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August 9, 2008

Does the RCMP monitor download logs?

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 In Canada the RCMP certainly admits to monitoring the net.. MICROSOFT HAS HELPED THEM IN THIS MATTER TOO.   THEY DO ALSO NOTE WHAT YOU WRITE ABOUT THE RCMP FIRSTLY??? BUT THEY HAVE A HARD TIME CATCH THE BAD RCMP OFFICERS FIRSTLY STILL AND WHY IS THAT?..  yes  the RCMP who is so ready to monitor others cannot monitor itself properly..

 In my view they the RCMP are still the  bad apple, a very  poor watchdog, and clearly discriminatory, racists LIKELY  too, mostly white AND  English speaking BAD COPS,  and  the bad RCMP, SEEM even too often guilty of privacy invasion now too itself,  for they tends to monitor, to investigate anyone in Canada too, me too,  at their political master’s requests, and along with the local major police services, post office now too, has hundreds of thousands of files on even the innocent citizens in Canada..   

Allowing the police who falsely too generally are still accountable to no one  to conduct internet surveillance without oversight is the beginning of a police state controlled by the party in power and we should have none of it. What we firstly do  need to set up an independent citizen based police review boards to handle all of the police complaints, honestly and fairly Canada wide now too. The Police are far from being angels as we all can know, the RCMP included. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/
 
Imagine this the new email programs inluding windows live and google mail  are now all designed to keep all youir emails on an exterior server for 30 days so the cops can read and access them at any time. The cops reading your email and seeing what you do on the net next as well.. a clear police state.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/allowing-the-cops-to-use-the-internet-to-spy-on-anyone-makes-an-unacceptable-police-state/

Here in Canada I had attended some political meetings   at the request of a neighbor  of mine, a lawyer,  who worked for city hall, shortly after that the same neighbor had told me that the local police had next complied a report on me at the request of the mayor, for apparently it was common practice for the mayor to use the police services to evaluate all of his possible political opponents. No wonder the main jail was across from the mayor’s office too. Next the same lawyer told me that the provincial government also had a RCMP report on me as well done by police..  and apparently I was classified as a religious terrorist because I also do talk about Jesus.  .. there really is no no such thing as privacy in Canada.. I understand that the Post office office has a database on the citizens of Canada in PEI as well.

Ont. privacy commissioner probing practice of background checks on  CBC.ca –  Ontario’s privacy commissioner is probing whether privacy rights were violated when police launched secret background checks on jurors.

Ont. privacy commissioner to probe jury-selection process Ottawa Citizen

  Privacy Commissioner Probes Secret Jury Checks 580 CFRA Radio

 National Post – The Canadian Press – Canada NewsWire (press release)

all 51 news articles »

MPs call for expanded privacy law The Canadian Press – ‎7 OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee says the federal privacy law should be expanded to cover new technologies such as live surveillance-camera feeds and

MPs call for expanded privacy law Edmonton Sun
all 32 news articles »
 

US Court Weighs E-mail Privacy, Again InformationWeek –  Warshak argues that a court order secretly directing his ISP to preserve his e-mail violates federal privacy laws and his expectation of privacy.

Civil Liberties Groups File Brief for E-Mail Privacy IT Business Edge
all 2 news articles »
    

Privacy boss willing to probe lost cop intelCanoe.ca -SUN MEDIA Alberta’s privacy commissioner is willing to look into a case where internal documents from Calgary police ended up in the hands

Leaked Calgary police document causes worries all around Calgary Herald

Calgary police file leaked to alleged criminals Calgary Herald

all 6 news articles »
   

Privacy laws put to test by technology National Post –  The unusual case raises questions about what constitutes a “reasonable expectation” of privacy in a world where digital recorders and handheld wireless

all 738 news articles »

Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan New York Times –  By THOM SHANKER And DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON — A plan to create a new Pentagon cybercommand is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns,

mocoNews – AT&T Launches New Privacy Policy?Same As Old, But Clearer  Washington Post –  AT&T (NYSE: T) has issued a new privacy policy intended to be clearer and more explicit about the information the company collects and what it does with it.

