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June 18, 2009

bad cops want more power, over the internet as well


Hypocritical Police and Conservatives, Liberals want more policing over the Canadian citizens, the same persons who wrongfully firstly do not want to give us a detailed list, copy of all of their own expense accounts  and do note that too. Let the police rightfully start with the rightful better policing of themselves  and next deal  first with  our too often stealing, crooked, lying politicians, civil and public servants who also do steal  and now first also go after all the alcoholics who abuse their spouses, drive impaired … the cops included..  deal first with all all of  of   the persons who abuse any seniors.. and we now do need more cops rather in the hospitals arresting also all of  the bad Health Ministers, bad  doctors and bad nurses who fail to provide adequate medical aid to seniors, others etc
” The no warrant aspect of this bill is a big red flag, especially after details continue to spill out in the RCMP taser inquiry regarding how corrupt and frankly dangerous Canada’s national police force really is. These guys scare me as much as the criminals.” ” at 12:08 AM ETIt is essential for all requests for private information by police to be examined by a judge that has the authority to grant or deny access to that information. Currently, to protect the public, the police must present a reason for wanting any information but this legislation will let them get it without reason, ie unwarranted. We must demand that there is a proven need for that information. The reasons police give for the need to circumvent a warrant are false and misleading. Police want this legislation passed because they want to gather information for their own purposes, not for the prevention of crime. They are currently forbidden from gathering information on people that are not suspects in ongoing investigations. This legislation would allow them to gather information on political adversaries, people who stand in the way or speak out against the police, or simply people they don’t like. They would use this information unofficially by providing it to those who would assist the police. But there are many other ways the police would abuse this information and their code of silence and brotherhood will ensure these criminal activities are never exposed.”
“Privacy advocates and civil libertarians, however, have vocally opposed the prospect of giving police “lawful access” to the digital conversations of Canadians by being able to access such things as their text messages, e-mails, web surfing habits and Internet phone lines. “It is an issue that has proven to be very, very controversial,” said Michael Geist, a law professor at University of Ottawa and public commentator on Internet legal issues. “The consistent criticism and concern that has been expressed is that there has to be some evidence that there is a real problem here and in the past we haven’t seen that,” he said. “Why is the status quo not good enough? What investigations have been impeded?”  Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard recently warned that forcing ISPs to surrender information “is a serious step forward toward mass surveillance” that violates the rights of Canadians.
 If the Police in Canada , the RCMP included now, were left to have their own way they would put everyone in jail, and kill all of the supposedly bad guys.. cause that is what happens when you are a brute beast now  and follow the letter of the law over the spirit of the law.. what the police do not need is more police power but a pay , salary cut instead.. What we really do need is more citizen consumer protection from cops and bad Corporations now like Bell, Rogers as well..    The Police in Canada too often are still  are bullies who tend to like to harass the weak, defenseless firstly.. they tend to be just as bad as the too often crooked evangelical pastors in Canada in reality too. I rightfully expose and oppose both groups too.   Too many of us have sadly learned the hard way that  the police often do abuse their powers, and lie often too, have hidden agendas.  

Canada proposes new powers to police Internet AFP -OTTAWA (AFP) – The Canadian government on Thursday unveiled new legislation to allow police to intercept data sent over the Internet and access web subscriber information in order to fight cybercrimes.

Bill to give cops online snooping powers Edmonton Sun

Cops could get Internet-snooping powers – Reuters – The Canadian Press – Eesti elu

Tory bills look for greater access to Internet activity, user info  By The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Conservative government wants to give police greater powers to eavesdrop on Canadians in cyberspace.  Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan introduced two bills Thursday that would give law enforcement much greater access to Internet communications and the personal details of subscribers.  The proposed legislation would:  -enable police to access information on an Internet subscriber, such as name, street address and email address, without having to get a search warrant.  -force Internet service providers to freeze data on their hard drives to prevent subscribers under investigation from deleting potentially important evidence.  -require Telecom companies to invest in technology that allows for the interception of Internet communications.  -allow police to remotely activate tracking devices already embedded in cell phones and certain cars, to help with investigations.  -allow police to obtain data about where Internet communications are coming from and going to.  -make it a crime to arrange with a second person over the Internet the sexual exploitation of a child.  Nicholson, flanked at a news conference by police officers, said the changes were necessary to keep up with the changing times.  “Twenty-first century technology calls for 21st century tools for police to effectively investigate crime,” he said.  Van Loan added: “The legislation contains important tools to allow our law enforcement community and our intelligence officials to combat crime and terrorism in the face of rapidly evolving communications technologies.”  Privacy and civil liberties advocates have raised alarms over the changes, particularly the measure to remove the obligation of police to obtain a warrant before getting personal information about a Canadian Internet user.  Some Internet service providers willingly gave over such information to police in the past, but others insisted on warrants first, which raised the ire of law enforcement officials.  The new regime would allow a select number of law enforcement officials to see the data, and would conduct regular audits on how the information is being viewed and accessed. 

