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Today marks one year since the loss of a son, a brother, an uncle, a citizen of Ottawa and a member of our Canadian family.
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We would be wrong to dismiss his proposal as fanciful or naive.
It would be logical to assume that information on the number of officer-involved shooting fatalities would be available to the public.
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We know that people who have epilepsy are not demonically possessed, but the neurological disorder remains a mystery for far too many people.
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What do you know about First Nations policing in Ontario? Probably very little. First Nations policing has been seriously neglected for years despite several government-led initiatives aimed at providing the support necessary for these services to deliver quality and effective policing to the communities they serve.
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We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.
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A 2017 survey dealing with pay ranked the RCMP 72nd out of 82 police services in Canada. Pay discrepancies are having a huge impact on both morale and recruiting. But compensation isn't the only problem plaguing the RCMP. Long back up times are a huge health and safety issue.
The 29-year-old's death was ruled accidental.
Police officers have begun wearing bracelets in support of Const. Daniel Montsion, an officer charged with manslaughter after an SUI investigation. We need to believe in everyone involved from the police, all the way up to the judges, are unbiased and out to do their jobs. This band, this in-your-face alliance around Montsion, doesn't do that.
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She suggested there's a "systemic problem" within the force.
In teachers' college, I had an excellent professor who talked about removing oneself from a situation before it became critically difficult to deal with. I'll call it the 60 per cent rule, although he may have given a different number. Don't wait until you are at 99 per cent of what you can handle, when you are dealing with other people.
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Cocaine and other drugs are missing.
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Among the larger police services, only Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal have tested or are currently studying body-worn camera (BWC) technology. The only police service in the country to standardize BWCs for its officers is the Amherstburg Police Service -- a small agency in southwestern Ontario.
The justice system is clearly flawed, and it proves that police officers can get away with virtually anything. Instead of serving justice to the survivors, the system is openly protecting the perpetrators. It's also troublesome to see officers from the provincial police force launch a large lawsuit against Radio-Canada. Since when is it acceptable to go after journalists for uncovering the truths that plague our society?