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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:20 AM
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Cops watched porn, skipped work instead of investigating missing women

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VANCOUVER RCMP Cpl. Catherine Galliford, the former calm, professional voice and face of the Missing Women Task Force, said Tuesday she knows her evidence will be "explosive" when she appears at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

Galliford, 44, is slated to testify at the inquiry in January, but says she won't be testifying for the RCMP, but rather on behalf of the victims.

In an interview, and in a 115-page statement given to the RCMP, Galliford said top Mounties had "enough evidence for a search warrant" of serial killer Robert Pickton's farm in 1999. From 1999 to 2002, 14 women were brutally murdered by Pickton, a fact that haunts Galliford.

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At least 18 women were killed by Pickton after 1998. Vancouver police Deputy Chief Doug LePard has told the inquiry that by then police had "solid, corroborating" eyewitness and informant evidence that Pickton was killing women.

The inquiry is looking into how police failed to stop Pickton from abducting women from 1997 until 2002, when Coquitlam, B.C., RCMP finally arrested Pickton.

Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Cops+watched+porn+skipp...



The details in this story may shock or surprise some people. I wish I was one of them.

Trigger warning.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:21 AM
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1. K&R... disgusted....
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:27 AM
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2. If only Pickton was also an occupier, then he would have been arrested with glee. nt
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:30 AM
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3. I felt obligated to quote this passage from the story in the thread...
...yeah, it is repulsive, but people need to see it...

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Perhaps the most chilling thing that happened to her, Galliford said, came after the gruesome details had begun to emerge about how Pickton butchered women and scattered their remains at his Port Coquitlam, B.C., farm or dumped them at a Vancouver rendering plant, West Coast Reduction.

A group of RCMP personnel were, she said, constantly "making jokes about sex toys," laughing and giving each other "fist bumps."

The officers, Galliford alleged, wanted to tell her about "their fantasy."

"They wanted to see Willie Pickton escape from prison, track me down and strip me naked, string me up on a meat hook and gut me like a pig," said Galliford, who also recounted the episode in her formal statement to RCMP.

Galliford said one officer did not join in and also was horrified. "He just looked at me, like, 'Holy crap.' He didn't last, either."


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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:34 AM
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4. Kind of makes you think the cops actively protected him...
...which means that they're all guilty of conspiracy, and ought to be tried for it.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:40 AM
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5. I don't know about that... but they obviously think very little of women.
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 10:41 AM by redqueen
Not all of them mind, this lawsuit doesn't allege that. But the ones who were clearly so misogynist obviously didn't care at all about women (except as images for masturbation material / strippers).
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Feldspar Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:05 PM
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9. I agree, in a just world they would be tried as accessories
but the law is not just. It's man-made and it always benefits them more than it ever benefits females.

So there was at least one dude who took offense to the boys threatening rape/murder and 'didn't last long' for it? Rare exception to the RULE.
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Feldspar Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:08 AM
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6. K&R
Not shocked nor surprised either Redqueen.

Anything having to do with "missing" women is automatically triggering material. For women, that is. And the good 'ol rape threats that are meant as STFU (or as they like to say: FTSU ("eff the sl*ts up", for those of you who may not be familiar with this common slur)

Blah, blah and blah. Just another cornerstone of the patriarchy.




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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:18 AM
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7. What the fuck happened to the RCMP?
They used to be the shit.

This story makes me sick. Someone needs to flush that fucking place and clean the bowl.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 11:33 AM
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8. These attitudes are unfortunately not limited to the RCMP.
They got called on it due to the extreme nature of the consequences of the actions that were enabled by their attitudes, thanks to this whistleblower... but the attitudes themselves are sadly not uncommon.

As with racist thoughts and attitudes, most people keep this kind of stuff to themselves.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:09 PM
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10. I wish I were shocked or surprised, too.
I'm not.

And yes, these men are as culpable as Picton. Ms. Galliford has my wishes for healing of her own problems; I hope that testifying clears some of her demons as well.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:54 PM
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11. So many views...
so many people with nothing to say. Threads about other abuses are riddled with comments. I find the lack of commentary curious.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 12:01 AM
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12. alas, does not surprise me at all--just witnessed a minor version of that mindset this weekend.
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