Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Man shot dead in Edmonton



The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Police are investigating the death of a man found in a northwest Edmonton park over the weekend as a homicide. An autopsy by the medical examiner found Benedicto George, 25, died as a result of a shooting. CBC is reporting that "George was known to police and had a lengthy criminal record. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen credit card and credit card data. He was due to stand trial in provincial court next month on a series of unresolved charges, including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and obstruction of a peace officer."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hells Angels Dark Business in Thailand



There have been some new developments in the Hells Angels meltdown in Thailand. ABC Australia is reporting that Thaksin "Sin" Monthonthaksin was one of the founders of the outlaw motorcycle club's Pattaya branch a year ago. But now he is worried about the direction it is taking. "It's changed so much because there are many Australians, whose roles and power has been increasing," Mr Thaksin told the ABC. Charity rides and oversized cheques are being replaced with what he describes as "dark business". Big Surprise.

Aside from Thaiboxing, what is Bangkok famous for? What dark business are the Hells Angels trying to take over? Thaksin was the founding member in Thailand. What was his crime? He chose an Asian as a prospect. The Australians Hells Angels didn't like that so they beat him up. Glen Norris, an Australian Hells Angel who lives in Bangkok is at the root of the dispute.

Wayne Schneider was involved in a large drug network on behalf of the Australian Hells Angels. They had his bodyguard kill him and put Glen Norris in charge of that network. AFFA Not.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Independent Soldier shot dead in Vernon



Castanet is reporting that the body of Dustin Rogers, 26, was found March 23 on Silver Star in Vernon. He was shot dead. Photos on Facebook show Rogers with a large Independent Soldiers tattoo on his torso. One has to wonder if he was a member in good standing.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Prevention Coalition to the rescue



A blog reader recently sent me a link to a very interesting website for a non profit organization called the Prevention Coalition. It contains a vast amount of resources for parents of high risk teens and an interesting article from the U.S. surgeon general about addiction.

Prevention is one of the four pillars that get's cast aside and overshadowed by the harm reduction obsession. Another relevant link is to a website known as Drug and Alcohol Treatment. Treatment is another one of the four pillars that gets overshadowed by harm promotion.

"With the legalization of marijuana in many U.S. states and the overall prevalence of drug use in many communities, it can seem as if substance abuse is becoming a national norm. At the Prevention Coalition, we’re fighting that sense of complacency. We believe that every child and young adult deserves the opportunity to make a fully educated decision on drug use."

The new report on addiction from the US surgeon general states: "More people use prescription opioids than use tobacco. There are more people with substance abuse disorders than people with cancer. One in five Americans binge drink. And substance abuse disorders cost the U.S. more than $420 billion a year." This ties into the pharmaceutical scam Macklemore sang about.

Christy Clark government sued for fraud



It' about time. CBC is reporting that "Two Vancouver lawyers have filed a lawsuit against the B.C. government for allegedly misusing tax money. The civil claim - filed Monday morning by David Fai and Paul Doroshenko - alleges the government broke the law by spending as much as $15 million a year ago to enhance the image of the governing BC Liberal party. We are seeking that the money being spent by the government on non-essential advertisement be reimbursed to the government coffers, said Doroshenko. We look at all these advertisements that the government is running right now as breach of the obligation the government has to spend money for the benefit of British Columbians. They are not spending it for the benefit of British Columbians, they are spending it for the benefit of the BC Liberal Party."

1130 News is reporting that "Doroshenko says they’re acting on behalf of a concerned taxpayer seeking certification of this case as class action. “They’re spending our taxpayer money. Your money, my money, money that should go to hospitals and firefighters, to advertise the government to try to help their re-election hopes. That’s wrong. It’s a breach of the duty that they owe to taxpayers.” It' about time somebody said something about this missuse of tax dollars.

Last election the NDP were ahead in the polls. The BC Liberals bought a commercial during the Superbowl with tax dollars. That was obscene. Local hero Bill Tieleman wrote about it. Why do they do it? Because it works. If you tell the same lie enough times the majority of people will start believing it. They haven't balanced the budget. They created a tsunami of debt through BC Hydro.

