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Dudley does right

1 February 2012
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Via MSNBC:

Canadian Mounties canceled plans to send hundreds of officers to Arizona for training after finding out the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is accused of racial profiling, unlawful stops and other offenses against Latinos.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were to receive training on recognizing and testing drug-impaired drivers in the Phoenix area between April 2012 and March 2013, the Vancouver Sun reported. The Phoenix area was picked for the training for a relatively large and consistent number of drug-impaired people taken into custody, the paper said.

But a scathing U.S. Justice Department report about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department, charged with wide-ranging civil rights violations against Latinos, led to the RCMP scrapping the training, the Sun reported on Monday.

The Mounties don’t need any lessons from Arapio on how to deal with border issues… as shown in this Mexican-made classic (Producciones Animadas Gamma S.A.) they’ve been pretty clever in dealing with border issues for a long time…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 February 2012 11:40 am

    Hi,

    I like your blog this first visit. I am a swiss canadian and former mountie living now in Morelia. I am sure to follow your post closely since it is highly relevant for me.

    Cheers.

    Garry Ladouceur

    • 6 February 2012 2:28 pm

      Uh, oh… A Swiss-Canadian mountie: You’ll not only get your man, but time it accurately 🙂

      • 6 February 2012 3:25 pm

        From what I have seen, the Swiss Police seem a decently trained group of people who try to avoid dressing in the fierce black that many canadian forces are now adopting. They wear windbreakers and baseball hats and have a tough jób since they are constantly under scrutiny.

  2. 6 February 2012 11:44 am

    PS. I brought your book sometime ago for my kindle. I have two now, El Monstruo by John Ross I think. He died just last year near here, , and this one that I have read twice. Good stuff. I also have Murder City but it makes me feel helpless and angry and there seems no end so I cant finish it. Under the Volcano started me off and of course the Power and Glory. I find the Gary person books i.e. aztec a bit silly.

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