RCMP members and commanders in High River, Alberta, are the worst kind of criminals imaginable. They lay in wait for you until you are at your most vulnerable before they rape and pillage your belongings and then demand YOU pick up the tab for their thievery and destruction.
Sounds harsh, doesn’t it.
The more articles I read describing what these RCMP criminals did the angrier I become.
Yes, they are criminals. They broke into people’s homes, stole their property and left. That is a criminal act any way you cut it.
These RCMP thieves and looters… I really cannot call them anything else… readily admit they broke into people’s homes after they, the RCMP, evacuated the town.
He (RCMP Sgt. Brian Topham) did confirm that officer relied on forced entry to get into numerous houses during the early stages of the flood because of an “urgent need”.
What an utterly absurd statement.
They already evacuated the town. What possible “urgent need” could there be to break into people’s homes and search them, illegally search them without a warrant let me remind you, for firearms?
Which homes did they search? Every home? Or did they just search the homes of “known firearm owners“? That would mean law-abiding firearm owners, by definition, since only law-abiding firearm owners take the time and trouble to obtain a firearms license, which leads to the next conclusion: the RCMP used the federal firearm owner licensing database to obtain the home addresses of every known firearm owner in High River, Alberta.
If that doesn’t terrify you then you simply aren’t paying attention.
This is far more heinous than it appears to the average Canadian, I’m certain.
These criminals then had the audacity to publicly state they were “no longer forcing themselves into homes” and any home they did break into already “would be secured.”
Comforting, isn’t it? The homes were already secure before these criminals broke into them!
It’s like a serial rapist telling his rape victim everything is all right because he’s going to give her a shower, get her all cleaned up and then drop her off at the nearest hospital.
This is both repulsive and disgusting behaviour from civil servants who supposedly protect Canadians, not steal their property to serve their own political anti-gun agenda.
“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham.
“People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms … so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”
Is this moron for real? Obviously the firearms were safe if these criminals had to physically break into homes to steal them!
“I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” said resident Brenda Lackey, after learning Mounties have been taking residents’ guns. “When people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”
That’s just it. They DON’T have the right to break into your home and steal your property. They are criminals.
This is the ugly hand of the RCMP’s unspoken but very real pogrom against Canada’s law-abiding firearm owners in action: to seize firearms by any means necessary and only return those you absolutely must.
“We have seized a large quantity of firearms simply because they were left by residents in their places,” said Sgt. Topham.
Really? “Left Behind?“Is that honestly the best story they can peddle?
How would the RCMP thieves know any firearms were “left by residents in their places” unless they had not first broke into people’s homes and searched them illegally and without a search warrant?
This is an important point, and one that every media outlet in the nation ought to be screaming about from the rooftops. Warrantless searches of an entire evacuated town is something we would decry in every newscast in the nation if it happened in Zimbabwe or some other third-world nation, yet when it happens right here in Canada we barely get a bored and tired yawn from anyone.
Let me recap.
First, the RCMP breaks into the homes of flood victims, ransacks their private property and steals that which they deem “dangerous” or “politically incorrect“, then they lay down spike belts across roads so we “mere citizens” can’t drive past their blockade into town.
As heinous and repulsive as all of this is, it’s not even the worst of it. Are you ready for that?
RCMP will not return firearms to anyone who cannot “prove ownership”. That certainly sounds like firearm confiscation, doesn’t it? The long gun registry is dead. I know I’ve bought a lot of firearms since then where there is no paper trail. What do I need a receipt for? I paid cash for the guns and both parties were exceedingly happy with the transactions.
But in High River, Alberta? Good luck. No receipt, no way the RCMP is going to hand back your personal property even though they most certainly, even in the thrill of their thievery, made note of which firearms they stole from which address, right?
It wasn’t even my home these thieves broke into and *I* feel violated.
When the RCMP lays criminal charges for “illegal possession of a firearm” against High River residents as a result of their thievery that’s when the real **** will hit the proverbial fan.
If you know anyone who lives in High River, Alberta, who had their home broken into by the RCMP and their private property stolen… er removed for their own good… then please urge them to do the following:
1. File an official complaint with the RCMP Complaints Commission (http://www.cpc-cpp.gc.ca/cnt/srv/mac/forms/ocf-fpe-eng.aspx) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. File an official complaint directly with RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson (http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cont/comment-eng.htm or mail to RCMP National Headquarters, Headquarters Building, 73 Leikin Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
3. Photograph the evidence of the break and entry. Send copies of those photos with a description of the RCMP ransacking of their home to the Mayor of High River, their local MLA and MP and to the Prime Minister of Canada (email@example.com).
4. Send copies of the photos and the description of the RCMP looting of their home to Brian Lilley at Sun TV (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Send copies of the photos and the description of the RCMP thievery to every local, provincial and national newspaper in the country. Heck, send me a copy and I will post it here, minus personally identifying information, of course!
6. Send copies of photographs and the description of RCMP thievery to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (email@example.com) and the National Firearms Association so they can bring the evidence to their contacts in government as well.
Don’t stop talking about this to every newspaper and television reporter you can find. Keep calling the RCMP Complaints Commission and RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson’s office until you get answers about whose heads will roll as a result of this unconstitutional and criminal action perpetrated against flood victims.
Keep calling your MLA’s and MP’s offices until you get answers. Honest and complete answers about why the RCMP felt the urgent need to steal from law-abiding Canadians already evacuated from their homes.
These officially-sanctioned gun thieves must be brought to justice.