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September 10, 2012

Now what about all the other provinces and territories in Canada

Canada’s British Columbia’s new agency the Independent Investigations  for investigating incidents of death and serious harm involving police is now up and running. Under an agreement with B.C. police services, including the RCMP, the IIO will be called when incidents occur and will dispatch investigators to the scene. The investigators are a mix of former police officers from Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and London, U.K., among other locations. Only officers who have not policed in B.C. for at least five years were considered. Four front-line investigators are formerly from the B.C. Coroner’s Service.  Richard Rosenthal, the chief civilian director for the office who comes to the post from police oversight positions in Portland and Denver, has  said his team is about 50-50 split between former police officers and investigators with civilian experience. Mr. Rosenthal will be in charge of reviewing case files assembled by his officers to recommend to crown whether officers should be charged. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/agency-tasked-with-probing-police-related-deaths-opens-doors/article4533552/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/false-cover-ups-clearly-canadas-police-still-get-preferential-treatment/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/rcmp-likely-needs-to-be-totally-disbanded/

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September 25, 2010

Accountablity?

Dream on..

The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP will appoint an independent civilian to investigate the Aug. 18 incident, involving four Mounties, two civilian jail guards and another civilian employee. The four Mounties have been suspended without pay and face an internal code-of-conduct investigation likley 10 days with pay if anything at all.. The three civilian employees are also the subject of an investigation by the City of Kamloops. All face possible criminal charges. http://www.theprovince.com/life/Jail+complaint+sparks+inquiry/3595125/story.html

Foolish, perverse cops who cannot do thier job. How about having now some real professionalism. Fire all of them B.C. jail cell sex video amongst 2 prisoners triggers inquiry, more costs. The officers, four Mounties, who include a corporal with 20 years experience on the force, are alleged to have watched the encounter through a video monitor for as long as seven minutes without intervening. Clearly the prison regulations refrains any prisoners of having any type of relationship with another prisoner or anyone else in jail whether or not they are male or female A whole ineffective, often pretentions too commission, and more wasted tax payers money for the obvious, to deal with bad RCMP bad supervisors who had failed to do their supervisory jobs and immoral cops, bad employees, and they all firstly should be fired immediately.. And we pay these fools. Who is the idiot not firing them. Will the all the paid “investigators”, reviewers now have to look at the video tape? What will we do after they watch it? Have another inquiry to determine if them watching the tape was a justifiable breach also of someone’s “constitutional rights to privacy”? Then what?? A lawsuit? And/or another multi-million dollar public inquiry, that can last months or years and cost taxpayers millions? Only in Canada! Not surprised, this is our new RCMP’s, and their bad managers, bad solicitor generals too…welcome to the new Conservative world.. and who can we trust now to be decent. professional and do the job…. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/they-are-covering-up-for-their-own-again/

DON’T BE STUPID AND BELIEVE ALL THE LYING SPINS AS TO WHY IT TAKES SO LONG TO INVESTIGATE THE BAD COPS.. I have had many experiences in laying simple complaints against bad cops that never got anywhere cause the investigators were clearly pretenders.. in Contrast the investigations of all citizens clearly would not take so long..
 
Decades and decades later the police are still  covering up for their own again and again but the police are not the only bad professionals who do this these days as well, so do the Hospitals, doctors, nurses, civil and public servants, governments…
When it comes to dealing with the rightful needs, complaints of the ordinary citizens our Canadian civil and public servants, politicians and their representatives too, and most church pastors now too, they are still mostly unacceptable liars and  PRETENDERS, LAZY, GOOD FOR NOTHING PERSONS,  and that has been mostly my undeniable experiences the last 4 decades now too..  How about having now some real professionalism.
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/cnadian-governments-ignorance/
 
You know I get a kick out of those lying spin  doctors,  police officers, bad cops, union representatives, police lovers, bad PERSONS   who STILL DO say that ALL OF  bad people, INCLUDING the ALCOHOLICS, the bad cops and their bad supervisors too they  can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse.. The RCMP maximum 10 days punishment is always absurd, permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad cops and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too.. Bad solicitor generals as well should be fired ASAP. NOW WHY IS IT BAD PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE NEXT BESIDE THE FACT THEY LIKE TO DO BAD THINGS, IT IS ALSO CAUSE THEY FALSELY  REFUSE TO ADMIT THE THINGS THEY DO ARE BAD.

High costs of RCMP contracts irk civic politicians. RCMP costs are up. The RCMP are certainly cost ineffective, over priced for the too little they do too often as well, and the governments cannot or dare not manage directly, review their actual expenses, related efficiencies too. Putting money into a leaky pail full of holes is still really bad management.
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/High+costs+RCMP+contracts+civic+politicians/3595389/story.html
http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/lakesdistrictnews/news/103893184.html

The mostly still for decades too white English speaking RCMP who have yet to implement the federal mandatory bilingual policies, meaning French and English, is pretending it cares about the minorities.. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner William Elliott announced sweeping reforms in the country’s police force. The changes range from a reshuffle of officers to new uniform and recruitment of non-white and non-male Mounties, a revision of its recruitment policies. Instead of hiring mostly male, white applicants, the RCMP would use a new quota system that would result to 30 percent women cadets, 20 percent visible minorities and 10 percent aboriginals. They next likley will not get the reserved raises or promotions.

Ex-B.C. solicitor general Kash Heed disturbed by RCMP contract renewal talk Former West Vancouver police chief Vancouver-Fraserview Liberal MLA revealed “disturbing” developments in the talks. Heed recalled that as solicitor general, he had worked to include “critical clauses” in a new contract in order to make the RCMP accountable to citizens of B.C. “I’m hearing that…critical clauses that I argued for are no longer on the table during the negotiations,” Heed said. “And so I’m the first one to come out and say that we need to re-look this contract if those critical clauses are not in the contract.” http://www.straight.com/article-349697/vancouver/exbc-solicitor-general-kash-heed-disturbed-rcmp-contract-renewal-talks

So 60 percent of BC citizens want another police force in place..

