Friday April 22, 2016
Anatomy of a street gang and Indian Posse co-founder Danny Wolfe
Danny Wolfe's first brush with the law came when he was four years old. And by the age of 12, Danny Wolfe had helped form a gang. The Indian Posse came together on the streets of Winnipeg in the late 1980s.
The Indian Posse has outlived Danny Wolfe. He died violently when he was stabbed in a Saskatchewan prison in 2010.
The gang was considered one of Canada's most notorious criminal organizations and was one of the initial sparks behind a violent fire consuming the prairies today. Aboriginal street gangs are said by police to be one of the fastest growing criminal organizations in Canada.
The Current explores the life of modern outlaw Danny Wolfe and the on-going Aboriginal gang activity in Winnipeg.
Guests in this segment:
- Joe Friesen, reporter with the Globe and Mail and author of The Ballad of Danny Wolfe: Life of a Modern Outlaw is out next week.
- Mitch Bourbonniere, social worker in Winnipeg, who also helps people leave gang life.
This segment was produced by Winnipeg network producer Suzanne Dufresne.