Here's the flip side to the fraud: The Christy Clark government gets millions of dollars in political contributions from special interest groups who receive political favors in return. Developers that want the government to flip agricultural land into industrial so they can make a killing. Dirty developers or corporations that want monopolies on the market so they can gouge consumers and taxpayers at the same time. The BC Hydro fraud was the ultimate example.

So not only do they get millions of dollars in political contributions, they dont even spend that money on their political campaign. They spend tax dollars on their political campaign and use the money they raised to pay themselves a wage. That absurd corruption even made the New York Times. The New York Times referred to British Columbia as The Wild West of Canadian Political Cash. It's about time they got sued for using tax dollars on partisan adds.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Recurring Deception



Adolf Hitler burned down the German parliament building and blamed it on terrorists so he could become Chancellor. Then he burned down a German radio station and blamed it on Poland to justify an invasion. The rest is history. This recurring pattern was eloquently illustrated in the original Star Wars saga. Senator Palpatine got the trade federation to attack his planet and he used that attack to get himself elected Chancellor. Then he used another attack to suspend the free republic and become a galactic empire. The rest is history. It is an timely allegory for our day. History tends to repeat itself until we learn from it.



Then there was Operation Northwoods. A plan submitted by Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA, to kill innocent civilians on American soil and blame it on Cuba to gain public support for an invasion. That plan was real. The declassified document is part of history. It was signed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If Kennedy hadn't vetoed the insane plot the US government would have actually implemented it and would have killed some of their own civilians to gain public support for an invasion exactly like Hitler did during the war.

Then there was 9/11. The list of discrepancies with the official version of that heinous event keeps growing to this day. No planes hit the third tower which also collapsed at freefall speed into its own blueprint just like a controlled demolition. Experts in the field of controlled demolition state the only way a tower can collapse at freefall speed into it's own blueprint is if the load bearing beams are blown out just like a controlled demolition. Ever since that horrific event, the main stream media entered the twilight zone.



Even the Lockerbie bombing was suspect. CSIS provided the explosives for the Air India bombing. The recurring deception surrounds terrorist attacks that have no real motive. There was a bombing in London but the evidence showed the bomb was placed under the train not left in a bag on the train. The soldier stabbing in London was absolutely surreal. Buyer Beware.



Recently there was another "terrorist" attack in London. Another lone wolf with no motive. They came up with the lone wolf scam because they couldn't get away with falsely accusing actual organizations because they would deny responsibility like how the Taliban asked what proof do you have that Bin Laden did 911? The confession video didn't even look like him.

Don't get me wrong. The recent attack in London was horrible - people died. That was very real. I'm just saying the prime suspects are once again tied to the intelligence community just like Operation Northwoods. The whole idea of a conservative MP just happen to be near by and was photographed doing cpr on one of the victims is just a bit too much to swallow.

So the Islamophobes seize the opportunity to pass around a picture of a young woman wearing a hijab right after the attack. If you look at the expression on her face she looks terrified. What on earth do you think is going through her mind? First it's shock of seeing people dead or injured. Then it's fear because she knows everyone is going to look at her hijab and blame her when it is obvious she had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Back in the day, I have no doubt there used to be lots of Palestinians who were bat sh*t crazy and celebrated when civilians were killed. That was a long time ago and was because they were stuck right in the middle of the conflict. It was the you kill one of ours and we kill one of yours mentality. Belfast was like that for years. Nobody feels that way any more. The Irish Proclamation saw through that scam and declares:

"The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government, which have divided a minority from the majority in the past." It was the alien government that fostered the sectarian violence.

In contrast, I just stepped out briefly to the store and ran into my Syrian neighbour wearing her full hijab going for a walk with one of her young daughters. She had a big smile on her face and says Hello, how are you? I am good she says with a big smile on her face. She is so proud that she is starting to learn English. So are her kids. They are learning English faster than I'm learning Arabic. I went to the friendship centre to take a class in Arabic. It was fun but I had to cheat. I had to write all the words with English characters phonetically. Unlike French, Arabic is a completely different alphabet. That's very hard for me. I totally understand her frustration learning English at first because she didn't know the alphabet. Now she's doing great.

The other day we bumped into each other and she introduced her new friend to my daughter and I. A local caucasian woman from Surrey was a volunteer and was helpig her learn English. With her full hijab on the neighbor put her arm around her and said this is my new sister with a big smile on her face. The volunteer no doubt felt the love and appreciation of her service. This is the way it's supposed to be. Like the Jewish Rabbi that spoke at the Muslim Mosque in Vancouver. This is the Vancouver I was born and raised in. When people come here they retain their cultural heritage but they leave their differences and animosity behind.

