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Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Crusty, the import and Slow Shirley

Our buttlicking local (BC and Canadian from the center)was so happy last week to have the opportunity to pretend that our pretend premier, Princess Christy had finally done something constructive that they jumped on it with both feet while clapping from coast to coast in their effort to reinforce the idea that not only was Christy actually the Premier of British Columbia, but actually doing something. Check out this sample of the first ten hits from a google search for news based on "Christy Clark and Rosenthal."
Being an outsider big advantage for new BC police watchdog
The Province - ‎Dec 8, 2011‎
It makes sense that BC's new watchdog on the cops is from Los and made his name in Tinseltown — the guy's resumé reads like a movie script. In fact, one of the reasons Richard Rosenthal decided to ...

Ex-U.S. DA appointed to probe cops
The Province - ‎Dec 8, 2011‎
From left, BC Premier Christy Clark, Richard Rosenthal, newly appointed civilian director of BC's independent police investigation office, and BC Attorney-General Shirley Bond attend a news conference ...

Warm welcome from all sides for police overseer

Vancouver Sun - ‎Dec 8, 2011‎
The BC Civil Liberties Association, police brass and union chiefs welcomed Wednesday's appointment of a civilian director to lead the province's police oversight body. Richard Rosenthal, a former US ...

Tough critic hired to lead police oversight body
Vancouver Sun - ‎Dec 8, 2011‎
Rosenthal was in Vancouver Wednesday as Premier Christy Clark and Solicitor General Shirley Bond announced he will be the chief civilian director of the new Independent Investigations Office. ...

Police oversight head looks a good hire
Vancouver Sun - ‎Dec 8, 2011‎
Richard Rosenthal was a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles in 1999 when he was assigned to prosecute a cop charged with stealing cocaine from an evidence locker. To avoid the charge, ...

Independent police monitor coming from Denver to start BC office
Globe and Mail - ‎Dec 7, 2011‎
He was Denver's first independent police monitor. He has prosecuted judges and cops in Los Angeles. Now Richard Rosenthal is coming to police British Columbia police. He is leaving Denver to head BC's new Independent Investigations Office, ...

Hardnosed US attorney heading new police watchdog - ‎Dec 7, 2011‎
BC's new police watchdog agency tasked with probing serious and fatal uses of force across the province will be led by Richard Rosenthal, a hardnosed US attorney with a reputation for being tough on cops. Rosenthal's appointment to chief civilian ...

American to head BC oversight agency to investigate police incidents

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Dec 7, 2011‎
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, right, looks on as Richard Rosenthal, centre, speaks during a news conference in Vancouver Wednesday. Rosenthal is the province's first chief civilian director for independent investigations to provide ...

BC names 1st civilian police watchdog - ‎Dec 7, 2011‎
BC has named its first civilian watchdog over police conduct. Independent Investigations Office The office was established under BC's Police Act in July. The chief civilian director cannot be a current or former police officer or Mountie. ...

Former US attorney appointed head of new BC police investigation office
The Province - ‎Dec 7, 2011‎
By Staff Reporter, The Province December 7, 2011 Premier Christy Clark (left) with newly appointed chief civilian director for independent investigations, Richard Rosenthal, and BC Attorney-General Shirley Bond in Vancouver. Dec. 7, 2011. ...

All 38 related articles

We could most likely read all 38 and find nothing but praise, but don't forget that all these "so called" different opinions actually come from papers and media outlets owned by a handful of conglomerates that have a policy of singing to the same sheet music which thinks the BC LIEberals are the best thing since sliced bread and they would be lazy or actively lie in order to support their favorite criminal organization and/or Stevie Spiteful's Ottawa and Calgary based Canadian Taliban. These same people consider Gordon the Capo Campbell, who has indebted BC Hydro to Billions and Billions of debt stretching decades into the future the best fiscal manager between St John's and Victoria......debt ain't bad if your friends get to collect it or something.

My first inkling that everything might not be a groovy as the Liar's Choir was trumpeting was when I dropped in for my regular visit to Norm Farrell, who isn't a member of the "club," and tends to be interested in digging up and sharing factual information. His post Investigating BC's new police investigator suggests other ways of looking at the issue and begins:
A decade ago, Richard Rosenthal left the Los Angeles prosecutors' office to lead Portland's new Office of Independent Police Review. L.A. Deputy District Attorney Jim Cosper said it was a good choice. However, attorney Stephen Yagman, remarking also on Portland's selection of police chief Mark Kroeker, had the opposite view,

"Portland's loss is L.A's gain. Portland has become a toxic waste dump for Los Angeles law enforcement."

Rosenthal had been a key prosecutor in the Los Angeles Ramparts police scandal where many officers were accused of unjustified shootings, beatings, lying under oath, stealing, dealing drugs and planting evidence.

According to Willamette Week,

"...the Rampart probe today is widely viewed as a fiasco. None of the convictions has held up on appeal. Attorneys, including prosecutors, have attacked its handling, saying only a fraction of the likely police misconduct has been punished."

