2016- Video of violent arrests and investigations into allegations of officer corruption and misconduct are at the root of troubling new poll numbers showing nearly half of Calgarians disapprove of how the Calgary police force is operating. Research found 48 per cent of the 823 respondents lacked confidence in the Calgary Police Service.. It’s the lowest approval he’s seen in several similar surveys that looked at police forces in other Canadian cities. The bleak numbers in the poll are in stark contrast to those reported by the Calgary Police Commission’s annual citizen survey, with confidence in the local force typically in the high 90s.
“It’s worrying to learn the Calgary Police Service is a workplace marred by accusations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation. Society’s justice
system depends on victims being confident they can report wrongdoing without repercussions, so it’s not acceptable that members of our police force believe they must remain silent. It is one thing to present an image of unity to the public, but it’s quite another to be afraid to call out colleagues for reprehensible behaviour. The Calgary Police Service’s management and the Calgary Police Commission need to make reforming this toxic workplace environment their highest priority.”
An internal workplace review of the Calgary Police Service has revealed claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation, and a workplace culture that’s left some officers too fearful to formally complain. http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/review-unearths-claims-of-sex-assault-bullying-and-intimidation-at-calgary-police-service
CCC continued: “For years the City has been waging a battle against the ministry, getting more and more aggressive with members being manhandled, Christian materials confiscated, and volunteers wounded from rough treatment. Street Church ministries has made several attempts to have their Charter rights restored and have made several pleas for justice and mercy which have, to this date, fallen on deaf ears.”
CCC is “is launching an awareness campaign and will be contacting thousands of their supporters across the country to notify them of what injustices are going on in the City of Calgary.”
Jim Blake, National Chairman, Concerned Christians Canada, said “During this altercation three volunteers were arrested, one of which for recording the behaviour of the police from a nearby sidewalk, and still other ministry members were intimidated by being surrounded by squad cars, paddy wagons and police officers. Ironically drug dealers and drug users were conducting their business right in front of the officers and they did nothing to stop them. It’s just so hypocritical. It’s high time that City council step up to the plate. They need to lay down their battle gear and allow Street Church to care for the less fortunate in peace. The very things that City officials harass Street Church about they allow others to do regularly without attacking them. This is a precisely targeted campaign against a ministry that preaches the gospel. It is bigotry and it must stop.”
People who want more information about this case can reach Jim Blake at 403-690-4636 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
PS: Look at this, due to the undeniable Recession, budget and tax cuts, Municipalities across Canada have been cutting back even on their services, snow clearing now too, which has been leading up to more car accidents, and cause the police cannot tell the truth about their employers, the police now lie, and divert the truth, saying that speeding vehicles were the cause of most of the accidents. In reality now also speeding also still is not the main reasons for accidents but driving while impaired is.. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/drivers-will-face-significant-insurance-rates/