Fatal shooting in Abbotsford



Evidently there was a fatal shooting in Abbotsford yesterday. The Abbotsford News is reporting that "the victim of the fatal shooting Friday afternoon on Chase Street is Jaskarn Lally, an associate of two Abbotsford men previously gunned down in gang-related killings. The shooting took place at about 4:30 p.m. at a home in the 3500 block of Chase Street. Sgt. Judy Bird said police were called to a residence, where they located a 20-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bird said the incident appears to be targeted."

Vancouver welcomes Ziggy Marley



The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Reggae artist Ziggy Marley is among the next crop of musicians announced for the 2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Marley appears at the Vogue Theatre on June 26." Now that's what I'm talking about.

Ziggy Marley and Lauryn Hill performed a legendary rendition of Redemption song together. Steve Marley also performed a legendary version of No Woman no Cry with the Fugees.

Nicky Jam is the next generation that remixes Reggae with Spanish music creating Reggaeton.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A dramatic rescue and a senseless fatality



There was a dramatic rescue of a driver trapped in the cab of a flat deck that was hanging over the edge on an overpass near the Surrey Delta border. The driver of a rig hooked up a chain from the flat deck to his rig so it wouldn't fall over the edge and rescue workers moved into position. Well done souljas. Saving lives one day at a time.

In contrast a traffic camera showed a different car scream through a led light right through a busy intersection at full speed in Surrey. It then t-boned another vehicle and killed one of the occupants. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. What a tragedy.

One would think if someone had a bit too much to drink, they would drive slow to compensate. There was another woman in Surrey who went screaming through a red light and t-boned another vehicle. Witnesses from the Gala said alcohol was a factor in that accident as well. Only she lied and said the other party ran the red light. Locals knew that wasn't possible because at that intersection she would have had to have come to a complete stop to trigger the demand light. That woman went on to become a conservative MP.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Peter Leask Strikes Again - Update



The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Citing an 'extremely shorthanded' judiciary, a B.C. Supreme Court judge Monday urged two lawyers to attempt to complete a two-week rape trial in five days, suggesting the prosecutor not call two Crown witnesses and limit questioning of the complainant."

"B.C. Supreme Court Justice Peter Leask, who lives and usually sits in the Lower Mainland, also said he would rather be home than in the Interior. 'Full disclosure: I live in Vancouver,' the judge said. “Kamloops is a wonderful place, but I like sleeping in my own bed.” The trial relates to allegations of ongoing sexual assaults of a teenaged girl by her stepfather in Adams Lake dating back to the mid-1970s. The stepfather is facing four charges, including rape and sexual intercourse with a female under 14 years old."

Peter Leask wants to fast track a rape trial and deny two witnesses because he is inconvenienced by having to hear the case in Kamloops when he lives in Vancouver. Fire Him! We all remember Peter Leask. He is the one that gave a Hells Angels associate house arrest for trafficking cocaine. He also let a full patch Hells Angel off when the police caught him red handed loading 52 kilos of cocaine onto a truck from His storage locker. The fact that Peter Leask is still a BC Supreme Court judge is a crime against humanity and proves things need to change.

Canada dot com printed an article by Georgialee Lang discussing why we need to elect judges in Canada like they do in the United States. Georgialee Lang is a Vancouver based lawyer who has her own blog called the Law Diva. She even has a religious affiliation.

Personally I'm not completely sold on the need to elect judges although I am not opposed to it. What we really need is a mechanism in place to get rid of bad judges because right now we have none. The fact that Peter Leask is still on the bench until he faces mandatory retirement at age 75 clearly shows the system is broken and needs to be fixed. I'm not the only one that thinks so.

Update: The Vancouver Sun is reporting that after Peter Leask denied the Crown's two star witnesses, the crown was forced to stay the rape charges. That is obscene. The Times Colonist is reporting that a complaint against Peter Leask has been filed with Canadian Judicial Council and well it should. When one bad cop does something wrong it makes all cops look bad. Likewise when one bad judge does something wrong it brings the entire judiciary into disrepute.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Accidental shooting in East Vancouver



CKNW is reporting that "What was initially reported as a shooting on Vancouver’s downtown east side Saturday morning was actually a self-inflicted accident, according to Vancouver Police. A man was taken to hospital after 2:30 a.m. when police found him on the ground in front of the Maple Hotel, 177 East Hastings St. suffering from gunshot wounds. Following interviews with investigators, police say it turns out the man had accidentally discharged the firearm on himself."