Coming back to the bad RCMP now 

No  matter how that dirty RCMP weasel spins the facts, tries to weasel out of the truth, the RCMP was clearly wrong on many counts in the Taser death of a polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport.. they were uncompassionate, inconsiderate, used more restraining force than was necessary, and they next also clearly lied to cover-up their own immoral acts, and many times as well, They slander a good man in the process as well.. and so none of this was, is acceptable or forgivable.. none  of it.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada

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WANT TO SAVE SOME TAXPAYER’S MONEY? TAKE A LOOK AT THE RCMP.  REALLY HOW MUCH SKILL, EDUCATION DOES AN RCMP OFFICER NOW HAVE WHO GIVES OUT PARKING TICKETS AT THE VANCOUVER OR THE OTHER AIRPORTS? IT CLEARLY SEEMS GIVING OUT PARKING TICKETS IS AN EXPENSIVE, WASTEFUL  USE OF THE RCMP FIRSTLY NOW TOO… IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO ANY OF YOU THAT THE RCMP ARE COSTLY, INEFFECTIVE, TROUBLESOME, MISMANAGED AND OVER PAID, FALSELY EVEN WANTING MORE AND MORE MONEY.. 

AND it seems they are not effective in catching the real crimimmials, and they are a really costly, EXPENSIVE bunch of guys now too, WHO OFTEN DO HAVE USE THE NEWS MEDIA, PUBLIC  RELATIONSHIP TO TRY TO SELL THEIR SUPPOSED RESULTS TO US ALL BECAUSE IT IS NOT CLEARLY OBVIOUS TO US ALL OTHERWISE..

Police love to lie and say that all accidents are mostly speed related, to justify their fat cow cash grabs, especially in Alberta and in Ontario now too.. they lump all of their homemade statistics as the accidents, deaths realted all to speeding.. not in reality to drunk driver, bad drivers, road rage, poor roads, bad snow cleaing..

THE ALBERTA CANMORE RCMP  JUSTIFIES COLLECTING SUPPOSEDLY MILLIONS of  DOLLARS in MONEY ON SPEEDING TICKETS  IN BANFF TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A FEW DEERS TOO IT SEEMS. What about the drunk drivers, cops included firstly? 

“Every year, drunk driving leaves a terrible trail of death, injury, heartbreak and destruction. In terms of the deaths and serious injuries resulting in hospitalization, drunk driving is clearly the crime which causes the most significant loss to the country.”Supreme Court of Canada Justice Peter Cory, 1995 
 
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In reality the too often self serving, money hungry, promotional and empire oriented police, and their superiors, bad justice ministers, bad politicians  really do not care about the citizens good welfare but only their own

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/a-blatant-tax-on-the-motorist-speed-cameras/ 

Most reasonable and reasoning people have seen the folly of speed cameras for decades now too.    
 

They the RCMP seem to be afraid of the real bad guys to go after them and it appears that the the RCMP that is so busy trying to catch the innocent citizen that it has NO  MONEY,  time or competency to catch the BIG major criminals, the major drug pushers, the major hackers, major counterfeiters, murderers, rapists, bank robbers, commercial crimminals too,  or even allof the drunk drivers,  and so a special police force now had to be made in Alberta  to go even after the drunk drivers, meanwhile the bad RCMP officers like many other cops themselves likely abuse the laws too, all  undeniable as well. The pretentious, inadequate, incompetent Mickey Mouse RCMP should have been disbanded a long time ago and replaced with a decent police force as I have often rightfully requested this now too.

PLEASE DON’T GET ME WRONG, THE RCMP  HAVE NOT EARNED MY RESPECT, AND THEY NOW DO NOT GET IT AUTOMATICALLY ,  FOR  EVERY TIME I CALLED THEM TO BE OF SERVICE THEY DID NOTHING GOOD FOR ME THE LAST FEW DECADES TOO. THEY LIED , MISSPELLED MY NAME TOO. They had even threatened to shut me up for good if I myself  did not shut up in Canmore, Alberta now too.

