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Time for the RCMP to do the right thing: Pull tasers out of service pending further independent testing.

Forgive me, but I’m opening the door to ‘taser talk’ again. ( The last time I did this it initiated an ongoing debate in the comments section that lasted for several months.) Last night I watched an excellent documentary on The … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday October 29

Good morning everyone, and thanks for stopping by on what is shaping up to be not that bad of a hump day.Only 4 more nights of firecrackers and bangers, and whatever else the local teenagers are throwing about. You know … Continue reading

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Commentary- former Judge Wallace Gilby Craig sounds off on Shoestring Policing and Mousy Leadership

I’ve been an admirer of Wallace Craig and his writings for some time, and am very pleased to bring you a reprint of his latest column, with his permission. He tells it like it is. HOLD YOUR POLITICIANS TO PUBLIC … Continue reading

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Taser Talk – Too Many Questions, Not Enough Answers.

Here we are, 6 months after the taser- related death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, and still no answers. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/05/12/taser-inquiry.html In fact, more questions have arisen regarding the safety of the newest weapon in police officers arsenals, with little resolution on … Continue reading

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Merry christmas to all, and to all – a good night.

Well folks, I had really envisioned being able to sit down and write what was on my mind, but times run out, and I don’t know when and if I will be able to post until late next week, as … Continue reading

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RCMP “Horribly Broken”- Must Change.

Much to the chagrin of some I know, whose opinons are that the RCMP is a steadfast, honourable institution, with no, or little corruption, protection for whistleblowers etc…….. it appears that whistleblowers who did come forward to report wrongdoing, were in … Continue reading

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RCMP Watchdog Calling for Force to Restrict it’s Use of Tasers

 Surprise, surprise.  The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP released an interim report today, that criticizes the force for “failing to manage the use of tasers and allowing usage to grow in the past six years, to include cases where people … Continue reading

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” BC Sergeant who championed tasers use in Canada had stock options in US Taser manufacturer”

 Here is an interesting article from the Globe & Mail, telling the story of veteren police officer Darren Laur, the Victoria Sgt. who initiated the use of taser in the first detachment in Canada. A subsequent research paper he wrote – … Continue reading

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YVR improvements in Wake of the Death of Robert Dziekanski

Improvements will be made at YVR, in the wake of Robert Dziekanski’s death. Released at the Fairmont Richmond today, the changes may ensure  travellers and new immigrants will have an easier time negotiating their arrival at YVR. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/12/07/bc-yvrtaserchanges.html Also released … Continue reading

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The spirit of debate lives on in the “comments” on my blog

I love a good debate, and as I’ve said before , differing opinions make the world go ’round.  I’ve take a LOT of heat over my views surrounding the death of Robert Dziekanski, some from nuts, some from well-educated people, and … Continue reading

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