Then my inbox received the report from Robin Matthews, the man who attended more court sessions during the BC Rail Scam/Sham Trial than either judge or Wild Bill Berardino, the putative prosecutor who thought his underlings adequate for a prosecution the crown was going to throw anyhow, yet wasn't considered eligible for "accreditation" by the inbred hicks that are for some bizarre reason considered qualified to make such judgements in the third rate banana republic that British Columbia has become. BC (Saint) Mary, the real reason the BC Rail Scam has remained visible all these years, no matter what any other blowhards might claim, has Robin's entire piece published at her place, here, but some highlights from Robin follow, highlighting mine.
The search, Christy Clark says, in the government propaganda video, was “extensive”. It wasn’t. An “extensive” search was made, she says, for an independent police monitor for B.C. He may be called a Chief Civilian Director for Independent Investigations of police misdoings.

Then premier Christy Clark and Attorney General Shirley Bond - in the same propaganda video - modify the statement to say appointee Richard Rosenthal will deal with “some” police misdoings – explicitly, deaths allegedly caused by police, and/or the use of physical violence. Some time later … much later … he might get to other things.

Other things? Well, he might get to police collaboration with Special Prosecutors appointed by the Attorney General to destroy, to bury, or to fabricate evidence on behalf of cabinet members and their corporate friends. He might get to the refusal of the RCMP (as top B.C. RCMP officer Gary Bass refused) to act on formal requests to investigate alleged criminal actions by members of the cabinet (including then premier Gordon Campbell).

But he probably won’t get to those things … at all.

In fact, Richard Rosenthal is instructed, he is ordered, he is PAID – not to look at any police misdoings before December 7, 2011. Richard Rosenthal has agreed to those terms, throwing both his credibility and his integrity into doubt from Day One.

So, seventy years after Pearl Harbor, we have another day of infamy, or a day before which infamy didn't matter or be of concern, Frank Paul, the Polish Immigrant at YVR, Ian Bush, Gustafson Lake and the fishy parts of the BC Rail Sham, of which there are too many to list, are beyond the purview of Mr. Rosenthal.
What are the specific terms of Richard Rosenthal’s appointment? Neither Clark not Bond has attempted to tell the public. How much is Richard Rosenthal being paid? We have not been told. Why not? Will he be paid $1 million a year like the other Yankee appointment, David Hahn, head of B.C. Ferries?

Was Richard Rosenthal hired for the same reasons David Hahn was hired? To go around the people of B.C. and serve a corrupt cabinet by doing special dirty work?

If the search was “extensive”, and a Canadian was sought, why didn’t we know about it? Why didn’t we see ads in the Globe and Mail? Why didn’t we see an announcement of the search on the Attorney General’s website? Why didn’t Christy Clark announce in press conferences that the government was looking for a tough, independent, Canadian of irreproachable integrity to begin work as police monitor and to build for B.C. a tough, truly independent, public oversight body with real teeth?

I suggest we didn’t see those things because Christy Clark did not want that kind of person anywhere near corrupt police activity in B.C. and its intimate link to the Gordon Campbell/Christy Clark cabinets.

Another week, another load of bullshit and sleaze and we're getting so used to it that most people don't even notice anymore as long as they can get a new flat screen made by slave child labor offshore and watch the Canuckleheads play against the Habs or the Leafs, whose own ownership is becoming interbred.....maybe everything in Canada will be owned by three assholes soon and if you are nice to them, you can have some fun and food.


Anonymous Grant G said...

Good stuff Koot...

His budget will be roughly $10 million per year(according to solicitor/attorney/general/ uneducated Shirley Bond)

What a riot, no retroactive cases, nothing from the past...

Which begs the question, what will he need $10 million for?

Or if you like, the police will have to kill/slaughter/murder an innocent and cover up the evidence before Mr. Independent has anything to do!

And just imagine, if the police operates legally he will have nothing to do!

We have a pretend premier who wasn`t elected premier/no mandate..We have a Solicitor general/attorney general who never attended one day in law school and now we have a independent/appointed by a pretend premier making an arm and a leg to investigate...



Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great post Koot.
No question about it - another crooked and corrupt move by the BC Liebral government to try prevent real detective work from being carried out.

Sure looks like both Clark and Bond had worried looks about them in the news coverage on TV. Rightly so, as they both have huge amounts of baggage - Bond more of course as she has been in cabinets since 2001, whereas Clark dallied elsewhere for several years (filling bottles with fart gas and crushing beer cans with her boobs) !

Criminals come to BC - the corruption capital of Canada and get rewarded for your efforts by the Government of Canada.


Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 7:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kim said...

I'm so glad to see you back in action Koot, brilliant post! May I share on fb?

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2:21:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this is the next "hahn"?
what is it with these lieberals and their "need" to hire americans.

Our justice system is different from the americans. How is this guy going to know anything about Canada, its values, or its police?

Oh, well this is the best way for the lieberals to hide their dirt and crimes. I hope the guy has a decent serverance package because I expect he will be going in 2013.

This is too funny for words, they hired an American, because no Canadian was qualified for the job or was there no Canadian available to sell his soul.

I wonder how they got the guy a visa to work in Canada?

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6:49:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The position was posted on the government job posting board in July just like any other government job. The posting closed in August.

Monday, December 26, 2011 at 5:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger BC Mary said...

You're ahead of the news, Koot.

Today's rip-snorter:


or drop in at my place.

And b.t.w., w.t.f. is Missy Lisa fixin' to do here, anyway??


Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4:45:00 PM PST  

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