Word has it that the nature of the self inflicted injury was similar to the one created by a Hells Angels associate in Australia. Nobody said criminals were very smart. Control the muzzel and don't put one into the chamber until you're ready to fire. Idiot.

Just like that accidental shooting at a Surrey injection site. It's a good thing they gave them a clean needle before the shooting. Our good intentions have turned into criminal culpability.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Shots fired at house party in Abbotsford

The Abby News is reporting that "Four young men are in hospital with varying injuries after a shooting last night (Friday) at a large house party in central Abbotsford. The incident occurred just before midnight in the 2300 block of Beaver Street. Abbotsford Police Sgt. said police who arrived found two injured men in their early 20s both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital. Two more men – also in their early 20s – also arrived at the hospital suffering from injuries related to the incident. Bird said one of those men had gunshot wounds, while the other sustained injuries related to blunt-force trauma. All four remain in hospital."

"Three are being treated at this time for non-life-threatening injuries. One man is in stable, but serious, condition. The canine unit was brought to the scene and a firearm has been located, but police are not releasing any details on the make of weapon at this time. Bird said the motive is currently unclear, but police believe it is related to the dynamics of whatever occurred at the house party." Crack heads. If you can't handle the booze, don't drink. Saint Paddy's Day is holy.

The Last Don Standing - Update



I have an interesting book in front of me that just crossed my desk. It's called Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale by Larry McShane and Dan Pearson. It's not due to be released until March 21st but you can preorder it on Amazon. The publisher sent me a copy so I got a sneak peak before it was released. Larry McShane is a crime reporter that writes for the New York Daily News. Dan Pearson is a producer from Brooklyn. Ralph Natale was a bonafide leader in the Costa Nostra. Everyone knows the Costa Nostra is the real thing.

The Philly dot com is reporting that Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale – believed to be the first sitting La Cosa Nostra boss to testify against his own crime family – is finally releasing his tell-all memoir this month. So that means this book isn't just about him it was written with his assistance. It's not often a book has a movie deal before the book has been released.

Deadline dot com is reporting that: "The Last Don Standing, the book that recounts the life of Philadelphia Mob Boss Ralph Natale, known as one of the only La Costra Nostra bosses to flip and become a federal witness, is being developed as a feature film and a starring vehicle for Frank Grillo. The book from New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson, compiles Natale’s frank accounts of the murder of Bugsy Siegel, Jimmy Hoffa’s final days, the mob’s takeover of Atlantic City."

Everyone knows that I'm not a fan of police informants. I do believe law enforcement has a need for police informants, that's just not my thing. However, the reason I am endorsing this book is because this case is different. Ralph Natale wasn't some two bit drug dealer that ratted out his boss to get a reduced prison sentence. Ralph Natale was the boss. He was a legitimate Don in the Costa Nosta who expposes how he was betrayed and went into witness protection. It is a real life story similar to the Netflix series Lilyhammer. Lilyhammer was a hilarious series about a New York mobster who went into witness protection because he got screwed over by his own family so to speak. When they asked him where he wanted to go he said Norway because he saw it on the Winter Olympics and thought it would be a nice place to settle down.

So the big city publishers in New York gives the Gangsters Out News Syndicate an exclusive by showing us an inside look at the book before it's even published. What an honour. This guy is no Justin Bieber bitch. He is the real deal. Finally an inside look at how the business is supposed to run with dignity before the spineless dirtbags ruined it with betrayal and greed.

Philadelphia has a lot of history. Not only was it the birthplace of the Rocky movies, but it is also the home of the Liberty Bell and where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and signed. When people think of organized crime they first think of New York and Chicago. Philadelphia is right beside New York City. The crime family in Philadelphia was one of the most active American Mafia families outside of the Five Families of New York.

Synopsis

This book has a happy ending. Ralph is in a better place. It shows how times have changed. The new kids on the block have no respect for others because they have no self respect. Old School reigns supreme because the new kids on the block simply never went to school.

