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April 7, 2009

Dirty Canadian cops, dirty Pastors, dirty Cabinet Ministers

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Dirty Canadian cops, dirty Pastors, dirty  Cabinet Ministers are all fair discussions, topics for me too.. Any kind of professional abuse of the citizens is also unacceptable.. Any kind!!! I DO NOT HIDE THAT MOST COPS TOO READILY LIE, ABUSE OTHERS IT SEEMS.. RCMP INCLUDED. MANY LAWYERS LIE AND WHEN THEY NEXT BECOME JUSTICE MINISTERS THEY CONTINUE TO LIE, ARE IN REALITY POOR, GENERALLY PRETENTIOUS MINISTERS AND CANADA WIDE TOO NOW. NOW THE BC JUSTICE MINISTER CLAIMED HE WAS LOOKING INTO THE  JUSTICE MATTERS HAD TO NEXT RESIGN HIMSELF CAUSE HE BROKE THE LAW TOO MANY TIMES HIMSELF. BC Public Safety Minister John van Dongen’s driver’s licence has been suspended for speeding.
 
B.C. Attorney General watches Taser inquiry to see if new evidence arises Tue Apr 14, 12:46 AM  VANCOUVER, B.C. – RCMP officers who testified at the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport could still face charges after the inquiry but so far there is nothing to suggest that might happen, B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal said Monday.
 
    .. and poor, bad, pretentious, usless  Wally lost relection.. great! we need more losers out of office too..
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Clearly all 4 RCMP officers now  lying to a judge, being guilty of obstruction of justice, perjury to the courts,  wrongful  use of force, excessive use of force, disrespecting a  persons rights, incompetency, are  not a punishable offence now even because all the justice ministers, too many politicians seem to do it regularly..  and again in reality the majority of the citizens now do know, do see the RCMP as very guilty but the bad BC justice minister cannot? Get real. I hope he now loses his reelection .. he Wally Oppal does not deserve to be reelected. 
   
 
 
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Police do not like it when the table is turned upon them..  “Police routinely call the media together for a show-and-tell display of video or pictures of the latest brazen criminal act, but lately, a similar spotlight has been shining on police and the picture isn’t pretty.  Vancouver news photographer Jason Payne summed it up as the “Robert Dziekanski syndrome” after police twisted his arm behind his back and seized his camera as he tried to take shots of a police-involved shooting.  Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant who was behaving erratically, died at Vancouver’s airport after RCMP Tasered him several times in October 2007.  The death went mostly unnoticed until it exploded onto the national stage after a bystander’s video of the incident showed officers using the weapon on the agitated man armed only with a stapler. A public inquiry which has been further embarrassing to the RCMP is currently underway.  Since Dziekanski’s death, New Brunswick police have been chastised by a court for not only arresting a blog photographer, but deleting a picture from his camera.  In December 2007, just weeks after the Dziekanski video was released to the public, Vancouver television cameraman Ricky Tong arrived to the scene of a police-involved shooting minutes after the gunfire and started filming.  He was held after refusing to give up his video and only released after the station sent a live truck to the site so a copy of the video could be made on the spot.  After a fatal police shooting on the street last month, Adam Smolcic, told a Vancouver officer he had taped the incident on his cell phone.   He said he gave the officer his phone and when it was returned, the video had been erased. The phone is now with experts in the United States to see if the video can be extracted from the phone’s memory.  Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu has apologized to both Payne and Tong.  “My personal feeling is this is the Robert Dziekanski syndrome,” said Payne, a news photographer for more than a decade.  “If that person hadn’t of videotaped what happened in Vancouver airport the inquiry probably wouldn’t be going on.”  Payne said he was threatened with arrest. “And I really thought they were going to do it.”  The Vancouver incidents have prompted a formal complaint from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to the Vancouver Police Board.   Chu has admitted police held on to the photographer’s camera an hour longer than they should have.  “The officers were acting in good faith, they were acting in the heat of the moment,” he said.  This comes at the same time as the City of Vancouver considers beefing up it’s surveillance during the 2010 Winter Olympics with street cameras and the B.C. government invests $1.8 million to put video systems in police cars.  It’s an irony not lost on David Eby, of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.  “It’s almost like the police only want the cameras turned in one direction. That is on the citizens and not on the police,” said Eby.  “But the reality of cellphone cameras and surveillance cameras is that they capture everybody equally.”  No one, including police, should have the expectation of privacy in a public place, said Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd.  He agreed it appears recent police actions indicate they’re concerned about public perception.  “Whether this is true or not is a question – but the images do suggest that they’re more interested in how police are portrayed than using this material in the course of a police investigation,” said Boyd.

