The good things that police departments do is seriously not a problem for anyone at all. It’s the bad things that they do that cause all the damage. So now, I ask the question: ” What’s wrong with the police”….. More than a few innocent lives have been destroyed by these organizations, and I still don’t know what we can do about it. The problem is worldwide, and goes back for centuries.
I do know that to admit wrongdoing is a sign of moral Strength, not weakness. It is rare thou that a police officer will admit to even remotely doing anything wrong. It may be that their Job, Pension, or Image have to come first.
I see mental illness as a day dreamer who is having a nightmare or some other bad dream. the Dreamer can not tell what is real. There is a part of the brain (the Pons) that is linked to dreaming and “REM Sleep”. This gland can be active when people are awake and walking around. There are also (hormone) that paralyze a person during the sleep cycle, this keeps a person from acting out his/her dream. Many people are basically Sleep-Walking.
but what happens when a cop is day dreaming, As the case of Bill Gillespie, shot, and permanently disabled by the judgement of a single officer who was half asleep?
Absolute power is not good
In the picture to the left what do you see? A wine glass, or a Candle stick, or two people facing each other. When a cop pulls the trigger, what is it that they see? Often it is danger to their own miserable lives, when in fact there is none at all
In the picture to the left here, what do you see? A naked man and woman, or dolphins? There are at least 8 dolphins that make up this picture, Just look at the dark spots. What would a cop be shooting at here, The man, The woman, or the Dolphins (or just some shadows in the night)? The point is that when cops screw up they screw up BIG-TIME, and people often get seriously hurt and die,(or worse yet, to be permanently disabled for the rest of your life). Not just ‘perpetrators and Suspects” but entire families and communities are permanently damaged by the actions of this small group of people who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions.
A police officer must enforce the law and arrest lawbreakers, no matter who they are. This Includes Family, and Friends. Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Grandpa and Grandma. It is not hard to see why many cops have a hard time with human relationships. Who would want to hang around with someone who is just waiting for a chance to arrest you? This puts the cop into a position where he/she will choose who to arrest or who to let walk. They seem to protect themselves and colleges first and then their friends. The public is an afterthought. We end up with a two tier justice industry, with the cops and the people they “like” at the top of the system(immunity from the law), and the less fortunate, (usually the poor, uneducated and minority groups at the bottom).
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, look good on paper.
The charter of rights is there to Guarantee that no police officer can exercise Absolute power, but, as these videos show, that many officers either did not read the charter, or forgot what it said, or just plain ignore it ) or quite possibly don’t know what they are doing). Any search on U-Tube will find hundreds or not thousands of videos of cops gone bad, worldwide, so this is by no means an exhaustive list. I think it will take much more that a new set of laws or more training to fix this problem. They have been reviewing and training and making changes to their system for decades and the problem still exists. So much damage has been caused that I doubt if the police can ever crawl out of the hole they have dug for themselves.
What is wrong with police in America…Some good thoughts about the american police.
Cops PrimeTime Crime …. Just another site that tracks some of our fine officers deeds.
Rcmp Watch…Another interesting link showing what officers have been up to.
(60) A Terrace RCMP officer is under investigation after a violent arrest was caught on tape and given to a local newspaper.
(59) Witness questions police tactics in Yellowknife arrest
(58)A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test
(57)Officer fired bullet that struck Arthur Wilson in the head.
(56)Three Toronto police officers from the city’s 51 Division have been arrested and charged with sexual assault and a separate charge of gang sexual assault.
According to a Toronto Police Services press release, the officers involved are Constables Joshua Cabero, Leslie Nyznik, and Sameer Kara who have between four and six years experience on the force
(55)14 year-old hit by off-duty Abbotsford Police officer dies
(53) 21-year-old John Caleb Ross shot and killed by York Region Police in Aurora
(52) Daniel Clause, shot dead by Toronto Police.
(51)Video of Michael Eligon being shot b police
(50) Sylvia Klibingaitis and Reyal Jardine-Douglas all lost their lives to police bullets.