Mob Boss Ralph Natale was the Don. He was the one that ran the entire enterprise. When he went to prison his underlings didn't give his wife a dime. She was left with no income at all. Like WTF? In the book Ralph Natale clarifies "I became a government witness. I never wore a wire. I never entrapped anybody." He ended up doing more time than the people he testified against.

"Natale mourns the loss of the old Mafia, the world where he grew up. The whole thing was killed by men who were never satisfied with their position or their riches, men without respect for the Life or their own lives. Greed destroyed everything." It always does. Peace.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Independent Soldiers busted in Red Deer Alberta



CBC is reporting that Two men with suspected ties to two gangs - the Independent Soldiers and the Red Scorpions - have been arrested on drug charges in Red Deer, Alta., following a three-month investigation, police say. Two firearms were seized along with a trace amount of drugs as well as Independent Soldier gear. 919 refers to the letters IS.

As we all know locally, the Independent Soldiers and the Red Scorpions are puppet clubs that sell drugs for the Hells Angels. The Red Scorpions used to work for the UN until the Surrey Six where Jamie Bacon and a few associations executed the former leaders after they made sure they were disarmed first. The Bacon brothers are notoriously hated in Surrey for being complete rejects.

Nobody uses the Red Scorpions logo anymore because the swine flu made it look like a cheap karate school. Welcome to the finger and the thumb. Next they'll be carrying around fuzzy trolls.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Another shooting in East Vancouver



News 1130 is reporting that "A suspected shooting inside a Downtown Eastside hotel is the latest in a string of violent events to hit Vancouver in recent days. Officers were called to the Regent Hotel on 160 East Hastings Street at around 2:30 p.m. for reports of gunshots. They found one man inside who appears to have been shot. The man was sent to the hospital in serious condition. No other details are being provided. The apparent shooting comes less than 12 hours after a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death on East Hastings Street, the city’s third homicide in less than a week." Crime stats in the DTES have been drastically suppressed after they closed down public access to the police station there.

This is what we refer to as a New York Minute where several different things are happening all at once. Yesterday there was a fatal shooting in Surrey and another shooting in North Vancouver.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hells Angels prospect killed on Vancouver Island



Kim Bolan is reporting that Michael Gregory Widner, 39, was last seen March 8 in Sooke and was reported missing the following day. Rainbow Ricky has confirmed that he was a Hells Angels prospect and that his body was found Sunday.

Man dead in Surrey shooting other shooting in North Vancouver



The Surrey Leader is reporting that "A man is badly injured after being shot in Fleetwood. At about 2:30 p.m., police and fire were called to reports of shots fired near the Comfort Inn, near Fraser Highway and 166 Street in Fleetwood. On arrival they found a man lying beside a black Acura SUV." News 1130 is reporting that the victim has died of his injuries.

Global is reporting that a man was taken to the hospital today after being shot in North Vancouver around 3:30 PM in the 800-block of East 12th Street.

Update: Kim Bolan is reporting that IHIT have announced the person shot dead is Surrey Monday is Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ziggy's sentencing hearing in Victoria



The Vancouver Sun is reporting that Ziggy was in B.C. Supreme Court for sentencing hearing on Friday. As we previously reported, Ziggy was found guilty in December of trafficking a kilo of crystal meth and 10 liters of date rape drug. Ziggy and his coacused were refered to as Top level drug dealers busted in Victoria. Ziggy is friends with Lindsay Buziak's ex boyfriend Jason Zalo. They all have a history of domestic violence.

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "the court was told that Ziggy was the operating mind behind the drug-trafficking scheme, employing, overseeing and sometimes reprimanding Ziaee. Only Matheson had the key to the large safe filled with drugs at the stash site, Cramer said. Ziaee served as the courier, transporting drugs to Victoria from Vancouver."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hell Angels rival shot dead in East Vancouver



The Indo Canadian Voice is reporting that Navdip Singh Sanghera, 32, of Vancouver was shot dead on Thursday night in East Vancouver. The Sanghera group are Hells Angel rivals from South Vancouver. The drug trade in East Vancouver is run by the Hells Angels. The Hells Angels used the Redd Alert to take back all the drug dealers in the DTES from the UN affiliates. Kim Bolan is reporting that the second victim in this shooting was Harjit Singh Mann, 49, of Surrey.

