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Editorial: It’s time for B.C. to replace the RCMP

Editorial, Vancouver Province – Just when one thinks we’ve reached the final straw of frustration and upset with the RCMP, the national police force finds a way to produce another straw.

The list of Mountie misdeeds in B.C. is as notorious as it is lengthy — the botched Air India inquiry, the length of time it took to catch serial killer Robert Pickton, the airport Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski (and the upcoming perjury trials of the officers), the upcoming trial of Kelowna RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler for allegedly using excessive force in two arrests — and that’s just some of the examples.

Now, four senior RCMP officers investigating the Surrey Six murders have been charged with obstruction of justice, breach of trust and fraud, including one who allegedly had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of one of the killers.

B.C.’s policing contract with the RCMP expires next year and it is time for provincial politicians seriously to consider not renewing that contract.

Many British Columbians have lost faith in the RCMP and for good reason. B.C. should establish its own provincial police department and return some honour to policing.

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  1. So who do we have to replace the VPD, what with the Pickton and numerous missing women botched, the Stanly Park 6, the Paul perpetrators, the paperboy assault, the disabled woman assaulted in the DTES, the DTES complaints from the Pivot Legal Society, the Reuben Coleman shooting, Yao Wei Wu and his beating?

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