Thugs welcome as Canada's "Peace Officers"Just hours after six constables pleaded guilty to assault, the Vancouver Police Department admitted yesterday that several additional officers on the force also have criminal records for assault.
At least one even has an impaired-driving conviction, said police spokesman Anne Drennan, but refused to release names or circumstances surrounding the convictions.
"The assaults did occurred after they were hired", she
said. "Generally speaking, only people with clean records are considered as
recruits." But later admitted "there could be exceptions to that".
Lawyers for the six officers, convicted of cowardly
beating up three handcuffed suspects (for minor drug offences) in Stanley Park,
indicated that at least some of the officers will argue they, "deserve to keep
their jobs, too".
"Police vigilantism is not going to sit well with the
public," Boyd said. "There is a difference between someone who loses his or her
temper in a
moment of anger and the Stanley Park beatings, which were premeditated "stated
John Richardson, executive director of PIVOT Legal Society.
For about a year, Richardson, who has collected copious
allegations of police misconduct in the Downtown Eastside, has argued "a full
public inquiry is needed to restore confidence in the police."
Coleman even went so far as to boast that Graham, who is rumoured to be a close friend, "is doing a good job" and "handled the incident extremely well."
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[Pictured above are three of the so-called "peace officers" convicted of assault.]
Robert Polton Copyright BC Revolution.
Some brief facts on VPD Chief Graham, as alleged from their website: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/police/chief/jamiegraham.htm
As an executive officer with the British Columbia Police Commission in the mid 1990's, Chief Graham led a team that conducted Police Act audits of numerous Municipal Police Forces, including the Cities of Vancouver and Victoria.
Chief Graham is well known for his reputation as a problem solver and is a popular lecturer and after-dinner speaker. He has been married to lawyer Gail Graham for over 20 years.
As shocking as the following stats on police brutality may be, they require a good deal of qualification: Firstly, they are gathered and provided by the "office of police complaints commission" - an office widely known to be sympathetic to police. [In fact most members are former crown prosecutors]
Second, these numbers do not reflect the feelings of most members of the public that filing a complaint will get you a) nowhere, or b) another beating from the "officers of the peace".
Most so-called "police complaints commissions" are there to cover up or justify abuse, as we see the police [Chief] doing in this very public beating.
Vancouver Police Chief now whining about media coverage, and claims beating case "blown out of proportion" and "not serious".Bad-news coverage irks chief. Police "doing good job", forum told
..example of material gathered by Sun reporter in Vancouver..
Thursday, January 22, 2004
VANCOUVER - Police Chief Jamie Graham told business leaders Wednesday that the city's media are preoccupied with sensationalism and won't tell his department's success stories.
Reporters -- and "mysterious individuals" who engage in "creative editing" -- are only interested in bad-news stories, Graham told a Vancouver Board of Trade policy forum on crime.
He said that if he ran a business he "could buy advertising" to get his message out, but in this case, he can't. "The only way I can do it is attend forums like this and speak when appropriate and at the right area. I can't buy space. It's very difficult for us to get the message out about crime prevention."
Graham talked ad nausea about the programs that his department is involved in, but said "none of that would ever reach the ears or eyes of the public because it's not in the media's interest to report good things".
He said the public's need to participate in crime prevention, creative police efforts to foil thieves, and his "support of B.C. politicians and judiciary" are all things the public won't hear about if there's "a hot bad-news story" to tell instead.
"Media in Journalism 101 teaches them one thing, and that is sensationalism. If they can get me criticizing an elected official, criticizing a judge, that's front page. And I don't do it," the chief said. "I would encourage you to watch the news tonight, and I can tell you, and I think it goes without saying, much of what you've heard today won't be on the news tonight."
When confronted by reporters later, Graham backtracked somewhat on his criticism of the media, saying he wasn't really blaming front-line reporters, but rather unnamed editors who choose to run stories and give opinions they shouldn't.
"The comments are designed at some mysterious individuals, perhaps, who do some creative editing," he said. "The message isn't aimed at you guys, at you individuals, the reporters. You guys cover the news. I am aware of what you submit to your editors, and all I can say is that when the people decide to edit and comment on stuff other than what is presented, that is when it causes trouble for us."
No, Chief.... the trouble "for you guys" is that you are a bunch of arrogant thugs [with guns no less] who don't give a $^&% about individual rights, and when you get caught breaking the law, you expect the public to blindly support you..... Most people see this as fascism.... and most people are ready to end fascism in Canada, regardless of its origins.
Protest rally targets
Vancouver police conduct
Jeff Berg [picture, inset]
died from injuries suffered when he was arrested by Vancouver police and his
sister says there are other stories such as his.
The Vancouver Police Department has faced allegations
of brutality and misconduct in a series of recent high-profile cases.
Picture of officer who struck and killed Berg]
CTV.ca News Staff (W5)
In the 1990s, before Hong Kong was reverted from British to Chinese control, millions of residents were looking to relocate on the chance that things went bad after the handover. Canada, with its huge expat communities in Vancouver and Toronto, quickly became a desirable destination.
Day after day, people lined up at the Canadian High Commission in Hong Kong, waiting to apply for visas. Many of those seeking landed immigrant status were people looking to come to Canada for the right reasons, but according to former Royal Hong Kong Police Chief Detective Inspector Sandy Boucher, Canada was also gaining a reputation in organized crime circles as a haven for those mixed up in shady dealings.
“We knew that many of our organized crime figures -- people with records, people without records but serious criminals – were looking to move to Canada,” says Boucher.
But while Canadian authorities are supposed to keep those kinds of people out, in Hong Kong, something appeared to be going very wrong. “Some applied (for visas) and were turned back, some applied and got in,” says Boucher. “It was no secret.”
