RCMP officer who admitted he beat prisoner avoids jail time Toronto Star -EDMONTON—An Alberta RCMP officer who admitted he beat a prisoner but said he was stressed out over the murder of four Mounties has avoided jail. Const. Desmond Sandboe has been given a six-month conditional sentence. Three months of that will be house …
Mountie sentenced in Lac La Biche prisoner beating Vancouver Sun Lawyer Tom Engel, who represents Clyburn, said the short sentence exposes a double standard in the justice system, whereby police get off lightly for serious assaults. “If Clyburn had done that to Sandboe, do you really think he’d be getting a six-month (conditional sentence order)?” he said. “He shouldn’t be an RCMP officer.”
Liberals knew of BC candidate’s drunk-driving conviction Globe and Mail – Apr 6, 2011 A candidate for the Liberals in British Columbia was once convicted of drunk driving, a spokeswoman for Leader Michael Ignatieff confirmed late Wednesday. Mandheep Bhuller, the candidate for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, was fined $800 and …
Drunk-driving charge dropped against BC MLA CBC.ca – Apr 12, 2011 BC Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite has pleaded guilty to one charge of operating a vehicle with without due care, on Tuesday in North Vancouver. (thornthwaite.ca) BC Crown prosecutors have dropped a drunk driving charge against the Liberal MLA …
Do the ordinary folks get such breaks now? Of course not!
“The Conservatives meanwhile have put forward an invasive, anti-Internet set of “Lawful Access” policies that would have Internet providers collect our personal information without court oversight. If this goes through, officials will have real-time access to our online information. To stop this in its tracks, as many of us as possible need to send pro-Internet letters to candidates now..” http://openmedia.ca/vote
Canada a Police state? and who says it is not? The dictatorial Politicians who send their watchdogs against the citizens. Do not have a false impression that the Police are here to serve their masters, the citizens in Canada, for firstly they serve themselves and next they solely serve their political masters who make their police budgets . https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/canada-a-police-state/
Fact! Free speech right in Canada is controlled and is mainly for the cops and the establishment and if you did not know that already too,
Police state is in, freedom went out as even Toronto, Canada went into the police state security modes. Did we really need all those cops there now? What could they not have done it all as well with half the numbers? Just cause there are a few bad guys amongst the citizens too, not just in the civil and public services, it is still not a false excuse to now again oppress, deny the citizens their nights.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/inevitable-reality/ https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/going-overboard-with-the-law-2/
Bad cops at it again.. THERE ARE MUCH TOO MANY BAD COPS IN CANADA -FIRE THEM ALL NOW No cop is above the law. Too bad for them they are paid to work still too. Police still fail to catch most of the real criminals including the car thieves, and the Fraud perpetrated over the Internet which still is a growing citizen concern in Canada and throughout the world. The police always claim they lack resources, they will never have enough resources if they reuse to do a decent days work for their pay. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/the-police-cannot-get-the-crimminals/
So for decades even the Alberta police forces already have had a file on me and likley you as well if you complain about the bad guys, the police and the bad politicians included. Canada wide Police brutality, suppression of rights, or the excessive force against non white males, females is also not new. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/
Needless to say police resources are often misused where even the mayors do instruct the police to find out all they can about their opposition members too. ” and it all is still unacceptable! Free speech is a right for bullies, crooks, abusers only it still seems in Canada now. Police already have arrested me for complaining about the Calgary Police in the Calgary Police chief office even.. the charge was talking out loud in a public place.. Many people are shocked to discover free speech is not being allowed too often in many places in Canada, on the net, in churches, letters to governments, to the news editors too… the police have visited me or objected now at least 7 times in response to my writings.. still decades later I am still rightfully openly complaining about the much too many bad police supervisors and the too many bad acts of the so called professionals, the police included. The abuse of the citizens is not acceptable anywhere.
“A new Alberta police database will track citizen’s every interaction with police, and it can be used without a warrant or even a supervisor’s permission”.. they had an old system already do doing this too.. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/02/14/kevin-libin-alberta%E2%80%99s-dangerous-database/
The new law, introduced in Parliament on Tuesday, will require Internet companies – Internet service and email providers, as well as content hosting and social networking sites – to report to a designated agency tips they receive about child porn activities through their facilities and to notify police when they believe criminal traffic in child porn is occurring. They will be required to preserve evidence as well. There’s already a voluntary system like this in place among major Internet service providers in Canada but this makes the practices mandatory for all. Internet service providers don’t monitor the content of traffic so the system will continue to rely on tips and complaints. This in itself won’t make a big dent in the torrent of child porn swill available worldwide but it will give police and anti-child porn agencies such as Cybertip.ca some more chances to pick up the threads of networks and rings, and possibly even to rescue a few more children from horrific situations. The Internet has transformed modern life in many positive ways. The explosion of electronic child porn is the outstanding example of the cost of this. If some principles of privacy and freedom have to be qualified to reduce that cost to the children of the world, so be it. http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=305781&sc=151
Federal government introduces mandatory child porn reporting legislation By Michael Geist
The bill shares similarities with provincial laws (ie. Ontario) and those that report under the provincial law are exempt from the federal version. While few will criticize a bill targeting child pornography – everyone agrees that child pornography is abhorrent and we need to ensure that we have laws to deal with the problem – it is hard to see what this bill actually accomplishes. Canada already has:
• an online child pornography tip service that receives thousands of tips
• ISPs that block access to child pornography images
• some of the toughest child pornography laws in the world
• law enforcement focused on child pornography virtually to the exclusion of all other online issues
Further, while there are reports that Canada is a source of child pornography websites, a major European-based study concluded that focusing on the World Wide Web and blocking content makes little sense in trying to combat child pornography (the same report found that image blocking initiatives like the Canadian Project Cleanfeed are ineffective). Instead, the real problems lies in dissemination of child pornography in newsgroups, private groups, and other private spaces that fall largely outside the potential for tips envisioned by Bill C-58 or Canada’s Project Cleanfeed.
Michael Geist is a law professor and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa. http://www.straight.com/article-271907/vancouver/federal-government-introduces-mandatory-child-porn-reporting-legislation
Giving more money to the police does not increase justice rather it tends to make a police state instead..