"As rampage becomes routine, when any large gathering in any urban setting seems an easy opportunity for street insurgency, police forces across Canada struggle to deal with an emboldened riot culture."
Yup. So, how do you manage a challenged economy, behaviour issues both from the bottom (rioters) and the top (Chris Mazza, for example) while tackling the mental health crisis and positioning Canada for success in the Knowledge Economy?
But we already know the answer to that...
Police forces are considering standardizing public order units and responses to major events, swapping information and experiences on reconciling Charter rights with public peace, and dealing with the financial impact of burgeoning disorder, as all of that tactical gear is expensive.
In other words, they're looking for centralized coordination, data sharing, specialized collaboration. They want to work together and create a national system. Which is what's being called for in tackling mental health, too. Yet our politicians seem to want to head in the opposite direction. Which is why the new social entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Funny how that works, isn't it?