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  • Kate 14:35 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

    The city budget for 2023 is out: notes from CBC, CTV, TVA, La Presse. Residential taxes are going up by an average 4.1% (La Presse has a graphic laying it out by borough) and police are getting lavishly funded with a 9% boost from this year. La Presse also has a piece analyzing transport funding – cycling infrastructure, public transit and road work being among the most expensive things for the city.

    • Kate 11:34 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

      A current trial reveals how two SPVM cops treated a homeless man during an incident in 2010. Driving someone from downtown to Ste‑Anne and dropping him by the highway in March is not just cruel, it’s dangerous, and according to this piece, police have been in the habit of doing this to people with no resources, just to get them off their patch.

      • Ephraim 13:58 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        Please, someone tell me that SPVM cars have GPS? Please, tell me that if they exit the city limits, it sounds an alarm? If the answer to these questions are NO, then the problem is entirely the responsibility of management. Questions should have immediately have been asked once the car leaves jurisdiction. And if no one asks, it applies consent.

      • Cadichon 14:07 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        Sainte-Anne is within SPVM’s jurisdiction.

      • Ephraim 14:09 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        Aren’t there 4 cops involved? Pierre-Luc Furlotte, Luc Gauthier, Patrick Guay and Alain Poirier. This trial appears to be only for Guay and Furlotte. And they are TRULY dispicable people… https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-cops-confinement-trial putting a bag over his head and threatening to execute him. The problem isn’t simply that they should be prosecuted… a review of the entire police hiring system has to be put in question. From those who gave them the psychological tests all the way to those who hired them and finally to those who were their supervisors.

        And of course, they are suspended… are they being paid? Collecting their pension? Why were they not terminated? Is the brotherhood standing behind these men? If they are, can we now start to question the brotherhood? Who’s paying for their lawyers… let’s show entirely how despicable these people are…

      • Ephraim 14:10 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        @Cadichon – But it is not that station’s jurisdiction. Going far out of the jurisdiction of your station should immediately throw up flags! If you are working at station 15, driving out to Ste-Anne should be suspicious as f***

      • walkerp 16:26 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        Just a couple of bad apples, right?

      • Ephraim 20:10 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        If some of the reporters would ask the right questions and report them, they would show that this is a top down problem. Who signed on the gas station receipt showing that they had travelled more than usual? Who didn’t report the car out of the station? How did they leave the territory without anyone knowing? Without the GPS reporting? How were they out of radio control for other calls without someone knowing? There are page and page and pages of questions…

      • Chris 21:48 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

        >Just a couple of bad apples, right?

        The SPVM has over 4500 officers, so… basically: yes.

      • walkerp 08:33 on 2022-11-30 Permalink

        I’m still waiting to encounter a good one.

      • dwgs 10:02 on 2022-11-30 Permalink

        ” His allegations went ignored for eight years until a special police squad assembled by the provincial government was ordered to investigate a variety of claims of alleged corruption within the Montreal police internal affairs division.”
        Yup, just a couple of rogue cops, nothing to see here.

      • MarcG 13:27 on 2022-11-30 Permalink

        ‘We define bad apple as “someone who creates problems or causes trouble for others; specifically, a member of a group whose behavior negatively affects the remainder of the group.” This term is often misunderstood to mean that a troublemaker’s behavior is not representative of the whole group, but the proverb this term originally comes from is “one bad apple spoils the whole barrel.”‘ – MW

      • walkerp 15:40 on 2022-11-30 Permalink

        Ah thanks MarcG for that clarification. I think to extend this metaphor, it’s the barrel that is rotten and spoils all the apples once they get put inside (though many are also already rotten to begin with).

    • Kate 10:32 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

      A police unit that brings together the RCMP, the SQ and the SPVM is making plans in case of any kind of threat to the COP15 meeting.

      What police will most likely face is protest. Voilà: “Pour encadrer ces manifestations, le SPVM a déjà annoncé qu’il va bénéficier de renforts provenant de la SQ et des services de police de Québec, de Longueuil, de Laval et de Gatineau.” Anyone planning to demonstrate will have to expect damage from the gathered police forces of every level and other cities.

      • Orr 13:23 on 2022-12-01 Permalink

        One of the goals of this COP is restore biodiversity: Quebec and NL’s George River caribou herd population has declined 11 per cent since 2020 and by more than 98 per cent since 2001.
        Only one of many amazing achievements in our lifetime by the Quebec government to protect nature and biodiversity.
        One of our government’s goals is to avoid taking any serious (read: “economy-impacting”) action to prevent/restore biodiversity loss, while making it appear that they are making every effort possible.

    • Kate 10:23 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

      The Palais de justice is having to delay a lot of cases because there simply aren’t enough people to staff the courtrooms. This risks having serious cases thrown out because of delays.

      This isn’t new news: there have been warnings about it all year including this one in June.

      • Kate 10:18 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

        A new trial has been ordered for Randy Tshilumba, the young man who stabbed a woman to death in a Maxi store in 2016. I’m not writing “alleged” because it was established he did it: the new trial turns on whether Tshilumba was in a mental state to know what he was doing. The appeals court holds that the judge in his trial gave confusing instructions to the jury about how they were to consider his state of mind in deciding their verdict.

        • Kate 10:14 on 2022-11-29 Permalink | Reply  

          A centre initially founded to monitor Islamic radicalization has shifted targets and is now looking out for signs of far right conspiracy‑style brainwashing.

          • qatzelok 12:55 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

            Imagine if France had had one of these centers in the 1780s. They’d be at Louis XXI by now.

          • Kevin 15:54 on 2022-11-29 Permalink

            The richest man in the world has been red-pilled.

            There are far too many people with too much free time and not enough brain power.

          • Chris 17:09 on 2022-11-30 Permalink

            I must note: radical Islam *is itself* far-right. The types that won’t educate girls, force hijab, etc. are far more right-wing than anything we have here. And they too were created by conspiracy‑style brainwashing (aka religion).

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