“The saddest part about British Columbia is that neither the Legislative Library nor the RCMP , have a clue as to what’s in their respective “collections” of tales and Reports and even more Reports……, the public included…”
“The RCMP appears to have turned a blind eye on past Reports ordered by the Attorney General of British Columbia, specifically the one published in March of 1979.
Is there any Commanding Officer in Division E of the RCMP in British Columbia who can remember reading the Report from March of 1979? Probably not, otherwise changes would have been made, the public educated on the Do’s and Don’ts of hitchhiking, lives would have been saved, cases closed, instead, the RCMP waited for someone to die in prison, in the USA. While other serial killers are still walking Free.
The Report was made available to all Officers in 1979, even the most impressionable younger ones like the officer who has become the focal point for CBC’s: what an Officer should wear, WITH his boots, on.
Another RCMP officer has been relegated to a rural part of BC, somewhere, anywhere, to keep him out of the limelight, because he crossed the line in another Province when it came to not respecting another officer’s personal space. No guarantee that there won’t be a second encounter in either instance, or new cases added for other infractions.
…. 33 years ago, ten years after the Highway of Tears started to happen in 1969, The Report was published, centering on RAPE in British Columbia, involving mostly young women, some men.
The BC Legislative Library recently scanned their copy of the original Report for a “Patron” of the Library. Was it for the Press, the Police, or the Public to peruse? Was it only requested because of a death of that inmate in a prison in the United States of America? The prisoner’s DNA matched the DNA found on victims, but why did it take so long?
The “Report” that the Attorney General of BC (Garde Gardom 22 Dec. 1975 – 24 Nov. 1979) received in March of 1979, is titled, “Rape in British Columbia“, written by Nancy Goldsberry. The document is available in the BC Legislative Library.”
Go read the rest of this outrage over at Blog Borg Collective…. I can barely stomach the implications. http://blogborgcollective.blogspot.ca/2012/10/british-columbia-cobweb-covered-rcmp.html
And wonder…. how many more reports are floating out there, that might have made a difference if made public.