Tag Archives: police force

Ready For Riots: Police Anti-Brutalization Protesters Have The Media On Their Side

The media has not only taken on the role of constructing police brutalization as imminent, particularly for minorities, but they also characterize the police as predatory. The death of Cleveland native Tamir Rice has been billed an attack against an innocent Black youth playing with a toy gun (Lopez, 2014), and the death of Eric […]

Media Representations of Gastown Riot

Preceding the Gastown riot, a local alternative newspaper known as the Georgia Straight published an article titled ‘smoke-in’. In response to police harassment and brutality from ‘operation dustpan’ the Georgia Straight forum represented a side for the youth counter-culture to present their experiences of unequal treatment. In the article, the author stated, “were serious about […]

Media Analysis: Kingston Penitentiary Riot 1971

The news media plays a significant role in our society, which is perceived as a neutral, balance and substantive source of information.  The ideal role of the media in a liberal democratic society is significant, such as its response to social movements and dissent. The Kingston Penitentiary Riot in 1971 illustrates the news media’s effort […]

The Oka Crisis

The Oka Crisis began on July 11, 1990 in Oka, Quebec and was a land dispute between the Mohawk nation and the non-aboriginal residents of the town and lasted until September 26, 1990. This dispute had resulted in the death of a police officer, and was widely publicized throughout Canada and United States. The conflict […]