(49) Steve Mesic shot by Hamilton Const. Michael McLellan shot to death in 41 seconds. McLellan and Cons. Kevin Farrell, who fired four shots into Mesic
(48)Michael MacIsaac was shot by police on Dec. 2, 2013 while running naked through his neighbourhood. His family believes he was having a seizure. He died Dec. 3, 2013. He was 47.
(47) Al Wright and Linda Bush began a support group for victims of alleged police violence in B.C.
Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-parents-form-group-for-victims-of-alleged-police-violence-1.969149#ixzz3KxJb4Chx
(46)Within a minute 51-year-old Phuong Na Du, or Tony Du was shot to death by Vancouver Police.
(45)Derek Welton Shot Dead in Duncan BC I remember meeting derek at a AA meeting.
(44)Family devastated no charges laid after speeding police officer killed 5-year-old boy
(43)Surrey RCMP officer was speeding when crash killed him
(42)Surrey RCMP cruiser crashes into pole
(41)RCMP investigate cruiser car crash
(40)Saanich Police probe Sunday’s crash involving an RCMP cruiser
(39)RCMP Cruiser Crashes on Ospika
(38)Langley RCMP crash: Calgary family camper van hit
(37)RCMP shoot man at kids’ baseball game in northern Manitoba
(36) A man has died after being Tasered by police
(35) Left a quadriplegic in cop shooting, teen sues RCMP
(34) Toronto cop charged in shooting death of Sammy Yatim back at work
(33) Al Wright, whose son was killed by police in 2005
Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-parents-form-group-for-victims-of-alleged-police-violence-1.969149#ixzz32HJ6cHdP
(32) Parents claim excessive force after police dog attack
(31)Police dog attack sparks Vancouver lawsuit
‘He was just circling me and kept biting me and kept biting me’
CBC News Posted: Jan 26, 2012 8:42 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 27, 2012 8:00 AM PT
(30). Never kick a man when he is down. Basic moral law
“” Victoria police Chief Jamie Graham said yesterday that “many officers” who have viewed the video are “not shocked at all. This is use of force. This is what we’re trained to do,” Graham said.
(29.).Robert Dziekanski, Tasered to death at Vancouver airport. Mr. Dziekanski is about the 18th person Tasered to death by the RCMP.
Constables Gerry Rundel, Bill Bently, Kwesi Millington, and supervisor Corporal Benjamin Robinson, Were involved in this senseless death.
(28). Same cop who was involved with the taser death, was also involved in a Drunk Driving death. Cpl Benjamin Montgomery Robinson was drunk and crashed into a motorcycle and killed Orion Hutchinson.
(27). Ian Bush (1983–2005) , a resident of British Columbia, Canada, was shot in the back of the head and killed while in police custody on October 29, 2005 by Constable Paul Koester. There have been dozens of police in /custody deaths.
(26). Kevin Geldart, 34, of Moncton, N.B., died after he was repeatedly shocked with Taser weapons by RCMP officers in 2005.
(25). Mountie Kill Another Mountie. Apparently he had cysts in his brain.
Kevin Gregson, age 43, is a former (RCMP) officer who is alleged to have murdered Ottowa Officer Const. Eric Czapnik in the early morning of December 29, 2009.
(24). ( CBC News) – A Vancouver-area RCMP officer is facing impaired driving charges a second time after getting stopped behind the wheel while his driver’s licence was suspended. This man was a 16 year veteran of the force.
(23). PRINCE GEORGE – An RCMP officer, Const. Justin Harris,who has been accused of buying sex from two teenage prostitutes in Prince George between 1993 and 2001 has been ordered returned to active duty.
(22). Both Hughson and Frazer were “highly intoxicated” when they left a bar in Maple Ridge on May 10, 2006
(21). Cpl. Andre Turcotte was sentenced to a 60 day conditional sentence for the assault of a Penticton man in 2007.
