Normally I have great respect for the RCMP, and police officers in general. Sometimes, when I have problem with the way they support the public interest, the problem doesn’t lie with the officer, but rather with the way the law is written or interrupted. Read more…
One of the major problems that I have with law enforcement officers is a result of something that is beyond their control. Police do not have the right to strike even though they do have the right to collective bargaining. What this means ultimately is that the union is powerless to deal with real issues in keeping the police safe in regards to policy, and in return there is a sense that police will not enforce laws which do not merit their resources.
The police also have their own problems as a result of the lack of power the union has, they do not get paid overtime for court appearances, they can not control the hours they work, and the training in law itself is lacking so that half the time, they do not full fill their role in society simply because they become unaware of it.
Take for example the issue of the marijuana laws in Canada, and it’s enforcement in British Columbia.
Marijuana is illegal in all of Canada, in any form. I don’t care if you don’t believe me, but the current Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act still states that the plant is illegal to smoke, ingest, or grow. And I add a note here, even the medical use of marijuana is still illegal, there is no exception for that purpose under Canadian law, anyone who states otherwise is lying.
But, with all that why is it that the police turn the other way when they walk in front of the Art Museum on April 20th each year in Vancouver? Simple. It’s not worth it. There are to many other crimes taking place on a day to day basis for the police to spend their limit resources on enforcing a law that appears to e ignored by the majority of the citizens. The reason for that appearance is because for the last twenty years Canada has become a country of lazy self-indulgent parasites. The number of people in Canada who rise up to actively support liberty, privacy, freedom, and patriotism is so few are and far between that those that do are looked at as nutcases.
Without laws actively enforced which support privacy we loose our privacy, without laws for freedom we loose our freedom, it does not take a genius to realize this. With out laws supporting our patriots, we loose Canada, and without laws which support liberty we loose everything.
Any law, or lack of it, which at it’s core results in an attack on the individual will destroy and prosperity the society has in the long run. If marijuana laws are not enforced, how can we expect the police to follow any laws themselves? If law enforcement is not following the laws, then we live in a tyrant state. If you think that is a far reach, just wait.
A couple of weeks ago, one of my sons who has been raised to follow certain morals, which to many may seem to be old school, was invited to church by a young girl from school. Now although I myself am not a Christian, I allow such matter to be decided upon by my own children, so for the most part my son went with my blessings. They became friends and she was invite to our home. There were problems which were noticed right away, and after speaking to the parent it was obvious that the mother was intentionally lying about the so called good nature of her daughter, claiming the shelter of being a christian for both herself and her daughter. After which the visit was ended, my son walked her home, which is the polite and correct thing to do. We were unaware that this person was in need of medication, was in need of psychological help, and was prone to violence. For no reason, she viciously attack my son, he was not only caught off guard, but was unable to figure out if he could defend himself being taught that boys do not hit girls, (recently that rule has been altered due to this incident), and left her there and returned home upset. We called the police and reported the incident. They basically did nothing, as was expected, but did inform the family to not contact us in any way.
Then this weekend, the mother called our house, and talk to a different son, who responded confused and to be honest could careless of the self-righteous freak, with just the words do not call here you have been told by the cops already. So, of corse, the mother called the police claiming that my other son threaten her.
Eight cop cars at our house at 2am later, I had to deal with police officers who could not understand a single basic question.
“Is anyone here under arrest?”
Although there is a bit more to this story, there were questions, there were answers, everyone including the police were polite. It did reach a point where the officer in question started becoming ignorant. So at that point I asked my question, is anyone here under arrest, and the result was no. I therefore thanked the officer, and said good-bye, and began to close the door. She then entered the house barring the door without a warrant.
The end result to all this was nothing. They eventually left, and I have lost total faith in the RCMP to understand basic individual rights. I will never ever willing cooperate with the RCMP again in my life, if I am driving a car they can see my insurance and drivers lisnc, that’s all. In my opinion they are nothing more then traffic cops.
If the RCMP are concerned about their public image then the first thing I suggest is that they start enforcing the laws, ALL OF THEM, until then they can kiss my ass.
Lesson Learned: Trust No One.