Clintons will likely remain above the law

Obama may issue a broad pardon to the Clintons and all their associates in return for shutting down the Clinton Foundation

Clintons will likely remain above the lawPORTLAND, Ore. Nov. 20, 2016/ Troy Media/ – The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Her defenders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, contended that no harm to the U.S. had resulted from her actions and that…

Islamic State is a big business machine

Despite vast revenue sources – from taxes to extortion to the sale of antiquities to ramsom – the terrorist group faces a cash crunch

Islamic State is a big business machineThe Islamic State (IS) has been described as either one of the world’s richest terrorist organizations or one of its poorest countries. Neither is quite true. It is a hybrid – half destitute quasi-nation state and half wealthy jihadist organization. What it does have, however, are considerable financial assets. The assets are a combination of…

Punishing someone for who they are perverse

Religion implicated in homophobia that led to the killings in Orlando

Punishing someone for who they are perverseLEICESTER, England July 11, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Sexuality is not a matter of choice. One's sexual orientation is decided by nature. Punishing someone for something they have no control over is perverse. So why do so many hold homophobic views, and why do some, like the Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, act on those…

Islamic State “celebrates” its second birthday

A resilient and adaptive organization continues to change as it expands into new criminal ventures

Islamic State “celebrates” its second birthdayPORTLAND, Or. June 30, 2016/ Troy Media/ − In the pundit frenzy that followed Brexit, a significant anniversary passed by relatively unnoticed. Two years ago, on June 30, 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the existence of the Islamic State (ISIS) and its worldwide caliphate. Dismissed initially by U.S. President Barack Obama as “the JV” team”,…

Taking aim at rampant gun ownership

There is no good case for increased firearm ownership in Alberta or the rest of Canada; the sooner we clamp down, the better for society

Taking aim at rampant gun ownershipRED DEER, Alta. June 14, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Guns don't kill people – in a peaceful society, idiots, thugs, the demented, the horribly afflicted, the dangerously confused and fanatics pull the triggers. But any society that allows miscreants, misfits and the disturbed easy access to guns must carry a significant portion of the blame.…

Something changed for the Liberals the night of ‘elbowgate’

When the prime minister intentionally grabbed and yanked the Conservative whip, it met the Criminal Code definition of assault

Something changed for the Liberals the night of ‘elbowgate’TORONTO, Ont. May 24, 2016/ Troy Media/ - On the night in question, I was at an event in Toronto honouring Sen. Murray Sinclair. As it was getting underway, I received a text message from one of the members of Parliament who had been at the very centre of it all. “He should not have…

Let’s halt the killer fentanyl tide

Unless Canadians start to pay attention, there could be a wave of fentanyl deaths washing across the country

Let’s halt the killer fentanyl tideIn my stepson’s circle of friends, Jordan was the gentle giant. Six feet-plus and probably 300 pounds, he was famed for his willingness to defend his friends and his ability to down beers in massive quantities. Neither his might nor his popularity, however, could protect him from a menace that is tearing a deep and…

Putting criminals in Alberta on ALERT

As criminals become more sophisticated and organized, it's essential that we commit funds and expertise to combat them

Putting criminals in Alberta on ALERTRED DEER, Alta. April 17, 2016/Troy Media/ - Alberta’s unremitting growth over the last few decades has exacerbated a variety of social ails, but few are more alarming than the rise in crime. It’s the kind of social scarring that deeply effects Albertans – and makes the provincial government’s new infusion of policing-related funding more than…

Why can’t there be a law against creepy guys?

There’s a part of me that would like to see a law against creepy guys, even though I know it’s asking too much of our legal system

Why can’t there be a law against creepy guys?CALGARY, Alta. April 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ – By now, anyone who watched the trial of disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi with anything more than passing interest will have likely come to the conclusion that the Crown prosecutor had what appeared to be a solid case and blew it. Much as the victims and sympathizers…

Thin blue line pushing back against families’ wrongful death suit

Chicago cop files $10 million counterclaim, citing extreme emotional trauma

Thin blue line pushing back against families’ wrongful death suitNEW YORK, March 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Robert Rialmo is a Chicago police officer who, in responding to a domestic dispute in December 2015, fatally shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier after the teenager twice swung a baseball bat at the officer’s head. Also accidentally killed in the incident was a 55-year-old neighbour, Bettie Jones, who…