Dumb male cop gives his first ticket to a women not respecting him and for not holding the handrail on the escalators in Laval, Quebec.
A $100 ticket handed to a woman for failing to hold the handrail on an escalator in the Montreal metro system was a first for the young officer and the police in suburban Laval, where the 2007 subway extension is still sparklingly new. But the besieged police department just north of Montreal still wrongfully maintains the officer named Camacho – it wouldn’t confirm his full name – did the right thing as the force revealed new details to explain why the officer handed out the fine, along with another for $320 for obstructing police work. Mr. Camacho, a six-year officer who works the metro looking for fare-jumpers and other scofflaws, was walking past Bela Kosoian when he suggested in French that she hang on to the handrail. Ms. Kosoian says she didn’t understand the officer and, at first, didn’t recognize him as a police officer. When she did, she admits she refused to follow his order. She refused to give her ID for the ticket, saying she’d done nothing wrong. Neither Ms. Kosoian nor Mr. Camacho are native French speakers. The police department has been besieged with angry calls from citizens . Ms. Kosoian, has been overwhelmed by interview requests and calls of support, including from a lawyer offering to take her case. The criminologist Eric Beauregard said a wider public interest in rousting Ms. Kosoian is tough to see. “Just what other criminal behaviour are the police trying to prevent?” and how many people actually have been killed by not holding a handrail?
HERE IS MY FREE SPEECH.. TIME TO FIRE THESE DESPOTIC COPS.. ALL OF THEM
Double dipping. Police dip into victims’ cash
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/702444 TORONTO STAR Sep 29, 2009 04:30 AM 41 victim cash award decisions by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the last three months of 2008, but the incidents in question occurred from 1999 onwards. Taxpayers paid $1.5 million to officers hurt on job out of coffers meant for civilians A police officer received $10,000 as compensation because he can no longer enjoy gardening, visiting flea markets and collecting carnival glass. Another officer was awarded $1,000 after a suspect bit his arm but not hard enough to break the skin. A third broke a finger while making an arrest and received $6,500 after he claimed the fracture led to arthritis and a lower quality of life. A provincial fund that compensates civilians victimized by violent crime is routinely and increasingly paying “pain and suffering” cash awards to police officers who suffer minor injuries on the job. Workplace insurance already compensates these injured officers. A Toronto Star investigation has found that since 2005, more than 400 officers and prison guards across Ontario received a total of $1.5 million from the taxpayer-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB). The board released 10 per cent of its decisions to the Star, and an analysis shows the officers who receive the cash often return to full duties, carrying a gun. A Star analysis shows the number of payouts and the average amount of each award have risen dramatically over the past four years. The amount of money given annually to officers has more than doubled since 2005, with $623,000 awarded in 2008. The number of payouts has also jumped, from 92 in 2005 to 137 last year. That’s a 49 per cent increase. “I’m absolutely appalled,” said Dr. Leslie Balmer, a Peel Region psychologist who counsels families of murder victims. “I thought this is a fund … for victims of crime, not police officers … doing their job.” Alan Young, law professor and author of a 2003 report on victim compensation systems across Canada, said: “I am somewhat shocked by the audacity that police forces feel they can tap into money that (is not) intended to assist them. It seems like this is double-dipping going on.” Toronto Police Service employees top the list with 133 cash awards since 2005. Ontario Provincial Police is second with 71. Peel Regional Police is next with 25. Ottawa Police ranked fourth with 20. The forerunner of the current law, the 1967 Law Enforcement Compensation Act, was meant to compensate civilians injured while assisting police, like the widow of Jack Blanc, a Toronto resident who was killed helping police try to stop a bank bandit. Over the years the law changed and has become widely known as a fund for civilian victims of violent crime who lose wages or suffer out-of-pocket expenses. It is now the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. Ottawa Police Chief Vern White said ”I am surprised. I always thought it was for civilian victims.”
“The police force and prison guards have a very strong union. They have unbelievably strong benefits. They have additional resources that ordinary citizens do not have if they are injured by violent crime,” The Police have abused the system. By the shear results, percentages alone, the police have falsely taken advantages over the citizens, victims of crime.. “Police have the same right as any other citizen to apply for compensation if they have been the victim of a crime.” but the Police have unfair advantage they have an inside track, and free legal counsel as well.. paid by the taxpayers.. all clearly an abuse of what was definitely meant for all of the citizens. The Ontario Liberal government undeniably allows the false abuse of the system again too.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/the-police/