Meanwhile in the East Quebec premier Charest defends his screening of judges. http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Charest+defends+screening+judges/3577546/story.html

QUEBEC – A senior aide to Jean Charest, in testimony , told a public inquiry that the premier demanded to be kept in the loop during the selection process for judges. She also said she took it upon herself to make a note of which candidates for the bench were known supporters of Charest’s Quebec Liberal party. Chantal Landry, the longtime director of appointments in the premier’s office, said she would place a post-it note on the file of prospective judges who were known to support the Liberals. The premier — in testimony last week that observers had deemed solid — said candidates’ political leanings had no bearing on their likelihood of being named to the bench. But Landry raised some eyebrows Monday by explaining that the premier asked to see the files of potential judges before the justice minister could name them. She said she didn’t know whether that policy represented a switch from what previous governments had done. “It was probably around that time (that we took office in 2003) that he told me, ‘I want to be consulted on the recommendation of judges, the recommendation of the justice minister,'” Landry said. “So we then established a way of proceeding.” Landry admitted that a candidate’s political affiliation was one of several criteria in the selection process, along with their age and years of experience. And she said she kept Charest informed. “If they were a Liberal sympathizer, if I thought they were one, then yes, I mentioned it,” Landry testified. .
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100928/national/que_judges_probe

Now I have seen the same corruption before with the clearly the crooked Pastor of a south Calgary Church, who used his influence and supposed right to remove all of his unwanted candidates nominated by the congregation by the pastors first prescreening their spiritual qualifications and next to put into place his own preference, favorites for head elder and head deacon. He the pastor next suddenly resigned from the church he founded when his corruptions was exposed by me. I have also seen crooked political nomination in a provincial election too in Canmore Alberta.. Anyone foolish to believe all leaders have honest acts and motives? http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/bad-pastors-bad-deacons-bad-elders-bad-church/

Where would Maclean’s have Quebecers turn? I had interpreted that as to what other province now was better even.. Certainly not Ontario, BC, Alberta, any of the eastern or western provinces.. having said that I do not deny the corruptions within Quebec that has been going on for decades, including  now  do note  the type of  typical useless Liberal Quebec justice minister replies I get to my letters to him and all year now  but I also do get no real actions still and why is that? do I have to give a bribe to premier Jean Charest or the Liberal party? If the Justice Minister is visibly unacceptably useless and what do you think the rest of them there are now like like the health and social welfare minister now too, or my MLA ? None of them are any better as you know per my last year dealings with many of them now too. Unacceptable!

 
By the way those federal Conservatives  are no better I still get calls on my phone from sales companies even though I had asked for them to stop .

 

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Federal Tories plan to push for tougher penalty laws is a bust since the Police, RCMP included DO NOT EVEN ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS TOO OFTEN FOR DECADES NOW TOO..
what the Tories need to do first is to improve the existing management of all police personnel, supervisions and related resources.

April 22, 2010

Police working hard to keep up their reputation as bad guys

Officer fired after being charged The Province – A Vancouver police officer was fired within hours of being arrested and charged with four criminal offences, including drug dealing while on the job, said Chief Const.    Chu said Peter Hodson was arrested at police headquarters Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and “charged with trafficking in marijuana, two counts of breach of trust, one for selling drugs and the other for the illegal use of a police database. In addition, he was charged with break-and-enter with the intent to commit extortion.” Chu noted that Hodson was arrested and charged with impaired driving as well as driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood while off duty in November. Those charges are still before the court.

 

British Columbia. officer fired for drug trafficking Ottawa Citizen

BC cop sacked after pot charges Toronto Sun

Vancouver Sun – CTV.ca – News1130
 
and how many more are there now still like him too Canada wide?
 

Why do the police not prosecute the drunk drivers all year more consistently now too? “Of the 645 sexual assaults that were reported to our service in 2009, more than 40 per cent were alcohol-facilitated sexual assaults,” A sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. She said no means no the first time, and another drink can’t change that.“ We need people to understand that consent cannot be given if the person is impaired by alcohol: If they’re passed out, if they’re unconscious, if they’re sleeping,”  Supt. Danielle Campbell,   head of the Edmonton Police Criminal Investigations Division. It seems most alcohol-facilitated sexual assault doesn’t seem to be about miscommunication, or misconceptions of consent.  Rather, it is about men who use alcohol to incapacitate women for the purpose of raping them, and who do it over and over again like they know what they ‘re doing and are doing it on purpose. Do even the police do the same thing as well?

 
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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/old-news-rcmp-still-boozing-and-driving-too/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/unproportional-prison-representation/
 
 

January 26, 2010

Cop already convicted of assault faces new allegation

Veteran Victoria policeman who is brother of MLA Ida Chong suspended with pay while being investigated over assault of prisoner, the same Cop already convicted of assault faces new on the job allegation should have been terminated, fired the first time firstly..  Last March, Sgt. Chong received a written reprimand from Victoria police after he pleaded guilty to assaulting Randy Kerr, a pedestrian. The court gave Sgt. Chong a conditional discharge and nine months probation and ordered him to undergo anger management counseling. What is this  with the cops when cops do something they wrong, they get suspended.. WITH pay? “its bloody ridiculous, its like there getting a vacation for failing to be the one we should trust for public safety. pretty ridiculous if you ask me.”  Bad Cops should be exemplarily prosecuted now and immediately jailed as well.. Unlawful use of authority, obstruction of justice, home visits, bullying, false intimidations   by the politician’s watch dogs is nothing new to me as well…

 

We  also do still need real civilian oversight – distinct from our police officers (not retirees) that has the power to punish criminal activities within all of our forces. Police investigating Police leads to lies, cover-ups and an enormous amount of public concern

