Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy
Here is a great report from The Ottawa Citizen detailing the extent of political interference in police hiring practices. How are cops supposed to keep us safe with this sort of crap going on in the name of `equality`? And I include some comments of my own in brackets):
Investigator quits over cop hire, Bordeleau defends decision. By Shaamini Yogaretnam. First posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 11:16 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:05 AM EDT
Ottawa Police chief Charles Bordeleau. JAMES PARK / OTTAWA CITIZEN
On the same day Abdirahman Abdi was pronounced dead, Ottawa police moved to hire a Somali-Canadian man who had failed a background check, prompting the civilian investigator in charge of vetting officers to resign, Postmedia has learned.
On July 25, just after 3 p.m. Abdi, 37, was pronounced dead in hospital after being arrested by police the day before on the steps of his Hilda Street apartment building. On the same day as his death, the decision was made to offer a job to an applicant.
In a letter of resignation, obtained by the Postmedia, sent by civilian background investigator Christina Benson, Benson alleged the applicant was an “unsuitable” police candidate and that his hiring “is being done for political reasons to appease the Somali community.”
(I have to ask if there is any limit to the LIE-beral lust for gaining and keeping power by PURCHASING ethnic votes-even if means compromising public safety and security and eroding public confidence in their police?)
Chief Charles Bordeleau told the Postmedia he approved the hiring of 19 new officers during a previously scheduled meeting on July 26. The Postmedia has learned that the approved list of candidates sent by the recruiting section did not initially include the applicant. All police candidates are presented to the chief, who is responsible for signing off on their hiring.
Bordeleau said that “all of the candidates had gone through the rigorous OPS selection process and I believe met the qualifications for employment with our service.”
In an email to all officers sent Monday evening after the Postmedia asked him for comment, the chief said two of the candidates that were made offers had "items in their background checks" that he was asked to review. "I looked at the cases in their totality and established offers should be made to both individuals."
The applicant is active in the Somali community in Ottawa. All potential police officers are heavily screened prior to being hired.
Abdi’s arrest and his subsequent death have rippled through the city and have resulted in community allegations of police brutality and racism.
Benson, a background investigator on the force for more than five years, alleged in her resignation letter that the service has “disregarded their own hiring standards.”
Benson said it was with “great regret” that she “must resign,” in a letter dated Aug. 4. Benson had conducted the background investigation on the applicant.
The decision was made to offer the job to the applicant on July 25, after the force had previously sent him a rejection letter, according to sources, and Benson wasn’t notified until the next day.
“I was shocked since I indicated in my report that the applicant was not recommended for the position of constable,” Benson wrote in her resignation letter. “This was not a case of a candidate being borderline on the scale of hiring as is sometimes the case."
“The facts compiled during my thorough background investigation are worrisome,” she continued in her letter. “This individual will be a poor representative of the Ottawa Police Service and a liability to the organization.”
When reached for comment, the applicant said he had been advised by friends and family to not discuss the events on Hilda Street. When asked if he had previously received a rejection letter from the service or if he had comment on the investigator’s resignation in light of his background check, the applicant said: “At this point I won’t be able to speak to you about anything about the Ottawa police.”
The investigator’s report found that the applicant had a handful of speeding infractions, four licence suspensions and had attempted to get a new licence while his was suspended. Benson found 16 convictions under the Highway Traffic Act.
Benson also raised red flags regarding a 2013 incident where the applicant falsely phoned police, according to the report. Police found he had a history of negative behaviour when pulled over by police and that he had several different dates of birth on file.
Benson also found inconsistencies in the application. The applicant had said he was selected by the Somali government for a program, but the report found that a friend had actually been selected and that the friend asked the applicant to go in his place instead.
The application was, however, supported by multiple letters of recommendation from people already employed at the police force.
(I have to ask: “HOW MANY of these `character references` have a Somali background? And given the casual array or dates of birth, multiple driver license suspensions and other irregularities that would DISQUALIFY A WHITE MAN-can we trust ANY of those giving the references”? The answer seems to be LOUD NO!!! To accept such a candidate is to set loose on the public an armed LIAR with a SLIPPERY sense of responsibility!)
Benson's letter of resignation says: “I have lost faith in the integrity of the constable selection process."
“I cannot continue in good conscience and I refuse to compromise my own work ethic. I must stand by my own principles, ethics, and integrity.”
When reached for comment, Benson said that resigning from her job was “the most difficult decision I have had to make in my professional career.” She would not address the specifics of her resignation but said she stands by her letter of resignation.
