Is the headline in today's National Post and it talks about the fact the RCMP has been f'cking up for quite some time, with the killing of [almost] Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at the Van airport in 2007.
Here is my take on the sitch: the RCMP is like any other organization, big and small. It suffers from CYA Syndrome, which is Cover My Ass Syndrome. It is also rife with people who had to work hard to get to where they are, very hard group to get into, and once they are in they are in like Flynn.
What I mean by that is that the hiring process is so stringent with the Queen's Cowboys that they, and there are other organizations like this, local cops come to mind, that once they hire someone, when that someone becomes a liability they think that blowing that person out will reflect negatively on their hiring practices.
Of course it does not.
There are many examples of members of the RCMP that should have been kicked to the curb but weren't because of this inane fear of admitting failure. Kevin Gregson, the man accused of Const. Eric Czapnik, Ottawa Police Service, murder comes to mind immediately. He was a time bomb, he should have been cut from the team eons ago. But there is this fear factor.
Plus when they mess up, like they did badly in Maplethorpe, Alberta, instead of owning up to their mistake, they point fingers and look for scapegoats. And if someone points out they are wrong they point fingers at that person/media outlet.
Just a thought or ten from the WFDS.