    

The department also sent out a bulletin warning officers they can’t take cameras or video equipment from members of the public or the media. It says officers can only take equipment in the instances where there is an arrest, a warrant, or officers have a reasonable concern that the person might destroy the evidence.  Eby said police often use the potential destruction of evidence as an excuse to seize the tape.  “The issue is control of the videotape and who gets to see it and more importantly who doesn’t get to see it.”   He said he can’t think of a member of the public who would videotape a police-involved death and then erase it.  “More likely they would sell it to a media outlet or they would put it up on YouTube. The concern that the police have is that the videotape would be distributed and there would be people criticizing their conduct,” he said.  Eby said it was no coincidence that the conflicts between police and media concerned police-involved shootings.  “I think the Dziekanski video really drives home the sensitivity that police have around these things.”  All four officers involved in the Taser incident told the inquiry into Dziekanski’s death that the man was aggressive and waving a stapler when they arrived on the scene and that the officers had to wrestle him to the airport floor.  All the officers later admitted after watching the video during the inquiry that those statements were incorrect.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090411/national/police_cameras  

 

Police seizures of cameras prompts BC complaint  Globe and Mail –  VANCOUVER – The BC Civil Liberties Association wants Vancouver police reminded that they can’t just seize photos and videos from witnesses. The association said there have been three incidents where police have tried to seize cameras and video cameras — all three in cases of police-involved shootings. In a complaint to board chairman Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, association executive director David Eby outlined his concerns that police officers are interfering with the rights of those taking pictures or video.“What’s particularly troubling to us is that the three high-profile allegations … all involve police using lethal force against citizens,” he said.

 

The most recent of the complaints involves a newspaper photographer whose arm was twisted behind his back by an officer when he refused to give up his camera outside a police shooting on Sunday.Last month, a man who claimed he recorded the police shooting of a homeless man on his cellphone said an officer asked for his phone and when it was returned the video had been erased. The third incident involves a TV cameraman who was held by police for several hours after he refused to give up his videotape after a police shooting at a Vancouver gas station in December 2007.Mr. Eby said police only have the right to take a camera under limited circumstances, including if the person consents or if police have a warrant.  Mr. Eby said currently police believe they can seize cameras that might give evidence of a crime, but the courts have dramatically limited the scope of that law.  “As a citizen, probably the best thing to do is to refuse to turn the camera over and to identify yourself to the police officer and say you’re preserving the evidence.”  Mr. Eby said the association is not only demanding clarity on the issue of when police can take someone’s camera, but also believes police should stop investigating themselves when officers use lethal force.

 
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“It’s still Canada,” said a young man in the crowd.
The cop wheeled around.
“You say something?” he demanded of the young man.
“Yeah,” he replied, “I said ‘It’s still Canada.’”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” demanded the cop.
“It means,” said the young man, “that we have rights here. She can take a picture of anything she wants and she doesn’t have to delete it just because you say so.”
“Oh yeah?” demanded the cop, “I told her I work undercover and I don’t want my picture anywhere, but she doesn’t care what happens to me.”
“Maybe she cares about what happens to that person lying unconscious on the sidewalk,” suggested the young man.
“You a lawyer?” demanded the cop, “Cause if you’re not a lawyer then mind your own business.”
Then, inexplicably, the cop said, “You own property? Eh? You own property? Cause I own property. That means I pay police tax. If you don’t own property, you don’t pay police tax!”
Then he wheeled around and stomped back to his cluster of officers and the unconscious woman who was being tended to by the paramedics. 
 