(20). Bill Gillespie, shot by Rcmp in Chemainus BC while unarmed and laying on the ground. This is only 10 Km from my house. ? Bill was coming back from an AA meeting and did not promptly pull over. The Shooter was a woman cop. The case is so tight lipped that it really makes me sick. Bill is screwed for the rest of his life, and the Public Servant is getting away with it .
(19). Winnipeg. Mob of Officers beat crap out of man who is down and already subdued.
(18). Articel in “The Telegram”
Const. Donald Alexander Langer of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, a 25 year Veteran, Is charged with DUI and for kicking out the back window of a police cruiser.
(17). A less disturbing video. Why detain a man and handcuff him in full view of the public, when he in fact is innocent.
(16). . Two rcmp , Graham Belak, 30, and Shawn McLaughlin, 33. Got away with rape. (The Yukon News)
“”McLaughlin, who is married with two children, told the court he asked if the woman was interested in a threesome,””
(15). Const. Peter Hodson fired for selling pot.
(14). On October 2nd, 1999: Darren Varley (1973-1999)was shot dead by RCMP Constable Michael Ferguson while in police custody.
(13). June 21 2010, CTV News
“A member of the Vancouver Police Department has been charged with four counts of domestic assault.”
(12) June 18 2010, The Citizen: .
Rcmp crashes into a car and sends woman, Pattie Daniels, a 30 years old mother, to hospital in critical condition with skull fractures, who later died as a result of the collision.
(11)A provincial court judge last week ordered a stay of two counts against North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Darren Baker who was arrested and charged with DUI, saying the Crown failed to disclose evidence.
(10). Paul Boyd was the man shot and killed by Vancouver police Const Lee Chipperfield on Granville Street. Aug 2007.
(9) The guy asks, ‘why do I have to put my Camera down’, the cops says ‘Because I told you too’. Just an example of the attitude some police have.(not all)
Two Victoria police officers have been charged with assault against two brothers who were arrested in October 2008 for public intoxication.
Const. Brent Keleher is charged with two counts of assault against Jeffrey Meyers after he was arrested on Oct. 18, 2008 — one while Meyers was in a police cruiser and Keleher was driving it to the station, and the second while Meyers was at the police station, according to court documents.
Const. Ryan Young is also charged with two counts of assault — one against Jeffrey Meyers and the other against his brother Trevor Meyers — while they were at the police station.
Neither Jeffrey nor Trevor Meyers was charged with an offence in relation to the arrest.
(7) Police surveillance videotape shows Willow Kinloch detained in a padded cell, where police officers are seen holding her down, handcuffing her, tying her feet and leaving her tethered to the cell door, where she stayed for four hours.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/01/22/bc-tethering.html#ixzz0t7UihYoq
Tethered teen gets $60,000 in lawsuit
(8) A Lower Mainland Mountie is facing drunk-driving charges after her vehicle was stopped near Langley’s Cascades Casino on Friday night.
Langley RCMP were called to a complaint of a suspected impaired driver as a car pulled away from the casino on July 2.
“The driver was later identified to be an off-duty RCMP police officer driving her personal vehicle,” said RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau in a release Wednesday.
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/RCMP+officer+faces+drunk+driv
(7) Judge John Combs acquitted Joel Donald Kempthorne, 49, of impaired driving and driving with his blood alcohol level over the legal limit, because the arresting officer’s actions were “excessive” after the officer pulled a gun out an put it on the neck of the accused.
“The gunpoint arrest was arbitrary and unnecessary and breached Kempthorne’s rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the judge wrote.”
(6). Vancouver Cops in hot water again after cop pushes disabled woman.
(5). Surrey RCMP Const. David Clarke, 35, is charged with selling marijuana and possessing stolen marijuana along with stolen ID documents and police property.
(4).Const. Griffin Gillan, had more than 25 drinks on Jan. 21, 2009 when he assaulted Firoz Khan in a Brutal unprovoked attack.