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  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting That Left 3 Mounties Dead

    06/05/2014 10:18:19 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 6, 2014
    Nothing else follows.
  • Facebook Page of Alleged Mountie Killer Justin Bourque

    06/05/2014 4:44:03 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Before this gets taken down, take a look.It is practically a parody of the liberal stereotype of the right-wing, anti-government, anti-police gun nut, right down to the picture of Sarah Palin and some anti-Semitic ramblings about the Rothschilds. This is the profile they so desperately wanted Jared Loughner and others to fit, and now they may have the real thing. They will make all the political hay they can with this, never mind that three Mounties died to help them make it.
  • 3 Mounties 'mortally wounded' in Moncton; police search for gunman

    06/04/2014 7:21:44 PM PDT · by xp38 · 51 replies
    CTV News ^ | June 4 2014 | CTV News
    Three RCMP officers have died from injuries after gunfire erupted in a Moncton neighbourhood Wednesday evening. Mounties said in a tweet that the officers were “mortally wounded” by a shooter who is still at large. Two other officers have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Police are advising people in the vicinity to stay inside as they hunt for the shooter.
  • RCMP raids Muslim relief group’s offices as Canada declares it a terrorist organization

    04/29/2014 11:30:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The RCMP has conducted searches in Ontario and Quebec as part of an investigation into a Muslim relief organization that federal auditors accuse of sending almost $15-million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams raided the head office of the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada in Mississauga, Ont. on Monday, as well as a private residence in Montreal. “An extensive amount of documentary evidence along with stored media, money and other records were seized,” the RCMP said in a statement issued shortly after the government announced the former charity...
  • Random Rants - March 2014

    03/02/2014 3:38:30 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    LPSullivan.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    A little spin around current events… Canada’s Gun Grab – you’d think with the heavy damage sustained to their public image over the High River fiasco the RCMP would avoid doing anything which could be construed as over-reach. Yet our national police force managed to reload their stupidity gun and shoot the other foot. In a literal overnight move, the nations top cop, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, arbitrarily decided the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine firearm was to change classification from non-restricted (and restricted) to prohibited status. Under the umbrella of Bill 6-68 which became law under a Liberal government...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Canadian News Anchor Gives Warning To American Gun Owners

    01/09/2014 9:25:33 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    Sun News Canada ^ | March 2013 | Brian Lilley (newscaster)
    Canadian News Anchor Brian Lilley gives a warning to American Gun Owners
  • Former Mountie who pleaded guilty in cocaine case resented RCMP colleagues: Court documents

    01/08/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    CANADIAN PRESS ^ | January 8th, 2014
    Rapinder Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to his role in smuggling cocaine across the Canada-U.S. border and is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison later this week. U.S. District Attorney Jenny Durkan says Sidhu also contributed to the corruption of a fellow law enforcement officer who sabotaged his own career by becoming involving in the drug-smuggling scheme ... a Canadian border inspector recruited by Sidhu allowed the vehicle to enter B.C. without inspection. Durkan says that in the case of the California load, both drivers received 12 years behind bars and that there’s no justice in the...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

    06/28/2013 7:01:25 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 43 replies
    Radio Canada International ^ | Friday 28 June, 2013 | Marc Montgomery
    High River ( Alberta, Canada) residents mill about an RCMP roadblock where much angry shouting was heard as police refused entry into the town. Residents were astounded to learn the police had broken into homes to confiscate firear Residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town. The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage. The RCMP has been refusing to let people back in as the...
  • ‘Hell to pay:’ Residents angry as RCMP seize guns from High River homes (with video)(Canada)

    06/28/2013 2:47:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | June 28, 2013 | Trevor Howell
    ‘It’s just like Nazi Germany,’ says resident. HIGH RIVER — RCMP revealed Thursday that officers have seized a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River. “We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham. “People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms ... so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.” That news didn’t sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents who had planned to breach...
  • Yukon Mountie stripped of pilot’s licence for flying so low he struck a parked car

    06/10/2013 4:34:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 10, 2013 | Tristin Hopper
    For the crime of “buzzing” a crowd of European adventurers so close that he clipped one of their cars with the wing of his single-engine plane, on Friday a Yukon RCMP constable was stripped of his pilot’s license for two years.
  • Two arrested after RCMP foil alleged terror plot to derail Via Rail train

