Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hate Crime? Part 2

Winnipeg Police Service                                                                January 6, 2011
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 2Z7

Re: Posters and graffiti targeting Christian places of worship, affiliated organizations/businesses

In today’s Winnipeg Sun, Cost. N. Aitken is quoted as saying,”…the force has not been asked to investigate” the matter mentioned above.

Please consider this a formal request to investigate the following.

On or about the 21st of December, 2010, and in the days following, posters depicting anti religious (Christian) messages and support for people detained at the G20 summit were placed on private buildings, places of worship, and businesses.  These locations include (list may not be complete),
·         The Ellice Café and Theater
·         Kateri Tekakwitha Aboriginal Parish
·         Youth for Christ building site
·         Tall Grass Prairie Bread
·         St. Margaret's Anglican Church
·         In the West Broadway area
·         Crossways Church
·         Higgins and Main bus shelter and transit bench
Further, I would like a formal investigation into the following matter. It would appear that on or about the 22nd of November, a call was placed to the City of Winnipeg Police non-emergency line. The called notified the operator that 2 people were putting up posters between 3:30 and 4:00. A detailed description was provided. A Police Cruiser car attended and, (in the words of the person who made the report), “…he simply slowed down on Higgins Ave right beside the suspects I had described, and simply took off. I couldn't believe it.”

The name of the person who made the telephone complaint will be with held at this time, however it can be provided if the Winnipeg police request.

A written confirmation, as well as a public statement regarding a formal investigation into this matter will be anticipated.




  1. Notice the "?" please. The same story was reported on by the MSM a week or more after the fact, and they too used the "Is this a hate crime?" line, so I guess I'm not a complete wing nut for asking the same.

  2. Hopefully the WPS will respond to you.