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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:55 am
 


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they go into chase mode immediately.

That's kind of the problem. They aren't supposed to be acting like predators.


Alberta Sheriffs are dicks. Always have been. Angry the RCMP wouldn't take them.


I'm sure that will change and they'll be fine when they morph into the Alberta Provincial Police as per the current government's ambitions.

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Cops in rural areas can be some of the worst. They are in safe areas with little "real" crime. Big cities like mine are swamped with actual crime: murder, robbery, burglary, theft, assault and battery, etc. They are way, way to busy to be sweating chickenshit calls. Its a mixed blessing I guess. Rural areas are usually inhabited with decent people who are very pro law enforcement. Most of them would not care if the cops sat around all day drinking coffee and playing on their phone. I know that I would not care. The less that they have to do means the better the area is to live in. Sooner or later they always get some gung ho sheriff that has to get "tough on crime". That means that the underage kids having a beer at that "meeting spot" that every small town in North America has will become public enemy #1. Before legalisation anyone possessing a roach was public enemy #2.

It grows from there. Shopping malls where young people hang out (if thats still a thing) suddenly get saturated with police patrols. All of a sudden the police department needs a marine patrol for the lake, because we all know how many of America's most wanted hang out on the lakes. Next they need a skidoo patrol, an ATV patrol. A helicopter (remember 15 years ago when that hiker went missing?) Cameras at every stoplight. Oh sorry its a rural area. Make that a camera at every stop sign. Soon every square inch of land is saturated with police patrols on every mobile device known to man. Many rural areas in North America are like living in occupied Iraq. Checkpoints everywhere even though there are no bars. Its insane!!! Many big cities with actual crime are severely undermanned with police, and these rural yahoos are better equipped with military hardware than most third world countries. Its way past time for the good people of rural North America to take their areas back from the biggest street gang in North America: the cops.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:21 am
 


Sounds like your tax dollars are wasted on police sitting around thumb twiddling. Defund them, save some money.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:36 am
 


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Witnesses file excessive force complaint against Vancouver police over early morning arrest

Witnesses have filed a complaint against the Vancouver Police Department with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner over an arrest Wednesday morning during which they allege officers used excessive force against a man who wasn't fighting back.

However, the Vancouver Police Department tells a different story.

It says a man was arrested after punching officers and attempting to steal a police cruiser. Police have recommended charges against the man who was originally stopped for a bylaw infraction.

Witness David Mattatall says he was walking home with friends shortly after midnight near East Sixth Avenue and Woodland Drive when they saw an unmarked police cruiser ram into a man on a bicycle they had been pursuing.

He claims police began to punch the man and throw him back and forth.

"I was in shock," said Mattatall, who added he couldn't believe the amount of force being used against the man.

CBC News spoke with another witness, Andrew Louzi, who gave a similar story.

But a statement from the Vancouver Police Department provides a different version of events.

Sgt. Aaron Roed says officers instructed the bicyclist, a 35-year-old man with no fixed address, to stop. He says they were ignored and the man tried to flee from the police.

After a struggle, Roed says, officers took the man into custody.

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Charges recommended, say police

Following the arrest, Roed says Vancouver police have recommended a number of charges to Crown counsel including:

Obstructing a peace officer x 2.
Assaulting a peace officer.
Theft of a motor vehicle.
Flight from police.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:39 am
 


Sorry, none of those charges merits the treatment he got during his arrest. I mean, is there even a charge that merits getting hit by a squad car on purpose?

That's what Police need to understand. They aren't given a broad mandate when arresting 'perps'. There are rules and laws they can't break.


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Well it only took 10 years. And people say there’s no justice

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Toronto police pay $16.5m to protesters wrongfully held at 2010 G20 summit

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Claimants to receive up to $24,700 in historic settlement
Police encircled 1,100 people and carried out mass arrests

About 1,100 protesters who were wrongfully detained at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto will receive compensation from the city’s police force after a historic C$16.5m (US$12.5m) settlement in a class-action lawsuit.

Under the settlement, which was announced late on Monday, each claimant will receive between $5,000 and $24,700, depending on the nature of their detention. They will also have their G20 protest-related records expunged.

Thousands of protesters travelled to downtown Toronto to protest against the convening of the G20 summit. The causes were numerous – anti-globalization, anti-poverty, pro-environment, pro-gay rights – and the protests leading up to the 26–27 June summit were peaceful.

During the summit, however, police cars were set on fire and a small band of masked protesters incited vandalism and violence.

The police responded by encircling more than a thousand people – including peaceful protesters, onlookers and journalists – at various locations then carried out mass arrests. At one point, hundreds were “kettled” in a torrential downpour and left to shiver in the cold.

Video footage at the time also showed officers using excessive force, teargas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against protesters.

