Sunday, June 05, 2005

Vancouver Police: Not Pubic Relations Experts

In the recent past, there have been a number of incidents which apparently involved police violence and dishonesty. In this day and age, it's shameful that the Vancouver police refuse to accept the possibility that some of their members behave unprofessionally. BC's number one cop Rich Coleman seems to automatically defend the Vancouver Police Department and its officers, regardless of evidence against them.

Duh, Rich, give the public some credit. We've figured it out. Now that the cat's out of the bag, why don't you start doing what you are paid for, instead of defending the very people who are undermining our justice system?

If honest police officers in Vancouver want the respect they deserve, they should ask their supervisors to deal with rogue police officers in an objective manner. Failure to do this tarnishes the reputation of the entire police force.


Two men banned from trading
The B.C. Securities Commission says two men are banned from stock-market trading for running a scheme that cost 1,400 investors almost $27 million.
James Nelson McCarney of Vancouver is banned from trading in securities for 20 years.

Lawyer, investor avoid paying award in stock-trading case
Two Vancouver men are free from paying a huge liability award after they successfully appealed a court ruling in a massive stock-trading case.
Lawyer Barry Holmes and investor Alfred Rempel were two of four people found liable in a stock-trading scheme created by notorious fraud artist Michael Mitton.