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June 16, 2009



 Many have no CONFIDENCE IN THE RCMP  or in the related others…
The Braidwood Inquiry into the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski has been blown up and left in ruins by the revelation a key RCMP e-mail was withheld from the commission. After months of outrage about the conduct of the four Mounties who responded to Vancouver Airport Oct. 14, 2007, who can believe that at the last minute, a federal lawyer would produce what many would consider a smoking gun — an e-mail saying the officers decided to use the Taser before confronting the Polish immigrant? If true, the Nov. 5, 2007, e-mail titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,” from RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre, establishes the four have been lying through their teeth. This critical document suggests the four officers committed perjury and that senior officers sat silent while they did so. Worse, it seems there are many other documents that have not been turned over that may be relevant. This e-mail was one of 260 documents on a CD sent by the RCMP to the justice department last April, yet the federal lawyers didn’t open the CD until last week.. Commissioner William Elliott’s carefully parsed press release was equally unbelievable: “This was simply an oversight. Unfortunately in an exercise of this magnitude, such an oversight can occur.” Bollocks. No one but a moron overlooks the import of an e-mail like this. The officers deny the explosive content is true and Roberts says Bent was wrong in what he said. But their protestations ring hollow after almost 18 months of bluster and denial. So does Elliott’s threadbare these-things-happen excuse. The situation is as bad as the most virulent critics of the Mounties feared. This is no longer about four officers who made mistakes in judgment: It’s about an organization that thinks it is above the law.  .It is time to thank commissioner Braidwood for his excellent work in bringing these unsettling facts to light and it’s time to appoint a special prosecutor.  The B.C. Law Society should also begin an investigation into the conduct of Roberts and any other federal lawyer involved in this staggering lack of disclosure. That was not an “oversight.” It was professional incompetence or a cover-up.

It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account.

that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure. 


Monday June 15, 2009 ” VANCOUVER — A judge has decided the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will be allowed to make findings of misconduct against the four RCMP officers involved. The officers who stunned Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport challenged Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them. Braidwood had warned the officers he would consider allegations made at the inquiry — that they acted improperly and then lied to cover up their actions. The officers claimed those allegations amount to criminal offences, which public inquiries can’t do. They also argued that federal police officers are outside the jurisdiction of a provincial inquiry. But Justice Arne Silverman rejected those arguments, which means the inquiry can resume as scheduled this Friday with closing submissions.” Now deal with the rest of the rotten basket of RCMP officers too. 

Braidwood inquiry can’t restore full confidence Daily News June 16, 2009

 FOR YOU HAVE TO THROW OUT ALL THE ROTTEN APPLES FIRST, LIKELY THE WHOLE RCMP BASKET.. it was 3 decades ago I too had my own bad run it with the bad RCMP at the Vancouver airport… and I also had encountered much too many bad ones too since then.

“It’s not just the general public who should feel relieved by a B.C. Supreme Court justice’s decision to uphold commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s right to rule if four police officers were guilty of misconduct in the death of Robert Dziekanski. So too should other members of the RCMP.

A disoriented Dzienkanski died after being Tasered and restrained by four members of the RCMP on Oct. 14, 2007 at the Vancouver International Airport.

The incident has become a blight on the entire RCMP and public perception of the force is at a low ebb.

If the four officers acted inappropriately, all of us deserve to know. The lawyers for the officers involved had wanted to stop Braidwood from making findings of wrongdoing by their clients, calling it tantamount to Braidwood recommending criminal charges. They claimed that because Braidwood’s is a provincial inquiry, he doesn’t have the authority to find fault with the federal RCMP.

This is a specious argument.

First, we must all consider who initially investigated Dziekanski’s death. It was other RCMP officers.

The public is tired of police officers investigating themselves.

And while the RCMP is a national police force, the members involved in the Dziekanski Tasering work in British Columbia and their services were paid for by B.C. taxpayers. The RCMP works in British Columbia under a contract it signs with the provincial government.

Justice Arne Silverman rejected lawyers’ claims that Braidwood was treading on federal jurisdiction.

He ruled that British Columbia’s Public Inquiry Act envisioned someone like Braidwood drawing a conclusion of police wrongdoing. If the conduct of officials at YVR and Border Services, and the police officers are not vital to the determination of what happened to Dziekanski, then what is? If they acted improperly, the public deserve to know.