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Vancouver police chief apologizes for press camera seizure CBC.ca – Vancouver police Chief Jim Chu said on Wednesday that officers have been told they don’t have blanket authority to seize cameras from the media or the public.

This false, immoral, unethical obstruction of justice, unlawful use of police authority, etc., had also been done in many other cities in Canada by many other cops too now.. It has to stop!!!!!!!! do see also

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Auditor General slams BC failure on homelessness The British Columbia government has so far failed to develop a plan to reduce homelessness, according to a report released by Auditor General John Doyle  “We found significant activity and resources being applied to homelessness issues but there is no provincial homelessness plan with clear goals and objectives,” Doyle wrote. “The absence of clear goals and objectives raises questions about whether the right breadth and intensity of strategies are being deployed.” The government does not even have a grasp of the size of the problem, he said. “The lack of good comprehensive information about the nature and extent of homelessness in the province” makes it difficult to plan, he said. The only figures available are from homelessness counts conducted by municipalities and regional districts that likely underestimate the problem, he said. Those counts have been rising. “The continuing increase in the number of homeless counted suggests a lack of success in managing homelessness, let alone reducing it.” There is a good financial case to be made for better addressing homelessness, he said. “The cost of public services to a homeless person is significantly higher than to that same person being provided with appropriate housing and support services.”

Justice, social services failed Frank Paul: report AND Welfare application process ‘unduly complex’: Ombudsman   Province refused to release report on welfare leavers, The British Columbia government has suppressed a report on what happens to people who leave the province’s welfare system,
  
 IN FACT WE HAVE SEEN MANY JUSTICE MINISTERS RESIGN IN OFFICE AND WE WOULD NEXT FOR SURE SEE A LOT MORE IF WE TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT THEM, AT HOW THEY DO BEHAVE NOW TOO.   EVEN AN Ontario judge resigns over misconduct
   
Every day police officers leave their homes and families and put their lives on the line for a salary, cause this is what they are being paid for, hired for and this does not mean that they are now even free of any negative criticism while they are doing their paid  duties, especially when there are so many outstanding questions regarding their    inappropriate use of authority, force by too many police officers,  plus the unacceptable false  cover ups of their wrong doings and their unacceptable lying now  too.  Plus basically  nothing has even changed in the Vancouver airport customs area since the RCMP’s death of the police immigrant Dziekanski. And there are still concerns about Liberal candidate Kash Heed and his former role as West Vancouver police chief and his unexpected retirement from the force less than two years into his contract, “There’s still a lot of anger about a $40,000 severance payout even though he voluntarily quit in February, leaving many unanswered questions about his status on the force,”  to supposedly avoid legal prosecution too. “The cops have a responsibility to follow moral leadership and let me tell you, the cops do not have that here [in Abbotsford] “NDP candidate for Abbotsford South, Bonnie Rai. These are all valid issues, concerns too.
 
 “I do not expect to ever again have any confidence in any police force, in particular, the RCMP. Especially worrisome about the Taser related revelations of police indulgence in heedless violence and duplicity is that such police are the sine qua non of the formation of a police state, something I daresay Stephen Harper, as a basically committed neoconservative, would be quite happy to see this country turn into. Will the police, under the proposed new internet surveillance legistlation, soon be reading e-mails like this to identify their enemies — those opposed to their possessing a license to operate free of democratic restraint.  “ http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090619198215/local/news/e-mail-in-taser-probe-casts-pall-over-the-rcmp.html
  

Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..

