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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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VPD Officers found to be Racist
« on: October 24, 2022, 09:40:46 pm »
The cops who, internally, were found to have been racist, were supposed to show up at an apology ceremony as part of a settlement. 

They didnít show up.   And the VPD are trying to claim that they have fulfilled their part of the settlement.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-police-board-apologize-discrimination-heiltsuk-man-granddaughter-1.6626040

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A long-awaited apology ceremony for an Indigenous man and his granddaughter who were wrongfully handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account in Vancouver will not be going ahead as planned Monday after the two arresting officers decided not to attend.

The ceremony and feast in Bella Bella, B.C., was included in a human rights settlement between Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, who were detained by two Vancouver police officers on a busy downtown street outside a Bank of Montreal branch nearly three years ago.

This spring, the two arresting officers were suspended and ordered to apologize for their "serious, blameworthy" misconduct.

Brian Neal, a retired provincial court judge appointed to the case by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, found the officers each committed two counts of abuse of authority by "recklessly arresting the complainants and by using unnecessary force by applying handcuffs."
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Offline wilber

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Re: RCMP Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 11:07:32 pm »
They weren't RCMP, they are VPD and I agree it is a bad look.

Interesting that both of the officers weren't white.
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Re: RCMP Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2022, 10:32:24 am »
They weren't RCMP, they are VPD and I agree it is a bad look.

Interesting that both of the officers weren't white.

Ooops.  My bad.  Corrected. 

Iím not sure how interesting it is that they werenít whiteÖ. Maybe, I guess. 
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2022, 10:48:41 am »
oh my! C'mon squiggy, clean-up in aisle 8! Just where is that, as you say, "racist finding"... to be found?
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2022, 01:00:50 pm »
oh my! C'mon squiggy, clean-up in aisle 8! Just where is that, as you say, "racist finding"... to be found?

Any idea why they'd arrest and cuff an old man and a 12 year old girl for doing nothing?
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Offline wilber

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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2022, 02:25:16 pm »
Any idea why they'd arrest and cuff an old man and a 12 year old girl for doing nothing?

It wasn't for nothing, the bank called because they thought the pair was committing fraud. Maybe put the racist accusation where it really belongs.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2022, 02:39:41 pm »
It wasn't for nothing, the bank called because they thought the pair was committing fraud. Maybe put the racist accusation where it really belongs.

The bank employee called 9-11 but lol at the idea that this is a reasonable thing to do to an old man and a 12 year old girl:

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"They came over and grabbed me and my granddaughter, took us to a police vehicle and handcuffed both of us, told us we were being detained and read us our rights," Johnson said.
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Offline wilber

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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2022, 02:54:00 pm »
The bank employee who called 9-11 but lol at the idea that this is a reasonable thing to do to an old man and a 12 year old girl:


I'm not saying the police reaction was OK but it was the bank that instigated this. Any racism started with the bank.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2022, 02:56:10 pm »
It actually is.  Parties are usually detained, not arrested, while the situation is investigated.  This is much ado about nothing.

You're just on a tear with the L's today.

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"I have found that both [officers] acted oppressively in their dealings with Mr. Johnson and his granddaughter. The officers' actions in arresting and handcuffing the parties was undertaken without reasonable and probable grounds," wrote Brian Neal, a retired provincial court judge appointed to the case by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC).

Police officers who handcuffed Indigenous man, granddaughter outside bank ordered suspended for misconduct
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2022, 02:56:27 pm »

I'm not saying the police reaction was OK but it was the bank that instigated this. Any racism started with the bank.

And continued with the cops.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2022, 03:00:34 pm »
And continued with the cops.
Ya but typically you can't bring yourself to mention the bank.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2022, 03:03:48 pm »
Ya but typically you can't bring yourself to mention the bank.

It's so funny when you try to police (pun intended) what I say about cops and end up getting it wrong:

Here's what I posted earlier:

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The bank employee called 9-11 but lol at the idea that this is a reasonable thing to do to an old man and a 12 year old girl:

This is the same thing you tried in the thread about the San Antonio cop, didn't work then either.

And in case you're wondering why I'd focus on the cops instead of the bank employee (who is also racist) it's because cops are public servants and bank employees are not.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2022, 03:39:16 pm »
It's so funny when you try to police (pun intended) what I say about cops and end up getting it wrong:


I never said anything about what you said about police, just your refusal to say anything about the bank which started the whole episode. You are just so damn predictable.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2022, 03:41:28 pm »
I never said anything about what you said about police, just your refusal to say anything about the bank which started the whole episode. You are just so damn predictable.

Except the part where I did talk about the bank. You're pretty predictable at making false claims.
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Re: VPD Officers found to be Racist
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2022, 03:43:39 pm »
Handcuffing isnít arresting, itís detaining. I was referring to their detainment, which isnít unusual.

lmao:

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Neal found the officers each committed two counts of abuse of authority by "recklessly arresting the complainants and by using unnecessary force by applying handcuffs."

Me counting today's Shiddy fuckups:



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