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SOWING THE SEEDS OF TRAGEDY: Loud Parties, Mischief and Warrantless Entries by John Burchill
"The police across Canada and the United States respond to thousands of noise complaints every year. In 2020 the Winnipeg Police received 2,595 noise complaints and another 11,799 disturbance calls. Due to the pandemic, the number of noise calls was slightly lower than in previous years. However, collectively these two types of calls are the second most prevalent call types received by the Winnipeg Police. Most uniform officers will respond to one or two of these calls every shift.
In this article I hope to use the response to serious or on-going noise complaints as a vehicle for a number of issues that the police may have to deal with regarding warrantless police powers and the result of such actions from the admissibility of seized evidence to charges of assault peace officer."
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