Is it just me, or are the Police in this Country completely out of control?
I know I usually write about Corruption in the Toronto Police Force, but this latest example just had to be mentioned as well.
Man beaten by police in case of mistaken identity
"VANCOUVER - A 44-year-old man whose face was left swollen and battered after he was arrested in a case of mistaken identity did not resist arrest, Vancouver police said yesterday -- contradicting an earlier version of events offered by police."
You see, not only do they feel that they have the Right to Assault any member of the tax-paying public without fear of persecution or recourse, but they also feel safe completely fabricating and lying about the events that took place, and that to me is almost worse.
First the Police said:
“The man resisted by striking out at the police and trying to slam the door, but the officers persisted in the belief that there may be a woman and child inside who could be in danger.”
The Poor Innocent Tax-Paying Citizen was then interviewed by the Press, and described exactly what happened:
“The officers yanked him outside and beat him as soon as he opened the door, he also said. They asked him for his name only after they had beaten him. Mr. Wu's left eye was still badly swollen and shut Thursday night, and there were still spots of blood on the ground outside his front door.”
After hearing Wu describe what REALLY happened, the Vancouver Police released the following retraction:
“I want to make it perfectly clear this morning that we do not stand by that statement. This was information that was premature and released as fact when in reality only the current investigation into the matter can determine the details of what happened.”
And they ended it with the same political bullshit jargon that they always say after they get caught fucking up:
“The Vancouver Police Department also stated that an internal investigation into the case of mistaken identity would be conducted and the Office of the Police Complaints Commission was formally informed of the event.”
Yes yes.... This never should have happened, and we are currently investigating it to understand why it did. Rest assured that the proper processes and controls will be put in place to ensure that this doesn't happen again in the future. We've heard it a million times, and yet it keeps happening... It's all just Bullshit!!
Sadly, the one thing that the Police are suppose to be is Noble and Trustworthy. You know, Role Models to be looked up to and whose example should be followed. This obviously is not the case anymore.
And in those cases where the Judges have to choose between the word of a Police Officer and a Defendant, I don't know if they can simply go with the Officer anymore...
In this case, the Vancouver Police were called about a Domestic Abuse incident, and when they arrived at the scene, they knocked on the wrong door. Before even checking that the person who answered was the Perp in question, they commenced Beating him into submission.
After they arrested him and took him in (his face all messed up from the beating, and bruises all over his body), they justified it by saying that he resisted arrest.
Boy, have we been hearing that excuse a lot lately... I can even see them teaching them in Police Academy that after you've had your fun beating the innocent perp, say that he was resisting arrest to squash any attempt at them trying to sue you or the department.
This lack of Police Accountability and Honour is disturbing and disgraceful, and something has to be done about it.
I mean, even when the Cops are actually charged with the Offence, the Prosecution and the Judges always find a loop-hole to get them out of it.
And people wonder why I have such a beef against the Police...
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Posted by jackandcokewithalime at 1:00 PM
Labels: Corruption , Police , Toronto Police Force , Vancouver Police Department. Vancouver