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Forgot to add the OMG emoji…Just a wee bit of a stretch ... I'm happy to defer to LEO's who have forgotten waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I'll ever know about this (and, as always, stand to be corrected), but having police approve operational decisions (first quote) without the government directing operational decisions is generally pretty standard practice.
Or do we want governments to tell cops exactly how to do their jobs at a tactical/front-line level?
I do not factually believe that the RCMP are operating outside of their chain-of-command, but then I ask…and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask…why then did Minister Mendicino feel so compelled to be the announcer of what the RCMP was supporting OPERATIONALLY to OPS, yet at the same time GO TO THE LENGTH of qualifying that such action was INDEPENDENT OF GOVERNMENT (which is a rather specific phrasing)?
1) OPS Chief Sloly had, at the operational level, made a statement that the RCMP was supporting OPS operationally; and
2) Minister Mendicino had just remained quiet on the issue, vice going on about how what was happening under his responsibility was, and I QUOTE him, “important to underline that these are operational decisions taken by the police, independent of the government.”
…then Mendocino’s statement would see much less like a…