 Bad  leaders, bads pastors, bad politicans  continue to exist  cause likely the congregation is bad too.  (Jer 5:31 KJV)  The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

 

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April 5, 2009

Police soaps- make you cry

  see also http://picasaweb.google.com/anonconformer0badcops106
Sadly too many police officers these days,  AND NOTE THIS THE BAD POLITICIANS, JUSTICE MINISTERS ESPECIALLY Canada wide now too, abuse citizens, obstruct justice, and/or unlawfully use their authority, positions to bully, abuse citizens, others too.. We are hearing testimonies of this in a present Toronto case as well.. Dirty local cops, not just really bad RCMP, and so what else is new? Well none, none of it is acceptable. See also https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/no-such-thing-as-a-little-bit-pregnant/   
 
 
 
Cop accused of leak that sank chief  After a six-month investigation, the RCMP said the chief   Battershill had   discredited the force by having an  affair. Subsequently, the police board said it lost confidence in Battershill and he resigned on Aug. 13. Under the Police Act’s code of professional conduct, anything an officer does while off duty “in a manner that is likely to discredit the reputation of the municipal police department with which the police officer is employed” can be considered improper. A letter was written by Victoria lawyer David Mulroney, on behalf of local businessman Gerald Hartwig, to the Victoria police board. It expressed concerns that a law firm representing Battershill had intervened in a freedom of information request for the chief’s expenses and the cost of severance packages for senior officers. While in the end that information proved largely unimportant, the letter triggered a meeting in which senior officers brought forward other concerns, including Battershill’s affair with a labour lawyer contracted to provide advice to the police board. OnSept. 11, an investigation began into Simpson’s actions. He is also the subject of two other allegations of distributing confidential material. None has been proven.   
     
The former BC Victoria police Chief Paul Battershill’s downfall, included his supposed affair with a lawyer hired by the police board, and the controversy over information leaked from the department about the case, which led to his subsequent resignation from the force. The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with this former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill’s command. The allegations are central to Battershill’s resignation, the “loss of confidence” the Victoria Police Board publicly cited in his leadership, and the RCMP’s investigation of him under the Police Act.  As chief, Battershill had the ability to hire legal counsel to advise him on human resources issues, such as firing and dispute resolution, for the 222 people in his police force. He then took his recommendations, and legal opinion, to the police board for approval. Rusen denied the affair.  Battershill, who is married with children, admitted to the affair when asked by the RCMP during the course of its six-month investigation into his conduct. Investigators recommended Battershill be disciplined for the infraction. But he resigned Aug. 13, five days before a scheduled disciplinary hearing. Battershill and the Victoria Police Board signed a non-disclosure agreement about the circumstances of the resignation. While the RCMP investigation failed to uncover any criminal acts or financial wrongdoing, Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe, who is chairman of the Victoria Police Board, said the board suffered a “loss of confidence” in Battershill as a result of the investigation, which is why it accepted his resignation. Rusen, who clerked with the B.C. Supreme Court and federal Department of Justice in Vancouver, specializes in labour relations, employment law, sexual harassment cases and mediation. A brief biography on the Lancaster House labour law website says she also helps companies diagnose, prevent and eliminate workplace conflict.
 
Victoria police Sgt. Jim Simpson returns to work in about a week after serving a suspension that began last November. Simpson was suspended with pay after an investigation began into allegations he leaked a letter to the media that sparked the probe into former police chief Paul Battershill.  Battershill was initially put on leave in October 2007 over misconduct allegations raised by senior officers, who objected to his leadership style and his affair with a police board lawyer. Battershill resigned from the force last August when the Victoria police board said it no longer had confidence in his leadership. Simpson, who has been with the force for more than 25 years, is being investigated for improper disclosure of classified information under the Police Act, said Victoria police spokesman Sgt. Grant Hamilton. Concerns over Simpson’s alleged conduct initially led to discussion of possible dismissal “but the investigation has determined that that’s not the case,” Hamilton said. Simpson has been assigned to a patrol shift. There will be some restrictions surrounding his duties, but Hamilton could not say what those restrictions are. Prior to his suspension, Simpson was in charge of the department’s operational-planning unit, which deals with such major events as Canada Day. Central Saanich Deputy Chief Clayton Pecknold was originally asked to be the disciplinary authority to avoid any conflict of interest, but Victoria’s new chief, Jamie Graham, will now take on that role.