    04/22/2013 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    ctv news ^ | 4/22/13 | Staff
    The RCMP have arrested two people in connection with a homegrown terror plot to derail a New York-to-Toronto Via Rail passenger train on the Canadian side of the border. Police identified the suspects as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser of Montreal and Toronto. They were arrested Monday morning and are facing criminal charges including conspiracy to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group. Assistant RCMP Commissioner James Malizia, the officer in charge of federal policing operations, said the alleged plot was...
  • RCMP ‘to ease Canadians into the idea’ of U.S. agents in Canada

    05/25/2012 12:24:56 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 21 replies
    Yahoo News Canada ^ | May 22, 2012 | Andy Radia
    Uncle Sam could soon be coming after you on Canadian soil. According to an article in Embassy Magazine, the Harper government is moving forward on several initiatives that could give U.S. FBI and DEA agents the ability to pursue suspects across the land border and into Canada. But, according to a RCMP officer, they're doing it in "baby steps." "We recognized early that this approach would raise concerns about sovereignty, of privacy, and civil liberties of Canadians," RCMP Chief Superintendent Joe Oliver, the Mounties' director general for border integrity, told the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence on May...
  • Canadian Gun Grabbers Gone Wild. Again. Still.

    01/14/2012 9:33:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 13 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    A good explanation of the RCMP seizing private firearms without compensation. A video story.
  • RCMP to confiscate more guns before registry ends(Canada)

    01/14/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    canada.com ^ | 6 January, 2012 | Jeff Davis
    With the firearms registry on death's door, the RCMP are using what little time remains to reclassify and seize certain scary-looking guns from Canadian firearms owners. Among the guns being seized is a small-calibre varmint rifle called the Armi Jager AP80. Like many non-restricted rifles, it is semi-automatic and fires the .22-calibre bullet, the smallest and weakest used in any long gun. The AP80 has been singled out because it looks too much like the infamous AK-47 assault rifle, although it shares no parts or technical similarities with that infamous battle rifle. On Dec. 20, the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program...
  • Canadian Mounties face sexual harassment allegations

    11/16/2011 3:41:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/11 | BBC
    The Canadian Mounties will investigate the force's handling of sexual harassment claims, says the force's new commissioner, Bob Paulson. The probe comes after a high-profile female Mountie alleged constant harassment, including officers exposing themselves to her. Her public statement has led to additional allegations from current and former female Mounties. Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews also called for an investigation. "This is not about dealing with individual complaints but getting to the bottom of a system that seems to be failing members of the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]," Mr Toews told reporters. 'Cannot stand' Corporal Catherine Galliford, a...
  • Battle over Chinese-made rifle pits gun enthusiasts against RCMP

    12/20/2010 7:24:33 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | Dec. 20, 2010 8:59PM EST | GLORIA GALLOWAY
    Several gun owners are refusing to surrender a semi-automatic rifle that was imported from China and bought legally before the RCMP retroactively declared it a prohibited weapon. The police force says that the imposing-looking Norinco Type 97A can easily be converted to a fully automatic weapon and must be prohibited on that basis. But 15 gun owners have refused to accept the $1,400 per firearm that Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has offered to anyone who voluntary relinquishes one of the rifles. The gun owners have gone to court in an effort to prevent their weapons from being confiscated. “These...
  • RCMP in Western Canada on 'high alert' for fugitives

    08/13/2010 10:20:21 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 4 replies
    CTV.ca ^ | 12 Aug 2010
    EDMONTON — RCMP say law enforcement officials on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are on "high alert" for an escaped Arizona inmate and his suspected accomplice. The fresh warning follows word that federal authorities south of the border appear baffled as to the whereabouts of John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch. The search for the couple abruptly turned from Montana to Arkansas on Wednesday when a pair matching their description robbed a beauty salon in the town of Gentry. However, the owner of the salon was shown pictures of the fugitives and is certain they were not the couple who...
  • Warning: U.S. vigilantes may be in Canada [McClusky, AZ escapees]

    08/11/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 18 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11 Aug 2010
    VANCOUVER -- RCMP are warning the public to be on the lookout for U.S. fugitives John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch. These individuals are wanted by U.S. authorities after escaping from an Arizona prison on July 30. They may also be involved in a homicide, police warn. Law enforcement on both sides of the border are on high alert. While there is no information to confirm these fugitives have entered Canada, their whereabouts are unknown and police fear they may have crossed the border undetected.
  • Only a true Mountie should lead the RCMP: Poll

