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January 1, 2010

Dumb, really stupid Police too now on New Year’s Day

Free speech is everyone’s right now even if the bad  cops do not like it too. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/we-all-can-readily-know-that-the-rcmp-police-do-not-like-us-to-use-our-right-of-free-speech/
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Montreal pedestrians hit by drunk driver on New Year’s Day   Man in critical condition after SUV veers onto sidewalk   The Gazette January  1, 2010 MONTREAL – Two pedestrians were seriously injured downtown this morning by a drunk driver. The man who was hit, 25, is reportedly in critical condition while the woman, 50, is considered stable, police said. The SUV was headed east on Ste. Catherine St. W. around 4 a.m. when the driver swerved, possibly to avoid to another vehicle. He hit another car and rolled onto the sidewalk between Crescent St. and de la Montagne St., striking the victims. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were uninjured. Police arrested the driver and brought him back to the police station for an alcohol test, which he failed. Police suspect it was the combination of alcohol, speed and weather that caused the accident. If the law was in favourofthe victims this guy would lose his license permanently and would get min 15 yrs in jail. He knew he drank, he can afford an suv but to cheap and arrogant to take a taxi. I feel sorry for the victims and I feel sorry for the JA because a simple 20 cab ride and he would never have to go through this, or use the operation neige rouge…its a free service you are a moron ”  the Gazette
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 Police suspect it was the combination of alcohol, speed and weather that caused the accident. .. It was not the driving speed , try rather it was a really dumb, stupid driver who should not have  been driving at any speed and/or in any kind of weather Mr. police officier..
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/
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 Don’t drink and walk, doctor urges  Metro Canada – Toronto –  Alcohol impairs many of the faculties that normally keep you safe, says trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University in Chicago. So do the bad drugs now too..
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The Canadian Press  WASHINGTON – Canada has a reputation for producing a wide variety of excellent beers, but tipplers visiting the Canadian Embassy had just three choices of brews recently – Molson Canadian, Alexander Keith’s Ale or Blue Light,   the gleaming embassy on iconic Pennsylvania Avenue offers up a long list of Canadian wines to visitors, among them pinot noirs, merlots, Gewurztraminers and rieslings from an array of vineyards across the country.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091222/national/us_cda_embassy_beer

Kind of foolish encouraging people to become alcoholics at taxpayers expense, for wile a few corporations will get richer in the process, the Canadian government will not, cause the costs due to job dismissals and related tax losses, Medicare cost increase, car accidents, policing, domestic violence, all associated with alcoholism is extremely costly.. No taxpayers money should ever  be used to buy alcoholics at any federal, provincial, municipal government functions. Really!  And what according to the bad RCMP spin doctors, there are only 3 alcoholic RCMP officers in all of Canada? for the rest they do not drink alcohol   or beer  but only milk, even when off duty? https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/ 

