Editorial: Mounties' Fall from Grace
This is my editorial on my opinion of another editorial by Gillian Steward’s article “Mounties’ Fall from Grace”, Toronto Star, March 1st, 2009.
In History class we tediously studied the accomplishments and importance of our National Police Force. Did we not study that they were disciplined, well-mannered and just people. What of that reputation?
What is wrong with our National Police Force? Are the Redcoats failing in their duties as a result of a lack of funds, volunteers or resources? Is the RCMP having problems with international affairs? Or is it simply a malfunctioning of the Redcoats on a whole?
Recently, they seem to be the most notorious police force after the Zimbabwean forces. After numerous incidents they seem to have tarnished their reputation forever. They have disgraced their forbearers. Though many other Canadian forces may not be up to standard, the RCMP seems to be dipping in its progress. Are they not our NATIONAL force?
Last week the RCMP was attempting to convince the judge at a public enquiry that they had justly tasered Robert Dziekanski at a Vancouver last month, for having a stapler on him. Refusing to bring up the standard they ignored the SOS signals carved in the ice by two lost, Quebec skiers in British Columbia. As a result Marie-Jose Fortin died and her husband, Gilles Blackburn, is admitted in a hospital with serious frostbites and other cold-related problems.
A week before the Mounties had gathered together to discuss their descending expertise. However, the next week there are a number of issues. Therefore, there must be a problem with leadership and distribution of duties. Thereby, creating a large havoc of misinterpreted signals, inexperience policemen and unfortunate mishaps.
Aside from their ignorance, the RCMP seem to be inept policemen. Four Mounties were shot and killed by one 60-year old police-hater. Why hadn’t a tactical squad been sent arrest him? How did the man shoot four officers?
The bigger scandals of the RCMP include their willingness to aid the U.S. authorities to send Maher Arar to Syria for torture. Our force has finally resulted to torturing others. Yet a century ago our forces were helping the Aboriginals and Metis escape from torture and illegal trading.
What has happened to Colonel George Arthur French’s lesson of discipline? The Mounties seem to lack any discipline and order. What has happened to Lietenant-Colonel James F. Macleod’s policy of only accepting alive prisoners? He previously sentenced three months of hard labour cells to men who brought in dead prisoners. However, recently the Mounties have been killing innocent people and clearing the path for people who want to torture others.
The RCMP has become a disgrace to our country after they sold their marketing rights to Disney. Soon, many of the provinces will be decide to abandon the Mounties. They will decide to abadon our history and the Redcoats will truly become history.
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