RCMP Corporal Monty Robinson has finally done something honourable… if you can call quitting in disgracebefore you’re fired as “honourable”, that is, right before you’re about to be sentenced for obstruction of justice. As regular readers of my columns will already know, Corporal Monty Robinson has been on paid vacation for the past 4 years. His troubles seemingly started … [Read more...]
Toronto Police handcuff 9-year-old in daycare center; teach scary lesson to every kid there
While this story is only coming to light now, back in July members of the Toronto Police Service inexplicably felt an overwhelming desire to handcuff a 9-year-old child with Asperger Syndrome. The child, who has been diagnosed with a host of manufactured disorders such as ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (remember when kids used to be just kids, not walking, talking … [Read more...]
In the wake of all the unauthorized access to CPIC, you may want to find out what information the RCMP holds on you!
There have been a lot of cases of unauthorized access to the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) database. Yesterday I wrote about Lethbridge Police Service Constable Michael Fielding using CPIC for his own ends and his demotion for that violation, and I've previously written about RCMP Constable Todd Glasman's unauthorized use of CPIC to hand information to his Hell's … [Read more...]
Lethbridge Constable Michael Fielding demoted for discreditable conduct
Lethbridge Regional Police Service Constable Michael Fielding had a rough year last year. Despite all the personal troubles and loss of family members, he actually stood and faced the music for his discreditable conduct. Fielding used his police access to the Canadian Police Information System (CPIC) to check up on his ex-girlfriend and the man Fielding suspected of being … [Read more...]
Film police killing a man, get a policeman’s weapon stuck in your face
It's a darn good thing America isn't a Police State. Can you imagine what police would be like if it was? I'm speaking specifically about Miami police unloading probably half a dozen service pistols into one man, and as soon as he's dead they turn their weapons on anyone watching this all go down. Anyone with a cell phone is threatened, has their cell phone taken, smashed … [Read more...]
Innocent until proven Guilty? No thanks, this is Canada!
...or "Give us your DNA or else!" That's basically the statement from Ontario Provincial Police Constable Peter Leon the other day. If you don't give police a DNA sample, then you will be presumed guilty of murder and treated as a murderer. Evidence? We don't need evidence? You refused a demand from the Almighty State! Clearly you missed your "re-education" sessions … [Read more...]
Another RCMP member suspended… with pay, of course.
Here we go again. Another corrupt RCMP constable who just can't get over his sense of entitlement. It's really annoying for the good RCMP members out there. You know, the ones that actually do their job for the pay they receive and DON'T think about stealing or other abuses of public trust. Constable David Clarke has been charged with breach of trust for trafficking … [Read more...]
West Van Cop forged witness signature?
Just yesterday I posted about a brave and courageous police officer, Patrick Sirois, who gave his life to save someone he didn't even know. And today I came across a news story about a police officer in West Vancouver who "allegedly" forged a witness's signature and then lied about it to the people investigating the allegation. It's cops like Const. Michael Bruce who give … [Read more...]
G20 Summit — Excessive Force By Police? No, says SIU
Excessive Force By Police during the G20 Summit? Not according to Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU). They are, without a doubt, the most useless police oversight group in the Canada. Police smashed people with batons, broke bones, and beat people up, but the SIU could find no wrong with police actions at the G20 Summit. I'm shocked. Okay, I'm not really. I … [Read more...]
Corrupt Cop Arrested in FBI Sting Operation
The Chicago suburb of Maywood is less one corrupt cop today after an FBI sting operation caught Robert M. Welch stealing money from alleged gang suspects. Welsh was one of the tactical officers that focused on suppressing gang activity. He came to the FBI's attention after previous search suspects claimed that Welsh had stolen from them. His downfall was taking money … [Read more...]
RCMPWatch.com – What a great idea
In one of my meanderings around the web I came across the site RCMPWatch.com. The site lists news stories and various reports on the actions of RCMP members, and on the force as a whole, and the site owner has done a very comprehensive job. He's got a very detailed list of categories too, which I found impressive. Here's the blurb from their "About" page, for those … [Read more...]
100 Guns Stolen from Police Armoury
But only the police and military should have guns, right? Except the police can't even trust themselves, according to this story on the Latin American Herald Tribune, where some very organized criminals broke into the police armoury and stole over 100 firearms. Puerto Rico’s police chief, Jose Figueroa Sancha said it was an inside job. "“I have no doubt that it’s an … [Read more...]
Are Ontario Police above the Law?
Are Ontario Police above the Law? A report in today's Toronto Star suggests they are. The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which is charged with investigating serious injuries and deaths caused by police has a near-perfect record of exonerating police officers. Cases where ordinary citizens would serve serious jail time often merit nothing more than a slap on … [Read more...]
Australian Police taking Taser Use Lessons from the RCMP?
In a particularly horrifying example of police using excessive force, 9 Australian police officers were caught on tape brutally tasering an unarmed man inside a police station. The only upside to this story is that the man on the receiving end didn't die. ...an unarmed man who refused to undergo a strip search in a Perth police station is heard screaming as he is Tasered … [Read more...]
Const. Aubrey Zalaski’s “Excessive Force” charges
It only took seven years for some small measure of justice for Timothy Ferguson. Alberta's Law Enforcement Review Board (LERB) has ordered Edmonton Chief of Police Mike Boyd to charge Const. Aubrey Zalaski with unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority for applying a level of force inappropriate for the circumstances. The LERB concluded "that an objectively reasonable … [Read more...]
Some RCMP Members Just Can’t Help Themselves…
Some RCMP members just can't stop themselves from behaving badly, and the entire force looks bad because of it. A story out of Kamloops, BC leaves me shaking my head. Four RCMP officers and three civilian municipal staff at a Kamloops jail are under criminal and internal code of conduct investigations for their action, or rather their inaction, and watching of two inmates … [Read more...]