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“If I don’t see jail time for that “cop” I have no belief in Canadian justice, or the police…  Anyone else charged with assault would be arrested and detained to appear for a bail hearing. They would also most likely lose their job, whatever it is. It is truly disturbing that a police officer does not seem to be treated the same way when it comes to committing an obvious crime.  Surprise , surprise another dirty cop in our country, how shocking. I would be surprised if their are any good ones or if their are dont they know that silence in the face of evil is consent. Better speak up if you exist cause this is getting ridiculous, cant turn on a radio or tv without hearing about more dirty police, Harper have you left this country or are you afraid to brace those maniacs. Someone needs to but guess it wont be the conservative govt, they are all for law and order , just their brand tho guilty if the cops say so”
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 I AM ALSO RIGHTFULLY FULLY CONVINCED THAT IF JESUS HIMSELF TODAY  WAS TO COME TO SOME OF THESE SAME PLACES THAT I GO TO HE WOULD COME WITH A WHIP AND NEXT BEAT THEM.
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In reality the too often self serving, money hungry, promotional and empire oriented police, and their superiors, bad justice ministers, bad politicians really do not care about the citizens good welfare but only their ownNow even since I was about 8 years old I had learned that the Cops were not to be trusted, when my neighbor was a cop,  and I saw firsthand what he was really like.. and decades later that has still been true as well in my unwanted police encounters, RCMP included now … but rightfully now I don’t even trust the pastors, lawyers, realtors, accountants as well.. It has always confounded me as to why the crooks, abusers too often do still do think they can get away with now, next and forever. Unlawful use of authority, obstruction of justice, home visits, bullying, false intimidations by the politician’s watch dogs, the cops is nothing new to me and I still rightfully have been often bluntly truthful , even that while 70 percent of the citizens are average good people, 30 percent are liars, thugs, criminals and you can find them at work, school, hospitals, real estate, police stations, politics, churches too, and these bad people they do belong in jail, jail is what they deserve.
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I myself have often been threatened by lawsuits from clearly bad or crooked bad Corporations like Bell, Royal LePage, and falsely intimated by even bad cops, RCMP, and even politically biased news editors, as well as bad church pastors…  
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Officer convicted of assault faces new allegation  Globe and Mail – Brennan Clarke –  VICTORIA — Special to The Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 3:41AM EST Less than a year after he was convicted of an off-duty assault on an inebriated pedestrian, a veteran Victoria ..
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Victoria police suspend officer after incident  CBC.ca –  Chief Jamie Graham of the Victoria Police Department says the allegation of a police assault on a prisoner is troubling. (CBC) The Vancouver Police Department was called into investigate after a 28-year police veteran in Victoria allegedly assaulted a

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Veteran Victoria police officer being investigated for assault in cells that   Vancouver Sun – Katie DeRosa – A veteran Victoria police officer has been suspended with pay and is the subject of criminal and Police Act investigations after a man was assaulted in police cells, Chief Jamie Graham announced ..

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Victoria cop suspended after prisoner hurt in jail house incident  The Canadian Press  VICTORIA, BC — A Victoria police sergeant has been suspended with pay after a prisoner was injured in an incident in the city jail on Jan. 15. Police aren’t giving details of exactly what happened in what they call a use-of-force incident, ..
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Victoria cop suspended over jail assault  Vancouverite  VICTORIA, BC – Police Chief Jamie Graham has told one of his cops to stay home after a man was assaulted so badly he needed to be treated in hospital. The assault occurred while the man was in the police jail. There is also a question mark about how ..

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Veteran Victoria cop accused of jail cell assault Global BC –  VICTORIA — A veteran Victoria police officer is being criminally investigated after a man was assaulted in police cells. The sergeant, who is the subject of a criminal and internal police investigation, has been suspended with pay. On Jan. ..

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VicPD launch probe into cell-block injury  Victoria News – –  Victoria police have launched an internal investigation and an officer is on paid suspension after he admitted to injuring a prisoner in police jail cells. The incident happened Jan. 15 when a sergeant in charge of the

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April 1, 2009

Canadians still in serious vulnerability, risk in this recession

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The Good or bad news which do you want first?
 
An ostrich based Conservative government that falsely denies reality, is self centered can never effectively help Canadians in time of their need..
 
-Also  Serious Cuts to social assistance, unemployment insurance, and other government transfers have weakened Canada’s automatic stabilizers, which kick in during recessions to cushion the blow for vulnerable citizens and help maintain consumer demand. 
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Now Prime Minister Stephen Harper  he will undoubtedly tell others   that Canada is well positioned to manage the crisis domestically. 
 
Now  in reality while  Canada is certainly better positioned than most to implement an aggressive fiscal stimulus package to cushion the blow of the recession, for we have one of the lowest debt-to-GDP burdens of any industrialized country. This advantage, however, is still mostly  meaningless for Canada enters this recession in a far more vulnerable state than in past recessions 
  
.– Furthermore Historically, a large Canadian public sector provided stable jobs and vital public services, making it an effective counterbalance to contraction in the private sector. This stabilizing force in the Canadian economy is now dramatically smaller  down from 50 per cent of GDP in 1994 to 34 per cent of GDP in 2004. Without the full  supportive mechanisms, the recession will be deeper and more prolonged than in the past.

-Plus changes over the past decade in the structure of Canadian production and exports have resulted in a dramatic proportional rise in resource exports and a corresponding decline in manufacturing exports.  Always a trade-dependent country (accounting for about one-third of our GDP), Canada is now even more vulnerable to volatile commodity price and volume swings. This vulnerability is heightened by the fact that more than 80 per cent of our exports go to the U.S. In the last six months alone, these exports have fallen by one-third… Counting on a U.S. recovery to spark a revival of Canadian exports and free-ride our economy out of recession may have worked in the past, but the U.S. is not likely to come out of the current recession any time soon.

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Harper also falsely  has been peddling an upbeat  type message that economic recovery is just around the corner, a message that flies in the face of a deteriorating economy., real economic vulnerabilities underlying Canada’s economy.  So with an intervention-averse Conservative government at the helm, Canada’s recession will be deeper and more prolonged than it needs to be. Many more people will suffer. And the cost to the economy  and to our way of life  will next be profound.

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  There  0recession-2is no good news in these matters yet..

-For many Canadians, stagnant wages and low interest rates depleted savings and led to the ballooning of personal debt as a way for many as a way  to maintain to their standard of living.