The officers’ lawyers were fighting a losing battle, especially as the public has seen a witness video of the incident. It didn’t help the RCMP that they initially confiscated the video belonging to that witness, Paul Pritchard. The police later relented and gave Pritchard back the video. He made it public Nov. 14, 2007, so members of the public could draw their own conclusions.

There are many discrepancies regarding officers’ statements concerning what happened, made immediately after Dziekanski’s death, compared with what Pritchard’s video revealed.

The video shows Dziekanski falling to the ground immediately after the first Taser shot. The officers at the scene claimed he remained standing for at least two Taser charges.

The Braidwood inquiry gave the officers a chance to explain these discrepancies. They could not.

And while no charges were laid against the officers after the initial police probe into the Polish immigrant’s death, former B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal did not rule out the possibility of holding the four officers accountable, depending on Braidwood’s findings. In fact, he said it was possible a special prosecutor could revisit the incident.

If Braidwood finds evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the officers and their superiors, it would most certainly be in the public interest to forward it to the special prosecutor to consider charges.

The lawyers for the four RCMP officers initiated a pre-emptive strike when they asked Silverman to stop Braidwood from finding fault with their clients’ actions.

A spokesman for RCMP headquarters in B.C. said the force was not backing the four officers lawyers’ decision to try to muzzle the inquiry. It’s obvious E-Division now wants the truth to be told and they are willing to deal with the fallout from the inquiry. Braidwood is not scheduled to begin writing his report until month’s end.

Regardless of his findings, Braidwood’s inquiry will not restore Canadians’ full confidence in the RCMP. .. .”


Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..  

Newly disclosed RCMP email drops bombshell on Taser inquiry

‘I am obviously appalled,’ Braidwood inquiry head says in delaying probe  CBC News

The unexpected disclosure of a key email between senior RCMP officers has raised questions about officers’ testimony at the Braidwood inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, resulting in a delay of the probe in Vancouver until September.

The email between two senior RCMP supervisors suggests that the four Mounties who responded to a call at the airport discussed a plan to use a Taser against the Polish immigrant before they arrived.

The four officers had already stated under oath at the inquiry that they had not discussed using the stun gun before arriving at the airport.

The commission was scheduled to begin hearing closing arguments on Friday morning, but after learning of the email, commissioner Thomas Braidwood announced the inquiry will resume on Sept. 22, so the commission lawyers have time to review the email and conduct an investigation.

“I am obviously appalled,” a clearly upset Braidwood said.

‘Discussed the response en route:’ email

The existence of the email was revealed by commission counsel Art Vertlieb as the inquiry resumed Friday. He said he only received the email from federal lawyers on Tuesday.

Vertlieb read from the Nov. 5, 2007, email, titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,'” from the RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre.

“Finally spoke to Wayne and he indicated that the members did not articulate that they saw the symptoms of excited delirium, but instead had discussed the response en route and decided that he did not comply that they would go to CEW.”

The “Wayne” mentioned in the email is Supt. Wayne Rideout, then-head of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team investigating Dziekanski’s death, according to Vertlieb. CEW refers to a conducted energy weapon, the RCMP name for a Taser-type weapon.

Vertlieb said the late disclosure throws into question whether the commissioner has received everything he needs from the RCMP, and argued that the closing submissions should be delayed so the RCMP officers involved can be called to testify about the email and a full review of the disclosure process can be completed.

Vertlieb acknowledged the comments on the email were clearly hearsay, but that they must be investigated because they came from senior RCMP officers, and “on its face, the email appears to tell a significantly different story.”

‘Lying Cowards!!!! Shame on the RCMP for Supporting This Shameless Display of Cover-Up, Lies & Denials!!!!’