The B.C. government now has moved  to strengthen the power of the province’s police watchdog and close loopholes in laws governing municipal police, ensuring officers will no longer be able to avoid discipline by resigning. Proposed amendments to B.C.’s Police Act will boost the authority of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, an independent office that oversees complaints against the province’s 11 municipal police departments. (Note The pretentious RCMP operates under its own federal complaint process.) Among the most significant changes is one stipulating that the commissioner can continue disciplinary proceedings even if an officer or police chief resigns. Any discipline is added to their service record in case they try to become an officer again. Currently, there is no such power.

Other changes to the Police Act include:

– An officer is required to co-operate with an investigation within five days or risk a misconduct charge. Currently, they can avoid co-operating.

– The commissioner, not the police force, will decide whether an allegation should be investigated. Currently, the department makes that call, and the commissioner can overrule it.

– The commissioner will oversee all investigations in real-time using computer software. Currently, he has to request police files.

– An officer will be entitled to appear before a police board before being suspended without pay.

– The maximum suspension without pay increases to 30 days from five days.

Former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill avoided suspension last year by resigning prior to a disciplinary hearing into his affair with a police board lawyer. The case also saw former Victoria mayor Alan Lowe acting as discipline authority over Battershill, despite suggestions he was in conflict due to being a witness in the investigation. Lowe said he had no power to recuse himself. The changes will allow a retired judge to take over as discipline authority in such a conflict. Also Jamie Graham, the current Victoria police chief, retired from the Vancouver police force in 2007, before being found guilty of discreditable conduct for failing to encourage officers to co-operate in an investigation of misconduct allegations in the Downtown Eastside. Under the proposed changes, he would still have been disciplined and his record marked before he was hired by Victoria. “I think it goes for [former] chief Battershill and myself that when we did leave office … we were prepared to waive those provisions of the act to allow discipline to fall,” Graham said in an interview. He applauded the changes for increasing transparency.

A public hearing before a provincial court judge would have compelled all 37 witnesses to give testimony under oath, with the appropriate authority weighing the evidence and making a determination of that evidence, according to the standard of law. A public hearing would have forced the truth out. Evidence would have been properly weighed and the rumour mill would have been silenced….  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

David Eby, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said the complaint process still inadequately involves the police investigating themselves. Eby was also clearly disappointed that documents relating to investigations will continue to be exempt from Freedom of Information requests.  But the government will look at the value of civilian oversight, similar to Ontario, as part of an audit of the complaints process set for 2013, said B.C. Solicitor General John van Dongen. The government bill includes “virtually all” of the 91 recommendations made by Justice Josiah Wood in his 2007 report into the system’s failings, said van Dongen. Bob Rich, president of the B.C. Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, said, if passed, the reforms will increase public confidence in the complaint process.  overnment house leader Mike de Jong said he hopes the bill is approved in the current legislative session, expected to end in late March or early April. Farnworth, NDP critic  criticized the government for taking almost two years to write the legislation.    

Now this Long-awaited changes to B.C.’s police complaint process appear set to die on the floor of the provincial legislature as government dissolvesd parliament   without passing the amendments into law. HOW IS THAT FOR A PRETENTIOUS BC MINISTER NOW TOO. Solicitor General John van Dongen admitted that the changes won’t become law .. and Van Dongen didn’t answer directly when asked if government knew in early March the bill would not pass. “it’s clear government didn’t view those items as priorities… If the government thought it was important to get re-elected they would have done it, that’s the bottom line, this BC Liberal  government has been fairly clear in pushing through the legislation on things they think are important, they’ve invoked closure…. they clearly have the votes to do so.”.. I  HOPE NO ONE IS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO RE-ELECT HIM TOO?http://www.theage.com.au/national/investigations/minister-told-ashby-be-careful-20090405-9t9l.html

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
 
 
  
