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#2041 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 09:49 AM

And it's likely you don't get to stay in Moose Jaw anyway, roots or no. RCMP has always reserved the right to transfer you to whereever in Canada operational needs dictate. Don't know if that will change under the new union.

 

True.  I suspect that might change a bit. 

 

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#2042 On the Level

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 05:57 PM

I don't think any government of either side wants the headache of creating a new force.

 

Seems to me we had a desire for a Provincial force that never fully evolved from the courts, then was stopped.  Who knows if the handgun range is still under the south offramp on the 2nd narrows bridge ;)



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Posted 02 May 2022 - 06:15 PM

Well to be honest, Victoria (and it's voters) create chaos downtown creating a massive expensive burden while trying to defund the police.  I mean really, stop and think of the utter irresponsible nonsense these past few years. 

 

This is the pattern. The CoV screws up a service (police, conference centre, arts centre, etc) and then they decide the entire region needs to bail them out. 


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#2044 LJ

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Posted 02 May 2022 - 07:19 PM

And it's likely you don't get to stay in Moose Jaw anyway, roots or no. RCMP has always reserved the right to transfer you to whereever in Canada operational needs dictate. Don't know if that will change under the new union.

Much less of this going on in the last decade or so. It used to be done for security reasons, so the officers wouldn't get too familiar with the locals.

 

It has proved to be very expensive to keep moving people, now most serve in the same location for years. Guy I know retired out of Westshore where he had been for the last ten years.


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Posted 02 May 2022 - 09:29 PM

This is the pattern. The CoV screws up a service (police, conference centre, arts centre, etc) and then they decide the entire region needs to bail them out. 

 

I have been against the CoV paying for downtown Police services for that reason, along with the revenue generated and not shared with the other regions.  But with that said, having everyone pitch in to help out downtown probably isn't a bad thing when it comes to Policing.  We're all connected in various ways, so if one region is in trouble, I would hope the others would make it right.

 

It's a win-win.  It would help out downtown and make Ben Isitt's head explode.



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Posted 03 May 2022 - 03:03 PM

'The wrong tool for the job': Victoria police have a fraught history with mental health calls. What's the alternative?

A new report calls for changes to the way police respond to mental health emergencies

By Brishti Basu and Alec Lazenby

May 3, 2022
 
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Photos and videos taken by Clark (and shared with Capital Daily) show eight uniformed officers standing on the street-facing walk up outside the room, calling for the lone, suicidal man to answer them.
 
Police officers have shown up two times in the past three years at Daniel Sands’s doorstep. Both times, it was because Sands was either contemplating or had attempted suicide.

The first incident took place in 2018, when Sands was living in a room at The Scotsman motel. The Two-Spirit 45-year-old, who is Cree from Treaty 8 territory, was struggling with depression. They were alone and having suicidal thoughts—to the point where they’d planned out exactly how to take their life—and called 911 after recognizing they needed help.

“I was just so deflated and low, I wasn't even aware of really what else was going on,” Sands said. Before they knew it, half a dozen uniformed police officers were outside their door. “It was super intimidating,” they recall. At that point, Sands was still using drugs (they’ve now been sober for three years) and had illicit drugs in their wheelchair bag. In their already vulnerable state, the sight of police instantly sparked more fear: “I just assumed they’re going to arrest me,” Sands said.

Out of the six or so officers at the scene, only two entered the room. One—the sole female officer of the group—spoke to Sands and asked them to explain what had happened, while the other searched for weapons (there were none). Then, Sands was strapped to a straight-backed chair and rolled down the stairs to the ambulance that took them to the psychiatric ward at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

“I felt like the Silence of the Lambs guy when they strapped me into this dolly thing, and then [they] rolled me down the stairs,” Sands said. “I had my eyes closed. I was super embarrassed to be taken away by the police, super embarrassed that my neighbours might have seen the police come and get me.”
 
 


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Posted 03 May 2022 - 03:34 PM

Capital Daily...next.


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#2048 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 May 2022 - 03:58 PM

It’s fundamentally wrong to say the police are not equipped to deal with these calls. They are very well equipped. And armed if necessary. If mental health were involved with that first scenario in the article the outcome would be almost the same but likely even more people involved.

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Posted 09 May 2022 - 10:11 PM

Nanaimo Mountie acquitted of assaulting woman in holding-cell hallway

Judge sides with RCMP officer who punched 19-year-old after they had punched him following an arrest for being drunk and disorderly

A Nanaimo RCMP officer has been acquitted of assault causing bodily harm after a woman was injured in a police jail hallway in 2018.

According to a provincial court of B.C. ruling issued on MondayConst. Tim Mason acted reasonably when he struck Emily Golobar following her arrest for being drunk in public.
 
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The incident began on Dec. 8, 2018, when Mason responded to a late-night report of a possible sexual assault.

An argument broke out between Golobar and the friend who had called police and she was unwillingly arrested and taken to the Nanaimo detachment.
 
Court heard that while Golobar was being escorted to a holding cell she tripped Mason over. Mason then tackled her to the ground where she landed on her back and then punched Mason in the face.

Mason then punched her, causing a cut above her left eye.

Mason testified that after he hit Golobar, she looked down with her hair in a mess and said to him “why did you punch me?”

Mason responded, “you punched me.”

Golobar then said “why you threw me on the ground?”, to which Mason responded, “well you kicked me.”

“I also find that this young, albeit fairly small, female complainant was highly motivated not to be held in custody.

“From the booking area of the Nanaimo RCMP detachment en route to cells, I accept Ms. Golobar’s behaviour moved beyond passive and actively resistant to being clearly assaultive.”
 
 


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Posted 11 May 2022 - 09:08 AM

Police Act committee delivered needed change
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For the past 15 months, I have had the honour of serving on the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act.