RCMP management clearly lied, also to blame.. Mounties read through 1,000 internal e-mails preparing for inquiry
“RCMP’s communication strategy ultimately failed. The force did not publicly correct inaccuracies or defend its role in the case, fearing that information might alter witnesses’ recollection of events. Police also believed, the report said, that public opinion would switch to supporting the RCMP after all the facts were known. We found neither argument valid,” the report said. “For deeply rooted systemic reasons and long-held views regarding the importance of due process, the RCMP’s management of issues and communications were lacking and caused many of the problems the organization was trying to avoid.”We therefore recommend that clear, precise guidelines about what can be released, and at what point in the investigation, be developed, and that these guidelines be based on a liberal view of releasing information.”
“The “Wayne” to whom Chief Supt. Bent presumably is referring in the e-mail is Supt. Wayne Rideout, the head of the integrated homicide investigation team into Mr. Dziekanski’s death who admitted under oath at the commission that he had lied to public as to the circumstances of the incident. Supt. Rideout publicly claimed that Mr. Dzienkanski had been Tasered twice, when in fact the man had been hit with the stun gun at least five times. He also claimed the officers had to wrestle the man to the ground because the first shot had no discernible effect, when in fact video evidence is clear that the distraught would-be immigrant from Poland fell quickly after he was first zapped.  The absolutely sickening thing about this entire episode is that were it not for a bystander with a camera phone who had the presence of mind to videotape the conduct of the four officers, their lies, evasions and concocted story might have worked to let Mr. Dziekanski’s death be explained away.  Commission counsel Art Vertlieb is absolutely justified when he observed Friday that this delayed disclosure raises questions about whether the RCMP has actually shared everything in its files that Mr. Braidwood needs to do the job.” 
Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest, the bad, perverse RCMP now included. 
(1 Tim 1:8 KJV)  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 
When I was young I used to naively believe that public exposure of the truth would bring forth justice, until I admitted the truth also that there would be many persons, perverts still who would refuse to admit their sins, refuse to repent, as well as those other lying persons,  perverts who would falsely also now work to subvert justice from being  carried out because they were likely also equally guilty of doing the same bad acts, lying too, and thus they too now falsely work  to obstruct justice from being carried out on anyone..
Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Exodus 23:2  Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
Privacy Commissioner not consulted. Electronic snooping bill a ‘data grab’: privacy advocates   ‘Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:  Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.  A new federal bill that gives police easier access to Canadians’ electronic communications and activities would widen police powers without good reason, privacy advocates say.” This bill is a Trojan horse to expand police powers and essentially allow for a data grab,” Micheal Vonn, policy director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said Friday. Vonn said she was most concerned that the new legislation would allow the government to obtain personal information about internet subscribers from their internet service provider without a warrant. Police have not provided a good reason why they need that power, Vonn said. “You have to show us that the warrant process is not working.”  Vonn said that system won’t prevent police from violating people’s privacy in the first place.  Chantal Bernier, assistant privacy commissioner of Canada, said the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is currently examining the bill to determine what its role will be in oversight of the proposed legislation. The office also wants to know in more detail why law enforcement officials need the new powers and how those reasons justify the intrusion of privacy they entail, she said. Finally, the office wants to ensure there are safeguards in the legislation to make sure the powers would only be used to investigate major crimes, as lesser crimes would not justify the same level of privacy invasion. Bernier said her office will need some time, as it was not informed that the legislation was coming. Nor was it consulted on the bills, although it was consulted on similar legislation introduced by Stephen Harper’s previous Conservative government and Paul Martin’s Liberal government before that.
Our federal government has not shown reasonable grounds to search our internet activities, therefore, they should not be allowed to. If the government can show reasonable grounds for this bill, as well as convey that there is no other LEGAL avenue available, then I’ll be fine with it. Ignoring the Privacy Commissioner is not the best way to win public support.”
“I do not expect to ever again have any confidence in any police force, in particular, the RCMP. Especially worrisome about the Taser related revelations of police indulgence in heedless violence and duplicity is that such police are the sine qua non of the formation of a police state, something I daresay Stephen Harper, as a basically committed neoconservative, would be quite happy to see this country turn into. Will the police, under the proposed new internet surveillance legistlation, soon be reading e-mails like this to identify their enemies — those opposed to their possessing a license to operate free of democratic restraint.  ”

NOT EVERYONE HAS A HIGH REGARD FOR THE POLICE, RCMP IN CANADA,  Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,   etc. 

Hidden agendas, the world is full of it, many people have hidden agendas, Ministers, politicans, cops  too. Sadly some people they tend  present their own “facts,” but fall short in truthfulness  for they tend to falsely  have a hidden agenda, and often they want to be falsely personally worshipped and live in sin too.
Is 2:22 Cease to trust in [weak, frail, and dying] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [for so short a time]; in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth?



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