March 31, 2009

CANADA NOW

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  • Canada expresses outrage over Afghan women’s law   The Canadian Press  OTTAWA – Canadian officials contacted the Afghan government Tuesday to express concern about controversial new legislation that would reportedly allow men to rape their wives.  The Canadian government reacted with outrage following reports that the Karzai administration has approved a wide-ranging family law for the country’s Shia minority. Various reports say the legislation would make it illegal for Shia women to refuse their husbands sex, leave the house without their permission, or have custody of children.  Canadian officials contacted the office of President Hamid Karzai, and Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon spoke to two Afghan cabinet ministers Tuesday seeking clarification. Karzai’s office has so far refused to comment on the legislation, which has been criticized by some Afghan parliamentarians and a UN women’s agency but has not yet been published. Critics say Hamid Karzai’s government approved it in a hurry to win support in the upcoming election from ethnic Hazaras – a Shia Muslim minority that constitutes a crucial block of swing voters. Canada, which has lost 116 soldiers in Afghanistan and spent up to $10 billion propping up the Karzai government, has demanded more information about the law.“If these reports are true, this will create serious problems for Canada,” said International Trade Minister Stockwell Day.“The onus is on the government of Afghanistan to live up to its responsibilities for human rights, absolutely including rights of women. . . “If there’s any wavering on this point from the government of Afghanistan, this will create serious problems and be a serious disappointment for us.” Day was fielding questions in the House of Commons about the reported law while his colleague, Cannon, was in Europe attending an international summit on Afghanistan. Cannon asked for more information from Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Interior Minister Mohammad Atmar. Late Tuesday, Canadian officials said they had learned the law was not yet in effect but that they remained “very concerned.” The Afghan constitution guarantees equal rights for women, but also allows the Shia to have separate family law based on religious tradition. Some international monitors have avoided discussing the issue, for fear of feeding the impression that exists among Afghans that their government takes its marching orders from the West. But female parliamentarians in Afghanistan have condemned the legislation, as has the United Nations Development Fund for Women. They were joined Tuesday by the NDP, which has opposed the Afghan military mission. “How can we say that our soldiers are there to protect women’s rights when the Western-backed leader of this nation pushes through laws like this?” said NDP MP Dawn Black. “Allowing women to be treated like a piece of property . . . is this what we’re fighting for? Is this what our people are dying for in Afghanistan?”
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  • Commons Speaker threatens to suspend Tory MP  OTTAWA – The Speaker of the House of Commons is threatening to suspend a Conservative MP if he continues launching personal attacks against Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. Kory Teneycke, communication director for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, gave no indication that Tory MPs will let up in their attacks on Mr. Ignatieff..
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  • Liberals call on government to help CBC  Liberal.ca (press release) – “Destroying CBC Radio-Canada has been part of Stephen Harper’s ideological agenda for over a decade..

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  • ‘One of their own’ Child-porn sweep nets ex-RCMP officer  . A Gander man charged last week in a Canada-wide crackdown on child pornography happens to be a retired RCMP officer. ” Very sad that the people we pay to protect the most vunerable and exploited in our society is part of the problem. “  
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  • AND THE MISMANAGED RCMP  NOW AGAIN SAYS IT WANTS MORE MONEY TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE  NOW TOO.. THE RCMP IS TOO COSTLY, INEFFECTIVE AND SHOULD BE REPLACED BY A NEW  POLICE FORCE.
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    March 29, 2009

    No such thing as a little bit pregnant

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    A criminal probe of perverse OPP Chief’s Fantino’s abuse of tax payers money is in order. If things do not go the way he wants in court, he merely appeals and appeals and appeals cause it costs him nothing, and he knows the taxpayers will pay for it.
     

    OPP chief ordered to retake witness stand Globe and Mail – ‎Nov 13, 2009‎  Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino has been ordered to go back to the witness stand and pay $20,000 in costs to two officers in whose disciplinary hearing the commissioner had been subpoenaed to testify.  Commissioner Fantino had been in the unusual position of being cross-examined about allegations that he used the internal OPP disciplinary process to wage a vendetta against a high-ranking officer. The allegations were made in the disciplinary hearing of two OPP internal affairs officers, Superintendent Ken MacDonald and Inspector Alison Jevons. Already, the legal saga has cost nearly $500,000 in public money, according to documents that Supt. MacDonald and Insp. Jevons obtained through Freedom of Information requests, said their lawyer, Julian Falconer. The bill is assumed by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, an OPP spokesman said. Commissioner Fantino’s cross-examination had been halted after he alleged that the adjudicator in the disciplinary case, retired judge Leonard Montgomery, was biased. But in a unanimous ruling today, three judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the commissioner’s claim. “The events in this case fall far short of the type of conduct that would give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias,” the judgment said. The court ordered the commissioner awarded $20,000 in legal costs for the two officers. According to testimony at the disciplinary case, Commissioner Fantino wrongly suspected Supt. MacDonald of leaking information to local municipal politicians. Mr. Falconer alleged in court filings that, as a result , the commissioner pursued a vendetta against Supt. MacDonald by charging him and Insp. Jevons in an unrelated disciplinary matter relating to their investigation of another officer’s acts in a domestic dispute.

     
    Criminal probe of defence witness sparks new allegation Fantino abused power  TORONTO – The latest round in Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino’s fight to have an adjudicator removed from a disciplinary hearing goes before the courts Monday amid fresh allegations that the province’s top cop abused his power and acted unlawfully. 
      
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    The new allegations, contained in filings with the Ontario Court of Appeal, stem from a criminal probe into a police officer who was a defence witness at the misconduct hearing Fantino initiated against two other senior officers.The criminal investigation began in January, three months after now-retired provincial police Insp. Keith Messham inadvertently disclosed a privileged document during the discipline process. “The commissioner, in commencing a criminal investigation of (ret.) Insp. Messham, has again attempted to punish a defence witness,” according to the defence’s factum filed with Appeal Court. The document also shows the probe prompted the two other officers to complain about Fantino’s behaviour to the deputy minister of community safety and the province’s integrity commissioner.The complaint, which has not been proven, alleges Fantino “engaged in unlawful acts of reprisals against defence witnesses,” according to the factum.
      
