TRUST IN RCMP STILL BROKEN BECAUSE OF HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES – EXCERPT: Again, unfortunately, no one in your government or the previous one led by Prime Minister Harper have stood up for, paid for or even acknowledged the Charter rights violations suffered by the residents of High River, following the 2013 flood, when hundreds of RCMP officers kicked in thousands of doors, entered their homes unlawfully, searched their homes without warrant and seized their private property, again without warrant. Consequently, the trust in the RCMP remains broken among a majority of High River residents.
JUST A RESPONSE, STILL NO ANSWERS. TRUST IN THE RCMP REMAINS BROKEN AMONG HIGH RIVER RESIDENTS.
TORONTO SUN – THE RCMP PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH GUN REGISTRY – What is on the hard drive the Liberals intend to give the Quebec government may well include names and other records for gun owners outside Quebec, too. BY LORNE GUNTER , EDMONTON SUN – UPDATED: SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 – READ THE REST: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/17/the-rcmp-play-fast-and-loose-with-gun-registry
EXCERPT: The Mounties were, in a way, stuck in the middle of these opposing forces. And I feel sorry for them for being pressured to walk on a knife’s edge, if not for one thing – the High River, Alberta gun grab in 2013. Following devastating spring floods in that southern Alberta community in June 2013, Mounties kicked in hundreds of doors – without warrants – searching high and low for guns. They insisted they were looking only for survivors and only took guns that were in plain sight. But it was clear they rummaged through underwear drawers and refrigerators, in locked safes and behind furnaces – places that were far too small to be harbouring flood victims. In many cases, Mounties went directly to homes of registered gun owners, looked only for listed guns, then returned to headquarters. If they had, as ordered, destroyed all the registry data in October 2012, how could they identify owners in June 2013 unless they’d made copies or squirreled away data on other computers. NOTE: Here is the link to one such documented case: http://canadafreepress.com/print_friendly/pray-the-rcmp-dont-look-after-your-town-in-a-state-of-emergency
FOURTH POLL OF HIGH RIVER RESIDENTS SHOWS A DISMAL LACK OF TRUST IN RCMP – A large percentage of the residents of High River, Alberta would refuse another evacuation order. https://nfa.ca/poll-of-high-river-residents-shows-a-dismal-lack-of-trust-in-rcmp/
THREE HIGH RIVER POLLS SHOW A LOT MORE QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED TO REBUILD TRUST https://nfa.ca/media-release-poll-shows-half-of-high-river-residents-want-judicial-inquiry/
CALGARY SUN: DAMAGE CLAIMS FROM RCMP’S HIGH RIVER GUN GRAB TOTAL $2.3 MILLION – A Freedom of Information request, shows at least $2.3 million in claims were paid out by the province to residents in High River as direct result of damage caused by the RCMP, with the average payout per home totalling $1,573. By Michael Platt, Calgary Sun – Monday, June 13, 2016 http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/06/13/damage-claims-from-rcmps-high-river-gun-grab-total-23-million https://dennisryoung.ca/2015/11/19/the-mounties-kicked-in-how-many-doors-in-high-river/
POLLS CONDUCTED IN HIGH RIVER BY THE NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION: September 9, 2016: Less than half of High River residents trust the RCMP to protect their homes and property in the event of another emergency evacuation. https://dennisryoung.ca/2016/09/10/4th-nfa-high-river-poll-trust-in-the-rcmp-still-broken-three-years-after-flood/ September 5, 2015: 48% of High River respondents want Premier Notley to call a judicial inquiry. https://nfa.ca/media-release-poll-shows-half-of-high-river-residents-want-judicial-inquiry/ March 9, 2015: 67% of High River respondents do not support RCMP entering their homes in a future emergency. https://nfa.ca/public-believes-police-actions-at-high-river-unnecessary-3/ August 7, 2014: 53% of High River respondents would refuse orders to evacuate their homes in the event of another flood. https://nfa.ca/poll-of-high-river-residents-shows-a-dismal-lack-of-trust-in-rcmp-2/
September 17, 2014 – Letter from Tim Grant, Deputy Minister, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General to Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada.
October 10, 2014 – Letter responding to Alberta Justice DM Tim Grant from François Guimont, Deputy Minister Public Safety Canada.
TRUST IN HIGH RIVER RCMP TO REMAIN BROKEN: MINISTER GOODALE’S RESPONSE TO OUR E-PETITION http://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/ePetitions/Responses/421/e-179/421-01217_PS_E.pdf
REPLY: On July 5, 2013, the Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP, now the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC), initiated a public interest investigation into the conduct of members of the RCMP during the evacuation of High River, Alberta. The CRCC’s interim report was released on February 12, 2015, and its final report, which included 52 findings and 10 recommendations, was released on April 29, 2016.
The Government does not intend to hold a judicial inquiry into this matter.
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