I REALLY DO HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.  ALL THEY SEEM TO BE GOOD FOR IS GIVING OUT REVENUE GENERATING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC TICKETS or killing a person  with a Taser? http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2007/11/17/royal-canadian-mounted-police-taser-man-in-vancouver-resulting-in-his-death/

Did any RCMP officer yet get arrested for that in Vancouver to date? Me too I couldn’t stop shaking my head as I read the latest in Canadian cops and their use of tasers. So not only are we the country that tasers non-English speaking tourists to death in airports, apparently we also taser 17 year old boys to death, and use repetitive taser shots to subdue an 82 year old man who is in hospital.. we pay big money and what we do hire mickey mouse cops who too often are incompetent, pretentious, no good.. abusive too?

 Useless Royal Canadian Mounted Police another big expensive Joke.. clearly mismanaged often too..

CP VANCOUVER – While RCMP brass and its media relations division scrambled to keep from being “crucified” over Taser use and the death of a man at Vancouver’s airport, they also had to deal with an increasing barrage of complaints accusing officers of being everything from clowns to killers.  Email documents, released to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, showed great concern from Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day’s office down to the RCMP’s British Columbia media relations office over the public’s perception about the death of Robert Dziekanski.  “I am going to get some advice, but I think I might wade in here to set some of the record straight with the media,” RCMP Chief Supt. Dale McGowan wrote in an email to the Cmdr. Peter German.  “We are being crucified on why the Taser usage and our members’ actions at the preliminary stages.”  German later replied that he had “just watched the Taser video on BBC TV in Australia!”  Weeks before, RCMP media spokesman Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre wrote to management that Cpl. Dale Carr – the media spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team – had concluded there was a possibility of an “international incident” because of Dziekanski’s death.  In one email days after the death, Day’s office issues an “urgent” request to RCMP to see the latest media lines Mounties have sent out on the Taser incident.  Lemaitre outlined suggestions for what the RCMP should tell the media, including that the death was being reviewed on several levels and that the investigation was continuing.  On October 14, 2007 Dziekanski spent hours in the international arrivals area at the Vancouver airport before he was confronted by four RMCP officers.  A bystander’s video of the confrontation shows the officers attempting a brief conversation with the confused and sweating Polish man before Dziekanski was jolted twice with a Taser.  He died minutes after the officers pinned him to the ground.  Sgt. Tim Shields – who has just taken over the communications section at E Division in Vancouver – said in an interview last week that the entire issue has hurt the Mounties’ public image.  “Yes, of course it has,” he said.  “And we hope that when more of the facts are made public … it will present a clearer picture of truly what happened.”  The eyewitness video was seized by officers at the scene for evidence, and the owner later threatened legal action to get it back, saying he wanted to release what he recorded to the media.  In the hours after the death, Lemaitre told the media that officers at the scene attempted to calm the man, but they felt threatened.  When the eyewitness video was finally released, it showed police using the Taser less than half-a-minute after first confronting the man.  After the tape was aired around the world, the RCMP were inundated with angry emails.  “Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre should be fired for purposely misrepresenting the facts and suppressing the video on a false premise,” wrote one person who’s name was removed from the documents.  “It appears you have been caught in an outright lie,” wrote another, whose name was also stripped from the email. The email had a subject line reading “state-sanctioned murder.”  Lemaitre told one correspondent he had to work with the information that he was given by the investigation team, and he suggested that if he had it to do over again, he would have said nothing.  “In the world of communications, police have often been criticized for not giving details and/or information regarding an incident resulting in allegations that we are hiding something,” Lemaitre wrote.  He told the complainant several investigations will reveal why officers did what they did.  “As for myself, as a spokesperson, in the future, I will consider saying that we have no comment, there’s an ongoing investigation, and weather the storm of media criticism that we are not forthcoming.”  Despite Lemaitre’s comment, Shields said police haven’t changed the way they deal with the media.  “We have to ensure that we have an open relationship with the media because we rely on the media to get the message out to the public,” he said.  Another member of the public wrote asking police “So how are you going to lie your way out of this one?” and made reference to the Mahar Arar where RCMP handed over inaccurate information about the Canadian man to U.S. authorities.  “You clowns are nothing but a sad, expensive joke,” the writer ended.  Later correspondence grew increasing hostile and is riddled with foul language. Some are even threatening.  “When will charges of manslaughter be brought against the officers?” asks a member of the public.  “Seeing as there will be no proper action taken against the criminals, I should hope a similar fate befalls their families.”  Carr and Lemaitre responded to several of the writers.  It is vitriol Shields said he’s never seen before from the public.  “After the millions of good things that we have done, it was very disheartening to see that level of backlash and anger from the public.”  Not all the emails were negative.  Chris Newel of the Clearwater RCMP wrote to Lemaitre suggesting police put out a news release indicating how many times a Taser was used successfully.  “I see on the news eight people have died in five years – that’s about 1.5 a year. How many would have died if we didn’t have the Taser?” Newel wondered.  “Of those eight, how many had pre-existing conditions that likely contributed, if not were the cause, of death?”  “Thanks for that,” Lemaitre replied.  “Stand by for the autopsy results! We might be in for a surprise, like Tasers didn’t kill this guy, pre-existing medical conditions and or drugs in the system, wait and see.”  No drugs or alcohol were found in Dziekanski’s body, but the cause of death still hasn’t been released.  A briefing document written in November 2007 for RCMP Commissioner William Elliott said it was the B.C.’s Coroner’s Office that left police in an embarrassing position after RCMP refused to release the bystander’s video before it was used at the coroner’s inquest.  Elliott said the coroner, “in an unprecedented action and in contradiction to his request of the prior week,” sent a letter to the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team saying the coroner’s office instead had no problem with the videotape being released.  “This left no legal basis for the videotape to be held,” Elliott wrote.  The reverberations from Dziekanski’s death and the release of the videotape are still being felt, with most of the investigations ongoing, including a public inquiry which will begin hearing witnesses testify in October about the night Dziekanski died.  The B.C. Crown is looking at a police report into whether charges should be laid against the officers involved.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080817/national/airport_taser_rcmp

