Sunday, February 28, 2016

RCMP racked up $911,000 in overtime alone in Nuttall/Korody

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video.
The RCMP spent just over $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request show the Mounties paid at least 200 people, mostly police officers, $911,090.54 for overtime work during the investigation, which was code named Project Souvenir. The Vancouver Police Department was given $92,397, though it's unclear how that money was divided. The overall cost of the operation was not provided.
Recovering addicts and recent converts to Islam living in a Metro Vancouver basement suite, the common-law couple were entrapped by the RCMP, who preyed upon their vulnerabilities, which included daily doses of methadone, their lawyers say. The trial became a shredding machine for the country’s open-court principles due to a CSIS agent provocateur who may have been at work in the months before the RCMP launched Operation Souvenir against the couple.

In 2012, Surrey RCMP dealt with Nuttall as a nuisance with mental health issues. By 2013, he had somehow become a serious and imminent threat to national security requiring very expensive CSIS and RCMP operations.
Five years after Vancouver’s riot, prosecutors tallied the damages caused to people, places and things at $3.5 million and prosecution costs in excess of $5 million. A report itemizes the rioters, responders, damages, evidence and the number of rioters who ended up in jail. 912 charges were laid against 300 rioters.

The multi-police force Integrated Riot Investigation Team identified 297 separate “riot events,” including 52 assaults, 26 arsons, 193 acts of mischief that damaged property and 26 break-and-enters.
Thieves come in ALL MANNER of shapes and sizes, and probably the biggest thieves of them all are the dolts spending taxpayer money without proper (or any) oversight. The Nuttall/Korody matter could turn out be the biggest boon-doogle in living memory. Vancouver's riot is only slightly less ridiculous vis-a-vis the eventual final cost where the vast majority of charges were very likely unnecessary. Giving the cops and/or crown prosecutors a free hand to do as they fukkin please with taxpayer money is dead stupid. End of Sentence.