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#1821 JimV

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 04:38 PM

Truly disgusting.  I seem to recall city council paying some group to deface Bastion Square with the same motto.


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#1822 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 09:29 AM

What's happening here?

 

https://www.zippia.c...s/demographics/

 

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#1823 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:18 AM

A pair of e-bikes are slated to cruise Oak Bay streets in search of both bad guys and good opportunities.

Council recently approved the 2022 Oak Bay Police Department budget that includes a pair of two-wheeled electric patrol units instead of one with four wheels. The bikes roll in at $10,000 of the department’s $5.6 million budget.

Officers are already trained and heavily use five mountain bikes for patrol. Traditional bikes, however, can limit how quickly an officer can get from one call to another.


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I’m not sure if that last line is supposed to be a joke or not.

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#1824 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:04 PM

A woman who says she was sexually abused by Esquimalt police officers while acting as a teenaged informant is suing the Victoria Police Department and four officers for a total $5.3 million.

The Victoria department is named as a defendant in the suit, as it amalgamated with the Esquimalt Police Department in 2003. Also named are officers Scott Malcolm Connors, Robert Bruce Cowick, Samuel Donald Devana and Kenneth Barrie Cockle.

The plaintiff is listed as Jane Doe, born in 1972, according to a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court on Nov. 21.

Publicity around the allegations and earlier police investigation and public inquiry is not new but the civil suit is.

https://www.timescol...fficers-4842754

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#1825 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 03:11 PM

Is there no limit in age of civil cases when it’s sexual?

Hard to know how a case like this can be proven 26 years later.

But I expect it’ll be settled before trial. And we will never hear any details.

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#1826 pontcanna

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 05:05 PM

Man Charged After Robbery, Stabbing

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - File: #21-48641

 

Victoria, BC – Blaine Isherwood, a 27-year-old Victoria man, has been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon after a robbery and stabbing at a downtown Victoria business on Monday. He remains in custody.

 

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Shortly after noon on Monday, December 6th, Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery and a stabbing at a business in the 1500-block of Vancouver Street. A man reportedly stole money from the store and, when confronted, he stabbed a staff member with a knife. The man then fled the area on foot.

 

Several Patrol officers attended and gathered a description of the suspect. However, the suspect was no longer in the area and was not located. The victim, a man, was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

 

Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit and officers from VicPD’s Forensic Identification Services continued the investigation and a suspect was identified. On the morning of Tuesday, December 7th, VicPD’s Community Services Division officers located and arrested Blaine Isherwood in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue without incident. Officers transported him to VicPD cells where he was held for a bail hearing.

 

This incident remains under investigation.

 

If you have information about this incident, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 



#1827 Nparker

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 05:26 PM

Blaine Isherwood, a 27-year-old Victoria man, has been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon after a robbery and stabbing at a downtown Victoria business on Monday. He remains in custody

I can't imagine he'll be in custody for long. Hasn't our "justice system" (LOL) impinged on his freedom for too long already?


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#1828 Sparky

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 05:37 PM

20 charges in the last 8 years.

Quite the charmer.

#1829 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 06:33 PM

Just to be clear, police did not publish that photo above, this week.

 

They do not do that after a suspect - any suspect - has been arrested, unless they are searching for other victims etc.



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Posted 08 December 2021 - 07:13 PM

But I expect it’ll be settled before trial. And we will never hear any details.

 

After 26 years I suspect that the timing isn't coincidental and that there may have already been discussions. 


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#1831 pontcanna

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 05:02 AM

Delivering a message of hope for youth

Times Colonist - 12 Dec 2021
 
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Peter Gill

At the age of 12, Pete Gill was hanging out with a group of children in south Surrey that would eventually include some of the most notorious South Asian gangsters B.C. has ever seen.

He was getting into trouble and had already been kicked out of school three times. One day, a police officer said to him: “Keep this up and one day I will be throwing you in the trunk of my car and taking you to the youth detention centre.”

“I was young and just forming my identity. But I was going down the wrong path and that incident did it for me. I realized I had to change my narrative and get an education if I didn’t want to go down that road,” said Gill, who is now a sergeant and a 25-year veteran with the Victoria Police Department.

“The biggest tragedy in life is the waste of talent.”

Gill, 52, now serves as Lower Island regional director of Khalsa Aid, an aid organization associated with the Sikh faith.
 

 

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#1832 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:22 AM

Lower Island?

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#1833 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:32 AM

Lower Island?

 

It's an international organization based in the UK organization so maybe he oversees a large swath here.


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#1834 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:39 AM

Then wouldn’t it be lower Island?

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#1835 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:45 AM

I think Lower Island is correct for a organization name and for specific geographic location.


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#1836 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2021 - 08:56 AM

I don’t know, sounds off. There is no place known as Lower Island. That implies a specific place.
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#1837 pontcanna

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 09:54 AM

Victoria police, staff report ‘toxic’ work culture
  • Times Colonist
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A majority of officers and civilians employed by the Victoria Police Department describe their workplace as “toxic,” “negative” and “micromanaged.”

 

That’s the finding of a 186-page study, funded by both the police union and senior management, that looked into the well-being and mental health of Victoria police officers and civilian staff, and examined the department’s ability to respond to their needs.

 

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and union president Len Hollingsworth released a joint statement Wednesday, encouraging all staff to read the report while they review the recommendations.

 

Morehttps://www.timescol...culture-4894864

 

 



#1838 On the Level

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:55 AM

 

Helps says she wholeheartedly supports the officers and the police department. She advised those who don’t feel supported by council to “block out the comments they hear from individual councillors” 

 

I wonder what Isitt and Potts think about this.  Are they happy?  Perhaps they are angry because this news undermines their ACAB narrative?  It makes their job of stoking hate more difficult when Police are viewed as people instead of faceless monsters.



#1839 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 11:14 AM

I’m not so sure about this report. At least one of the authors (Sopow) already has an agenda.

I’d like to see the report and the recommendations.

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 11:31 AM

« Helps says she wholeheartedly supports the officers and the police department. She advised those who don’t feel supported by council to “block out the comments they hear from individual councillors” « 

Why doesn’t she do that herself? She’s often complains publicly when she gets an angry message sent to her and uses that as a weapon against anyone disagreeing with her.

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