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Old 05-13-2016, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Here in Canada we expect our Police to be "community guardians " not violent warriors, armed to the teeth..


Here is one example, amongst many, of how that looks.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhU5lyt_Oo


Jim B.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Great example of well serving the public, and all the other small things that matter.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Look for the news story about WestJet airlines flying thousand of evacuees out of Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, due to the wildfires last week, they also flew about 70 pets on one flight. The evacuation was a one hour emergency situation and many residents had to leave their pets behind. To give you an idea of the size of this evacuation, the population of Fort Mac is 88,000 people.


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WestJet efforts to support Fort McMurray evacuation


One example of why Canadians have such a good rep around the world. Quietly getting it done, with no media hype and a lot of hard work.


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Old 05-13-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Look for the news story about WestJet airlines flying thousand of evacuees out of Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, due to the wildfires last week, they also flew about 70 pets on one flight. The evacuation was a one hour emergency situation and many residents had to leave their pets behind. To give you an idea of the size of this evacuation, the population of Fort Mac is 88,000 people.


Link to story /


WestJet efforts to support Fort McMurray evacuation


One example of why Canadians have such a good rep around the world. Quietly getting it done, with no media hype and a lot of hard work.


Jim B.
But without the media, we would not know about it would we?

Mother goose 'asks' police to help untangle her gosling from string - StarTribune.com

Many in the US are donating to the fire relief process, too, including to those still trying to rescue animals.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Here in Canada we expect our Police to be "community guardians " not violent warriors, armed to the teeth..


Here is one example, amongst many, of how that looks.


Video link.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhU5lyt_Oo


Jim B.

I'm curious as to which country it is where police are expected to be more like "violent warriors, armed to the teeth..." than protectors of the public?

Every law enforcement agency I've ever heard of has been focused on "serving" or "supporting" someone or something else (people, a community, the law, the court, etc.); not on being "violent" or well-armed.

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Old 05-15-2016, 11:53 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Great example of well serving the public, and all the other small things that matter.
We're all in it together. (Loved the video.)

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Look for the news story about WestJet airlines flying thousand of evacuees out of Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, due to the wildfires last week, they also flew about 70 pets on one flight. The evacuation was a one hour emergency situation and many residents had to leave their pets behind. To give you an idea of the size of this evacuation, the population of Fort Mac is 88,000 people.

Link to story /

WestJet efforts to support Fort McMurray evacuation

One example of why Canadians have such a good rep around the world. Quietly getting it done, with no media hype and a lot of hard work.


Jim B.
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But without the media, we would not know about it would we?

Mother goose 'asks' police to help untangle her gosling from string - StarTribune.com
Not except for posts on CD.

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Many in the US are donating to the fire relief process, too, including to those still trying to rescue animal.
Yes, and even though I'm from the US, and there was a drop-down menu of where I was sending it from, I got a thank-you response as though I were a Canadian. No matter, though. It's not what's important.

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:29 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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TThere are good people and bad people of all nationalities and in all professions. I applaud these folks in Canada who have rescued so many animals as I applaud people everywhere who do the same.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:37 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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TThere are good people and bad people of all nationalities and in all professions. I applaud these folks in Canada who have rescued so many animals as I applaud people everywhere who do the same.
Ditto.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Obviously I was referring to the USA. Where Police hiring boards give extra points to ex military members, especially those who were in combat trades, you will get aggressive and unsympathetic people. Add to that the "shoot first and maybe ask questions latter " attitude ,and the result is Police who act as if they have no need to be responsive to civilian control and over sight.


In case you think I am some kind of anti gun anti police kind of guy..........I served for 30 years in the Canadian Forces, as a Military Police investigator . I can speak from personal experience and training that we do it different here. Starting with the idea that the Police are not special humans.. They are equal to the public that they serve. Being polite costs nothing, but it sure does go a long way towards more helpful relations with the people that individual Police officers interact with. If you go in with the attitude of " us versus them " it will go badly.


It works for us here in our country, your mileage may vary.


Jim B.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:43 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Beenaroundabit.


Obviously I was referring to the USA. Where Police hiring boards give extra points to ex military members, especially those who were in combat trades, you will get aggressive and unsympathetic people. Add to that the "shoot first and maybe ask questions latter " attitude ,and the result is Police who act as if they have no need to be responsive to civilian control and over sight.


In case you think I am some kind of anti gun anti police kind of guy..........I served for 30 years in the Canadian Forces, as a Military Police investigator . I can speak from personal experience and training that we do it different here. Starting with the idea that the Police are not special humans.. They are equal to the public that they serve. Being polite costs nothing, but it sure does go a long way towards more helpful relations with the people that individual Police officers interact with. If you go in with the attitude of " us versus them " it will go badly.


It works for us here in our country, your mileage may vary.


Jim B.
I thought this thread was about helping animals, not slamming another country. If you truly care about animals why don't you condemn those Canadians who engage in what is apparently a time-honored tradition in your country. I'm referring, of course, to the cruel and horrific slaughter of baby seals. It's disgusting when someone uses innocent animals to make political arguments.

Some of your fellow subjects are great with animals. Others are monsters. The same is true in this country and in all others.

Police are not special humans with a superior perspective.
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