Replace the useless RCMP and the useless Security Minister too..  No  matter how that dirty RCMP weasel spins the facts, tries to weasel out of the truth, the RCMP was clearly wrong on many counts in the Taser death of a polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport.. they were uncompassionate, inconsiderate, used more restraining force than was necessary, and they next also clearly lied to cover-up their own immoral acts, and many times as well, They slander a good man in the process as well.. and so none of this was, is acceptable or forgivable.. none  of it.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada

  The Green Party of British Columbia said Tuesday the RCMP is not accountable to the public and promised to replace the force in B.C. if the party wins the May 12 election.AND IT REALLY BUGS ME THAT ME POSTING MESSAGES ABOUT POLITICIANS SINS OR THOSE OF COPS GET THE MOST FALSE PROTESTS..  

 
Walter Kosteckyj, the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother, said the officers’ inaccuracies beg for a second look – and that second look shouldn’t be in the hands of the RCMP themselves. “Whenever there is a police incident, it’s high time we had completely independent oversight. We cannot have police investigating themselves,” Kosteckyj said outside the inquiry. The inquiry is also scheduled to hear from two RCMP spokesmen this week – Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre and Cpl. Dale Carr – who handled the storm of media coverage immediately after Dziekanski’s death. Parts of the RCMP’s initial accounts were called into question when the eye-witness video was made public more than a month later. For example, Lemaitre repeatedly insisted the officers tried to calm Dziekanski down, but the tape shows the man was stunned within seconds of the four Mounties arriving. The sergeant also said the Taser’s internal computer recorded just two jolts – even though the weapon was used five times. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090414/national/taser_inquiry 
   

4 RCMP OFFICERS  TELL THE SAME LIES AND WE ARE TOLD TO BELIEVE THEY ALL MADE THE SAME MISTAKES.. DREAM ON… THESE SUPPOSED  MISTAKES , LIES, WERE ALL CLEARLY MADE TO COVER UP FOR  THE VISIBLY BAD  RCMP OFFICERS

 “The deaths of Ian Bush and Robert Dziekanski are examples of recent failures to provide helpful enforcement services to the people of B.C.,” Green party Leader Jane Sterk said in a news release.