 US Police Officers Accused of Involvement in Promotional Cheating  Wednesday, March 18, 2009;  Two Fairfax County police officers accused in a cheating scandal involving promotional exams have left the department, and two others have been placed on administrative duties with pay, according to police sources.  First Lt. Susan Lamar, 44, an assistant commander in the organized crime-narcotics unit, retired last week after 23 years with the department, sources said. Sgt. Keela M. Lowry, 39, the county’s first black female police supervisor, resigned last month, they said.  The scandal erupted last month when Lamar was accused of offering questions from the police department’s upcoming sergeant’s exam to an officer studying for the exam. Instead of taking the questions, the officer turned in the lieutenant, prompting an internal investigation. Lowry, who was on the testing committee, has since been accused of leaking the questions to Lamar.  Two other sergeants — Eric P. Leeds and Michael J. Guston — have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation continues, the sources said. Both declined to comment.  The police internal affairs unit is also investigating the 2006 sergeant’s exam, on which Lowry did well and was soon promoted. The written test is given every three years, along with an oral “assessment center,” and a promotional list for each rank is created based on the total performance on all test phases.  Mary Ann Jennings, a Fairfax police spokeswoman, confirmed that four people had been linked to the cheating allegations and that one had retired and one had resigned. An officer who retires is allowed to collect pension and benefits, but an officer who resigns cannot, Jennings said.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/17/AR2009031703179.html?wprss=rss_metro   

Meanwhile in Australia… “A VICTORIAN Government minister tipped off former assistant police commissioner Noel Ashby in 2007 that then union chief Paul Mullett might be under investigation, according to a secret briefing paper prepared on behalf of Ashby. The paper, marked “private and confidential”, gives the first example of the alleged political corruption that Mr Ashby has threatened to air since he was charged with corruption offences last year. It reveals that Ashby had a “private meeting with a minister of parliament … on or about the 2nd April” in 2007. The document states that the minister “disclosed to him (Ashby) that he should be careful talking to Mr Mullett on the telephone”. At the time of the conversation, Mullett was the secretary of the 11,000-member Police Association. The document states that after meeting the politician, “Mr Ashby was left in no doubt that there were moves afoot to remove Mr Mullett from the political environment prior to the next election”. The document also states that Ashby, who resigned from the force in late 2007, has information to expose “a corrupt conspiracy … (involving) the highest levels of the Victorian Government”. The document, which does not name the minister who met Ashby, was written in order to convince the police union to fund his legal fight against corruption charges connected to allegations that he leaked sensitive information to Mullett. The claims in the document suggest that the politician who met Ashby knew that Mullett’s activities were being scrutinised by authorities with the power to tap phones. At the time of the April 2007 meeting, a detective who was a close friend of Mullett’s was the subject of two police corruption probes, including one that tapped the detective’s phones and recorded all conversations he had with Mullett. That ongoing inquiry is examining whether the now-suspended detective and union delegate Peter Lalor was linked to the murder of a male prostitute, Shane Chartres-Abbott.  The second inquiry in 2007 into Detective Lalor concerned his improper use of the force’s email system to run a smear campaign against a union rival. This police inquiry also examined whether Mullett had any role in the creation of the Lalor emails. The disclosure in the Ashby briefing paper of the April meeting raises questions about the appropriateness of a politician discussing potentially sensitive issues with a senior policeman and whether the meeting was authorised by anyone in the Government or force command. Ashby’s corruption charges arise out of allegations that he leaked sensitive information to Mullett, including the existence of the secret probe into alleged links between Detective Lalor and the Chartres-Abbott murder. Ashby is facing 13 counts of perjury, 13 of misleading the director of the Office of Police Integrity and three of breaching OPI confidentiality. The decision of the union to fund Ashby’s defence from its $17 million cost fund has angered some union members, who claim he rejoined the union only after learning that he was likely to be the subject of a corruption investigation. Ashby rejoined the union after an eight-year hiatus on September 27, 2007, two days after he learned that the OPI might be targeting him. But the Ashby briefing paper contends that he had tried to rejoin the union in December 2006 during a discussion with Mullett. The paper states that “it was decided it was not an opportune time” to rejoin due to Ashby’s role negotiating a pay deal with the union. A group of police officers is gathering signatures to force the union to call a meeting to challenge Ashby’s legal funding. Mullett also is facing corruption charges arising from OPI hearings into the information leaks and will have his defence funded by the union. He has also denied any wrongdoing and resigned from the Police Association last month, leaving him entitled to a retirement payout of more than $1.2 million.”

