She claims that most of the time police did not seem to listen

500M class action lawsuit filed against federal government for MMIW investigations

A class action lawsuit has been filed by Merchant Law Group against the federal government for the RCMPs handling of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIW).

cheap moncler The suit, filed by Tony Merchant in Regina’s Court of moncler factory outlet Queen’s Bench, seeks $500 million in damages for the alleged mishandling of MMIW investigations, and an additional $100 million in punitive damages. cheap moncler

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cheap moncler outlet The claim references RCMP reports on MMIW investigations, including a 2013 report that lists 225 open or unsolved investigations dating back cheap moncler outlet to 1980. moncler outlet online This includes 105 murders and 125 missing people. cheap moncler outlet

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cheap moncler jackets Among the missing people is the daughter of the main plaintiff, Diane Bigeagle. Her daughter, Danita, has been missing since Feb. 11, 2007. cheap moncler jackets

moncler sale Bigeagle estimates she has met with RCMP more moncler outlet than 50 times over moncler sale outlet the years. She claims that most of the time police did not seem to listen and only sometimes wrote things down. moncler sale

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moncler sale outlet In addition to Bigeagle’s case, 35 other MMIW investigations are listed in the claim. moncler sale outlet

This includes five year old Tamra Keepness, who went missing from her Regina home on July 5, 2004.

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buy moncler sale moncler jackets In making the case, Merchant’s claim repeatedly draws up the „dysfunctional“ relationship between Indigenous people and police. buy moncler jackets

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