When juxtaposed against the April 1st, 2010 feeble attempt at an apology by R.C.M.P Deputy Commissioner, Gary Bass, it has become perfectly clear that the members of Canada's national law enforcement agency are prepared to lie about just about anything.
On March 13th, 2009, I wrote an article titled, "The Wrong Way of Worldmaking: One Lawyer's Opinion about the Dziekanski Inquiry"
At this time, concerns were expressed about apparent lies told by Kwesi Millington and his fellow R.C.M.P officers about the tasering death of the Polish immigrant. There was little correspondence between the concoction offered by the R.C.M.P. and the shocking video captured by a citizen at the Vancouver airport. As was concluded in the Wrong Way of Worldmaking article:
If police can avoid meaningful responsibility by creating misleading reports, then what deters any law enforcement official from simply doctoring notes, tainting an investigation or disclosing nothing at all? Surely shifting the cost-benefit pendulum to favour the creative use of fiction as a means of avoiding meaningful accountability cannot be condoned? After all, a system of justice that does not seek justice against itself is no justice at all.
The captured email of Deputy Commissioner Gary Bass highlights the fact that when the R.C.M.P is expected to seek justice against itself, it will do so in the most disingenuous way -- a manner that actually perpetuates lies, insults the intended recipient of the purported apology and offends the integrity of our justice system -- which expects its law enforcement officials to act with integrity, not like immmoral fraudsters willing to say just about anything to cover their collective behinds.
David G. Chow
Calgary Criminal Lawyer
Calgary Defence Lawyers