• potate@lemmy.ca
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    I think this case snuck under a lot of people’s radar. Police officers used their powers to stalk an elected official because they didn’t like her position on a topic. The subsequent oversight investigation recommended charges and the Crown elected not to proceed.

    How are these officers still employed? They repeatedly breached the trust and responsibility endowed upon them by the public.

    • Beaver@lemmy.caOP
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      They cannot handle any criticism whatsoever while hoping vulnerable stay silent on these things.

      They’re a violent bunch they want to side with felons over law abiding citizens.

  • AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    The Rachel Notley government’s consumer carbon tax wound up becoming a weapon the UCP wielded to drum the Alberta NDP out of office.

    Phillips has endorsed former justice minister Kathleen Ganley in this month’s leadership vote, although former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi is widely perceived to be the front-runner.

    Her time with the party stretches to 2000, when she was a University of Alberta political science grad interning in the office of Brian Mason, then one of only two New Democrat MLAs.

    She was part of a group of local activists — protesting in the tear-gas clouds outside 2001’s Summit of the Americas in Quebec City — but became the one who preferred to agitate for change inside the government system.

    After several years as an aide in the NDP’s small Opposition caucus office, she left to work in progressive media and with the Alberta Federation of Labour, returning to run for the provincial party in Lethbridge in 2012.

    Some of those Lethbridge officers in the surveillance scandal were offroading enthusiasts who opposed the NDP’s plans for Castle parks, Phillips would later discover through the police investigation processes.


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    • karlhungus@lemmy.ca
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      The police illegally surveilled her? This doesn’t seem good at all. She was voted in multiple times. This is almost opposite of what you are saying.

      This is bad.

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      Wow. The police force stalk and harass a democratically elected official and you see this as a good thing???