Thursday, July 2, 2015
|Cannabis Day has taken place peacefully in downtown Vancouver for the past 20 years.|
Pot enthusiast Jodie Emery says no one was doing anything wrong, “And the Vancouver Police moved in with pepper spray and assaults, and violently attacked activists at the protest and I’m shocked that taxpayer dollars are being wasted creating problems where we’ve never had problems before.”
Friday, June 26, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Labels: Poodles on pogo sticks
Friday, June 19, 2015
Jarvis earned a total of $483,625 in 2014, $15,610 more than his 2013 take home pay.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
|"Nav was clearly upset and distraught," Bear said. "He was not himself. Despite what the media say, Naverone was not suffering from a mental illness. The family strongly denies these rumours."|
She stated that Woods was admitted and discharged twice from Surrey Memorial Hospital on the day before his death. "We need to find out why he was admitted and more importantly, why was he discharged," Bear added.
Labels: Naverone Christian Landon Woods
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
- See more at: http://politicsrespun.org/2015/06/why-people-hate-the-translink-police/#sthash.UVCkRMGq.dpuf
A lifelong transit user has said she is “absolutely disgusted” by a recent interaction she witnessed between TransLink police and a senior citizen. On August 19, Shirley Hall, a retiree and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, was riding the Number 16 bus west along East Hastings Street when two Transit Police Service officers boarded the vehicle and began checking tickets.
“There is some poor old geezer—I’d say he was about 70—and he had his walker and he didn’t have a ticket,” Hall recounted in a telephone interview. “So they said, ‘You have to get off the bus.’ “I said, ‘Look, I’ll pay for his ticket, I’ll pay his fare,’ ” Hall continued. “And they said, ‘No, you won’t. He has to get off.’ ” The man was evicted from the vehicle.
Labels: Why people hate Translink Police
Sunday, June 7, 2015
|Fox4News.com | Dallas-Fort Worth News, Weather, Sports||McKinney officer resigns due to actions in pool party video|
McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned after video showed him pushing a 15-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his firearm at other teens. Casebolt's lawyer informed FOX4 of Casebolt's decision on Tuesday afternoon.
McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said Casebolt's actions were “indefensible” during a Tuesday evening press conference. “He came into the call out of control and as the video shows was out of control during the incident.” Conley said. “I had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training.”
|A 19-year-old woman said racist comments at her McKinney pool party sparked the fight that led to a police confrontation caught on video that’s gone viral. The officer in the video has been placed on leave. Tatyana Rhodes, who is black, told a photojournalist that another woman, who is white, told her to return to her public housing before slapping her in the face. Rhodes said she, her mother and sister live in the Craig Ranch subdivision and hosted the party there.|
“She was saying things such as, ‘black F-er,’ and ‘That’s why you live in Section 8 homes,’” Rhodes said in a video posted to YouTube.
|Cpl. Eric Casebolt, a white police officer in McKinney, Tex., has been suspended after a shocking video emerged Saturday that shows the officer manhandling, arresting and drawing his gun on a group of black children outside a pool party.|
The video captures a chaotic scene in a suburban community one hour north of Dallas that grows increasingly tense when the officer — identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt — attempts to throw a young woman onto a sidewalk before using his body weight to push her head toward the concrete. Casebolt can be seen running through the confused crowd of young people while swearing and appearing to randomly handcuff teenagers, who protested that they’d just arrived at the scene to attend the pool party.
Friday, May 8, 2015
|In February it was announced that TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis is "stepping down effective immediately in an effort to “restore public confidence"|
Jarvis’ contract with TransLink does not expire until 2016, and until then he will still earn his salary serving as an advisor to the board of directors.
TransLink spends $500K on 13 TV screens - June 6, 2012
2013 compensation ----> https://app.box.com/s/u4v1fmm90u08tu0ecifp1rs91gniksaq
Williamson, D - Police Support Clerk, Support Services $ 83,136.49
Vath, M - Quality Review Reader Support Services $ 78,091.93
Talbott,L Manager, Strategic Services Support Services $ 114,223.31
|This rail-thin elderly man was physically tackled by them—an out-and-out case of assault, to my mind—and possibly injured.|
A good night's work, boys. A couple of real desperadoes taken out.
|Last year's fare-check campaign from Sept. 6 to Nov. 14 found that just less than two per cent of riders on the two main Broadway bus routes evaded fares during the average day.|
|Tim Delaney - Mr. Delaney acts for TransLink’s captive insurer defending claims against the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority|
|June 8, 2012 - After being threatened with a ticket, an activist defends her right to distribute Fire This Time Newspaper at Commercial Drive Skytrain Station in Vancouver, BC, Canada.|
Acting sergeant supervisor D. Young of the Transit Police service eventually agrees that activists can continue their distribution based on the very clearly posted "Transit Rules".
