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(Global News (Canada))   Top Cop fired for buying unauthorized weapons, Saskatchewan ??   (globalnews.ca) divider line
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5 days ago  
Top Cop sounds like a competition show hosted by Steven Segal THURSDAYS Only on History.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
In America, they would give him an increased budget and a commendation for being pro-active.
 
5 days ago  
"The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

How else are you going to be in a mafia/hitman type of job?
 
5 days ago  
Meanwhile in Canada, a cop is fired for buying military equipment instead of having his budget doubled.
 
5 days ago  
Saskatchewan is a hotbed of evil, heavily armed, rampaging moose.
 
5 days ago  

weirdneighbour: [Fark user image 259x194]


total failure
 
5 days ago  

Albert911emt: Saskatchewan is a hotbed of evil, heavily armed, rampaging moose.


Also the home of starlight tours.
 
5 days ago  

nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

How else are you going to be in a mafia/hitman type of job?


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5 days ago  
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Hope they don't run out of honey...
 
5 days ago  
Saskatchewan is like Kansas, only more rectangular and taller.

Just kidding. No Canadian province is as conservative as any American state. Not Alberta, not Massachusetts.
 
5 days ago  

Luse: nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

How else are you going to be in a mafia/hitman type of job?

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I liked that show, I feel like I'm the only one that's ever seen it sometimes though.
 
5 days ago  
Inception 2018? Kinda of new force.
 
5 days ago  
I can see why they fired him. Buying sound suppressors for a highway patrol force is quite unnecessary.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "


What's wrong with buying silencers? It's unlikely either a police officer or people around him are going to be wearing hearing protection when he fires his weapon.
 
5 days ago  

Klyukva: nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

What's wrong with buying silencers? It's unlikely either a police officer or people around him are going to be wearing hearing protection when he fires his weapon.


He wasn't authorized to buy them. As per the article "He was expressly told not to purchase a shotgun and he did," said Greg Ottenbreit, minister of highways. "A blatant disregard for authority." Police, whether they understand it or not, are under civilian authority. Those overseers determine what equipment they use, not the police themselves. If they're not good with that they're welcome to investigate other career options.
 
5 days ago  
Send in Dudley Do-Right.

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5 days ago  

Tyrosine: Police, whether they understand it or not, are under civilian authority. Those overseers determine what equipment they use, not the police themselves. If they're not good with that they're welcome to investigate other career options.


At least it won't go to waste!

Around $140,000 was spent on improper equipment, which will be liquidated to other law agencies in the future.
 
5 days ago  

Tyrosine: Police, whether they understand it or not, are under civilian authority.


Straight from the department of redundancy. Next up, the military are under military authority and nuns are are Cathaholic authority.
 
5 days ago  

Dodo David: Send in Dudley Do-Right.

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The irony is more provinces are starting to question the need for the RCMP to provide provincial level policing and looking at setting up their own. BC, Alberta and there are rumours about Nova Scotia after their mass shooting.
 
5 days ago  
Must be from Wullerton. *spits*
 
5 days ago  
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Standing by...
 
5 days ago  
Weapon of choice?
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5 days ago  
I'm all for holding cops accountable for abusing authority.

But firing a cop for buying shotguns?  How lame and wimpy is this country?
 
5 days ago  

Glenford: Must be from Wullerton. *spits*


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5 days ago  

RussianPotato: I'm all for holding cops accountable for abusing authority.

But firing a cop for buying shotguns?  How lame and wimpy is this country?


When you boss gives you specific direction not to do something and you do it anyway do you expect to keep your job?
 
5 days ago  

Tyrosine: RussianPotato: I'm all for holding cops accountable for abusing authority.

But firing a cop for buying shotguns?  How lame and wimpy is this country?

When you boss gives you specific direction not to do something and you do it anyway do you expect to keep your job?


Cops belong to unions and are not "at will" employment.
They don't have a "right to work".
So they can't just be fired like everyone else can.
 
5 days ago  

Begoggle: Cops belong to unions and are not "at will" employment.
They don't have a "right to work".
So they can't just be fired like everyone else can.



And yet he was fired anyway. Just like anyone else who disregards direct instructions from their superior. I guess you're not as knowledgeable in employment law as you believed.