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    The Messham probe came as a Divisional Court panel was still weighing a Fantino request to force retired justice Leonard Montgomery to step down as adjudicator in the misconduct case. In a letter to the lead investigator filed with the Appeal Court, Messham’s lawyer Scott Fenton called the probe of his client a “gross misuse” of criminal investigative power. “The decision to direct a criminal investigation against Insp. Messham (ret.) appears to be part of a broader pattern of misuse of authority by the commissioner of the OPP against current and former senior officers who the commissioner perceives are disloyal, recalcitrant or disrespectful of his authority and his particular methods of enforcing discipline,” Fenton wrote.On Monday, the Appeal Court hears yet another attempt by Fantino to have the hearings put on hold while he fights to have Montgomery removed as adjudicator.The disciplinary case arose when the high-profile commissioner charged Supt. Ken MacDonald and Insp. Alison Jevons, formerly with the provincial force’s internal standards branch, with misconduct and deceit under the Police Services Act.The two officers had reviewed how police responded to a domestic dispute involving yet another officer in 2004 and concluded proper process was not followed.Messham, who served with the provincial police force for three decades until retiring in January, found no issue with how MacDonald and Jevons had acted. Their lawyer, Julian Falconer, called him as a defence witness.Falconer had been arguing before Montgomery that Fantino was vindictive and politically motivated in charging the pair. He has previously argued Fantino tried to transfer another officer who co-operated with the defence. As a result, he expressed concern that Messham would face sanction for the inadvertent disclosure, and even won agreement from Fantino’s lawyer that none was warranted. Three months later, however, Messham found himself under criminal investigation.”It is apparent that the very concern with respect to reprisal by the commissioner against a witness has now occurred,” Falconer said in a recent letter to Fantino’s current lawyer, Tom Curry. Curry was not immediately available to comment. Fantino, who was under cross-examination by Falconer when his lawyer raised the bias accusation against Montgomery in November, wants a stay of the disciplinary proceedings while he tries to appeal two Divisional Court rulings that went against him. He insists Montgomery, who expressed concerns after Fantino changed his evidence, has shown a pattern of bias that undermines his impartiality. “Commissioner Fantino’s credibility . . . is of importance and the adjudicator expressed unwarranted conclusions about (his) credibility and conduct in the midst of his evidence,” Curry states in his factum.The commissioner will suffer “irreparable harm” if a stay is not granted, he says. For his part, Falconer wants the Appeal Court to deny a stay, arguing Fantino is seeking the hiatus for “an improper motive or purpose.””   AND WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS all still?
     
     
    Next ” TORONTO – An attempt by Ontario’s top police officer to put a stop to a murky disciplinary hearing has been put on hold. An Appeal Court judge on Monday pressed the two sides to come to a deal rather than have him rule on granting a stay. Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino argues the adjudicator should be thrown off the discipline case because he is biased against him. Lower courts have ruled against Fantino and he wanted the court to halt proceedings until it decides whether to hear his appeal. Instead, the hearings will likely now be scheduled to go ahead toward the end of April. By that time, however, the Appeal Court will have decided whether it will hear Fantino’s case. The disciplinary hearing involves two senior provincial police officers Fantino accuses of misconduct and deceit. The two officers had reviewed how police responded to a domestic dispute involving another officer in 2004 and concluded proper process was not followed. However, Fantino himself has become embroiled in controversy amid defence allegations that the charges against the pair were politically motivated and vindictive. The hearings ground to a halt as Fantino argued the adjudicator he appointed to hear the case was biased and had to be removed.  In new filings with the Ontario Court of Appeal, their lawyer makes fresh claims that the blunt-speaking officer has abused his authority by initiating a criminal investigation against a defence witness.  “
      
     These are serious charges, likely the tip of an iceberg, a full scale investigation is needed here by an independent judicial body.. for there is not such thing as a little bit pregnant likely here too.
     
     
    and what this is the same person who had lied about the main causes of  car  accidents in Ontario now as well? Most accidents are not caused by speeding but by drunk drivers rather firstly..
     
    The police board and the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner must acknowledge that there is a high threshold of public accountability for a chief of police. Any misconduct or inappropriate behaviour resulting in the removal of a chief should have an expectation of full disclosure. see also http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/letters/story.html?id=7b907f07-dee9-450e-98d9-915fb28267c3
     
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    March 28, 2009

    RCMP likely needs to be totally disbanded

     

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      If what we have been told about the fatal shooting of a Vancouver man by a female police officer is true, it appears front-line cops have learned little from the Robert Dziekanski incident at Vancouver International Airport in 2007. It is ironic this happened just days before the Braidwood inquiry resumed with testimony from the RCMP officer in charge the night Dziekanski died. There are striking similarities to both incidents.   In both cases, we have a witness who disputes the official police version of what happened. And in both cases, a witness apparently caught the incident on camera. Adam Smolcic claims police seized the cellphone he used to record the fatal shooting. He also alleges that police deleted the video capture. In the Dziekanski incident, Paul Pritchard also had his video camera seized by police, and only got it back after he threatened a lawsuit. (Police say they needed to hang onto it until all other evidence they were looking for was in their possession.) Smolcic is making some pretty serious allegations: that police shot and killed someone who could have been subdued with pepper spray or a baton, and that police then tried to cover their backsides by tampering with evidence. Abbotsford Police have now been tasked with investigating the shooting. That investigation should also delve into Smolcic’s allegations. Smolcic is reported to be a marijuana activist. In the past, the word of a pot advocate wouldn’t have counted for much when weighed against the word of a police officer. Sadly, it may be easier for the public to believe Smolcic than the police. That’s how badly the Dziekanski incident has shaken the public’s trust in the police. http://www2.canada.com/surreynow/news/viewpoint/story.html?id=64e57161-c603-4208-b83e-b712c4ac1558
     
      
    DIRTY RCMP AND their  lawyers still misrepresenting Tasered Dziekanski ..
      