At the makeshift detention centre, detainees were strip-searched. In 2014, Vice reported that the police trained surveillance cameras on the strip search rooms.

Ontario court judges later found that the police’s actions contravened the protesters’ civil rights, specifically their Charter rights to expression and peaceful assembly.

Supt David (Mark) Fenton – one of only a handful of officers, and the only senior officer, held responsible for the police’s actions at the G20 protest – said he chose to conduct mass and indiscriminate arrests in an attempt to “take back the city”. His punishment resulted in the loss of 60 paid vacation days.

The settlement comes after “10 years of intense court proceedings and difficult negotiations” according to the class-action group’s website.

As part of the settlement, Toronto Police Services are required to make a public statement regarding its role in the G20 affair. That statement will only be released when the court approves the settlement in October.

Toronto police were also required to make a public commitment about how it will better handle protests in the future.

Those details, found in the settlement document, include changes to containment and detention procedures.

Sherry Good, a representative of the complainants, said she was still troubled by her memories of what happened.

“The terrifying way in which I and 400 others were suddenly and arbitrarily surrounded and held by riot police on a street corner for four hours in a freezing downpour changed forever the way I look at police, and continues to give me chills.

“I believe that this settlement agreement does bring about some justice, and I hope, and I think, that our freedom of expression rights will now be better respected for a long time to come,” she said in a statement.


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And we still don't know the menu from the conference, because 'National Security'.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 am
 


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Lethbridge police officer charged with assaulting prisoner

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A police officer in Lethbridge, Alta., has been charged with assaulting a prisoner in a holding cell.

Const. David Easter is charged with one count of assault, and has been relieved from duty without pay.

Police said on Feb. 9, there was an "altercation" in the police's short-term holding facility between the officer and a male prisoner.

The prisoner was not injured, police said.

After an internal complaint, the Director of Law Enforcement was notified and Lethbridge police's professional standards unit investigated.

The investigation was forwarded to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service which recommended the charge of assault.

"In this case I believe exceptional circumstances exist that warrant the relief of duty without pay for the good of the police service and to uphold the public expectation that police officers be held to the highest standards," Chief Scott Woods said in a release on Sunday.



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SIU clears police officers in the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet


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Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has cleared five Toronto police officers of wrongdoing in the death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet, it announced Wednesday.

The family of the Toronto woman and their lawyers, however, say they will continue to pursue justice and believe the officers should have faced criminal charges.

The agency, known as the SIU, which investigates incidents involving police in which death or serious injury occurs, launched an investigation after Korchinski-Paquet fell to her death from her 24th-floor apartment balcony on May 27 while police were in her home.

That day, her mother, Claudette Beals Clayton, posted a video online, stating that she believed police officers pushed Korchinski-Paquet off the balcony.

"The police killed my daughter, came into my apartment and shoved her off the balcony," Clayton Beals said the day her daughter died.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:26 am
 


To me, neither story adds up. Why would police throw a young lady off a balcony?

And, how does a young lady get past a bunch of police officers, from the bathroom to the balcony?

Something is missing in both accounts.


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'Open the door now': Sask. RCMP officer reassigned after video shows him entering home with axe

The RCMP in Saskatchewan is reviewing the behaviour of an officer captured on video yelling, swearing and carrying an axe into a home where a man inside had self-harmed.

Jonas Hardlotte lives in Stanley Mission, about 450 kilometres north of Saskatoon, and posted the one-minute video to Facebook.

The 33-year-old Cree man says he was experiencing depression and was speaking to his mother-in-law, who called the local clinic to check on him.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Rob King said in a statement that police received a request for help from the clinic just before noon Tuesday after staff received a 911 call about a man who had injured himself.

King said an officer and two nurses arrived at a home and the officer could see through a window that a man was bleeding, so the Mountie attempted to get inside.\

Hardlotte says the officer acted rudely and he felt intimidated, so no one inside opened the door and instead used his phone to start recording.

"I thought I did something wrong," he said of the officer's behaviour.

"I told him, 'I'll wait for the clinic. ... You obviously see I'm good. You checked up on me."'

In the video posted to Facebook, an officer using profanities can be heard telling Hardlotte's cousin, who is standing by a window, to open the door.

It appears that the officer hits the window hard three times with his fist and yells: "Open the door now."

"The (expletive) clinic is here to check on you. Open the door or I'm coming back with a sledgehammer," the officer is heard saying.

The video shows the officer walking away. That's when Hardlotte's cousin opens the door. The officer can be seen returning and walking through it with an axe in hand.

"You think I was kidding," he says before entering the home, followed by two nurses.

King said RCMP are aware the officer took away Hardlotte's cellphone and stopped the recording.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:11 am
 


An axe is know to have soothing effects on the troubled mind.


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