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February 18, 2015

Cop charged:breach of trust, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance,

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OPP union investigated for fraud, theft.A RCMP warrant executed at the headquarters of the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) alleges there is evidence of criminal fraud, theft and laundering the proceeds of crime, the union has confirmed to its members. WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/03/13/oppa-investigated-for-fraud-theft-union-to-members

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EDMONTON – A lengthy investigation into the trafficking of steroids within the Edmonton Police Service has resulted in charges and suspensions against two veteran officers, while six others have been removed from their current duties. “Edmontonians expect their police officers to be honest and ethical, and answer to a higher standard,”   “Behaviour contrary to these expectations brings reputational damage to our police service and violates the public trust.”

 http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Steroids+probe+brings+charges+against+Edmonton+police+officers/10868563/story.html

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VANCOUVER — Many years later the RCMP officer who stunned Robert Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport lied at a public inquiry into the Polish immigrant’s death, a judge ruled. Const. Kwesi Millington fired his Taser multiple times after he and three other officers were summoned to Vancouver’s airport in October 2007. Dziekanski, who spoke no English, had been throwing furniture in the international terminal.  Millington’s verdict marks the first time a judge has concluded that one of the officers lied. Another Mountie, Const. Bill Bentley, was acquitted in 2013, while two other cases have not yet concluded.  The Crown alleged the officers colluded on a story to tell homicide investigators and write in their police notes in an attempt to heighten the threat that Dziekianski posed. Prosecutors argued the officers’ statements and notes all contained similar errors, proving they worked together. The Crown further alleged the officers met in the Vancouver area in the days or weeks before testifying at the inquiry in early 2009 to plan their testimony. A witness, whose ex-husband is Bentley’s cousin, told the court the officers met at her home, but the defence presented telephone records, credit card receipts and other evidence to cast doubt on her testimony. The judge  noted that the officer’s errors all exaggerated the threat Dziekanski posed.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1270360-judge-mountie-lied-at-vancouver-taser-inquiry

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A Quebec  SQ officer is facing charges of falsifying evidence. Constable Sebastien Grenier was suspended with pay last April while police investigated allegations that the officer had handed out bogus speeding tickets in the Eastern Townships. Grenier will appear in court only on  March 27th. His status with the police force is expected to be re-evaluated in the coming days. Meanwhile he gets fully pay..

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A constable with B.C.’s Abbotsford Police Department has been criminally charged and 16 other officers are under investigation for allegations related to the integrity of statements used in a number of criminal cases to obtain search warrants. Const. Christopher Nicholson has been charged with  breach of trust, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) said in a statement released Wednesday.  During the Vancouver Police Department investigation, it says it uncovered further allegations of misconduct against 16 other members of the APD and a total of 148 accusations of misconduct against seventeen members of the Abbotsford Police Department. The accusations include corrupt practice, deceit, and neglect of duty. The OPCC says it has not been able to adequately determine the extent to which prosecutions may have been compromised “due to the lack of adequate disclosure from the police. Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner Rollie Woods says the officers are accused of making up information to secure search warrants. “The concerns raised have an impact of the interplay between key institutional stakeholders within the criminal justice system which include the federal prosecution service, judicial officers and the police. Furthermore, what remains an active concern to the OPCC is the extent to which the search warrants in issue may have contributed to potentially unsafe prosecutions,” reads a statement from the office.

.see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/mountie-charged-with-trafficking-cocaine-and-ecstas/

December 23, 2009

about time that a Life sentence in Jail meant a life time in Jail.

 

I am really rightfully still no fan of the too often pretentious, inadequate Canadian Courts and the related bad, often lying Attorney generals, Solicitor Generals as well
 
I continue to be amazed that almost no one any more is being prosecuted for perjury, lying to or  in the courts, It is like the judges themselves  know that even the judges and lawyers are liars too often themselves and if they prosecute the other liars they next would have to deal with themselves as well.
 
It is also really  about time that a Life sentence in Jail meant a  a life time in Jail. Most of us already seem to know that to many Judges are too lenient on the real criminals, those persons  guilty of rape, sexual and physical abuses, robbery, major tax evasion, violence, and major economic, white collared crimes too.. All the convicted the criminals should pay back all they now have stolen as well, yes they should be deprived of any keeping any of the benefits of their wrong doings too.
 
