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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Perhaps, but the police still have to operate within the law.


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    The RCMP in British Columbia don't seem to think so, not with the number of excessive use of force incidents and the number of in-custody deaths that have never been satisfactorily explained, which is also related to the accountability problems that have long been observed. Frankly, I was disappointed that the BC government didn't go through with calling the RCMP's bluff and form a provincial police force like Ontario and Quebec have instead of being pushed into signing another 20 year policing contract that means it will be decades before the issue can be revisited.

    At least that kid didn't encounter the Mounties at the Vancouver airport or outside a hockey game otherwise he might not have lived to tell about it.

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    A friend of mine did some looking in to the information available about this young man. Apparently his father was politically active in Communist Poland, and was known to secretly photograph actions of the police there (and then).

    So if this information is accurate, the young man may come to this honestly.
    Matt

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    An update on this story - the young man "has been contacted by provincial investigators who look into alleged abuses in the private security industry."

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...tigations.html
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    If the guards are so ignorant they don't know how a film camera works then it wouldn't take much button pushing to make them believe you deleted all your pictures would it?
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    I do think it was handled badly and he does have a civil case...he was bullied for no reason. I just read the update...glad they're investigating.

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    if the 16year old wants to be a photojournalist, he better get used to mistreatment by a lot of people ...
    its not all glory, wine and roses ...
    i know when i did newspaper work before and after 9-11 it was never easy ...

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