The process did not fail, the decision makers did,” she said.
Seventeen of the 19 offers extended by the police service have since been accepted.
Bordeleau flatly said that none of the offers was related to the events on July 24, when Abdi was arrested by police.
“Many members of our diverse communities have not traditionally seen policing as a viable career choice,” Bordeleau said. “This is a barrier we need to overcome. We do so by outreach recruiting to diverse communities. We call on members of the community and our own sworn and civilian members to identify potential recruits.”
(Yeah, many members of our community don’t see policing as a career because too often cops in other parts of the world are in the pockets of corrupt politicians and hiring a Somali FAILURE to be an Ottawa cop for reasons of political correctness puts OUR Police in jeopardy!)
There are currently eight other employees — five officers and three civilians — who identify as Somali-Canadian on the force.
Bordeleau said he would not be commenting on personnel matters.
“As with all recruits who join our service, we welcome them and will support all of them to be successful in their policing careers," he said.
Bordeleau also said he is “proud to have them join our ranks and I know they are proud to serve their community.”
The applicant had tweeted about the arrest that grounded Abdi. Some of those tweets, critical of the police union and officer responses, have since been deleted.
(In other words the Somali new `hire` is in the game for MONEY ONLY! He probably took down the offensive posts AFTER finding out he still had a chance to be hired! His honesty and reliability are already in question-and now that he has been hired we must also question the honesty of those who approved his hiring in spite of his FAILING moral standards and his apparently not so veiled hostility to existing cops! By BREAKING the hiring rules for this Somali, ALL ethnic hires are now suspected of being on the job due to political interference! Thank you LIE-berals for all this political interference-YOU let in these unsuitable clods and now are interfering with public safety by HIRING them as Cops!)
The Special Investigations Unit continues to probe whether Ottawa police officers are responsible for, or contributed to, Abdi’s death.
syogaretnam at postmedia
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny
Actualy Tbones does a good job at keeping people on their toes which means if you want to be convincing you'll have to up your game.
Here is an article warning us of how the plague of fake news is coming to a boob tube near you! With some comments of my own in brackets):
New star of fake news
By Michelle Malkin. First posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 08:10 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, April 01, 2017 08:17 PM EDT
Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the Corey Jones' family, speaks to the media during a press conference to address the shooting of Jones on October 22, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The family of the church drummer is seeking answers to why he was shot dead as he waited by his disabled car by a Palm Beach Gardens Police department plainclothes police officer early Sunday morning.
He’s the new Al Sharpton on steroids -- and he's coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin' lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie.
(I accept that any time a cop fires his weapon-that there must be examination of the circumstances-but the guy who got shot in Ferguson Missouri had it coming! The guy was a one man crime wave-robbing people, assaulting people, and fighting with cops. The guy got shot because he thought he could outfight a scared cop with a gun! The idiot thinks a cop arrest is WWF wraslin`-best two falls out of three? And his family thinks using the gun on the dangerous goof is cheating! And the family has hired a notorious mouthpiece to put forward that propaganda!))
Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded the 22 witnesses who manufactured the Black Lives Matter-promoted narrative were unreliable, inconsistent, self-contradictory, unsupported by a shred of forensic evidence, or outright lying.
In Crump World, anti-police ideology trumps facts. Social justice trumps actual justice. Big time. Crump is going Hollywood.
(Some people carry a definition of `freedom` so twisted that it allows them licence to do absolutely as they please with no regard for others! EVER!)
Next week, the Florida-based legal celebrity will debut as one of six featured attorneys participating in show trials on the new Fox reality series, You the Jury.
(Oh great-a Hollywood version of justice in which the script is written by people with an axe to grind and a willingness to suppress inconvenient evidence like past criminal record and previous battles with cops. NOBODY will be able to referee whatever propaganda they produce and they are being PAID to produce inflammatory and attention getting shows! With NO mandate to be fully honest!)
Crump is also serving as host and executive producer of a six-hour miniseries on the A&E Network titled Who Killed Tupac? And busy Benjamin is hosting Evidence of Innocence, a documentary series that will profile “the unbelievable true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn't commit.”
(Tupac? Aint he just another gangsta rapper who got caught up in a nasty `bidness` and paid the price for stepping on some toes?)
The series will air on TV One, originally co-owned by Comcast and now controlled by Radio One -a minority-owned company that syndicates racial rabble-rouser, cop-basher and hate crime hoax godfather Al Sharpton.