    “VANCOUVER — A neighbour of the Polish immigrant who was Tasered at the Vancouver International Airport accused lawyers at the inquiry investigating his death of trying to “make a bad person out of him.”Iwona Kosowska, who lived in the same apartment building as Robert Dziekanski before he left for Canada in October 2007, clashed numerous times with lawyers representing the RCMP officers involved in his Tasering when they suggested Dziekanski was an alcoholic or prone to violence. “You’re trying to make a bad person out of him which means you can kill a bad person because he was not good,” Kosowska said via video link from Poland. “You guys made a mistake and now you’re trying to turn everything around.” Kosowska said her neighbour was terrified of flying and didn’t sleep for 48 hours before flying to Canada to see his mother who lives in Kamloops. B.C. The inquiry, headed by retired judge Thomas Braidwood, previously heard that Dziekanski became agitated after spending more than 24 hours travelling and 10 hours stranded at the airport when he and his mother failed to meet up. He died after being hit five times with a Taser by one of the four RCMP officers called to the scene, while a bystander filmed the encounter with his cellphone.  Through an interpreter, Kosowska accused the lawyers of trying to attack Dziekanski’s character, describing him as a friendly neighbour who was interested in geography — “his great passion” — and was looking forward to starting a new life in Canada with his mother. Kosowska, who lives in the southern Polish city of Gliwice, had known Dziekanski for more than 20 years. She threatened to stop answering questions if they continued to portray him as a violent alcoholic. Kosowska defended her friend after watching the video of his death, saying that he was only “asking for help.” “I’m trying to tell you . . . he is from a foreign country without any knowledge of the language, without having a cigarette on him, without having water to drink and nobody paid any attention to him, they didn’t help him. So what kind of reaction are you expecting?” she asked. Due to a growing gap between the RCMP version of events and video evidence, the Polish-Canadian community is demanding that a “special independent prosecutor” be appointed to investigate Dziekanski’s death. The inquiry heard last week that the lead Mountie, Cpl. Benjamin (Monty) Robinson, admitted he asked to “change” his evidence after viewing the bystander’s video of the death. In his initial report, Robinson claimed 12 times that the Polish immigrant swung a stapler at the officers, the inquiry heard. This report, along with those of his fellow officers, was proved wrong by the video of Dziekanski’s death. “I was mistaken but I was telling the truth. I sort of blended the whole interaction with him,” Robinson told the inquiry last week. None of the four Mounties involved in Dziekanski’s death have been charged. Robinson also told the inquiry that the Polish immigrant “didn’t give us the opportunity” to warn him before he was Tasered, as per RCMP policy. “It wasn’t tactically possible,” Robinson said last week. Robinson said that Dziekanski grabbed a stapler and threatened the officers. When the man took a step toward police, Robinson told his colleague to fire a Taser. “I thought he was going to hit me with the stapler,” Robinson said. When asked why he told another officer to deploy his Taser less than 30 seconds after the officers arrived at the scene, Robinson again cited time constraints. ” http://www.montrealgazette.com/Health/Dziekanski+sleep+deprived+terrified+before+Tasering+Neighbour/1445354/story.html
      
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    When William Elliott was appointed RCMP commissioner in 2007, the challenges ahead were monumental.   It fell to Elliott, a career civil servant, to rebuild the tattered remains of our once-proud national police force, and restore public trust in an institution that had badly fallen into disrepute. The 24,000-member force was “horribly broken,” according to an independent review at the time. Less than two years later, the force is even worse off, and Elliott has failed to deliver. He needs to step aside –or be fired–so someone more effective and trustworthy can again try to restore accountability, transparency and integrity to our damaged Mounties. Elliott has proven he’s as much out of touch as was his predecessor, Giuliano Zaccardelli. Canadians are rightly outraged by the persistent culture of arrogance, overzealous policing and coverups that have for too long been the norm.

    -An independent body of civilians is needed to investigate homicides involving police. It’s obvious that police investigating themselves isn’t working. There have been too many coverups, and the public has lost trust.

    -A new commissioner is needed. Elliott has to go. He has lost credibility and can no longer lead this troubled organization back to health.

    The iconic tradition of Canada’s Mounties dates back to May 23, 1873. The red serge of their uniforms has come to represent honour, order and a proud past. But red is also the colour of shame. Without drastic change, that will be the sad legacy of this once meaningful organization.

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    More on This Story

     

    Robert Dziekanski weilds a folding table at the Vancouver International Airport Oct. 14, 2007 in this screen grab during a Taser incident at Vancouver International Airport that killed him. The Polish immigrant's neighbour testifed Monday he was "terrified" of flying and hadn't slept before his flight.

     

    Dziekanski nervous, hadn’t slept before boarding plane to Cda The Canadian Press –  VANCOUVER, BC — Robert Dziekanski was nervous about flying and hadn’t slept for two days before setting off on his long journey to Canada, one of his neighbours in Poland told a public inquiry Monday. And the neighbour angrily admonished lawyers for  
     

    RCMP lawyers misrepresenting Tasered immigrant: Friend The Gazette (Montreal) –   , Vancouver Province March 30, 2009 8:37 PM Robert Dziekanski weilds a folding table at the Vancouver International Airport Oct. 14, 2007 in this screen grab during a Taser incident at Vancouver International Airport that killed him.

     

    Taser inquiry sees RCMP officers’ lawyers clash with Polish woman Canada.com –  Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski is seen in the arrivals area of the Vancouver airport in this video footage October 14, 2007. VANCOUVER — A Polish neighbour of Robert Dziekanski clashed numerous times with two lawyers representing RCMP officers

     

    Polish group asks for probe of RCMP Canada.com –  The Polish-Canadian community is demanding that a “special independent prosecutor” be appointed to investigate the Tasering of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport after the inquiry into his death revealed a growing gap between the RCMP version

     

    Neighbour says Dziekanski Nervous Before Trip 580 CFRA Radio –  One of Robert Dziekanski’s neighbours in Poland told a Public Inquiry that the man was nervous about flying. Iwona Kosowska added Dziekanski hadn’t slept for two days before departing on his trip to Ottawa. But Kosowaska angrily admonished lawyers for

     

    Mountie didn’t admit to 5 shots Canada.com –  By GERRY BELLETT, Canwest News ServiceMarch 27, 2009 A paramedic called to the Vancouver International Airport after Robert Dziekanski became unconscious said the lead RCMP officer told him the Polish immigrant was tasered only once.

