RCMP take lumps along with praise at community meeting – Newton residents look forward to next step.

I apologize for the lateness of this post - it's been a hectic week with back to school, followed by immediate return of stomach flu as a result. I still haven't posted my weekly 24Hrs column here yet - which was published Monday - and I'm not nearly caught up on emails.I'm hoping this quick post will … Continue reading RCMP take lumps along with praise at community meeting – Newton residents look forward to next step.

But I thought we are all safe, Chief Supt. Bill Fordy?

In January of this year, I wrote a post highlighting the ridiculous, public relations driven position Bill Fordy had taken with regards to yet another shooting in Surrey. While other police spokespersons in the lower mainland were making clear the inherent danger the public faces in any brazen shooting, Fordy was telling the people of … Continue reading But I thought we are all safe, Chief Supt. Bill Fordy?

A lesson in public relations.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound, media spokesperson, IHIT, speaking about the second targeted shooting in Surrey last Sunday  :   "We always like to remind the public that when these shootings occur in a residential area, in a public area, the public unfortunately are at risk," Sgt. Peter Thiessen, RCMP spokesperson, speaking of the targeted shooting in … Continue reading A lesson in public relations.

Cobweb covered RCMP and Justice Department reports kept safe and sound for all these years… 33 years to be exact. Why is that?

"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..." ~snip~ "The RCMP appears to have turned a blind eye on past Reports ordered by  the Attorney General … Continue reading Cobweb covered RCMP and Justice Department reports kept safe and sound for all these years… 33 years to be exact. Why is that?

How independent is the new Independent Investigation office anyways?

Ben Meisner of Opinion 250 is wondering, after seeing how the recent shooting in Prince George was handled... from his site: "...When asked why the IIO would use the resources of the North District RCMP in Prince George, if the IIO wants to be at least at arms length of the officers involved? Afterall, there … Continue reading How independent is the new Independent Investigation office anyways?

***UPDATED w/ new photo *** WARNING: Extremely dangerous sexual predator released from custody… but RCMP refuse to show you his face.

Update: ***RCMP have now released a photo of Shalendra Kumar Sharma, after first refusing to in their initial warning to the public this morning, a move I applaud. While I understand completely the need to exercise diligence in investigations, law enforcement must always consider the potential threat to the public at large when making such … Continue reading ***UPDATED w/ new photo *** WARNING: Extremely dangerous sexual predator released from custody… but RCMP refuse to show you his face.