It is also time that all bad, crooked cops now also get what they really do deserve, real punishment, job dismissal as well
 
It seems very perverse too that  the only courts that are efficient and do not hesitate to prosecuted, punish the accused offenders are the revenue generating traffic tickets courts.
 
It is also time that all bad corporations, businesses  GUILTY OF FALSE, MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENT, UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES GET THEIR REAL DUES, PUNISHMENT AS WELL..
 
 

 
 
It is an undeniable historical  fact of life that if you try to tell the bad people what they do not want to hear, or what they do not want others to know they next often will try to suppress your right of free speech, by any means, by your false oppression now as well, and that yes includes crooked persons, bad cops, bad politicians, bad elders, bad pastors.. even in a democracy.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/about-the-governmental-civil-liberties-threats-during-the-2010-olympics/ 
 
 

December 22, 2009

Supreme Court creates new public interest Free Speech, libel defence for press and bloggers

 

I am glad you have agreed that the Charter of right forbids personal discrimination and allows any person to write to any news editor and to any elected official any concerns, but yes you all do still have the right not to read the material and the right to  delete it. If you as a news editor or a politician do not want to receive any emails from others still , please do take your name off the internet, and do stop asking people to contact you, to write to you.. and no one can bother you. Well at least next you cannot say before God you were not warned, did not receive the material too.  And yeah I do get rightfully upset when the Hypocrites, Pastors, Church Elders, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants, News editors, Jews, Conservatives, red necks, liberals, bad guys, bad cops too now  want the courts to insure their rigth of free speech protected but they do not allow other people the same right , a too common Canadian event still too..
 
 
Supreme Court creates new public interest libel defence for press and bloggers  OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada offered journalists and bloggers a new defence against libel Tuesday in a pair of rulings that were hailed as a landmark victory for free speech.  The rulings effectively exonerated the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen newspapers and created the new “responsible journalism” defence that will give reporters more leeway to pursue controversial stories as long as they are deemed to be in the public interest.  Media lawyers hailed the creation of the new defence as a major step towards reducing so-called libel chill, which prompts journalists to back away from contentious stories for fear of being sued, often by powerful interests with deep pockets to pay their lawyers.  The rulings also saved the two newspapers from paying out more than $1.5 million in damages, including $1 million for punitive damages against the Star, one of the largest such awards in Canadian libel history.  The Star story in question was about controversial plans for a golf course, while the Citizen’s articles scrutinized the activities of a former police officer.  The rulings mean journalists can make factual errors, but as long as they take a series of steps to ensure fairness in stories that are deemed to be in the public interest, they cannot be successfully sued for libel.  Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, writing for the unanimous 9-0 court, said the existing libel defences were too restrictive and contrary to the free expression guarantees in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  “To insist on court-established certainty in reporting on matters of public interest may have the effect not only of preventing communication of facts which a reasonable person would accept as reliable and which are relevant and important to public debate, but also of inhibiting political discourse and debate on matters of public importance, and impeding the cut and thrust of discussion necessary to discovery of the truth.”  The rulings were hailed by media lawyers and journalism organizations as a major step towards modernizing Canada’s archaic defamation law, bringing it in line with other jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom and Australia.  A broad coalition of organizations, including PEN Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the CBC, the Globe and Mail newspaper and others supported the high court appeal by the Star and the Citizen.  “It’s probably the most important decision the Supreme Court’s ever decided on the law of libel. It modernizes our laws to better reflect freedom of speech and that’s in the public interest,” said Paul Schabas, the Star lawyer, who represented the newspaper in the defamation case brought by Ontario businessman Peter Grant.  “It means that the media and anybody else who’s acting responsibly can put something out for public debate and not be chilled because they can’t ultimately prove that it’s true in a court of law years later.”  “There’s now room been made under the Charter of Rights for freedom of expression, that if you don’t prove every fact true in a court of law there’s still room that your public interest story, done responsibly, is protected and you can’t get sued for libel,”  Dearden. 
 
 Good news: Adults diagnosed with diabetes in Ontario are living longer as death rates have fallen by more than 30% in the last decade, a study shows.
 
Bad News: Nurse shortage hits St. Amant Centre  in Winnipeg, and many other places still?
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/merry-christmas-happy-new-year/
 
Here is some more free speech of mine…
     
In accordance with my rights of free speech too … Anyone who has read my blogs I rightfully still do not give an unconditional support for Israel’s past, present, future actions or reactions and I am not an anti Semite and you can tell that to Prime Minister Stephen Harper now too
 
 
What about the CANADIAN charter right OF FREE SPEECH, to speak, to be heard in reality include  now all Canadians and not JUST  the selected few.
 
