Monday, December 12, 2011

People who can do no wrong, another chapter

If you thought it was strange when West Van Chief Peter Lepine, the 'independent' review officer, commended RCMP after they Tasered an 11-year-old Prince George boy while arresting him last April, how about this story from Stockton CA:
Michael is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. He is said to be energetic, full of energy but a comedian and a loving child.

Discipline problems resulted in teachers trying to change his behavior by having the boy meet with a school police officer, a 'scared-straight' initiative.

The meeting went poorly and ended with the boy arrested, cuffed hand and foot, transported to the Stockton Kaiser Psychiatric Hospital in the back of a squad car and cited for battery on a police officer.
Michael is five years old.

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  1. How is the president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police in any way appropriate to be an "independent" review officer?

  2. Ontario's SIU, a 'Toothless Tiger'

    W5 did a segment on the absolute failures of the Special Investigations Unit, a report that demonstrates that police in Ontario operate above the law.

    In BC, lack of a public role in the long waited for independent police monitor guarantees we will be no better off in this province.



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