    08/10/2010 5:05:00 AM PDT · by Clive · 9 replies
    Sun Media ^ | 2010-08-10 | Brian Lilley
    OTTAWA - In the midst of a mutiny that seeks to replace the only civilian ever to lead the RCMP, Canadians prefer the idea of a uniformed officer leading the force. Two weeks ago complaints from senior Mounties about current Commissioner William Elliott were made public. Elliott is the first civilian to lead the RCMP. Sources close to the top of the force described the complaints as part of a push to dump Elliott. If the push is successful, Canadians are telling the government, the next commissioner should already have a red serge uniform. Asked what kind of person should...
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    CBC.ca - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • RCMP officer mourned (Killed in Haiti; From My Hometown)

    01/15/2010 6:06:06 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 10 replies · 525+ views
    RCMP officer mourned Published Friday January 15th, 2010 N.B. ties | Gallagher's body found in Haiti OTTAWA - An RCMP officer has been found dead in the rubble of his Haitian home - the latest Canadian victim of Tuesday's massive earthquake in the Caribbean country. Sgt. Mark Gallagher's body was discovered in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, RCMP Commissioner William Elliott announced Thursday. He lived near Woodstock, N.B., with his wife Lisa. "Mark's remains were identified visually by a contingent colleague working in collaboration with the search team at his residence," Elliott said. "We are now doing everything possible to...
  • Canadian police arrest two men sought by FBI (linked to a Detroit Muslim leader killed recently)

    10/31/2009 8:16:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,984+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/09 | Jeffrey Hodgson
    TORONTO (Reuters) – Two men sought by the FBI and linked to a Detroit Muslim leader killed by U.S. authorities were arrested in Windsor, Ontario on Saturday, Canadian police said. Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, and Yassir Ali Kahn, 30, both from the Windsor, Ontario area, were apprehended without incident on Saturday morning and will appear before an Ontario Superior Court judge on Monday to face extradition to the United States, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The statement said the two Ontario men were wanted by the FBI for conspiracy to commit federal crimes. An RCMP spokesman...
  • Safety minister takes shot at RCMP for disclosing gun-registry info(Canada)

    09/26/2009 6:46:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Cargary Herald ^ | 24 September, 2009 | Janice Tibbetts
    OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan has asked the federal privacy commissioner to investigate whether the RCMP abused the personal information of gun owners by handing their names over to a pollster to use for a survey. "This use of long-gun owners' personal information was offensive and inappropriate," Van Loan said in a statement Thursday. The Conservatives have pledged for years to abolish the contentious long-gun registry for rifles and shotguns, created by the former Liberal government as part of a 1995 gun-control package passed in the wake of the Montreal massacre, in which 14 women were shot...
  • Canadian police say reality show contestant accused of murder found dead of apparent suicide.

    08/23/2009 6:41:58 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 898+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2009 | N/A
    Title only. Too short too excerpt.
  • California model-murder suspect Ryan Jenkins found dead in B.C.

    08/23/2009 6:42:20 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies · 1,997+ views
    The Province ^ | Sunday August 23, 2009 | Ian Austin
    Fugitive murder suspect Ryan Jenkins has been found dead in B.C. Jenkins was charged with murdering and mutilating his ex-wife Jasmine Fiore, in an apparent attempt to get away with the crime. Fiore’s fingers and teeth were removed — fingerprints and dental records are usually how homicide victims are identified — but the 28-year-old’s body was identified by the serial number on her breast implants. After an international manhunt and an apparent attempt to flee U.S. justice by returning to his native Canada, Jenkins apparently gave up his game of international hide-and-seek Sunday. His body was found in a hotel...
  • Murder suspect found dead

    08/23/2009 6:36:26 PM PDT · by djf · 28 replies · 1,196+ views
    RCMP is reporting that murder suspect Ryan Jenkins, suspected in the murder of Playboy model Jasmine Fiore, has been found dead...
  • Manhunt Continues for Reality Star Accused of Model Slay

    08/23/2009 11:49:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 728+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sun, Aug 23, 2009 | CAITLIN MILLAT, XANA O'NEILL and OLSEN EBRIGHT
    Cops in Canada Saturday stepped up their search for a reality star accused of brutally strangling his swimsuit model ex-wife, then removing her fingers and teeth and stuffing her mutilated body into a suitcase. Royal Canadian Mounted Police scoured the areas around Vancouver and British Columbia Saturday evening for Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a VH1 reality contestant who fled to the country late last week as cops pursued him in the murder of blonde beauty Jasmine Fiore. "We're leaving no stone unturned, but we have to play our cards close to our chest right now," Sgt. Duncan Pound told the Associated...
  • Boy, 3, miraculously survives after driving toy truck into river and floating downstream for 8 miles