     

    Canadians in Warsaw fearful after taser death Globe and Mail –  VANCOUVER — The Canadian embassy in Warsaw was so concerned about a backlash from outraged Poles after Robert Dziekanski’s 2007 death in a confrontation with four Mounties it warned staff about being identified on the streets as Canadians,

     

    Canadian diplomats feared for safety in Poland News1130 –  VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Canadian diplomats feared for their safety in Poland, according to a new document that shows they felt a backlash because of the Robert Dziekanski incident. The Canadian embassy in the Polish capital was so worried about a

     

    Braidwood Inquiry: Neighbour of Robert Dziekanski defends News1130 – VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A visibly angry and frustrated friend of Robert Dziekanski is testifying via an Internet video feed from Poland at the Braidwood Inquiry. Iwona Kosowska, who lived in the same apartment building as Dziekanski in Gliwice, Poland,

     

    Be very afraid Globe and Mail –  Toronto — Sheila White suggests that if the amateur video of Robert Dziekanski’s tasering did not exist, Mr. Dziekanski would have been the “villain” and the real truth would never have been known. She calls this a “scary thought” (Don’t Even Go There

     

    Shocked, repeatedly Ottawa Citizen –  When police Taser someone, they are administering force — physically interfering with the suspect’s body. Sometimes this is what police have to do, and they have a variety of instruments with which to do it — not just a Taser but, depending on the

     

    Mounties collective memory lapse gves impression of coverup Prince George Citizen – At what point do errors and inaccuracies become lies and criminal behaviour? That is the question Canadians should be asking the RCMP and our politicians for their investigation of the Robert Dziekanski homicide. If four highly trained officers have

     

    Polish neighbour defends Dziekanski at inquiry The Province – Emotions ran high at the Braidwood inquiry Monday as a friend and neighbour of Robert Dziekanski — testifying by videolink from Poland — accused lawyers of trying to discredit him to justify the RCMP handling of the case. Iwona Kosowska, who said she

      

    Dziekanski hadn’t slept for two days before boarding plane to Cda CFTKTV –  VANCOUVER, BC – One of Robert Dziekanski’s neighbours in Poland says the man was nervous about flying and hadn’t slept for two days before boarding a plane to Vancouver. Dziekanski had been travelling for more than a day and was in Vancouver’s airport

    – It is still now totally unacceptable , despicable that the RCMP abuses the citizens, next  they do  get full pay while they are suspended during an investigations, and on top of that their lawyers are also now all paid for at the tax payers expenses.. but still the majority of taxpayers do not  have such luxury , benefits now as well. The RCMP likely needs to be totally disbanded

    – On top of all this the RCMP  Dziekanski affair has now also given world wide a real bad name to Canada, it has made Canada now a world wide laughing stock of Police brutality, cover-ups, injustices, police lies..

     

     

    In busy Toronto, police say  Drunk driving and careless turning are the main culprits for serious accidents in intersections and red light cameras are not used because of the fear of public backlash..  So why are Calgary drivers such chronic lead-foots? or is the question why is it the Calgary city fathers are so money hungry? The  police services are  implementing the   speed cameras as a way of adding to their coffers.. ‘Speed on green’ cameras linked to rear-end crashes.  Arizona cities, one of the first cities to bring in such technology says the cameras decrease speeding and dangerous collisions, but can increase the number of rear-end crashes. But of course the money hungry police of Calgary had denied this.
     
    ANOTHER CASH GRAB.. The Calgary Parking Authority is expanding its hold on the inner city by starting to charge for parking on more than 20 blocks of the Beltline.
     
    CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!
     
    Anyone who thinks the cops here are being honest, serving the public is a fool..
     
      No  matter how that dirty RCMP weasel spins the facts, tries to weasel out of the truth, the RCMP was clearly wrong on many counts in the Taser death of a polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport.. they were uncompassionate, inconsiderate, used more restraining force than was necessary, and they next also clearly lied to cover-up their own immoral acts, and many times as well, They slander a good man in the process as well.. and so none of this was, is acceptable or forgivable.. none  of it.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada
     
    Now the RCMP is so ready to monitor others it firstly cannot monitor itself.. how absurd and hypocritical still too
     

    Most reasonable and reasoning people have seen the folly of speed cameras for decades now too.    
     
    Here is what I found amazing and worth while examining now  in much more detail.. insurance companies in Canada do not mind gouging Canadian consumers in their greed to make more profits..  and we all know that accumulating speeding , traffic infractions, will cause your car insurance costs to go up significantly…   and yet here is what I find surprising, neither the insurance companies, the provincial government, nor the federal government, the police have real, valid detailed statistics on the causes of traffic accidents: such as how many were caused my alcoholic drivers, how many were caused by speeding, how many were caused by poor road conditions, lousy snow clearing as well, etc not even in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, BC as well.. …. so what do the insurance companies do with all the extra money they collect, certainly they of all persons should have firstly the best statistics on traffic accidents now in the first place, or how do they determine their rates??? Even Canada’s police chiefs have to rely on accident statistics from other countries, such as Australia, Great Britain, the US..
      

    March 18, 2009

    Harper and Tory disclose how much party funding was used to

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    Attention News/Assignment/Education/Parliament Hill/Queen’s Park Editors:
     
    Students call on Harper and Tory to disclose how much party funding was used to undermine students’ unions      TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ – Recordings leaked from a workshop hosted by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy reveal a plan to undermine democratic decision-making on Canadian campuses.     At the February 7, 2009 Conservative training session for students in Waterloo, a workshop called “Campaign Strategies and Tactics for Keeping the CFS off Campus” was presented by Aaron Lee-Wudrick, Campaign Manager for Member of Parliament Peter Braid, and Ryan O’Connor, Ninth Vice-President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Braid and other Conservative politicians participated training workshops in Waterloo and elsewhere in the country.
     