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Only “Tiny number of police officers part of large drinking and driving problem   Sun Nov 9, 12:03 PM   VANCOUVER, B.C. – The numbers are staggering.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving says 75,000 people are arrested annually in Canada for drinking and driving.  There are an additional 100,000 to 150,000 24-hour suspensions handed out each year by police, said MADD chief executive officer Andy Murie.  Sometimes the people who make those arrests, the front-line police officers who try to get the drunks off the road become – albeit rarely – part of the statistics.  “You might find 10 to 15 incidents a year involving police officers,” said Murie in a recent interview from his Oakville, Ont., office.  “The thing is that with the 10 to 15, because they are police officers and they get charged with a crime, it’s news.”  Often front-page news, most recently in British Columbia.  In recent weeks, the public learned that three B.C. police officers are facing drunk-driving charges – two members of the RCMP and a third from the New Westminster police department.  One of the off-duty RCMP members was arrested for drunk driving after a Jeep collided with a motorcycle, killing a 21-year-old man in Delta, B.C.  Other high-profile cases this year across the country include an Edmonton police officer facing one count of driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and five counts each of impaired driving causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.  In Saskatoon, a judge will decide the fate later this month of a senior member of the Saskatoon police service charged with impaired driving.  At his trial, two arresting officers testified that Insp. Al Stickney got behind the wheel after they observed him drunkenly staggering across the street.  “This year there’s been about 10 (arrests),” said Murie. “That’s pretty normal for a year.”  ..  the number of police officers caught drinking and driving is a tiny percentage of the total  ..   Benedikt Fischer, a criminologist at the faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, said police officers are recruited “from the human race and despite the fact we expect so, human behaviour doesn’t stop on-or off-duty.”  Fischer also believes the number of police officers who drive drunk is probably higher than the arrest statistics indicate.  Being a cop is part of a “professional or police culture” dominated by machismo and camaraderie where police officers spend a lot of time socializing with each other, said Fischer, and often it involves alcohol.  “Drinking among police officers is often quite extensive and excessive, probably more so than in other professions,” he said.  When an RCMP member in B.C. is identified as having a drinking problem, he or she gets to know Dr. Ian MacDonald, the regional health services officer for RCMP in B.C.  After an assessment, they might be referred outside the force to an independent addiction specialist.  Whether it’s determined they have a drinking problem or not, all RCMP members arrested for drinking and driving come to MacDonald’s attention and must have an assessment.  MacDonald also thinks that MADD’s numbers are low and that the number of police officers arrested for drunk driving is higher than 10 to 15.  “That strikes me as low. If you look at B.C., we might have two or three charges a year. And if B.C. is 10 per cent of the population, that would be 20 to 30 across Canada.”  Mark Berber, a lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and an assistant professor at Queen’s University, is also skeptical of the MADD figures.  “It’s surprisingly low considering the stress these guys and gals are under.”  Studies, he said, have suggested that police officers have one of the most stressful jobs and “unfortunately a small number may seek to reduce their anxiety and stress by having a drink.”  He has counselled police officers in his private practice.  “They have spoken about seeking relief from stress and through medication and also drinking,” Berber said.  RCMP members who get caught drinking and driving, in addition to the court process, must endure an internal code of conduct investigation, said RCMP spokeswoman Const. Annie Linteau.  Members appear before an adjudication board and the result could be dismissal, she said. ”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/081109/national/police_drunk_driving

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“  We only read/see about the few due to the police buddy system which will leave all but the most blatant of the cops drunk (ie involved in an accident) either being escorted home, or not even bothering to perform the breathe analysis. Do you really think the public is so stupid to believe that the police are held accountable by  their partners? I have seen this first hand and know it for truth. So MADD get off your horse and see the facts for what they really are, police covering up for police”  “  If anything, I would have expected MADD to have taken a highly reproachful attitude toward anyone in this profession (as they do to anyone in any other profession) who CHOOSE to drink and drive.  “” There is absolutely no excuse for anyone driving drunk, be they officers or not. We are all aware of the fact that it is illegal and should all be held to the same standard. As to lighter sentencing, police generally do get booted off the force after conviction? “  All alcoholics should be fired anywhere.. especially in the civil and public services.. and  no taxpayer’s money should be used to buy alcohol anywhere now still too..
 
Meanwhile after another drunken orgy the Edmonton Oilers hockey team  fight with restaurant over New Year’s Eve bill  Fri Jan 1, 6:47 PM  The management of a high-end Calgary restaurant got into a bitter dispute over New Year’s Eve bash bill racked up by members of the Edmonton Oilers team, says the fine dining owner. Maurizio Terrigno of Osteria de Medici,  said the team and staff owed $16,796.39 but paid only $12,385.45. About half of the bill is for alcohol which totalled to $8,248.  Oilers spokesman Allan Watt said the restaurant was recommended by some Calgary friends of the players and they had a prearranged meal and menu. “They received the bill which they felt was outrageous,” said Watt. “They inquired about it and they were unhappy about it and were unhappy with some of the charges. The restaurant adjusted it by $7,000,” he said. Watt said the players paid the adjusted bill and added a $1,900 tip and left the restaurant. The restaurant tried to charge for a bottle of an imported expensive brandy after one of the players took a swig straight from it. “They refused to pay for the whole bottle because they didn’t consume the whole bottle,” said Terrigno. He said there’s no way the restaurant will serve other clients from the same bottle of brandy. Terrigno said at one point he threatened to call cops, but the players eventually paid $12,385.45 http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/calsun/100101/canada/oilers_fight_with_restaurant_over_new_year_s_eve_bill
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The too common sad  Canadian way of life.. drink hard.. not really a great example for all the others too..
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Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog 2 Sep 2009 Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alkcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehcular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills…  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
  
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Price of Russian vodka rises The price hike took effect today as Russia seeks to curb heavy alcohol consumption by increasing the cost of the country’s preferred drink. The establishment of minimum prices for vodka is in effect as a part of President Dmitry Medvedev’s campaign to combat alcoholism.

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