|As the only transit police force in Canada, there were concerns by transit employee unions and interest groups when the decision to arm members was made. In recent years, many arguments have been made that the Transit Police is not an effective use of TransLink's funding or police resources, as one of their primary duties is checking transit fares and issuing tickets.|
|The man shot and killed by a transit police officer in Surrey on December 28, 2014 was Naverone Woods, 23, according to the B.C. Coroner's Service.|
The South Coast B.C. Transit Authority was called to Surrey Central SkyTrain Station where a man was reportedly banging his head against a wall and screaming.
Tracey Woods said Naverone, who lived with her and his stepbrother Ed Patsey for three years, had no history of mental illness. He graduated in 2009 and worked as a carpentry labourer with his dad and brothers before moving to Surrey. He had been working part-time in construction before he died.
|Anne Drennan, the former VPD media relations queen, now the same at TransLink police ...|
"In 2011, 19 of our members drew their firearms in 10 incidents. In 2012 thus far, 13 of our members have drawn their firearms in 8 incidents."
|Weeks earlier, Transit Police stopped her for fare evasion and called Canada Border Services Agency, which arrested Jimenez when a database check showed she had been previously deported from the country.|
|In a stunning display of interference with a Provincial Legislative Initiative two officers refused to leave even when asked and were advised of their criminal behaviour. Cst Warren Chow #224 and Cst Gerald Guno #229, both Police Officers of the South Coast BC Transportation Authority, acknowledged they were unaware of the liability of their crime, up to 2 years in jail and or up to a $10,000 fine each|
|Police patrolling Greater Vancouver’s TransLink system will continue to Taser “non-compliant” passengers and fare dodgers a news conference heard Friday.|
|A video showing the last moments in the life of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, who died after RCMP shot him multiple times with a Taser at Vancouver International Airport.|
Transit police officer Const. Dan Dickhout
|April 27, 2012. A B.C. transit police officer who abused his authority when he Tasered a fare evader has been suspended for two days without pay.|
“The irresistible inference from the totality of the evidence . . . is that Const. Dickhout discharged the Taser because he was annoyed by Lypchuk’s behaviour, foul language and reluctance to promptly respond to various commands, and not because he believed that Lypchuk was committing a criminal offence.”
|The two officers are accused of assaulting Jordan Dyck, 29, on Feb. 9, 2012, on the Seymour Street steps of Granville Station and of altering their report into the incident.|
He said it was unfortunate TransLink’s surveillance tapes, which were played in court on Tuesday, aren’t available to the public. Outside court, Dyck said the only defence the officers’ lawyers had was to ask him if he needed psychiatric care. He said the officers “kept insisting I was causing a disturbance”
A transit police officer who was originally fired after beating an elderly man and jolting him with a Taser has been reinstated by a judge, but demoted and suspended without pay for 14 days. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner ruled that Const. Ken Jansen filed a false report to justify using the Taser when the act occurred at Surrey Memorial Hospital April 2010. However, the adjudicator cleared the constable of discreditable conduct and abuse of authority.
The Crown alleged Booker was assaulted and Tasered during an unprovoked attack in an emergency ward waiting room. Booker was 73 at the time. Judge Ronald Lamperson, at Surrey provincial court, stayed criminal court proceedings against Surrey RCMP Const. Mitchell Spears and Transit Police Const. Ken Jansen on Wednesday after finding their Charter rights to a timely trial had been infringed upon by 22 months of court delays.
SeaBus service and terminals were shut down for several hours on Tuesday March 11, 2015 due to a suspicious package that turned to be a "very old Walkman-style device."
|Transit cops ask for 5.5 per cent wage hike, retroactive pay. The union representing officers is calling for five-and-a-half per cent in retroactive pay for the two years they went without a contract, and an additional six per cent raise, all over the next two years.|
Officers currently make a minimum of $75,000 a year and more than one-third of officers earn in excess of $100,000 a year.
|In February it was announced that TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis is "stepping down effective immediately in an effort to “restore public confidence,” said board chair Marcella Szel. Jarvis’ contract with TransLink does not expire until 2016, and until then he will still earn his salary serving as an advisor to the board of directors.|
|"Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork. These are the core values of the Transit Police Service."|
“The evidence was undisputed that Mr. Rossa was completely indifferent to the injury that he caused the plaintiff.” Mr. Dorby is now a constable and Mr. Rossa a sergeant with the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service. The two officers had been cleared of any wrongdoing in both criminal and internal investigations.