…. January 21 at 9pm
Mounties Under Fire
If you’re one of the tens of thousands whose trust in the RCMP has been rocked by repeated scandal, here is a film you must see. MOUNTIES UNDER FIRE is a gripping journey into the heart of the RCMP during a period of profound crisis, revealing a painfully flawed organization fighting for its life.
From top brass to beat cop, Bountiful Films captures a force in the throes of self-examination, struggling to get back to its core values. Filmmaker Helen Slinger was struck by the frankness, and discomfort, with which senior RCMP responded to the film. “When commenting on the intimate view of the force that resulted from the open access we were able to negotiate, one senior Mountie said it all: ‘Riveting, but it hurts.'”
For more information on the film and the RCMP: Go to http://bountiful.ca/
And please forward this email to any in your circle who might like to like to see this film.
MOUNTIES UNDER FIRE
CBC’s Doc Zone
Thursday, January 21 at 9pm (9:30 NT)
Note: For sometime now I have spoken out on this blog and on my Land of the Taser, Home of the Slave blog, on the inhumane use of Tasers by our police forces across Canada, resulting in torture and death on those of us they have been entrusted to ‘serve and protect’ (sic). The RCMP, especially, have been singled out mainly because of what they did to a Polish immigrant newly arrived to Canada, but also because of the complete lack of accountability and immunity to prosecution resulting in real jail time (comparable to what any of us so-called denizens would receive if the roles were reversed). This is a police force that is totally out of control… and the bodies keep piling up. From what I understand the above CBC documentary attests to this fact.
UPDATE: Watched this last night and was ‘extremely’ disappointed. Thought it landed up being more of a PR propaganda exercise on behalf of the RCMP, rather than an honest, hardhitting ‘expose’ on how completely out of control they are. Far too much attention and time spent on their recruitment and training facility in Regina (including ‘Taser’ training exercises (sic)), rather than on their complete lack of accountability, truth and transparency.
To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.