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


Steve.
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.