Integrated Road "Safety" Unit assault 87 year old man.... <[Click to see video page]
NEW CASES OF POLICE ABUSE SHOW SYSTEMIC PROBLEM THAT CAN'T BE
Office releases list of cops' violations [B3 Times Colonist]
61 cases cited among B.C.’s 2,500 municipal officersBY CHAD SKELTON Can West News Service
VANCOUVER — More than 60 municipal police officers in B.C. have been found guilty of misconduct since January 2005 for offences ranging from viewing child pornography to punching a handcuffed prisoner.
B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner produced a list of all internal investigations launched into municipal police misconduct in which the allegations were substantiated*. [*Translation: Too much evidence even for their professionals to cover-up]
In all, 61 cases of misconduct were proven between January 2005 and September 2006, with some cases involving more than one officer.
Almost half of the cases, 30, occurred in Vancouver — not surprising since nearly half the municipal police officers in B.C. work for that department.
There are a total of about 2,500 municipal police officers in B.C.
The cases of misconduct include:
· An officer criminally charged after a hit and run and driving drunk;
· An officer involved in an off-duty road-rage incident;
. An officer who improperly threatened a suspect with a Taser during an arrest;
· An officer who took old municipal equipment without permission and sold it on EBay
Most of those found guilty of disciplinary charges received a verbal or written reprimand. However, some received a brief suspension — including the officer who punched the handcuffed prisoner, who was docked two-days’ pay.
Four of the officers were recommended for dismissal — two for viewing child pornography off-duty, one for improper handling of confidential sources and one for using police databases for personal use.
Victoria police acting chief Bill Naughton said that number is “not surprising” given the amount of resources — three detectives — the force dedicates to the complaint process, and the “tremendous amount of scrutiny involved in each file.”
The department commonly files complaints against itself as an early intervention move against potential problems, he said. Having the complaint go through the commissioner’s office keeps it transparent, said Naughton.
“Any time you put policing in an urban core environment you can expect you are going to have complaints. That’s natural. It’s what you do with the complaint when it’s received and how an learns from its mistakes. Until they can get robots to do this job you are going to be stuck with people doing police work. And we’re all fallible, we all make mistakes.”
— With a file from Rob Show
Oh, and you'll love this..... The Vancouver Police Department has ONCE AGAIN been caught swarming helpless prisoners.. My what a brave bunch of "peace officers" these VPD nuts are.
Watch this video [click below pics] to see where the tip of the cover-up leads to. It's not much of a surprise, but you should understand how these police departments operate. There are few, if any, exceptions - and brutality is the least of their criminal activities.
How much more of this are you going to tolerate? Is this not the time to take back our country, and restore its respect for human dignity and rule of law? What kind of future do you want your children to grow up in? The power is ours..... WE are the government, they are our SERVANTS and we should fire them NOW!
Note how Police complaints commissioner states that despite this being a "criminal investigation" these officers are facing only verbal reprimands or dismissal, IF in fact they are found guilty - not jail time.
This INTERNAL process is not about finding facts. As we saw from the recent case of an RCMP officer getting off Scot free after the reviewing officers deliberately went over their own arbitrary cut off period - they are about finding ways to cover up and/or mitigate systemic police misconduct. They only convict a handful of the most blatant of cases, or those officers who were likely the ones blowing the whistle, or who talked to lawyers or media. [Note above video reveals how Chief Graham directed his officers to maintain the 'code of silence' regarding their criminal activities.]
We didn't make this video, folks.... Wake up and see what's happening. This is YOUR country!
Graham claimed the day before that he "didn't have all the facts", but now you'll notice he's already trying to muddy the waters, and provide some kind of extraneous "excuse" for the VPD's despicable behaviour by offering the standard canard that the man was "resisting arrest".
Regardless of whether "the arrest was lawful", this assault occurred later while the man was secure in police cells, so its clearly just an attempt at obfuscation. This pattern of behaviour is common practice, and was even used as a reason for the murder of Neil Stonechild.
See where this is heading, by clicking below link on police assassins..
Between Thursday and Friday's court sessions, a man was bumped from the jury after he was
suspected of flashing Masonic hand signals to Dowdye and others in the courtroom, including
William Curtis, chief investigator for the V.I. Justice Department, said the two prosecutors asked
him on Wednesday to come to court and keep an eye on the suspect juror. Curtis said he is
familiar with Masonic signals and did not recognize any of the juror's movements and gestures
as having significance, but prosecutors asked Hollar to remove the man from the jury.
Elvet Carty, an executive chef at a St. Thomas restaurant who was called as a character witness
for the defendant, said his friend Dowdye was dedicated to the community and donated his time
to working with at-risk children.
But Carty reluctantly admitted under cross-examination that he was Dowdye's Masonic lodge
brother after Williams asked him if he was wearing a Masonic ring.
RCMP "justify" pepper spraying six month old baby with claim they "feared for their safety".... July 3/2007
The RCMP, as well as other police organizations, should probably all carry cards that read "we feel we were justified" as it is a repeated mantra in every case of their blatant wrongdoing, and various criminal enterprises.
This time they were not even adult enough to apologize for spraying a six month old baby boy with a highly concentrated chemical irritant, that is strong enough to scare away a charging bear. This is what we've come to with these parasites of liberty, who seems to think they have justification to harass and assault anyone, and simply claim they "fear for THEIR safety"... They are in fact under OATH to protect our liberty and safety, and on this they have repeatedly failed, and been an active antagonist to this very thing. They are worse than useless - they are dangerous, arrogant, and contemptuous of lawful authority - namely our Magna Carta.
Check out the below report from CTV Vancouver.....
Charges Dismissed Against Calgary Cop - Apr 2/2007
Ford was charged with one count of assault and one count of impaired driving nearly a month later.
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