(Oh great-a tv channel dedicated to using slanted propaganda and distorted evidence to defend people who think that drug dealing, pimping and violent criminal acts are a viable lifestyle! To bad these people don’t want to look at the Time magazine report from 30 years ago stating that at that time black guys and white guys under age 30 and with similar levels of education made salaries that differed by only one half of one percent. Yes-it ought to be the same but hey-there are still a few bigots around and NOT ALL ARE WHITE! But the point is that as of 30 years ago- if you get the skills you ALSO got the job-colour barriers were virtually GONE! And now Black Lives Matter goofs are stirring the pot with REVERSE BIGOTRY and making people look at colour again!)
This is the same social justice TV network whose liberal anchor Roland Martin fed Democratic debate questions last year to disgraced former CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who finally admitted recently she leaked the information to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
CNN president Jeff Zucker declared after an internal investigation that the network “would not partner ever again” with TV One.
But not to worry. TV One was happy to partner with Sharpton's National Action Network to co-sponsor an awards show last fall that bestowed a special civil rights honor on Crump “for historic and transformative service.”
“Transformative service”? Try manipulating reality for political gain.
(Such twisted language is catching- Toronto politicians use the same sort of blather to praise their local Black Lives group for their self serving crap! And what it comes down to is that in our crippled economy seeking GOVT grants is the new blue collar employment option!)
While the network has cast Crump as a champion of the falsely convicted, both are responsible for spreading falsehoods and inciting hatred against a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case is one of the worst miscarriages of justice I've ever encountered.
Last fall, TV One's true-crime hit, Justice By Any Means, reenacted the story of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw with blowhard commentary from pundits who had no clue about the actual evidence in the case.
“Legal analyst” Tanya Miller, for example, put words in Holtzclaw’s mouth that appear nowhere in the court record, trial transcripts, police reports or interviews.
Holtzclaw was arrested, charged and convicted on numerous alleged sexual assaults in the summer of 2014, during the racially inflamed, anti-cop riots in Ferguson and Baltimore.
A circus mob of militant BLM protesters gathered at the courthouse, chanting, “Give him life!” during proceedings and drowning out testimony as they demonstrated inside and outside on the streets. Agitators took photos of jurors in defiance of the steamrolled judge’s orders.
Riot threats hung over jury deliberations.
(Sensible people will recognize that reverse bigotry is not a solution. And the Cdn criminal justice system has a vastly better record than anything in U.S.A. Our best known wrongly accused case involved Native Donald Marshall-convicted of a murder he did not commit. But it is hard to pity the guy -as he personally admitted later: “I ought to be in jail for some things I did but I did NOT kill anybody”! Its bad they jailed Marshall for the wrong reason and yes, they eventually let him go-but its absolutely WRONG to suggest he is an innocent victim of white bigotry-not with his criminal history! The justice system needs fine tuning-not wholesale destruction! And we certainly do Not need the Yankee versions of either justice or propaganda here!)
Crump now represents nine accusers (all black women from the gritty northeast OKC neighborhood Holtzclaw patrolled) who are plaintiffs in high-dollar state and federal civil rights lawsuits. Those clients include a convicted felon who preposterously described Holtzclaw as a “short, black man” when he's 6'1", half-Japanese, and pale, and a convicted felon who denied seven times she had been the victim of any inappropriate police conduct -- until a sex-crimes detective informed her about the Holtzclaw investigation and she changed her story to claim that he had forced her to expose her breasts.
(Hey-money for nothing is fun money! And that is the flaw in all this hate-its ALL about money and personal revenge-and that 15 minute of fame Warhol promised!)
Crump also represents the troubled young prostitute and drug user with a violent criminal record who called Holtzclaw a “hot cop” before accusing him of rape -- months after Jannie Ligons' charges were publicized and Holtzclaw’s name and face widely disseminated.
Crump falsely claimed on TV One that the crime lab found “DNA evidence inside” her “panties” and “vaginal DNA material on the inside of Holtzclaw's trousers” that “matched the DNA of the 17-year-old.”
I’ve reached out to Crump to explain his egregious falsehoods and omissions. But the fake news rising star may be far too busy to bother with facts that undermine the lucrative social justice racket. Damn the truth. It’s show time!
(Yeah-fame and fortune and celebrity status are so hard to come by for honest people doing a real job-so much easier to be a crudely biased talk show host- care- fully editing the available evidence for personal profit!)
-- Malkin is host of Michelle Malkin Investigates on CRTV . Her email address is write malkin at g mail