Officer who shot Houston, B.C., man in custody got police quest...

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The lawyer for the rookie Mountie who fatally shot a man in custody wouldn't let his client speak to investigators until he was given police questions in advance, more than three months after Ian Bush died in ...
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klaus kaczor

Canada

#1 Jul 4, 2007
Cpl Lemaitre keeps on trying to convince me that this Inquiry is something to "wait for." All that is being revealed to me is how unfair and biased the cops were in order to coverup any chance of the truth escaping.

These things remain in the shadows to let calm ignorance rule our country, all part of the campaignof lies from our most trusted institutions.

These people, like their former RCMP Commissioner and other ministers of the government, whom I caught breaking the Hate Crimes Act on March 5th, 2005 (see CRTC file #233039), hold themselves above the law.

Although I extracted the quickest withdrawel and apology, ever, from this criminal, on Mar 8th, it doesn't satisfy me. His, Cotler's, McLellan's statements trying to connect the tragic deaths in Mayerthorpe to divert scrutiny from the RCMP, on to the shoulders of marijuana growers.

They were clearly in violation of Canada's hate crimes act which states, "no one shall use the public airwaves to generate hatred for any readily definable group."

They might have thought that giving me a reduction in my production charges and a conditional sentence would appease me. The prohibition laws as practiced by our government are a blatant crime of oppression in place as a make work project for our mounties who have little success in other areas than plant counts.

Who could expect rookie mounties to act any different, taking an example from such people as these three government officials they look up to.

They were all informed of their criminal acts, and athough sworn to uphold the laws as lawyers, and by their office, this gang-organized crime by definition- decided to excuse themselves because only one person, me, complained. Does that say anything about the awareness of our legal beagles to you? I was smoking a joimt of "Train Wreck" at the time so was perhaps a little more perceptive than our uptight leaders who can't figure out when they are breaking the laws.


http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/3563...

That is why I don't pay attention to the laws too much, like most Canadians. We only really care about what we can get away with, like our leaders.

The cops are only doing the same as the rest of us.

The law of the jungle rules here in Canada.

You bet I'm pissed, not only at those who consciously decieve us, but at my fellow Canadians who have taken leave of their senses when it comes to voting for more of the same kind of bullshit.

Come on, let's move from the dark ages and take control of the corruption around us. There are more rational model's then the Moron's to the south to follow.
klaus kaczor

Canada

#2 Jul 5, 2007
The way it looks is that Canadians are unaware of the finer points of freedom.
I have heard many "proffessionals" claim that Canada is a democracry in parrot like repetition after they hear our politicians spouting off such lies.
Let me inform these fools: Canada is a Constituional Monarchy with an elected parliament. In order to qualify as a democracy we would need to have elections on fixed dates.
Also the people who stand for elections must be chosen by the electorate not appointed by party leaders.
Our bill of rights is already in decay since its very recent inception in concert with American foreign policy.
Our governement was designed by the "Ruling/Upper Class" in the days when the birch bark cannoe was the cutting edge of communication.
Our rulers ever since have been reluctant to allow a progressive evolution as the British
have in their own government since then.
When you hear the statement from our elected members, "Canada is a democracy" you are hearing either a dimwit or a liar.
klaus kaczor

Canada

#3 Jul 5, 2007
When you have such a government Patronage and corruption are rampant. There is a feeling of entitlement in every instution and most public servants which in the case of the police translates into a generla feeling that they are special by virtue of their office and don't have to obey the same laws as the rest of us. they are after all an arm of the ruling class and don't own the average citizen a thing.
The cops were the arm of racismuncheck by their masters who "dealt" with our natives so that we could oppress them and deny them their destiny.
It was tacit approval of our leadership that these cops drove drunk natives to their frozen deaths.
Wake an smell the racism and oppression Canadians, you can't escape the results of more than a cemtury of this BS, as the natives have had enough of rule by executiuoner.
Harper tearing up agreement unilateraly does not speak of good leadership to me.
More police without control means more violent government oppression, not law and order.
Klaus Kaczor

Canada

#4 Jul 10, 2007
Arrests have been made recently in the Mayerthorpe tragedy. Two locals have been charged with murder one in the deaths of the four Mounties.

How much of a stretch, or fit, this is, remains to be seen.

What gets me is the amount of time the RCMP is willing to spend on this investigation before it resulted in a charge.

The fact that their Commissioner broke the hate crimes act was evident from the instant it occurred and all crimes were recorded on many recording devices, yet no charges to date.

Then they don't like putting any blame on their own, no matter how warranted it is.

Definitely two sets of standards at work here, and at Ian's investigation, in comparrison to the amount of effort involved in pinning this murder of four cops on something other than their own incompetence at every level.

The first incompetence was that they had left Rozco in peace to terrorize the community for a quite a long while.

I believe it was hinted on The 5th Estate that there might have been a murder of a young lad that he committed which the detachment had put down to accidental death and never investigated.

They investigate as it suites them, from one end of the spectrum to the other, depending on their stand and on the issue.

The next and directly fatal error was that they failed to assess the threat correctly.

After that came a surprise that no one bargained on and few would foresee, that such a crazy would execute an insane plan.

Here too, self protection and vigilance should pre-empt plant counting proceedures.

I don't understand the logistics of dismanteling a grow-op and gathering a few car parts, but in my personal case which was larger they were in and out in about 1.5 hours.

Why four of them needed to be "working" so hard that it was an overnight effort is a mystery to me. Was it a little OT escapade, gone sour perhaps?

So, if the four doomed Mounties couldn't forsee the danger that was awaiting them at the farm even though it was part of their job description, answer me this:

How were these two guys arrested for their murders the other day, to forsee what the madman would do in the future, even if they helped him with a truck, cash, talked to him on the phone or even hid him for a bit?
klaus kaczor

Canada

#5 Jul 21, 2007
The latest news is that in BC their will now be a civilian observer involved from the begining and updated regularly in any major self investigation of the police.

The claim of the person being interviewed from the OPCC was that it was their hope that this would be only a first step in a move to comple civilian investigations in cases where police are involved in using deadly force.

It's about time.

Can't help feeling that many people were outraged at what happened in the investigation into Ian Bush's death and let their feelings be known via email and telephone.

I collected more than five hundred signatures of fed-up people myself.

Thanks to everyone for doing their thing in support of this major issue and signing.

Now is the time to hold the entrenched institutions accountable in every area.

If enough people stand up for change then change will come. At least that is supposed to be how it works in a democracy.

Time to repeal prohibition for a safer society.

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