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RCMP Naughty List

Postby AllthatFunk » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:09 pm

As I read this today I couldn't help but wonder if anyone esle thought it was a ridiculous idea. How laughable. What a waste of taxpayers money and a serious joke to criminals.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-police-issue-christmas-cards-to-naughty-offenders-1.1073783
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby notmissingkelowna » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:13 pm

AllthatFunk wrote:As I read this today I couldn't help but wonder if anyone esle thought it was a ridiculous idea. How laughable. What a waste of taxpayers money and a serious joke to criminals.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-police-issue-christmas-cards-to-naughty-offenders-1.1073783


Maybe you want to correct your headline. From what I read it appears Abbotsford Police are sending out the cards. The last time I checked Abbotsford had a municipial police force and were not RCMP as your title suggests.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Pretty funny. Who says cops don't have a sense of humor.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Fancy » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:24 pm

I thought it was hilarious - who knows, maybe one naughty person will have second thoughts. Anybody actually complain yet? (apart from here of course).
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 10th, 2012, 5:15 pm

I rather like the tongue-in-cheek approach with an offer to help included. Kudos.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby AllthatFunk » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:04 pm

notmissingkelowna wrote:
Maybe you want to correct your headline. From what I read it appears Abbotsford Police are sending out the cards. The last time I checked Abbotsford had a municipial police force and were not RCMP as your title suggests.


Yes, my mistake. Either way though I still think its a waste of time and money.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Queen K » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:19 pm

I understand the cards include phone numbers to services that offer a way out of a life of crime.

Maybe that's their saving grace?
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby SurplusElect » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:19 pm

Anyone who has spoken out against my numerous posts pointing out the militarization of our civilian police forces should really pay attention to the automatic assault rifle and military uniform that Santa is sporting.

Unjustifiable arms race. The police are not at war with anyone, let alone the citizens of Canada.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Postcards are an act of war now? Dang, my mom will be pissed...
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby SurplusElect » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Postcards are an act of war now?


Apparently Santa the military ops specialist is waging one.

You know, dealing with drunks and writing speeding tickets with a AR-15 and body armor.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:36 pm

SurplusElect wrote:You know, dealing with drunks and writing speeding tickets with a AR-15 and body armor.


Peace through superior firepower. But seriously, I think you're reading way too much into it. Personally, I think they just stole it from Futurama:

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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby SurplusElect » Dec 10th, 2012, 7:53 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:But seriously, I think you're reading way too much into it.


It's all about imaging. It seems that is the image of the police in today's standards - a paramilitary organization. Not a officer in uniform, a solider. It really is a telling situation considering they chose the image and this was more about telling the media as it was telling the criminals they are being watched.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/20 ... a-t-teams/ ect ect.

I'm not going over why its a bad thing for society, it is all out there.

The Vancouver PD has a Armored Personnel Carrier for when the crackheads on Main get rowdy and set up a hardened .50 Cal bunker, and now the Abbotsford PD has Santa-soldiers ready to fight a fictitious war - just sayin. It's a media blitz and that is my take on it.
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Sn0man » Dec 10th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Meh, I don't see anything wrong with the cards. They're probably the only ones inmates will be getting for christmas too!
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby ukcanuck » Dec 10th, 2012, 9:11 pm

Queen K wrote:I understand the cards include phone numbers to services that offer a way out of a life of crime.

Maybe that's their saving grace?

I'm with you Queen K, maybe a saving grace :)

I've been arguing hard with all the hanging judging on these here castanet forums always wanting to fine this and jail that as if punishment was the only was to fight crime... Hate the crime not the criminal, how many of these young people breaking in and stealing. dealing drugs, robberies and committing other crimes just need a break, one person to make a change?

oh ya Gramma Freddy will say they know right from wrong but sleep hard for a week, eat out of garbage cans, withdraw from a narcotic with no help... see if you still understand right from wrong.

Christmas cards a re fantastic idea, whoever thought of it deserves a slap on the back and a extra donut at coffee.... maybe a xmas bonus too :)
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Re: RCMP Naughty list

Postby Queen K » Dec 10th, 2012, 9:46 pm

Actually I'm with GrammaFreddy, only I believe convicted criminals should live exactly like my senior clients did when they were growing up.

Two bedrooms, nine people per shack on the praries, one outhouse and an Eatons Catalogue for TP. Oh, and farm yer own food cuz a Sysco truck is not showing up. And sorry, bug spray was not invented back then, and oh ya, everyone bathed once a week, if lucky. Who's the tough guy now?

As for the phone number for getting out of a life of crime, that is a good idea.
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