Also, the terms "at will" and "right to work" don't mean the same in with respect to employment issues in Canada as they do in the U.S.
 
5 days ago  
Top Cop fired for buying unauthorized weapons, Saskatchewan ??

Either this headline is missing some words, 'Saskatchewan' is a phrase meaning something like 'can you believe that?', or the admins are sniffing glue and crying at the mirror again, because this goddamn headline makes no farking sense otherwise.

I understand the basic joke here: "Oh my god, how could this happen in . . . Saskatchewan?" but you really need something like lightning and thunder or a bunch of horses whinnying in fear like someone said Frau Blücher for this to work, for fark's sake.  Jesus, people, get with the farking program, mods!
 
5 days ago  

brantgoose: Saskatchewan is like Kansas, only more rectangular and taller.

Just kidding. No Canadian province is as conservative as any American state. Not Alberta, not Massachusetts.


Northern Ontario near Tamiskaming.  They actually thanked me for Bush Jr starting the war in Iraq.
 
5 days ago  
Shotguns are legal to own in Canada, right?  So why is he specifically forbidden from owning one?  They let him carry a hand gun.
Carrying on duty might be a different thing altogether.
I don't like guns.
 
5 days ago  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Shotguns are legal to own in Canada, right?  So why is he specifically forbidden from owning one?  They let him carry a hand gun.
Carrying on duty might be a different thing altogether.
I don't like guns.


Crap.  Re-read the article. Dumb comment.
 
5 days ago  

Mantour: [Fark user image image 642x482]

Hope they don't run out of honey...


Fun fact: Tisdale is also the land of unibrows.
 
5 days ago  

Boo_Guy: Luse: nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

How else are you going to be in a mafia/hitman type of job?

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I liked that show, I feel like I'm the only one that's ever seen it sometimes though.


Agreed, loved the show, couldn't help but sing along to the theme song EVERY time!
 
5 days ago  

Vacation Bible School: Top Cop sounds like a competition show hosted by Steven Segal THURSDAYS Only on History.


Seems obvious for the Hitler channel.
 
5 days ago  

Tyrosine: Also, the terms "at will" and "right to work" don't mean the same in with respect to employment issues in Canada as they do in the U.S.


In the USA they don't even mean what the words mean.
Like the "Patriot Act" and so many other terms.
 
5 days ago  

ClavellBCMI: I can see why they fired him. Buying sound suppressors for a highway patrol force is quite unnecessary.


And "two fully automatic rifles".  If the Author wasn't just way off course on those, that's gotta much more egregious than frickin' silencers.  Although thinking they needed *those* is pretty farked up too.
 
5 days ago  

SansNeural: ClavellBCMI: I can see why they fired him. Buying sound suppressors for a highway patrol force is quite unnecessary.

And "two fully automatic rifles".  If the Author wasn't just way off course on those, that's gotta much more egregious than frickin' silencers.  Although thinking they needed *those* is pretty farked up too.


I honestly think supressors should be mandatory for all firearms. These aren't "silencers", they don't make the gun silent. They just reduce the noise from 150+ db to 80-90 db. Still plenty loud, but the likelihood of suffering permanent hearing damage when using the firearm is greatly reduced.

The only firearm I can really think of that would classify as being completely silenced is an MP5SD with integral supressor firing sub-sonic 9mm ammunition. In that case, the sound of the bolt sliding back and forth is louder than the gunshot. But that's specifically a special forces type weapon... some SWAT teams in larger cities probably have them, but I doubt that's what the article is talking about.

Supressors are a good thing, and I can't understand why the government is so anal about who can purchase them.
 
5 days ago  
This picture of an arsenal should keep most of you farkers awake with nightmares for weeks.
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5 days ago  
Ok  so i understand why buying the supressors is a no no (theyre not silencers, yes theyre still loud, but why would highway patrol need them, thats a waste of funding)

But shotguns and rifles are kind of nesscery. Specially in Saskatchewan, bison or big game wander on the highway and get hit, its more humane with a rifle.
 
5 days ago  

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I don't get your point. You are equally dead whichever of those you get shot with, in the absence of medical care.

