Monday, February 29, 2016

RCMP Overtime Cost $900K in Entrapment case



The Huffington Post is reporting that The RCMP spent just over $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia. Documents obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request show the Mounties paid at least 200 people, mostly police officers, $911,090.54 for overtime work during the investigation, which was code named Project Souvenir.

This was just the overtime bill for the ridiculous entrapment case. The overall cost of the operation was not provided. Where is the public accountability for tax dollars misspent?

Rob Gordon, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University said "Here, the concern very much is that all of this money may have been wasted because police may have overstepped an ethical mark ... about encouraging people to do things," Gordon said, referring to the question of whether the couple were entrapped. "If they're encouraging them, what was the purpose? The answer to that is, well, to get a conviction: to show that they're doing something about terrorism issues." "That's a cynical view,'' he added. Indeed. Without the RCMP there was no means or motive to commit the crime. It was a huge waste of tax dollars. BTW CSIS are still in contempt of court. Again.

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  1. How much longer do we have to wait for Trudeau to fire Poulson and over haul the RCMP?

    The RCMP must have gone to the same school of spending tax payers money as Christy Clark. she ran up half a million on flying around in jets, the RCMP over $900K in overtime. What a waste of taxpayer money. it could have been used for a whole lot better things.

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  2. I fail to see the difference between this case and Giles's case. Are they not both entrapment? (which I guess is legal here ) Just wondering about the double standard. Your take?

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    1. It's completely different. No one threatened to harm Giles' family if he didn't trafic 200 kilos of cocaine. The police didn't come up with the $4 million either. Giles had the means and motive to commit that crime. John Nuttall didn't.

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  3. I understand part of that. But if no RCMP Hollywood script, then no cocaine. I see your side, but, there never was any illegal activity if the police agents do not set the stage. Both Nutal were baited and set up. Nutal could have called 911 also. But so be it.

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    1. Giles is a dirty POS that has been involved in the drug trade for years. From the Revell Remple case to the Western Wind bust. It is completely different from the John Nuttaall case. It all revolves around means and motive.

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