        “Students’ unions provide an independent democratic voice for students and it is alarming that the Conservative Party of Canada is devoting resources to undermine that voice,” said Shelley Melanson, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. “Students have a right to hear directly from Stephen Harper and John Tory about whether it is official party policy to interfere with democratic student unions.”     The Canadian Federation of Students represents over 300,000 college and university students in Ontario, and more than 500,000 across Canada. The mandate of the Federation is to advocate for accessible and high-quality post-secondary education. Other student groups, such as campus Public Interest Research Groups, that advocate for environmental sustainability, human rights, and social justice were targeted by Conservative Party presenters.     The leaked materials, available at Wikileaks.org, include session agendas and audio recordings that feature instructions on how to run Conservative Party candidates in student elections to promote the partisan agenda of the Conservative Party. Presenters are heard advising Conservative students to set up “front organisations” to receive student clubs funding under false pretenses in order to funnel money to the Conservative Party.
      
        “Students deserve to know how much the Conservative Party has spent and who has received funding and training,” said Melanson. “I certainly hope that the federal and provincial Conservative parties aren’t using taxpayer dollars for these purposes.”

    For further information: Shelley Melanson, Chairperson, (416) 882-9927 (cell); Joel Duff, Organiser, (416) 707-0349 (cell)

    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/18/c9873.html

    I may not agree with them but they have the same rights that we all do have, the right of free speech, the right to be heard, the right not to be abused, bullied as well even by that bad wolf stephen haper
     

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    Hey we have loads of example of how ruthless, crooked the cops are now in Canada.. their self regulation does not work, and Canada wide now  too. None of this is acceptable. and the overall justice system, Justice Ministers are already known world wide to be really bad too.

     

      Monday June 15,2009 Canadian Press  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.

     

                

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    CBC.ca – The Advanced Taser M26 manufactured by Taser International is one of two types of stun guns used by police forces. It delivers an average of 1500 volts.

    STU professor backs outright ban on tasers Daily Gleaner

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    Cops used Tasers 367 times in ’08 Toronto Sun –  By IAN ROBERTSON, SUN MEDIA The youngest person Toronto Police zapped with a Taser last year was a potentially violent, suicidal 12-year-old boy, a report to the force’s elected and appointed commissioners states. But in his report to the Toronto

     

    ‘Significant decline’ in Taser use between ’07 and ’08: VPD Vancouver Sun –  VANCOUVER — Vancouver police used Tasers 27 last time last year, far less frequently than in 2007 when the force used the conducted energy weapons 74 times. The data, which compares the Vancouver Police Department’s Taser use to that of other cities,

     

    VPD Taser use near top of list Vancouver Courier –  The Vancouver Police Department tied for second with Niagara Regional Police Service for the number of times a Taser was fired in 2007. Out of eight departments in Canada, including Montreal, officers from Vancouver and Niagara fired the Taser 74 times

     

    Taser to the head can cause seizures, report warns CTV.ca –  A jolt from a stun gun can cause a seizure if the gun is aimed at the head, warns a new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The case report describes an incident in which an unnamed Ontario police officer was chasing a suspected robber.

     

    Stun gun shock to head may cause seizures, doctors warn CBC.ca – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ Most reports of Taser-related side-effects have concentrated on cardiac complications. (Toby Talbot/Canadian Press/AP) A police officer who was mistakenly hit in the head by a stun gun suffered seizures, Canadian doctors reported on Monday.

     

    Medical journal article says Taser stun to the head can cause seizures The Canadian Press – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ OTTAWA — Stun guns can cause seizures if their tiny electric barbs pierce the scalp and shock the brain, says a new article on the accidental jolting of a police officer. The unnamed Ontario cop, in his 30s, was chasing a suspected robber when he was

     

    Taser can trigger seizures, researchers say  Globe and Mail – ‎Mar 17, 2009‎ A jolt from a taser could trigger a seizure in certain circumstances, according to a new report by Canadian researchers. The finding is based on a case study of a police officer who was accidentally hit with a taser in the upper back and head,

     

    Taser shot to the head can cause seizures: Report  Ottawa Citizen – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Jessica Hinds and Thomas Jolicoeur, Canwest News ServiceMarch 16, 2009 A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal presents the case of a police chase, in which a healthy Ontario police officer was mistakenly Tasered twice in the back of

     

    Taser Stun Guns Can Cause Brain Injury U.S. News & World Report – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) — Taser stun guns, used by some police forces, can cause brain-related problems such as seizures, according to a Canadian study. Researchers analyzed a case involving a police officer in his 30s who was mistakenly hit

     

     

    Man Tasered by VPD in hospital for mental-health review The Province –  By Katie Mercer, The ProvinceMarch 17, 2009Comments (11) A 31-year-old Vancouver man was taken to hospital for a mental-health assessment after a struggle with police that ended with the use of a Taser. Shortly before 11 am Tuesday, BC ambulance

     

    Vancouver police fired tasers 27 times last year  Georgia Straight – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Carlito Pablo Vancouver police officers fired their tasers 27 times in 2008, according to a report to the Vancouver police board. These “Taser applications” were 64 percent lower than the 74 times that stun guns were used by members of the Vancouver

     

    Cops keen to test new taser gun  NEWS.com.au – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ VICTORIA’S elite police are keen to test Taser shotguns, which can fell a man from up to 20m using a wireless electronic projectile. As debate over the use of Tasers intensifies, some members of the state’s elite police teams know about the new weapon

     

    Bill would restrict police use of Tasers  Las Vegas Sun – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Abigail Goldman Metro police have purchased just over 1000 Taser cameras and will begin distributing the recording devices to police on the beat in two weeks. These cameras will capture grainy footage of every electronic zap, though the fate of that

     

    Winston-Salem’s police chief wants to buy 550 to reduce officer   Winston-Salem Journal – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Dan Galindo | Journal Reporter City leaders are weighing a proposal by the Winston-Salem Police Department to give its officers Taser stun guns. But first, they want to hear from residents about the idea. “This is something that needs to be looked

     

    “Angry and emotionally disturbed man” tasered after struggle with Vancouver Sun –  METRO VANCOUVER – A 31 year-old man had a Taser deployed on him after causing a disturbance and injuring a police officer at a downtown Vancouver hotel this morning. Vancouver police were called to the 1100 block of Granville Street after BC Ambulance

     
     

     

     

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