Maybe there is more time for trauma surgery if you are shot with the smaller bullet, but cops seem to have no urgency around saving the lives of people they shoot so if you assume ill will on their part it doesn't matter. And if they didn't have ill will they wouldn't be shooting you, right?
 
5 days ago  
Now whose going to stop Tractor Jack?
 
5 days ago  

nitropissering: "The former chief of Saskatchewan's Highway Patrol was fired last year after he bought unauthorized weapons and equipment for first responders including silencers, rifles and ammunition, says the minister of highways. "

How else are you going to be in a mafia/hitman type of job?


Hey, man. When a moose puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue. That's the Saskatchewan way! :P
 
5 days ago  

Vern: SansNeural: ClavellBCMI: I can see why they fired him. Buying sound suppressors for a highway patrol force is quite unnecessary.

And "two fully automatic rifles".  If the Author wasn't just way off course on those, that's gotta much more egregious than frickin' silencers.  Although thinking they needed *those* is pretty farked up too.

I honestly think supressors should be mandatory for all firearms. These aren't "silencers", they don't make the gun silent. They just reduce the noise from 150+ db to 80-90 db. Still plenty loud, but the likelihood of suffering permanent hearing damage when using the firearm is greatly reduced.

The only firearm I can really think of that would classify as being completely silenced is an MP5SD with integral supressor firing sub-sonic 9mm ammunition. In that case, the sound of the bolt sliding back and forth is louder than the gunshot. But that's specifically a special forces type weapon... some SWAT teams in larger cities probably have them, but I doubt that's what the article is talking about.

Supressors are a good thing, and I can't understand why the government is so anal about who can purchase them.


I went to the range a couple years back with a friend who brought a suppressor. His was a wet suppressor of some kind. I couldn't tell ya the make or model or anything at this point.

It wasn't silent by any means. But I'll tell you this: if my neighbor murdered his family using that thing while I was in my backyard smoking a cigar I would call the police or investigate. I wouldn't have guessed it was gunfire at all.

That's why governments don't want them floating around, despite the value to hunters. Imo anyway
 
5 days ago  

Smackledorfer: Vern: SansNeural: ClavellBCMI: I can see why they fired him. Buying sound suppressors for a highway patrol force is quite unnecessary.

And "two fully automatic rifles".  If the Author wasn't just way off course on those, that's gotta much more egregious than frickin' silencers.  Although thinking they needed *those* is pretty farked up too.

I honestly think supressors should be mandatory for all firearms. These aren't "silencers", they don't make the gun silent. They just reduce the noise from 150+ db to 80-90 db. Still plenty loud, but the likelihood of suffering permanent hearing damage when using the firearm is greatly reduced.

The only firearm I can really think of that would classify as being completely silenced is an MP5SD with integral supressor firing sub-sonic 9mm ammunition. In that case, the sound of the bolt sliding back and forth is louder than the gunshot. But that's specifically a special forces type weapon... some SWAT teams in larger cities probably have them, but I doubt that's what the article is talking about.

Supressors are a good thing, and I can't understand why the government is so anal about who can purchase them.

I went to the range a couple years back with a friend who brought a suppressor. His was a wet suppressor of some kind. I couldn't tell ya the make or model or anything at this point.

It wasn't silent by any means. But I'll tell you this: if my neighbor murdered his family using that thing while I was in my backyard smoking a cigar I would call the police or investigate. I wouldn't have guessed it was gunfire at all.

That's why governments don't want them floating around, despite the value to hunters. Imo anyway


If your neighbor decides to kill his family, he'll figure out a way to do it. Supressor or not.
 
5 days ago  

barneyrubble: This picture of an arsenal should keep most of you farkers awake with nightmares for weeks.[Fark user image 850x444]


Mmm, .22, .38 and .44 ?
 
5 days ago  
Good golly, I can't stop shaking from fear, barney.
 
4 days ago  

SansNeural: barneyrubble: This picture of an arsenal should keep most of you farkers awake with nightmares for weeks.[Fark user image 850x444]

Mmm, .22, .38 and .44 ?


Looks like .22 LR, 9MM, and .45 ACP to me.
 
4 days ago  
Revolver cartridges are full rimmed, those are semi-rimmed, so they're auto cartridges.
 
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