Who watches the watchers?

I have called for the officers in the Dziekanski’s death to be charged before. 

We have a new tidbit today.  Gary Mason at the Globe and Mail has a much better explanation than I can give.  And I add one from Ian Mulgrew.

“I am obviously appalled,” a clearly upset Braidwood said. 

I share his revulsion.  I’m sickened that not only four power-crazed, bad cops with terrible judgment have put themselves in such a bad light by dipsying and dodging the truth as bad as Bill Clinton with a crusty dress tucked under a desk, but even worse that the brass have demonstrated that those same four cops have absolutely golden judgment and scruples when it comes to freely and fully revealing the truth.  The whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 

The four attending officers should be held accountable in a court of law.  Charges should be forthcoming at once.  Their performance and actions was not in accordance with a fair and just society respecting the rule of law.  I’m fully willing for Mr. Braidwood to finish his work, but charges must be laid.  I have most certainly judged the officers and I find them incapable of performing their duties, but they must be held accountable in courts.

The senior officers above them must be held accountable as well.  First I fully expect them to explain themselves in front of Justice Braidwood.  They deserve a serious grilling as to why they have not been forthcoming, they deserve to be most seriously questioned about their complete lack of discretion about releasing honest information.  Subsequently, we need a real, independent inquiry to look into THEIR actions and determine if criminal responsibility lies in their actions as well. 

A man is dead.  Four RCMP officers have shown themselves to be dangerous to the general public and have subsequently ruined their careers.  At least two senior officers have minimized and covered up serious improprieties and have damaged trust in the RCMP and probably took a serious hit in their own careers.  Did their mother’s tell them to never tell a lie?  Not even a little white lie.  It builds a lot of it’s own momentum.

That’s a hell of a lot of damage for a very atrocious decision.  These people are civil servants, they serve society and are accountable to us all.  Charge them now.

It’s funny, I was reminded of a quote from Mahatma Ghandi:

Seven social sins:
Politics without principles,
Wealth without work,
Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character,
Commerce without morality,
Science without humanity,
And worship without sacrifice.