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Sheer power

Are not the head honchos in the RCMP actually rewarding the (video recorded) officer accused of assault in Kelowna by paying him full wages for sitting at home and watching his favourite DVDs, etc.?

What kind of message does that coddling send out to the public, especially impressionable youth?

Could he not do “desk duty” at this time, at least mopping up the evidence room or something?

Furthermore, I find myself concerned about (albeit usually rare cases of) members of the RCMP – and other police force units – who are gratuitously aggressive with some civilians.

The most extreme of the “law enforcers” storm into crime suspects’ homes, screaming with guns drawn at the homes’ occupants, all of whom, including infants, can be permanently traumatized from the experience.

And on some occasions, these “law enforcers” force their way into the wrong home altogether.

I’m convinced that some of these (mostly) men get into such fields of employment for the sheer power trip of it all.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

White Rock

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