George Christie blogs about prison life



George Christie has started blogging on his website under stories. Most recently he has made a post about a Penitentiary bike show back in 1992. He states that the show was sanctioned by the prison recreation department, and sponsored by both the Hells Angels and Outlaw members that were doing time together. It was an unwritten rule and common knowledge that any problems on the street that different outlaw clubs might have, stayed on the street and didn't bleed over into prison life. It was a smart arrangement, and one that over the years served all outlaw bike clubs well. This defined his beef with Sonny and the clone soldiers. They wanted conflict with the other clubs and George saw it as bad for business. I have to agree with George on that one.

80 litres of chemical used to make MDMA dumped in Surrey pond



The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "The City of Surrey will spend up to $40,000 to clean up a pond in Newton after somebody dumped into the water up to 80 litres of chemicals commonly used to make the illegal drug MDMA, or ecstasy." Now they're in trouble. they pissed off the environmentalists. We were just at that pond a couple of weeks ago.

We all know that pouring chemicals down the storm drain is bad because it goes straight into the streams and affects the spawning salmon and their fry. If you want to dump something it has to go down the toilet which is treated as septic before it's dumped into the ocean.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Brenda Butterworth-Carr takes over BC RCMP



Well this is a shocker. CBC is reporting that "The RCMP in British Columbia have named Assistant Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr as the division's new commanding officer. Butterworth-Carr, from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Hän Nation in Yukon, will be the first Indigenous woman to hold the top RCMP job in the province."

Looks like the Friends of Craig Callen are finally starting to falter. Let's hope her first order of business is to fire Bill Fordy. Bill Fordy isn't corrupt, he's just an idiot. The corrupt ones in power promote him because they know he won't do his job and let them get away with drug promotion.

The biggest problems in the BC RCMP come from the left over Gordon Campbell government. When I was doing volunteer work in south Seattle during the US crack epidemic back in the /80's, every time a police officer started enforcing the law by putting pressure on the crack dealers they were transferred out of the area. I saw it. Chuck Pillon was one of them.

The same thing has happened to the Gang task force in BC.

Quebec and BC Corruption



CBC is reporting that "The deputy director of the Montreal police service (SPVM), Bernard Lamothe, has been relieved of his functions for the duration of an investigation into allegations that the police force fabricated evidence to silence whistleblowers."

Former deputy minister of Justice, Michel Bouchard will lead an investigation into the allegations. That article doesn't clarify what the whistleblowers were reporting on but a previous article states Quebec's public security minister is launching an inquiry into what he is calling "systemic" problems within the Montreal police service.

Another article clarifies that Jimmy Cacchione and Giovanni Di Feo were police officers for decades, often working undercover while targeting Hells Angels and the Mafia. In 2012, the officers say they launched their own investigation about possible corruption within the force, looking at officers possibly receiving money from the Mafia.

"We noticed that a few individuals were committing crimes, and we notified the chief at the time, but nothing was moving," Cacchione told CBC News on Wednesday, referring to former Montreal police chief Marc Parent. The officers said they were called to police headquarters where they expected they would be given a chance to explain. Instead, they said, they were suspended and told they were being investigated by the RCMP. "When I was suspended, that information was in my bag, so they seized it and nothing happened after that," Cacchione said.

A little Grant Wakefield déjà vu non? Grant was a whistleblower in BC that reported inappropriate conduct of Coquitlam RCMP officer Jim Brown who was tied to the Pickton investigation. The Coquitlam detachment kicked in his door with a search warrant, seized all his hard drives and evidence, then wiped them clean before returning them to him. That was a criminal act.

Meanwhile back on the ranch, the Globe and Mail is reporting on the article about BC Political corruption that was reported on in the New York Times. The only difference between Quebec and BC politics is that Quebec has task forces that investigates corruption and organized crime in politics while BC does not. That is a huge concern.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Kelowna Shooting



Castanet is reporting that "Kelowna RCMP are saying little about a bullet-riddled SUV that was in front of the Kelowna General Hospital Tuesday evening. Five bullet holes were seen in the driver's side of the white Grand Cherokee. At around 6 p.m., a man in his 20's went to the Kelowna General Hospital emergency room with gunshot wounds."