THE failure of the ombudsman and auditor-general to properly investigate AUSTRALIA’S Victoria Police’s bungling of its information technology earlier this decade has directly led to today’s compromised systems, the original whistleblower says.  Richard Kennedy, who managed the police’s technology contracts from 2001, exposed problems in the IT department after he and the Department of Justice could not account for $60 million police paid to IBM, the force’s major technology provider.  http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/ombudsman-failure-led-to-police-it-woes-20090405-9sy5.html
 
 I too rightfuly  have 5 major complaints about the Police in Canada based on my decades of experiences:
 
1: THEY ARE OFTEN BULLIES,  LAZY, NO GOOD  PERSONS, BIG LIARS TO START OF WITH.    
  
2: YOU CANNOT TRUST THEM ANYMORE THAN YOU CAN TRUST A WOLF AS A PET.. 
   
3: THEY ARE CERTAINLY INEFFICIENT, NOT COST EFFECTIVE AS WELL..

4: THEY SERVE THEIR POLITICAL MASTERS –  MAYORS, PREMIERS, PRIME MINISTERS  ESPECIALLY AND NOT THE CITIZENS,

5: THEY MOSTLY SERVE THEMSELVES TOO..

  Under the police act any professional policeman can be fired from his job for any of his bad behavior, even for anything he or she does after working hours, if his personal acts specially bring ill repute to the police force in general, and that includes adultery, alcoholism, drunken driving, abusive behavior now too.. and for sure should include stealing, expense account abuses, lying to his superiors and others.. for the RCMP as well.

 We also still do  need better police managers, beter Justice Ministers Canada wide too.    The British Columbia police also have proved particularly adept at finding loopholes in the BC Police Act, the most common of which is to resign or retire just before a disciplinary hearing, since the act has no wording on how to deal with former officers. B.C.’s outgoing police complaint commissioner   Dirk Ryneveld  who wrapped up his six-year term with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner last week had now  spent most of his time lobbying for reform of the province’s Police Act, which would boost the powers of his office as it wrestles to assert independent civilian oversight over B.C.’s municipal police departments.    

 police chief job Job listing for police chief Description: directs and coordinates activities of governmental police department in accordance with authority delegated by board of police: promulgates rules and regulations for department as delegated by regulating code. coordinates and administers daily police activities through subordinates. coordinates internal investigation of members of department for alleged wrong doing. suspends or demotes members of force for infractions of rules or inefficiency. directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budget proposals, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff. approves police budget and negotiates with municipal officials for appropriation of funds. may command force during emergencies, such as fires and riots. may make inspection visits to precincts. may address various groups to inform public of goals and operations of department. may prepare requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department. in smaller communities, may assist one or more subordinates in investigation or apprehension of offenders. in communities having no board of police, may be designated police commissioner (government ser.) ii. 

 …denial of bad cops and coverup of the bad acts of the bad cops is more likley..

PS:
 
Race group accuses Montreal police of brutal arrest of teenager Tue Apr 7, 7:44 PM  MONTREAL – A Montreal anti-racism group is accusing city police of being brutal in their arrest of a 14-year-old boy last month.
 
Family of Sask man who died after making 911 call says RCMP failed to respond Tue Apr 7, 5:38 PM   SASKATOON – The brother of a Saskatchewan man who died after making a panicked 911 call is criticizing RCMP for not responding.
 
Former Saskatchewan MP says Human Rights Commission shouldn’t exist SASKATOON – A former Saskatchewan MP has racheted up his war of words with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, saying the body shouldn’t exist.
 
BC Appeal court orders Ottawa to amend discriminatory sections of Indian Act Tue Apr 7, 8:02 PM   VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Court of Appeal has given the federal government a year to amend sections of the Indian Act it says violate equality provisions of the Charter of Rights.
 
Sadly under the false guise of equality we do rob the Indians, Canada’s original settlers, original immigrants, original natives  some more in Canada, of their lands, culture, etc… and an clear imbecile who does not understand this wants to be a MP too?
 
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