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    [Split] Discussion: Who is a civilian?

    Unlimited Liability (UL); The concept of the unlimited liability contract is that when members of the military ‘sign up’ for military duty they surrender certain rights by the very nature of their military service – they must obey legal orders, are placed at an increased risk of harm or death in...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    Yes it is good to see. I think the “fixes” that LRI made from the ponderous old Code were too broad and did not have appropriate and timely safeguards for the membership. Appeals of suspensions or reassignments taking months or even years often not being ruled on before the Code was done. It...
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    [Split] Discussion: Who is a civilian?

    Merriam - Webster. Also in my service in the police and as a firefighter both groups did not define themselves as civilians.
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    I am 100% on board with charges in clearly criminal actions. Even applying a higher standard across all statutory offences since a cop should know better. But I have seen where our Management felt it would “look” better for transparency to charge a member criminally knowing the RGs were tenuous...
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    [Split] Discussion: Who is a civilian?

    Different question. How are you defining citizenship? Most civilians in Canada are citizens. The vast majority of citizens are civilians. I would say practically all uniformed members are citizens, but are not civilians. Then the question becomes how do you look at civilian vs uniformed when it...
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    [Split] Discussion: Who is a civilian?

    Nope. A civilian is someone who is not a member of the Fire Service, Police or Armed Forces.
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    I totally agree that we need better mental health supports. Some of the down the road issues are directly tied to some of the working and living conditions that we let our members and their families suffer through. Again not an excuse, just what it is. The end product of “do more with less...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    I can’t say anything except that these are all examples of what is bad in policing. Like any other occupation, we have bad people. Like other occupations, we can only strive to make up for the bad with overwhelming good. I don’t think I would compare police officers holding onto a symbol of...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    I don’t know what the answer is either. But my faith in the experts knowing the answer is also not high.
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    Some of the communities that had the highest CSIs and the worst underlying social issues were also where I made the best friends in the local population and got the most appreciation. Its where I also got used to the community leadership, vilifying us publicly and at the same time praising us...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    The Canadian surveys I have seen on average show lower levels of support for police since George Floyd and the Defund the Police Movement. But not substantially. Greater police support in rural areas, lower in the larger cities. But who can blame lots of people. For those that are easily...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    I agree that some times it is hard to get nominations from the front line. But I know some of that is people just figuring why bother. I was on an H&A committee. Often we saw members actions that were more in line with a pat on the back getting pushed up because it was politically expedient for...
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    RCMP officers told not to wear symbol depicting ‘thin blue line’

    Wow, for a discussion on patches, you all sure did cover a wide “patch” of ground. Lots of good discussion and many good points. So. I just wanted to add in a few things. But before I get started I wanted to thank Brihard for all the great work. There are some terrific explanations on here. As...
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    Who does what in policing?/Pressures (split fm BC Murder thread)

    Apologies for my lack of skill on here and I have not been following the forum regularly for awhile. I wanted to say to Brihard, great post. You are 100% on target. You can bet that everyone involved will be armchair quarterbacking their own decisions. Having been the supervisor making...
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