(Titus 2:15 KJV)  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
 
Jason Bain I find it strange that 1 or 2 person alone of the thousands of email I send to all the major news editors, provincial members of the legislatures object to receiving email that they had asked others to write to them.. I often conclude they now rather are lazy, pretentious, control freaks or have some other issues that I too would be glad to fully discuss and help them now freely too..
(1 Cor 14:29 KJV)  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
 
(Col 3:15 KJV)  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, 

I know that a minority group wants LIKES to talk and be heard all the time, like the Toronto Star, and a few others, such as the National Post, Global, CTV, even the CBC, .. and when you write a letter to them they even often ask you not to write back to them, they do not want it or appreciate others  USING THEIR RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH..

 
THE CHARTER RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH IN CANADA IS A REAL FARCE, UNDENIABLY STILL TOO. I WAS ARRESTED IN THE CALGARY CHIEF OF POLICE OFFICE AND FINED 250 DOLLARS FOR SAYING OUT LOUD TO THOSE COPS PRESENT THERE, YOU COPS ARE CROOKED, after I got 3 traffic tickets in a row from the same cops, and the statistical odds of this happening by chance now are astronomical.. AND THE POLICE CHARGE WAS DUE TO ME SPEAKING OUT LOUD IN A PUBLIC PLACE.. BAD COPS ABUSE  THE LAW, AND NEXT THEY ALSO DO STILL WANT TO BE THE ONLY ONES HAVING A RIGHT TO BE HEARD AND NOT ANY OF THE CITIZENS.  AND WE SEE THIS SO OFTEN IN THE POLICE REVIEW BOARDS WHERE THE CITIZENS ARE NOT FAIRLY, EQUALLY REPRESENTED AS WELL.. WHY DO POLITICANS ALLOW THIS AND SLEEP WITHT HEBAD COPS NOW TOO? THEY ARE SCARED OF THEM..  I  AM NOT.
 
EVER SINCE THE COPS , NOW ABOUT 10 TIMES TRIED TO DENY MY RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BAD COPS I NEXT KEEP ON RAISING MY VOICE LOUDER INSTEAD http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/supressed-right-of-free-speech-in-canada/
 
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 even the politician’s watch dogs, the cops  is nothing new to me.
 
I 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. 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…  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/the-police-already-tap-my-interent-phone/
 
While God loves all of his children equally and fairly and does not show partiality, Stephen Harper the evangelical, as we  all should know by now he does not, he discriminates and shows false partiality. Cause he really is still a phony Christian
 
I have to say there so many hypocrites in Canada.. the major media deleted the bloggers personal comment about a Gay Mp.. so much for free speech in Canada.. Gays want acceptance, THEIR RIGHT TO SPEAK AND TO B HEARD NOW AS WELL  but they and the news editors, news media do not allow other person’s free speech? Such hypocrisy
 

December 1, 2009

CANADIAN MOTHER’S RIGHTFUL SEARCH FOR JUSTICE

 

Canada and British Columbia  clearly, perversely has a two tied justice system, one that allows ordinary citizens to be abused, another for the civil and public servants, influential   persons, a legacy from the British influence.. smart RCMP officers seem always to get away with injustice as a result too

 

