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by GoodWitness
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ford warranties
Replies: 77
Views: 20461

Re: Ford warranties

Sorry you've had such bad luck with your Fords! Aaaand... I'm still driving my '07 Honda Ridgeline, 295,400 km on it now, although it is in the shop today with a brake issue they're having trouble figuring out.
by GoodWitness
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Seeking a replacement vehicle...
Replies: 27
Views: 3242

Re: Seeking a replacement vehicle...

Well, I went out looking today with a friend who was taking notes and asking more questions... I'm seriously considering the VW Tiguan... it's sporty looking and really peppy for a 2L (with turbo)! I like the VW's, the Tiguan and the other unpronounceable one (LOL) but I know 2 people with them and...
by GoodWitness
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Use of Force
Topic: what kind of martial arts?
Replies: 382
Views: 45217

Re: what kind of martial arts?

Kopparoo2b wrote:I know right. My last post was 2012? And I just got a notification. Ha! Nice to see the thread still lives...

And that you live too! What you been up to?
by GoodWitness
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Do LEOs value Security personel?
Replies: 282
Views: 38844

Re: Do LEOs value Security personel?

As it happens, a relative went through the firearms course for an armed courier service as a "perk" of being a major client. This was a number of years ago, but their use of force model was more or less aligned to "it's only money" and only drawing your weapon if you intend to st...
by GoodWitness
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PTSD in Ontario - A step in the right direction
Replies: 1
Views: 1623

PTSD in Ontario - A step in the right direction

Ontario approves legislation automatically assuming PTSD is work-related for first responders. I hope this helps those who are affected by PTSD get the treatment and support needed. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/04/05/ontario-recognizes-ptsd-as-work-related-for-first-responders.html Ontari...
by GoodWitness
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Researching OPP for television script
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Researching OPP for television script

Thanks for that info, Lawdog. Makes sense that a situation like that would need clarification from the courts.
by GoodWitness
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Researching OPP for television script
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Researching OPP for television script

If there's any indication before conducting this inventory that you expect to find evidence of another offense then you are required by law to go get a warrant, regardless of the inventory policy. That's an interesting point, from a lay person's point of view. Clearly goes to keeping things squeaky...
by GoodWitness
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Researching OPP for television script
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Researching OPP for television script

Very interesting discussion. To take what you're saying a bit further, let's say you arrest someone in their vehicle, you have reasonable grounds to believe they are operating the vehicle impaired; would it be automatic that a vehicle would be towed/impounded, regardless of where it is located? (i.e...
by GoodWitness
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes
Replies: 223
Views: 19756

Re: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes

The whole paid duty thing seems to be so misunderstood. There are many municipalities that don't require police presence at roadworks, I don't know why Toronto continues with this. It's fair to say the cost of this is passed on to the taxpayer since it's factored into the cost of the project but it ...
by GoodWitness
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Researching OPP for television script
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Researching OPP for television script

LAWDOG wrote:Criminal Minds...

And what's with Spencer Reid carrying the S&W Model 65? Oh those quirky geniuses.
by GoodWitness
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes
Replies: 223
Views: 19756

Re: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes

I have a very good friend who is a retired police officer from a small US town. He was an officer for 25+ years, and the last several he worked a lot of time as a volunteer. He rode solo, did his own investigations, etc. only difference was that he didn't get paid. Not sure if that's the norm or no...
by GoodWitness
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Researching OPP for television script
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Researching OPP for television script

They don't work in fancy labs with glass walls Next you're going to tell me that all government and private databases aren't interconnected and easily and instantly searchable to narrow in on the one possible suspect. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NFzaALEF5Hg/URoT7VPDPWI/AAAAAAAAGxE/9SNYh-WWagE/s1600/c...
by GoodWitness
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes
Replies: 223
Views: 19756

Re: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes

I can only speak for Ontario but MLEOs are peace officers for the purpose of enforcing municipal by-laws under the Police Services Act. Yeah they should be armed and have defensive tools (OC, CED, baton and handcuffs). By-law officers tend to upset people quite frequently, probably more often than ...
by GoodWitness
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes
Replies: 223
Views: 19756

Re: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes

Arguably all law enforcement officers, and even private security, armed or unarmed faced that risk. The EDPs & tweekers don't see Police, EMS, or Security they just see a uniform. Your example is more an argument for arming all LEOs rather than keeping auxiliaries or other unarmed uniformed per...
by GoodWitness
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes
Replies: 223
Views: 19756

Re: RCMP auxiliary officers furious with proposed changes

I don't have a horse in this race, but I have a comment from the perspective of someone who was seriously considering a career change to policing a few years ago and then thought about my local auxiliary as a way to perhaps scratch that itch without giving up my day job. A couple of years ago, a TPS...