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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
I think where this REALLY seats itself on borderline extortion is in them hitting homeowners who have commited no crime with a $5,000 + fine just to cover the Police's expenses.
Why the heck should folks have to pay for RCMP's MISTAKE? That is beyond ridiculous! It wasn't the homeowners fault they FALSELY were labled 'suspicious' and put under investigation. The department should have to eat their own fees if they were wrong to begin with! This is total authoritorian nonsense against the populace!
Originally posted by randomname
the rcmp are ***holes, i remember reading cases where the rcmp in northern canada would make natives who they considered 'loitering" or publicly drunk run the mohawk mile.
they would arrest them, without charges, take them to a rural area, take their jackets and shoes off put them in a pile and drive them a mile away. they would do this in the dead of winter where temps can reach -40 celsius ( -40 fahrenheit). they would then have to walk back to their clothes or they'll freeze to death.
one poor native had to break into an electrical generator control room because he was so drunk he walked the wrong way and got lost. he was at the point of death and completely frozen.
Originally posted by Darce
Why would they want to discourage self-sustaining lifetyles in BC? Trying to make the general public fed up with growers by creating an issue? "Turn the growers in so that we don't have to raid your house looking for them.", is the only logic I can find in this.
Classy RCMP, classy. I always thought rural BC was very chill on the growers. Oh well, keep up the good work!