The Canadian Press  VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver International Airport, where Robert Dziekanski spent the last 10 hours of his life lost, confused and unable to communicate with anyone before his fatal confrontation with RCMP, has denied any responsibility for his death in its defence of a lawsuit filed by the Polish immigrant’s mother.Dziekanski died on the floor of the airport’s international arrivals area in the early morning of Oct. 14, 2007, after four RCMP officers stunned him with a Taser.His mother is now suing the officers, the airport and the federal and provincial governments. Zofia Cisowski alleges the airport and its staff failed her son at every encounter they had with the man after he arrived from Poland and then tried, unsuccessfully, to find his waiting mother.He was in the airport for nearly 10 hours before police were called, including several hours that he spent unnoticed in a secure customs hall, possibly sleeping. In particular, Cisowski’s lawsuit says airport staff didn’t do enough to help Dziekanski when he became agitated and started throwing furniture, prompting calls to police. She claims airport officials didn’t provide sufficient access to a translator and wrongly decided not to call the facility’s own firefighters after Dziekanski was stunned and lying unconscious on the airport floor. The lawsuit also says staff failed to provide Cisowski with any “meaningful assistance” when she repeatedly tried to find out where her son was during hours of waiting. The airport denies every allegation. Airport staff “followed their training, used good judgment and employed the resources available to them at the time to do their best to assist the plaintiff (Cisowski), Mr. Dziekanski and all members of the public in attendance at the airport,” says the statement of defence, filed on Nov. 20.”If the plaintiff sustained any injury or harm, such harm was not foreseeable by the airport or its representatives.” CisowsKi’s lawyer declined to comment, saying he was waiting for statements of defence from the others named in the lawsuit. The airport is the only defendant so far to file such a statement. The airport’s lawyer, Dwight Stewart, said the airport has extensively reviewed what happened and made changes, but he insisted the airport’s policies and procedures were sufficient at the time. “This was a situation that no one at the airport had ever encountered before,” Stewart said in an interview.  “And while it’s unlikely that this would ever again happen at the airport, the airport looked at every one of those systems and did everything it could to ensure that . . . every passenger – no matter the time of day, no matter their experience with international air travel, no matter their language capacity – had a smooth passage through Vancouver International Airport.” Stewart said he ISn’t legally discuss whether there has been any talk of a settlement, but he said the airport is sticking firm in its position that it did nothing wrong.

 The airport faced intense criticism after Dziekanski’s death and made numerous changes in the aftermath, including improved access to translation services, more signs in different languages and increased patrols to find passengers who are lost or in distress. An internal report produced in the months after Dziekanski’s fatal confrontation with police concluded airport staff followed their training and did nothing wrong, but made more than two dozen recommendations that have been put into place . .At a public inquiry that wrapped up in October, the airport repeatedly pointed to those changes as proof it had learned from the incident, while at the same time denying there was anything wrong in the first place. Inquiry commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s final report is expected to be released next year, and it will contain recommendations to prevent similar deaths.The inquiry also focused on the actions of federal border officers who dealt with Dziekanski before he encountered the police and the four RCMP officers, one of whom used a Taser on Dziekanski within seconds of arriving. Cisowski’s lawsuit is just one of several legal cases connected to Dziekanski’s death and the inquiry. Three of the officers will be in the B.C. Court of Appeal this week to challenge the inquiry’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them; Taser International is suing the inquiry commissioner over the findings of an earlier report that concluded the weapons can kill; and the officer who fired the Taser, Const. Kwesi Millington, is suing the CBC for libel.

Overruling recommendations by a local police force, B.C.’s Ministry of the Attorney-General won’t lay impaired-driving charges after a fatal crash last year involving an RCMP officer who was also at the centre of the Robert Dziekanski case. The ministry’s criminal justice branch announced Tuesday it will instead lay a single charge of attempting to obstruct justice against RCMP Corporal Benjamin Montgomery (Monty) Robinson. The charge stems from an Oct. 25, 2008, crash in Tsawwassen, B.C., in which motorcyclist Orion Hutchinson was struck by a Jeep driven by Cpl. Robinson, who was off duty at the time, the ministry said. After the crash, Cpl. Robinson gave his driver’s licence to a witness and left the scene to carry his two children, who were in the Jeep, to the family’s nearby home, defence lawyer Reg Harris said in an interview Tuesday. Cpl. Robinson has said he’d consumed two beers earlier that night and, once leaving the crash scene, drank two shots of vodka at his home. “He had volunteered that he had consumed liquor, yes,” Mr. Harris said. Cpl. Robinson then returned to the scene of the crash, at which Mr. Hutchinson was pronounced dead. The collision was investigated by Delta police, who in June recommended the Crown lay charges of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death against Cpl. Robinson. But in a statement Tuesday, the government said “available evidence does not establish to the criminal standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, that at the time of the collision Cpl. Robinson had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol, or that he was operating his vehicle in a dangerous manner. …” Unlike other provinces where police lay charges directly, British Columbia requires the Crown to approve charges suggested by investigators. Neil MacKenzie, a spokesman for B.C.’s criminal justice branch, was tight-lipped about what the charge of obstructing justice stems from, saying only that it was due to the “alleged actions” of Cpl. Robinson in the hours after the collision. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mountie-escapes-impaired-driving-charge-in-bc-death/article1384800/

