calgary's UNSOLVED MURDER cases, including the brutal and horrific evil deeds that took my Aaron from us.