Bush, 22, died in police custody in July 2005 from a gunshot wound to the head after a fight with an officer.

The mill worker was arrested after being found with an open beer outside a hockey game in Houston, B.C.

Dziekanski, 40, died after being hit five times with a Taser by an RCMP officer at the Vancouver International Airport in October 2007.

The details of the Polish immigrant’s death, which was captured on camera by a bystander, are currently being investigated by an inquiry.

“The Green party would end the RCMP E Division contract and replace the RCMP with a new B.C. police service. The B.C. police service would no longer make use of Taser electric weapons, and would be subject to civilian oversight under the auspices of an independent provincial police commissioner,” she added.  

Police ordered to write more tickets  Tue, Nov 22, 05 at 12:08 PM. How stupid can they get.. first look at the police budget.. Do you want to save money? Do lay off 30 percent of the cops.. and save 60 million dollars per year.. if the cops are here just to collect speeding tickets and not to catch the real bad guys than merely do get rid of them.. speeding is not the main factor in accidents firstly.. but impaired, drunk drivers, road rage are.. next lay off all those people at city hall who are used to the “unacceptable culture of corruption and entitlement”. cut in half their expense accounts, and cut off all of the out of town trips too http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=0d58b5a1-2d80-42c7-b5a1-9efdd4e077e2 
  
 Sterk also said the BC provincial government should cancel plans for a new RCMP headquarters. 
  
 
THE COPS, THE RCMP CAN’T CATCH THE BAD GUYS CAUSE THEY ARE TOO BUSY GETTING REVENUE GENERATING TRAFFIC TICKETS FROM THE CITIZENS STILL? 
  
REGINA – RCMP launched a criminal investigation. Thursday involving the recent Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign. Insp. Stewart Kingdon wouldn’t say exactly what the Mounties are investigating or provide further details. NDP CEO Deb McDonald said the Mounties requested 1,102 membership forms that were submitted in April by an overzealous volunteer from the Dwain Lingenfelter campaign that were later cancelled by the party. “We immediately said we would absolutely co-operate in any way that we can,” McDonald said. “On Monday we turned over the memberships and today they informed me that they are starting a criminal investigation.” Lingenfelter won the party leadership on Saturday, capturing 55 per cent of the votes cast, compared to 45 per cent of the votes garnered by Saskatoon doctor Ryan Meili.  Former leader Lorne Calvert and Lingenfelter were not available for comment. There are allegations that some of the memberships, which cost a total of just under $10,000, may have been forged.  McDonald said they have asked the RCMP to investigate in a timely manner and called on Saskatchewan voters to wait for the results before drawing any conclusions. “A criminal investigation doesn’t necessarily mean that there will end up being any charges at all,” she said.  Last month a report commissioned by the NDP into the scandal said the unidentified volunteer with Lingenfelter’s campaign team acted alone when he filled out membership forms and signed them for people without their knowledge. “The Lingenfelter campaign did not authorize, direct or condone this activity,” said lawyer Robert Hale, who was asked by the party to look into the kerfuffle. Hale recommended the party establish tougher rules to prevent a similar occurrence. The situation came to light at the end of April when concerns were raised about the validity of memberships sold on two reserves in the Meadow Lake area. Most of the $10 memberships were paid for by Lingenfelter’s campaign. That’s allowed under party rules and has been done when people can’t afford the cost.  But the report says the volunteer used a list of names of band members to fill out the forms. The volunteer didn’t actually talk to people to get their consent to join the NDP.  Lingenfelter’s campaign team submitted the forms to the party in April, but they were rejected later that month when NDP provincial office staff noticed that the signatures on the membership applications appeared to be very similar.  At the time Lingenfelter brushed aside suggestions that there was an attempt to deceive anyone. The party said it considered the matter closed and saw no need to turn the findings over to authorities.

