Friday, October 07, 2016

That's Too Much Dirt to Sweep Under the RCMP Carpet. Who Am I Kidding?

RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson has a bag just full of cash. He's hoping it's enough to make a huge problem just go away.

Paulson has $100-million tax dollars to settle harassment and sexual abuse claims by between 500 and 1,000 female members of the force. Oh yeah, Paulson upped the ante when he got teary and apologized at a press conference, praising the female officers for their bravery and courage.

So, what's missing? Oh yeah, that huge wicker basket full of heads of those who harassed and abused those female members and the top brass who, for so long, looked the other way until their hands were forced.

Then again this is Paulson, the commish who signed off on the 31-count indictment in the "immaculate bribe" case against Mike Duffy only to see each count, all 31, shot down in flames by the trial judge who pointed out the obvious - the RCMP not only didn't get their man, Duffy, but avoided getting the real culprits.

So Commander Cash & Tears appears intent on soldiering on. As for the rest of us, we have another demonstration that there's no limit on the amount of dirt that can be swept underneath the RCMP's carpet.


Toby said...

Agreed, Mound. When watching the announcement on TV I was surprised that Paulson is still there. His should have been the first head to fall. The RCMP harassment issue is reminiscent of those of the aboriginal schools and Catholic Church with upper management covering up internal sinners.

rumleyfips said...

I think Paulson is still there as a usefull idiot. Some mean Liberal bastard thought that he could be forced to go along : apologise if you value your pension. It worked. No wonder the RMP is a laughingstock.

The Mound of Sound said...

I've pretty much had it with the RCMP. The rot starts at the top and goes back at least as far as Zaccardelli when Guiliano meddled in the election to help Harper come to power.

Paulson seems to take no personal responsibility for what has happened to female officers on his watch just as he refused to throw himself on his sword over the Duffy scandal.