 

This has been some of the most productive and collaborative work I have been a part of in my five years as an MLA.

 

The 100-page report contains an overview of what the committee heard from the 411 presentations, submissions and 1,500 survey responses, a view of the committee deliberations on what we heard, and 11 key recommendations.

 

We heard consistently that British Columbians wanted our committee to be bold and recommend transformational change. That is exactly what we delivered. A new public safety act and the creation of a provincial police service are just two key parts of the transformation.

 

Through the hours of presentations and deliberations, it was clear that to rebuild public trust and confidence our current policing culture needs to be transformed. Policing services are fragmented, oversight is inconsistent, training and education lack, and the entire system is plagued by institutional racism.

 

I came away from the process with a new respect for the challenges facing police officers and our police services.

 

More: https://www.timescol...-change-5354958

 

 



#2051 JimV

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 07:16 AM

What a load of steaming BS.  The public has trust and confidence in the police.  The problem is that they’re undercut and unsupported by the politicians, particularly in the COV.


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#2052 On the Level

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 11:49 AM

Why is it that every time someone is going to do something batshit crazy, they feel the need to announce it using the word "Bold"?


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#2053 LJ

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Posted 15 May 2022 - 07:34 PM

Why is it that every time someone is going to do something batshit crazy, they feel the need to announce it using the word "Bold"?

It's a catchphrase, something like this...

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=JddNDtC-Yrs


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#2054 pontcanna

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Posted 19 May 2022 - 06:24 PM

IIO is Investigating an Incident in Saanich (2022-105)

May 19, 2022 - Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Saanich.

On November 18, 2021, the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) received a report regarding a March 13, 2021 incident involving the Saanich Police Department that resulted in injuries to one man. On March 9, 2022, the OPCC received information that the injuries sustained by the man may meet the Police Act definition of serious harm and notified the IIO on May 11, 2022. The IIO has since commenced an investigation.

The man, who is the affected person in this case, reported that at about 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2021, he was apprehended by police from his home.

On March 18, 2021, the man indicated he was in pain to medical personnel and was subsequently treated for a serious injury.

The IIO’s initial investigative steps will seek to determine when and how the injury to the affected person occurred, and whether police actions or inactions played any role.



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Posted 30 May 2022 - 06:33 PM

VicPD faces criticism after posting video of teens allegedly caught drinking

May 30, 2022 - CHEK News

It’s an eight-second video showing a group of teens in Beacon Hill Park scattering when Victoria police officers arrive on a Friday evening.

The video, posted to VicPD’s Twitter account, alleges the group of teens is drinking alcohol, and the police department is now facing backlash for posting it online.

“I saw some of the comments on Twitter it was like ‘I saw 20 of them walk by my house,’ it’s like oh no, they were walking outside?” Gagner jokes.

The BC Civil Liberties Association is calling the video ‘disconcerting’.

“Can you imagine the police doing this to a group of middle-class adults having wine in the park?” asked BCCLA lawyer Meghan McDermott. “It is not normal at all for the police to record us when we’re doing that and then share it online.”

With several serious and violent incidents in previous weeks, they admit the video, seen on its own, was lacking context.

“I think a lot of us can relate to being young and getting together in the community and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans, I think what’s missed there is the context of some of the heinous violence that had been taking place in the community,” said VicPD spokesperson Const. Cam MacIntyre. 
 

 



#2056 Nparker

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 06:56 PM

Where was the BC Civil Liberties Association when people displaying Canadian flags were being stopped during the trucker's rallies at the legislature?



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Posted 30 May 2022 - 08:27 PM

Where was the BC Civil Liberties Association when people displaying Canadian flags were being stopped during the trucker's rallies at the legislature?

I think they were somewhere in the back row…
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#2058 pontcanna

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 09:10 PM

-The accompanying video indicated that it was RCMP members (attending the course as "guests") who blew the whistle on their municipal colleagues...but there is a bit of a contradiction here...one part of the article says that these were "responses" to a question, another part says these were "actions"?

Disturbing allegations at B.C. undercover police training course
 
CTV Vancouver - May 30, 2022

 
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One of B.C.’s police watchdogs says it wants to go outside the province to find an investigator into an astonishing series of allegations about what happened in a course that trains undercover police officers.

CTV News has learned that course, the B.C. Municipal Undercover Program, was shut down abruptly earlier this month following allegations several officers went to extreme lengths in a course scenario to prove they are not a cop.

Those actions are alleged to include exposing genitalia, defecating on another officer, penetrating an officer using a vegetable, and removing feminine hygiene products, multiple sources confirmed to CTV News.

“That sounds disgusting if those allegations are correct. It’s appalling, frankly,” said B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth in interview audio provided to CTV News.

Some two dozen officers attended the course at the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver, sources said. They came from a wide variety of agencies including the Vancouver Police Department and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

The course itself is run under the B.C. Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, as opposed to the Justice Institute of B.C.

“As a result of the review, a request has been drafted…to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner requesting an order for investigation,” said spokesperson Const. Amanda Steed.

That order would have kept the investigation in the province — but given the sheer number of municipal police forces involved, the agency that oversees police misconduct investigations said it would go out of the province.
 
 
 

 



#2059 dasmo

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 09:46 PM

Oh man… the world truly has become a stage. Speaking of that check out this US military recruiting video https://youtu.be/_uNPZKJqbE8

#2060 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2022 - 04:14 AM

Watchdog investigating after police dog bites man during arrest in Saanich

Man bitten while being taken into custody, B.C. IIO looking into details of incident


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And they think the findings won’t be biased? Maybe assign a more neutral animal (not a cat).

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 June 2022 - 04:15 AM.


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