The same police can’t catch all of the social welfare frauds, drug pushers, drug users, real bad guys, tax evaders, child molesters, citizen abusers, crooked cops, drunk drivers, crooked civil and public servants, bad politicians but they found time to harass me, to unlawfully use their authorities, to visit me in my home six times because they do not like me writing openly about the crooked too often cops and their rightful prosecutions.. 
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 an 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.
The internet Providers would   be required to provide basic subscriber information to all of the law enforcement agencies and to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, upon request, keep records of the users input too,  and what else next too? The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said officials would study the legislation before taking a position, but raised concerns about the possibility of “function creep,” where police gain significant powers to prosecute serious crimes, but then use it for a wider range of offences. “Once a power is created, there can be some departure from the strict objective where it is no longer justifiable to intrude privacy to such an extent,” said Chantal Bernier, assistant privacy commissioner. It is a fact of life that the cops tend to investigate, harass anyone who makes a police complaint, rather than dealing with the real bad cops reality. The police will put again pressure on ISP’s to delete my posts made on the net  about bad cops too in reality.. censorship. In decades of my writing on the net, the only material that was complained about to my ISP was my negative comments about the bad RCMP.. who do not like my rightful use of my free speech to talk about them in a negative manner.
“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.  “
The sad fact is we already have bad police on the net and it is firms like Bell who monitor their ISP users undeniably now as well, particularly any criticism of Bell too.  There are some legitimist reasons for their high  costs… one is the fact that the telecommunications companies tend to be  very poorly managed, have too many cheap, indecent, incompetent personnel
OTTAWA – A new report is recommending the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers stay where it is.  Drivers who exceed the .08 limit – 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood – can be criminally charged. The limit was incorporated in the Criminal Code in 1969.  Impaired driving is the No. 1 criminal cause of death in Canada. But the House of Commons justice committee says in a report tabled Thursday that, without proof a lower limit would boost safety, practical considerations must take precedence. “While the committee is eager to see fewer deaths and injuries on the road as a result of impaired driving, it is concerned about the lack of consensus among experts in the field as to whether or not a lower … limit would achieve greater safety,” the MPs say. 
  Facts: 45 percent of car accidents are caused by drunk driver compared to speeding which is less then 15 percent.. but too often alcoholic themselves cops and civil, public servants, politicians so they do not want to enforce the drunk driving laws..
Head scratcher: Inflation falls to virtually zero as prices rise Thu Jun 18, 12:25 PM  OTTAWA – Canada’s inflation rate fell to the lowest level in almost 15 years last month, but most Canadians will be feeling that most prices are climbing and some are even soaring.
ALL BECAUSE it is because consumers, citizens need often more real protection from the corprations with their price fixings, price gouging too.  “Canada has a small population, approximately 1/10 the size of the U.S.Smaller markets suffer from lack of diversity and competition.
“Money grab, pure and simple. And for anyone who claims the free market will solve it, why hasn’t it happened yet?” Unbridled capitalism has a nasty habit of manifesting itself into a cancerous growth on the hind end of the collective consumer base. Without checks and balances, the gouging will continue unabated. And people keep voting for governments that support this.
Grocery chains, Corporations, ISP, iPhones, “Just like cable and satelite offers where they sign you up and then slowly bleed your services down to test patterns.  What I love is their departure gift after cancellation, the “cancellation fee”. These corporations are a joke. They will follow Chrysler into the dumpster as people increasingly must tighten budgets.” History repeats itself often
Cops have nothing better to do? 

Langley RCMP seek stolen watchdogs Vancouver Sun – 

METRO VANCOUVER – When the owners of a trailer and RV parts shop in Langley locked up for the night Wednesday, they left guard dogs Abner and Gypsy in charge. Anyone with information is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.   
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.”

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