    07/16/2009 7:19:44 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 7-16-09 | by A Daily Mail Reporter
    A toddler has miraculously survived after he drove his toy jeep into a river and then floated nearly eight miles downstream. Demetrius Jones, who turned three yesterday, let himself out of his grandmother's holiday trailer while his family slept and took his battery-operated truck down to the Peace River in British Columbia, where he was swept away by the current. The red miniature Chevrolet Silverado truck flipped over but the boy - who was only wearing a nappy and T-shirt - floated on it, along swirling waters. When his family woke up and realised he was missing police were called...
  • Editorial: RCMP suffers (sic) Another Blow

    06/23/2009 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Don W · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Victoria Times-Colonist ^ | Tuesday June 23, 2009 | Victoria Times-Colonist Editor
    Editorial: RCMP suffers another blow Times Colonist Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Staggering incompetence or coverup? Those are the only two explanations for the fact that a critical RCMP e-mail was kept from the inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death until last week, on the day final arguments were to begin. The failure to disclose the critical evidence has undermined the work of the Braidwood inquiry, forced a long delay in the completion of its report and -- once again -- tarnished the RCMP's already shredded reputation. The e-mail cuts directly to the heart of the issues before the inquiry. RCMP...
  • RCMP Outreach Follies?

    06/16/2009 1:29:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 274+ views
    For IPT News ^ | June 12, 2009 | by Winston Smithson
    They say the Mounties always get their man. But do they sometimes get the wrong imam? This is one of many questions coming out of the second annual "Muslims of Tomorrow 2009" conference sponsored in part by Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police on June 13. A product of efforts by the RCMP National Security Program in British Columbia, and something called the "RCMP National Security Youth Advisory Council (BC)," the initiative reflects the shaky history of the Force's involvement in Islamic outreach. Mounties rushed into outreach following 9/11, and the results were not always pretty. The former head of the...
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • RCMP chose not to correct record on taser death (taser vs. waterboarding discussion)

    04/26/2009 7:02:08 AM PDT · by library user · 5 replies · 1,053+ views
    Globe & Mail ^ | April 24, 2009 | by Jane Armstrong
    ~ EXCERPT ~ VANCOUVER — Within days of Robert Dziekanski's death at Vancouver International Airport, the RCMP knew that key information it had released was wrong, but decided it would not correct the record, one of the Mounties' media officers testified yesterday.
  • Facebook 'Kick a Ginger' campaign prompts attacks on redheads

    11/23/2008 2:21:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 17,489+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2008-11-23 | Matthew Moore
    The teenager behind a "Kick a Ginger" group on Facebook is being investigated by police after reports of attacks on redhead children. Nearly 5,000 people joined the online campaign which urged members to "get them steel toes ready" for a day of booting this week. The website appears to have been inspired by a recent episode of the cartoon South Park, in which a young character called Cartman describes people with red hair as evil and soulless. Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday,...
  • Police put in tight jam (Cell Phone Jammers in Canada)

    11/19/2008 1:21:04 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 12 replies · 2,056+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | BETH JOHNSTON
    Police put in tight jam Cellphone jammers might silence annoying public chat, but they also risk officers' safety By BETH JOHNSTON, SUN MEDIA The Mounties have warned every police agency in the country about cellphone jammers after two Quebec officers were left with two suspects and dead radios on a darkened highway shoulder last month. It was Oct. 15 and the Quebec City police officers had stopped a car whose occupants they believed were connected with organized crime. When they approached the car, they saw "a suspicious device" on its door, police sources said. The suspects told police they bought...
  • RCMP detain synagogue bombing suspect

    11/13/2008 8:29:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 357+ views
    globe and mail ^ | 11-13-08 | JIM BROWN
    OTTAWA — A part-time sociology instructor at the University of Ottawa has been arrested and could face extradition to France in connection with the fatal bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980. Hassan Diab was taken into custody Thursday on a provisional extradition warrant issued at the request of French authorities, said Christian Girouard, a spokesman for the federal Justice Department. The RCMP would not comment in detail, or even refer to Mr. Diab by name, but confirmed that officers made the arrest at a private residence in Gatineau, Que., just across the Ottawa River from the national capital. Cpl....
  • B.C. pipeline explosion likely terrorism: ex-CSIS official