The Crown has approved a charge of attempting to obstruct justice — but not impaired driving — against RCMP Cpl. Benjamin (Monty) Robinson, who was involved in a fatal accident last year.  On Oct. 25, 2008, Robinson was driving a Jeep in Tsawwassen that collided with a motorcycle driven by 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson, who was killed. Robinson was the most senior of the four RCMP officers involved in a confrontation with Dziekanski at Vancouver airport in October 2007, during which Dziekanski was shocked with a Taser and died. Robinson testified at a public inquiry earlier this year that he gave the order to use the Taser. He was suspended with pay following the crash and RCMP spokesman Sgt. Tim Shields said Tuesday the suspension continues. Shields said an internal code of conduct investigation was ordered after the accident, but that investigation will not proceed until the criminal case has concluded.

The RCMP  itself does not hesitate to cover up, not prosecute one of it’s own historically now as well. Claiming “We have to wait until the court proceedings are over and then we will hold the adjudication hearing where the final discipline will be decided upon,” he said. “It only makes sense to wait until all the evidence has come in during the court process before that final disciplinary hearing is held.” Of course all of the evidence will not be available if the RCMP itself fully does not investigate the matter.

The motor vehicles branch suspended Robinson’s driver’s licence for 90 days following the crash – a suspension he tried unsuccessfully to appeal. The officer argued in B.C. Supreme Court in March that a motor vehicles adjudicator didn’t properly consider his statement that he left the scene of the collision, had two shots of vodka, and then returned to the scene. Robinson is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8 on the obstruction charge. His lawyer, Reg Harris, said Robinson will plead not guilty to the charge. “Any criminal charge is a significant event for anybody, so it’s hugely significant that he’s now facing a criminal charge,” Harris said. 

More amazing still, the vehicular accident which resulted in the death of Orion Hutchinson and the obstruction charge to Monty Robinson came one year almost to the day of Robert Dziekanski’s death. Corporal Robinson was suspended with pay following the crash, and over a year later that suspension continues. Note that he wasn’t suspended for his involvement in the death of Mr.Dziekanski, but for the drunk driving and obstruction charge in the accident.

Two men are dead as a result of Mr.Robinson’s direct actions. Will there be any justice for either of them?

 
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RCMP acknowledges public trust eroded after Dziekanski incident  Vancouver Sun –  By Neal Hall, Vancouver SunMarch 24, 2009 VANCOUVER – The RCMP realizes the level of public trust in the force has dropped as a result of evidence emerging at the Braidwood inquiry, which is probing the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport

 

Mountie fails to have driving ban lifted The Province – By Keith Fraser, The ProvinceMarch 4, 2009 One of the four Mounties at the scene of the fatal Tasering of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport has lost his bid to overturn a driving ban he received after he was involved in a fatal KILLING

 

Cop not certified with Taser  24 Hours Vancouver –  By IRWIN LOY, 24 HOURS The RCMP officer who gave the order to jolt Robert Dziekanski with a Taser stun gun lacked the proper certification to fire the weapon himself, the inquiry into the Polish immigrant’s death has heard. RCMP Cpl. Benjamin ‘Monty’

 

Unbelievable testimony; unknowable pain Globe and Mail –  Just days after the head of the RCMP asked the Canadian public to “walk a mile in the shoes” of his officers, the mother of Robert Dziekanski attempted to get a member of the force to do exactly the same thing with her. 

 

WINNIPEG — One target of a major undercover police sting operation was a former Manitoba RCMP officer who gave up the badge and later became a high-ranking Hells Angels associate.  Shuttleworth, 39, was arrested at his Winnipeg home early Wednesday by heavily armed members of the Emergency Response Team. He has been charged with participating in a criminal organization, trafficking a firearm, possession of proceeds of crime and conspiracy to money laundering. Police identified Shuttleworth in court documents as a full-patch member of the Zig Zag Crew, the so-called puppet club of the Hells Angels. The documents said Shuttleworth was an RCMP officer between 1991 and 1994 who had extensive firearm training and “an ongoing interest in firearms.” http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Former+Mountie+swept+Manitoba+gang+raid/2302711/story.html

   

SEE ALSO

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/it-is-getting-worse-for-the-rcmp/ 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/rcmp-warned/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/rcmp-mounties-should-be-retired-and-replaced-asap/

 

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