Joint Winnipeg Police/RCMP Homicide Task Force

The recent announcement of the formation of a joint Winnipeg Police/RCMP Task Force to examine unsolved homicides of women in Manitoba may be a postive step.  Maybe, only because the motivation to form the task force at this particular time is not known.  Many of the cases that the Task Force will be examining have been on the books for many years.  If there have been new developments that warrant the creation of the Task Force then it is positive.  If the motivation is political and the task force is being formed only as a  response to recent demands for action, then it may be a waste of time and effort. 

For the sake of the families of the many victims one can only hope its not the latter.  Political pandering by police would be an  insult to those individuals and groups  seeking a genuine  police response to a very serious issue.

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