    10/15/2008 11:31:48 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 22 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canadian Broadcast Corp News website ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | CBC News
    Former CSIS strategist David Harris says a weekend explosion near the town of Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. fits the description of terrorism, despite police statements to the contrary. Sometime overnight Saturday, someone detonated a large explosion next to the sour gas pipeline about 50 kilometres from the B.C.-Alberta border. The blast did not rupture the pipeline but blew a 1.8-metre crater in the ground, which was discovered by a hunter on Sunday. "How on earth anyone could declare this was not terrorism at this early stage is beyond me. Terrorism is associated with an attempt by threat or actual...
  • Taser victim sought to leave troubles behind in Poland

    11/16/2007 5:14:55 PM PST · by Blackyce · 37 replies · 491+ views
    The National Post ^ | November 16, 2007 | Peter O'Neil
      Taser victim sought to leave troubles behind in Poland Kept out of trouble after brief jail stint   Peter O'Neil, CanWest Europe Correspondent CanWest News Service Friday, November 16, 2007 CREDIT: A screengrab from a video showing police tasering Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. GLIWICE, Poland -- Robert Dziekanski was remembered in his hometown as a man who sought to leave his troubles behind in a search of paradise, only to wind up alone and dead on the floor of the Vancouver airport at the hands of Canadian authorities. "I was moved by this story, especially because...
  • Millions watch video of Taser death (Vancouver, Canada)

    11/15/2007 5:39:32 PM PST · by fanfan · 135 replies · 410+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Nov 15, 2007 | Terri Theodore
    VANCOUVER — Revulsion, anger, sadness and support have greeted the release of a video showing a Polish immigrant’s confrontation with RCMP at Vancouver International Airport, an encounter that ended in his death. Millions of people around the world have watched the video of Robert Dziekanski’s final moments on the Internet or TV via Canadian broadcasters and foreign outlets such as CNN, ABC and BBC. Traveller Paul Pritchard of Victoria, arriving in Canada from China, shot the footage of the Oct. 14 incident but it was not released until Wednesday evening. The video, which spread globally within hours, triggered thousands of...
  • Summit leaders to view video feed of protests

    08/17/2007 5:11:30 PM PDT · by fanfan · 7 replies · 190+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen c/o Canada.com ^ | Friday, August 17, 2007 | Juliet O'Neill
    While protesters will be barred from the grounds of the "three amigos" summit next week, the American and Mexican presidents and their host -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper -- can watch them on a video feed piped into the resort where they're meeting. The audio-video protest plan by summit organizers -- not the RCMP -- is aimed at compliance with a court ruling that protesters have the right "to be seen and heard," Mr. Harper's officials said yesterday. Officials did not respond to a request to cite a specific ruling. But a four-year inquiry by Saskatchewan Judge Ted Hughes into...
  • Mexicans used bogus company to import $38 million in cocaine, RCMP says

    06/19/2007 3:53:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 491+ views
    570News.com ^ | June 19, 2007 | SIDHARTHA BANERJEE
    MONTREAL (CP) - Five Mexicans who had visitor status in Canada allegedly smuggled millions of dollars worth of cocaine into the country packed neatly in tubs of frozen mango puree, the RCMP says. The Mexicans, who operated under the guise of a legitimately registered food import company, have been charged with importing cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The five men were arrested and charged in early June after an elaborate sting operation conducted by the RCMP. The RCMP's drug squad says it has seized 160 kilograms of cocaine that came via shipping container from Vera Cruz, Mexico,...
  • Top Mountie Must Be Sacked Soon For Bizarre Arar Testimony (this incompetence can't go on!)

    12/05/2006 8:42:05 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies · 792+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, December 5, 2006 | Don Martin
    OTTAWA — When the prime minister unleashes his lap dogs to join a parliamentary pack attack, someone is about to die. Conservative MPs treated RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli with kid gloves during his first appearance before a parliamentary committee two months ago to explain his involvement in the Maher Arar affair. They dropped the gloves and savaged him during his second appearance on Tuesday, when he admitted to misleading MPs due to a severely flawed memory. It was an all-party Zach attack and when Stephen Harper stood in the Commons a few hours later, urging patience for ‘due process’ before...
  • Zaccardelli Must Go [Canada's RCMP and the Responsibility of Leadership]