>>….. Well recently in Manitoba the NDP scam was finally revealed but RCMP refuse to do anything, Nova Scotia same thing, at least in Sask the RCMP are doing something which is almost shocking. When a politician admits to any type of illegal scheme the RCMP should be in there like flies on sh@t, not whining its not their job, This is proof it is their job, but hey its Canada the public don’t seem to count for sh@t

Bad Liberals, bad Conservatives, bad NDP, Bad BQ, bad RCMP, bad anyone still do need to be prosecuted in reality.. for they basically are not good for anyone.

RCMP launched a criminal investigation and who  has  launched a criminal investigation against the bad cops, bad RCMP firstly?

There in reality is the main one important step that all consumers can take to protect themselves from any unscrupulous persons and that is enforced, exemplary public exposure and prosecution of the supposedly guilty persons by a recognized judicial public body, and so now how many such bad persons now have really been exposed, prosecuted in the last few years in reality too by all, the responsible Ministers as well? None? and why not? Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves very ones best interest… too often still missing in the civil and public services, governments, PROFESSIONAL BODIES, EVEN IN THE RCMP, police forces, churches, as well it seems too. “about the ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “ THERE IS A VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL POLICE.. THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET. First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others. Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too.. I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT. WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER. THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS CROOKS. SO WE ALL NEED TO DEAL WITH IT MORE EFFECTIVELY NOW TOO

 
NOW of the clearly thousands of bad POLITICIANS FOR DECADES IN CANADA now how many have the RCMP successfully prosecuted, convicted.. and HOW MANY BAD COPS NOW AS WELL.. NOT EVEN A HANDFULL.. KIND OF SAYS IT ALL EH..
  
it seems that you clearly are not aware that for decades now really  bad justice ministers, bad police management is a major Canadian inadequacies Canada wide… and is one of my most popular topics read on my site.. a former bad police chief becomes a BC solicitor general.. come off it..
  

 Cash cow Alberta Traffic Fine Payment System Welcome to Alberta’s Online Traffic Payment service, which is a joint effort of the Government of   pay a traffic ticket online.. make the Alberta government, it cities, and police richer in this  very much cash strapped province… 

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Subject: Speed-on-green cameras in Calgary, Edmonton today – all getting to be really ludicrous, absurd..
 
It’s all very simple: obey the laws.  You broke the law, accept the consequences, and if that hypocritical, absurd, extreme statement was the reality, the truth, everyone would next be in jail, all of the politicians, civil and public servants, cops firstly..
 
“We’re all for anything that can reduce the amount and severity of car crashes,”  and next will increase the amount of revenue to the insurance companies, after all each traffic  ticket helps to raise their insurance costs..  to make the insurance companies richer and their shareholders, but we may get a severe backlash when the citizens car  insurance rates rise dramatically next though.
 
This is also still simply not acceptable. There is a direct link between DRIVING and collisions. The MORE you drive, the more likely you are to be involved in a collision and the more likely you are to get seriously hurt . So the police will now give tickets to all drivers .
 
The police TRAFFIC program brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars but the police, city runs the program as revenue neutral. Profits are put back into more supposedly good  traffic safety initiatives,  but mainly into the police  empire building, so it really IS NOT THE CITIZENS GOOD WELFARE THEY FIRSTLY DO ALL CARE ABOUT.
 
Now in 2008, according to police statistics, there were 3,019 injury accidents in Calgary and 38 traffic fatalities.
 
And why is it also no one will answer the question? How many people are now are actually injured due to speeding over how many persons now are injured due to drunk drivers? 15 percent are injured due to speeding? and 45 percent due to drunk drivers? so how much resources are proportional giving by the police overall  to catching drunk drivers over the car speeders? proportionally?
 
The intersection cameras are being applauded by Alberta Health Services because “there is no doubt that collisions impact our health services,” said Nancy Staniland, manager of Injury Prevention & Control Services for Alberta Health.
 
“This is not only an obvious cash grab but they are putting our safety at risk to increase their revenues. For it is a known fact that the City of Calgary had  shortened the amount of time lights stay at yellow when they brought in red light cameras. In many cases you have no choice but to floor it to beat a red light. But now your choice will be between speeding up to avoid going through a red light or getting rear ended. If you get rear ended there’s a good chance you get end up with whiplash. Really makes you wonder just how far those in power will go to rob us.”
 
