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#16381 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:11 AM

The media shouldn’t make assumptions of people’s ethnicity.


well interview those arrested and ask them their side of the story then.

Or go to the Caledonia Street blockade and ask those there.

It’s very clear the other side of this story was never presented. Except but those few words in the CHEK story.
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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:12 AM

anyway. no doubt Adam Stirling will be must-listen this morning!

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:16 AM

well interview those arrested and ask them their side of the story then.

Or go to the Caledonia Street blockade and ask those there.

It’s very clear the other side of this story was never presented. Except but those few words in the CHEK story.

 

Who says those arrested want to be interviewed? And on what grounds do people on Caledonia speak for the people who were arrested, especially on the topic of ethnicity?

 

The narrative from the protestors is that the two incidents (Manak aggravated assault and VicPD HQ protest) had no connection/organization between the parties. The immediate protest was a response to the arrests, according to those at the protest.


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#16384 A Girl is No one

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 08:24 AM

Sounds like we need to redefine what people who contribute written content to independent (not accredited) news agencies are called, then, because journalist in the traditional sense isn’t it.

What I mean is that accredited news agencies have been taken over (or maybe always were) activists/politically motivated. The best solution is to maintain a wide variety of voices from all sides, and people have to read through it all and make their decisions. Of course, the drawback is that it also allows a bunch of nut cases to be out there, but I think it’s worth it. Another drawback is that it has become a much more complex job for regular people to figure out what is true or not, and most don’t want to invest the time. However, this is partly why we are in the mess we are in now with the mainstream media.
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#16385 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:31 AM

Who says those arrested want to be interviewed? 

 

very few people will resist commenting when presented with a microphone and/or camera.  that's clear.



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:45 AM

I would disagree. How many people respond to media when leaving a police station, or a courthouse? If anyone talks to media, it might be their lawyer.

 

There is a distrust and dislike or corporate media among the groups we feel are responsible for the attack, remember.


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:52 AM

The family was dismayed when they returned home to see Victoria Police Department’s press release, and subsequent media coverage, focused not on that important work, but on the liquid being poured on the police chief.

 

https://www.vicnews....us-on-memorial/



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 10:02 AM

The media controls its coverage. VicPD does not require Vic News to publish a quota of crime reports. Vic News chose its coverage for the day, and chose every article it ran that day. The same holds true for the rest of the accredited media.

And take note, that for such a large article (for VN), there is no byline. It’s anonymous.

So what’s the issue here? What’s at the crux of this? Because all I’m seeing is frustration that VicPD has removed the media as its gatekeeper of information and now directly publishes police news to the public without having the media do it for them. Five years ago the media would attend press briefings for the most part, and air what they wanted from those meetings.

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#16389 rmpeers

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 04:38 PM

Rob Germain of CHEK didn’t mince words in response to Tim Ford’s accusations:

“How dare you attack the integrity of reporters of @CHEK_News, @CTVNewsVI and @timescolonist who face threats regularly just for doing their job. You are sowing further distrust and putting them in more danger by suggesting they are shilling for the police, which is garbage.”

https://twitter.com/...1839042560?s=21

The accredited media is more tolerant than ever of self-made journos, so to see this reaction from Germain clearly a nerve has been struck.


I'm sure that, as Ford, feels some media are shills for VicPD, there are many people who see him, Capital Daily, etc not as objective journalists but rather spokespeople for other local groups and politicians.
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Posted 20 September 2021 - 06:05 PM

The family was dismayed when they returned home to see Victoria Police Department’s press release, and subsequent media coverage, focused not on that important work, but on the liquid being poured on the police chief.

 

https://www.vicnews....us-on-memorial/

 

 

its the same that happened on Canada day... the day started with a memorial downtown for all the lost and missing children found (and yet to be found) buried on the grounds of former residential schools.. there were many ceremonies and speakers all coming together to support eachother and mourn... and in the end a bunch of angry protesters tore down a statue and that is all the media talked about....

 

i think it's time to be angry at the protesters... and allow those memorials to happen without trying to twist them for personal gain as a way to attack police or the whole aspect of colonization..
 


