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#10781 Cassidy

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 06:37 PM

I have a hard time working up any sympathy for the woman, indeed I have none.

 

Your description sounds exactly like the work of a security professional doing their job as required, to the benefit of the folks who pay them for their service (the mall business owners).

 

Sounds like it went down exactly as it should have, with the physicality associated with her resisting being a choice that she and she alone made.


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#10782 Nparker

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

Anyone can scream like a banshee and thrash about, especially if they think it will get them off the hook - and in an age of cellphone videos and well-meaning, but often misinformed bystanders, it often does. This doesn't mean the security person was doing anything inappropriate or applying undo force.


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#10783 martini

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:02 PM

Anyone can scream like a banshee and thrash about, especially if they think it will get them off the hook - and in an age of cellphone videos and well-meaning, but often misinformed bystanders, if often does. This doesn't mean the security person was doing anything inappropriate or applying undo force.

Exactly. Reminds me of that takedown at Uptown. The piece people didn't know is that same dude spat on that same security guy for the second time. The only dude to be banned from Uptown. He violated that court order the very next day.
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#10784 Cassidy

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:00 PM

The whole "private property" thing seems to fly over the heads of those folks with cellphones who think they're doing society a service by filming a shoplifter getting taken into custody.

It's no different than somebody coming into your house and stealing your TV - both the mall and your house are private property into which somebody came in order to commit a crime against you.

 

Shoplifters seem to (willfully) forget that because they're actually committing a crime, there's a pretty good chance things aren't going to go very well at all for them if they happen to get caught.


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#10785 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:45 PM

Security guards in BC that work for companies such as Footprints, Paladin, etc.  must complete the BST1 and BST2 courses and receive a certificate from the Justice Institute of BC.   It is essentially  their security licence, and with that license they have to follow certain rules regarding physical contact with people. For example it is illegal in BC for a security guard to put someone in a choke hold. If they do the security guard can be sued. This rule came into being after a person successfully sued a security company or the security guard themselves in BC for placing them in a choke hold. A large settlement was paid out. In the BST training, there are only a few physical techniques in which a person is trained to use. 

 

Another example of laws and regulations that must be followed by a licensed security guard in BC is that a security guard is not permitted to randomly search a persons bag, or purse inside a place of business or even ask to do so unless they visually  witness a person placing and item into that bag or purse and are under the belief that that person is trying to leave the place of business without paying for the item(s). Plain clothed security (floor walkers) generally seek to file charges on a shoplifter, and because of that they have to wait until the shoplifter has exited the business for a "Theft" to have legally taken place. It's not until the shoplifter goes out the door that a crime has taken place.  If they stop a shoplifter in the place of business after visually witnessing an item be concealed the shop lifter is only given a warning, and is usually Banned from entering the premises in the future. 



#10786 Mike K.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:44 AM

Two Men Arrested After Two Separate Child Exploitation Investigations

 

Victoria, BC –  In total, 10 charges are being recommended against two men after VicPD’s internet Child Exploitation Investigator conducted two covert, online investigations.

 

In June of 2017, the West Shore RCMP received information of a potential child luring over the internet. The victim resided in the West Shore, but the suspect was determined to be in Esquimalt. VicPD’s dedicated Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Investigator began his investigation into the online activity of the suspect. On November 14th, 2018, multiple officers from VicPD’s Special Victims Unit, Forensic Identification Section, Integrated Tech Crime Unit and Patrol officers executed a search warrant in Esquimalt. Investigators are recommending multiple charges against a 61 year-old Esquimalt man including:

 

  • Luring a child under 16 years old
  • Making child pornography
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Luring a child under 14 years old
  • Making sexually explicit material available to a child
  • Agreement or arrangement for sexual offence against a child
  • Distribution of child pornography, and
  • Counselling an offence that is not committed (sexual interference).

The man was released on a promise to appear with multiple conditions.

 

In another investigation, VicPD’s ICE officer began an covert investigation into the activity of a 28 year-old man on November 1st, 2018. Through the course of the investigation, it became clear that the man wanted to sexually abuse a child. A meeting was set up with the man on November 8th and when he had arrived to the apartment building, he was met by multiple officers and arrested.  The man is facing one charge of luring a child under 16 years old.

 

Upon the man’s arrest, it was determined that he had been in Canada illegally since 2014. Investigators will be working with the Canadian Border Services Agency to determine his status.

 

For more information on how to protect your family, and especially to protect children, visit https://www.protectchildren.ca/en/

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#10787 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:02 PM

article in yesterday's tc says vicpd no longer arrest for any drug possessions.  any illegal drug at all.

 

no wonder downtown is a zoo often.


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#10788 sebberry

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:29 PM

article in yesterday's tc says vicpd no longer arrest for any drug possessions.  any illegal drug at all.

 

no wonder downtown is a zoo often.

 

God help you if you drive 50kph down Gorge though.


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#10789 Jason-L

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:38 AM

God help you if you drive 50kph down Gorge though.

Or apparently transport legal marijuana... 



#10790 Mike K.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:09 AM

Man Arrested After Child Exploitation Investigation

Victoria BC – Two charges related to Child Exploitation are being recommended against a 42-year old Esquimalt man.

On March 29th, 2017 a computer user became known to VicPD’s internet Child Exploitation Investigator as someone who was allegedly sharing child sexual abuse videos. These extremely graphic videos were determined to meet the definition of Child Pornography pursuant to the Criminal Code. After investigators determined where the computer user was located, a search warrant was obtained.

On December 5th 2018, multiple officers from our Special Victims Unit, Community Services Division, Integrated Tech Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Section and Major Crime Detectives attended a residence in Esquimalt to execute a search warrant. 42 exhibits were seized and the majority will be forensically examined in the coming weeks.

The man was released on a Promise to Appear with several conditions. Police are recommending charges of Possession of Child Pornography and Make Available Child Pornography.

To report the online sexual exploitation of children or for support and referral services to help keep yourself and your family safe while using the internet visit www.cybertip.ca.

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