“As Alberta grows, drivers are causing more problems, he said: “A lot of people are impatient, there’s road rage like never before, an increase of vehicles on our roadways, With booming populations, there’s an increase in collisions.” wow those are smart observations, such as traffic tickets are good cash cows too, 
 
and what all the people who speed are guilty of road rage? or is there a separate ticket being issued to road ragers? just as there is to drunk drivers?
 
“This is simply not acceptable. There is a direct link between speed and collisions. The faster you drive, the more likely you are to be involved in a collision and the more likely you are to get seriously hurt,” said Staff Sgt. Brett Marklund of the traffic section.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Speed+green+cameras+start+today+Calgary/1451154/story.html
 
“In my perfect world, we are out of work. We’re not going to 80 or 90 injury collisions a year. We’re not investigating 30 or 40 fatalities a year, I’m not seeing thousands of (cases of) impaired driving a year. What we’re seeing is people driving safely and my guys writing zero tickets,”said Marklund.
 
A lot of our intersection crashes are related to speed. There’s in-deed a problem here at some locations, and now we can address both,” said acting Sgt. Aubrey Zalaski of Edmonton’s specialized traffic unit. The police can get promoted for getting more cash, giving out more tickets too.. self serving or really serving the public interest?
 
AND WHERE DO IN REALTY THE POLICE OFFICERS GET ALL OF THEIR  COMMON SENSE STATISTICS? SUPPORTED BY THE FIGMENTS OF ONE’S  IMAGINATION AND THE NEED TO JUSTIFY THEIR JOBS.. CAN I SEE THEIR DETAIL SUPPORT  STATISTICS, POLICE TRAFFIC TICKETS REPORTS  IN PRINT? NO? AND WHY NOT?
 
So why are Calgary drivers such chronic lead-foots? or is the question why is it the Calgary city fathers are so money hungry? The  police services are  implementing the   speed cameras as a way of adding to their coffers..
 
In busy Toronto, police say  Drunk driving and careless turning are the main culprits for serious accidents in intersections and red light cameras are not used because of the fear of public backlash..
 
‘Speed on green’ cameras linked to rear-end crashes.  Arizona cities, one of the first cities to bring in such technology says the cameras decrease speeding and dangerous collisions, but can increase the number of rear-end crashes. But of course the money hungry police of Calgary had denied this.
 
ANOTHER CASH GRAB.. The Calgary Parking Authority is expanding its hold on the inner city by starting to charge for parking on more than 20 blocks of the Beltline.
 
CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!
 
Anyone who thinks the cops here are being honest, serving the public is a fool..
 
Here is what I found amazing and worth while examining now  in much more detail.. insurance companies in Canada do not mind gouging Canadian consumers in their greed to make more profits..  and we all know that accumulating speeding , traffic infractions, will cause your car insurance costs to go up significantly…   and yet here is what I find surprising, neither the insurance companies, the provincial government, nor the federal government, the police have real, valid detailed statistics on the causes of traffic accidents: such as how many were caused my alcoholic drivers, how many were caused by speeding, how many were caused by poor road conditions, lousy snow clearing as well, etc not even in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, BC as well.. …. so what do the insurance companies do with all the extra money they collect, certainly they of all persons should have firstly the best statistics on traffic accidents now in the first place, or how do they determine their rates??? Even Canada’s police chiefs have to rely on accident statistics from other countries, such as Australia, Great Britain, the US..
 
CP TIVERTON, Ont. – Bruce Power, a nuclear generating facility on the shores of Lake Huron, has fired close to 100 employees at its site at Tiverton, Ont.  Spokesman Ross Lamont says the firings announced Wednesday follow an investigation of code of conduct violations in such areas as email and internet use.   He said that Bruce Power “expects all employees and contractors to live by the code of conduct. ”  Bruce Power, about 250 kilometres northwest of Toronto, employs about 3,000 people.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090910/national/nuclear_plant_firings
 
 

 

 

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