Friday, May 25, 2007
What a sad spectacle our national police have become.
Underfunded, undermanned, asked to cover millions of acres of parks when they can't get their cars started in suburbia.
Daily now are the revelations of incompetence, bungling, collusion, cover-ups.
Now, this atrocity in Smalltown, BC. A young, inexperienced officer shoots a prisoner in the back of the head. The prisoner's crime is that he had a beer at a hockey game.
We don't know how all this went down; we weren't there. But apparently the officers and other officials who were there, weren't entirely there either.
The body of the shot young man was allowed to sit and decompose in the detachment office for 2 days before it was finally delivered - in an unrefrigerated vehicle - to the pathologist for an autopsy. Further, the pathologist's work was shoddy at best, negligent if truth be told.
What are we to do? How will Canada ever regain self-respect and self-confidence in this once proud organization? Throw more green at the red and blue?
Where is the leadership?