    09/30/2006 11:57:00 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 7 replies · 422+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Andrew Coyne
    After Giuliano Zaccardelli's performance before the Commons security committee on Thursday, it is no longer necessary that he resign as commissioner of the RCMP. It is imperative. If he will not resign, he should be removed. If the government will not ask for his resignation, Parliament should. As he has been ever since the O'Connor report was released, with its searing account of the RCMP's contribution to the arrest, imprisonment and torture of Maher Arar, Mr. Zaccardelli was long on guile, short on accountability. In a word, Mr. Zaccardelli toyed with the committee. He was clever enough to issue that...
  • Harper announces more funding for RCMP (Canada's Conservatives keeping promises)

    08/30/2006 11:37:25 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 17 replies · 361+ views
    Regina Leader-Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, August 30, 2006 | Leader-Post staff
    Harper announces more funding for RCMP Leader-Post staff, Leader-Post Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 REGINA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the federal government will increase funding to the RCMP over the next two years to pay for an additional 600 officers and 400 support personnel across the country. Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters at a BBQ north of Regina, Sask. on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2006. Photograph by: Canadian Press Extended members of the Day family from Regina and Saskatoon wave to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was on his way to a BBQ held by...
  • Persons Associated with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) Arrested

    08/23/2006 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 514+ views
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police ^ | 2006-08-21 | (press release)
    Ottawa - August 21, 2006— In recent days, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has executed two search warrants and arrested one person under authority of a provisional warrant in Canada. The arrest is part of a joint operation involving the RCMP and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Canadian resident, Suresh Sriskandarajah, age 26, arrested under the provisional warrant is awaiting extradition to the U.S. Generally speaking, the RCMP does not reveal details regarding operational police matters in order to protect the privacy rights of individuals; to protect our investigations; and most importantly, to protect all Canadians. Nevertheless, the...
  • Terror probe nabs 'Tigers' -- Planned to ship weapons to Sri Lanka, police say

    08/22/2006 11:16:22 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 1,135+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-08-22 | Adrian Humphreys; with files from Allison Hanes
    Three Canadian citizens travelled to New York to buy anti-aircraft missiles, machine guns and other military weapons for the Tamil Tigers terrorist organization, the U.S. government alleges after unveiling a wide anti-terrorism sting operation yesterday. At least eight people were arrested in the United States on the weekend by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and another man was arrested in Ontario yesterday by the RCMP. Two search warrants were also executed in Southern Ontario as part of the joint U.S.-Canada counterterrorism investigation. Authorities say the probe tracked a series of in-person meetings, e-mail exchanges and telephone conversations as representatives...
  • Mounties call Tamil group 'arm of Tigers' (+ 2nd article of related interest)

    07/20/2006 8:51:38 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 492+ views
    National Post /Ottawa Sun ^ | Thursday, July 20, 2006 | Bell - Post / Cairns - Sun
    Mounties call Tamil group 'arm of Tigers' Court document first glimpse into four-year probe Stewart Bell National Post Thursday, July 20, 2006 TORONTO - The Tamil Tigers terrorist organization is "entrenched" in Canada and uses a Toronto-based "front organization" called the World Tamil Movement to raise money for arms, says a summary of an ongoing RCMP probe released yesterday. The 58-page document released by the Ontario court provides the first glimpse of a four-year RCMP investigation, called Project OSALUKI, into the Canadian fundraising efforts of the Sri Lankan terror group the Tamil Tigers. According to the heavily edited outline...
  • Two Mounties shot by gunman die: PMO source

    07/16/2006 8:18:28 AM PDT · by Clive · 9 replies · 916+ views
    Two RCMP officers shot in a gun battle early this month have died of their injuries, sources in the Prime Minister’s office said Sunday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was expected to formally announce the deaths later Sunday in a written statement from the G-8 leaders’ summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. The officers, Robin Cameron, 29, and Marc Bourdages, 26, were shot in a gun battle on July 7. The two Mounties were responding to an assault call in Spiritwood, Sask., when they were led on a police pursuit that ended in gunfire. Curtis Dagenais has been the subject of a...
  • Mounties had mole in alleged terror cell (Canada terror bust)

    07/13/2006 6:58:02 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 15 replies · 511+ views
    Toronto red Star ^ | Jul. 13, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Mounties had mole in alleged terror cell Exclusive: Law prohibits publication of prominent member of Muslim community Toronto red Star Jul. 13, 2006. 05:23 AM MICHELLE SHEPHARD STAFF REPORTER A well-known member of Toronto's Muslim community worked as a police agent to infiltrate an alleged terrorism cell that police say was planning attacks in Canada, the Toronto Star has learned. Although his identity is now known within the community and also to some of the 17 terrorism suspects arrested June 2, his name cannot be published due to Canadian laws. Sources say the man worked for the Canadian Security...