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#16391 todd

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:14 PM

OBPD “File #2021-2889
On Thursday, September 16th, the Oak Bay Police received a theft from the Oak Bay Marina of a stolen Delta Orca rigid inflatable boat (8.5’) with an attached Suzuki 2.5 hp motor. The boat had a full tank of gas, a set of oars, an anchor, a Scotty heaving line, and a pair of billabong booties. The information was passed onto the RCMP Shiprider Marine Section and they arrested a 41-year-old male in Cadboro Bay who was in possession of the stolen boat, motor and anchor”

OBPD “File #2021-2894
On Thursday, September 16th, the Oak Bay Police received a second complaint of a stolen inflatable dingy from the Oak Bay Marina. The dingy was on a hydraulic lift and described as a Walker Bay Genesis 10’6”, grey inflatable with a fibre glass bottom with an attached 9.9 Tohatsu Outboard motor. The complainant also informed the investigator that he had his 15HP Mercury outboard motor stolen from the same dock from another boat he owned. The Tohatsu Outboard motor was recovered during the arrest in relation to file 2021-2889”

https://oakbaypolice...3-sept-19-2021/

#16392 LJ

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:23 PM

^How do you "receive a theft?"


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#16393 todd

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 07:13 AM

^How do you "receive a theft?"

Probably have to hit a received button on the computer in the patrol car?



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Posted 21 September 2021 - 04:20 PM

UPDATE: Information Sought After Sexual Assault on Transit Bus 

Date: September 21, 2021 - File: #21-20680

Over the weekend, Saanich Police officers located and arrested the suspect on this file, a 43-year-old Saanich man. He was later released with conditions and a court date for later this year. This incident is still under investigation.
 
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 04:55 PM

The original description was …

“The suspect is described as a Black man, 20-30 years old, medium build, 5’8” to 5’11” tall, wearing a black skater-style hat, a long-sleeved shirt, black pants, and a dark coloured backpack.”

Turns out the Black man was much older.

Swing and a miss.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:46 PM

RCMP Investigate suspicious fire at Brae Road Gospel Church

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2021-09-21 - File #2021-14798
 
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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, shortly after 8 am North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers were alerted to smoke coming from the 300 block of Brae Road in Duncan, BC. Frontline officers quickly attended the area with the Duncan Fire Department.

No one was injured in the fire however damage to the building is extensive. The cause of the fire is being investigated by North Cowichan/Duncan officers and Duncan Fire Inspector.

Anyone who may have witnessed people congregating around this location over the evening of September 20th and early morning of September 21st is urged to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Released by

Sgt. Trevor Busch
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 10:13 PM

 

RCMP Investigate suspicious fire at Brae Road Gospel Church

 

 

A BC civil liberties wet dream.



#16398 Mike K.

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 06:28 AM

This is straight out of a horror movie. A family moved into an apartment building home to a sex offender. He murders the wife and child, inside his unit. This happened in Hinton, Alberta, east of the BC border half-way to Edmonton.

Major was the subject of a public warning when he was released into the Edmonton community in 2017.

At the time, the Edmonton Police Service said he would be living in the Edmonton area. Police said they had reasonable grounds to believe Major would commit another sexual offence against a female, including children, while in the community.

At the time, media outlets in Edmonton reported that he was under a number of court-ordered conditions including a curfew, restrictions on his access to children and a ban on leaving Edmonton without permission from his supervisor.

He didn't have to follow any conditions since July 2020, RCMP said.

McConnell said he, his wife and their son had recently moved into the apartment building and had no idea of Major's criminal history.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...nnell-1.6184090

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#16399 pontcanna

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 07:13 AM

This is straight out of a horror movie. A family moved into an apartment building home to a sex offender. He murders the wife and child, inside his unit. This happened in Hinton, Alberta, east of the BC border half-way to Edmonton.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...nnell-1.6184090

Makes one wonder what a fellow has to do to be charged with FIRST degree murder.



#16400 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 07:37 AM

not victim blaming.

but even with an extensive interview with the husband the topic of how they came to be in his apartment unit was never covered? that’s what many will be asking.

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