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Old Jul 12th, 2019, 08:39 AM   #51
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Much closer to home, someone needs to inform the RCMP that shooting gophers on rural properties is a normal activity. Hardly worthy of a SWAT response. The charges seem more intended to be an attempt to gloss over the Mounties over reaction, rather than having any basis in reality.


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I think as soon as police get a reports of shots fired you get a heightened response from police which makes sense. I would think a few Mounties showing up though would be able to asses the situation though before calling in SWAT.

Some of it seems like he is exaggerating. He stated police were aiming at his head which I find hard to believe as police are trained to go for the biggest mass, not head shots like a Hollywood movie, sounds more exciting for sure though. I think the Mounties definitely need some training on interacting with people and having understanding and empathy. Unless there was stuff that we did not see or read about it should have been very easy for them to discern that there was no threat which should have de-escalated things immediately. I have no issue with them arriving alert with tactical vests and on the ready, but as soon as they see and asses the situation it should have taken a very different turn. I really hate when cops call people names as well, one of the quotes was the officer said "don't be a retard". There really is no place for that, and I think there is a severe lack of empathy in these officers.
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Old Jul 12th, 2019, 09:34 AM   #52
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I think as soon as police get a reports of shots fired you get a heightened response from police which makes sense. I would think a few Mounties showing up though would be able to asses the situation though before calling in SWAT.

Some of it seems like he is exaggerating. He stated police were aiming at his head which I find hard to believe as police are trained to go for the biggest mass, not head shots like a Hollywood movie, sounds more exciting for sure though. I think the Mounties definitely need some training on interacting with people and having understanding and empathy. Unless there was stuff that we did not see or read about it should have been very easy for them to discern that there was no threat which should have de-escalated things immediately. I have no issue with them arriving alert with tactical vests and on the ready, but as soon as they see and asses the situation it should have taken a very different turn. I really hate when cops call people names as well, one of the quotes was the officer said "don't be a retard". There really is no place for that, and I think there is a severe lack of empathy in these officers.
I actually have a somewhat related personal experience. I was splitting stove wood (the hard way) and saw a single Mountie driving up my lane. I walked over and we had a very brief and polite conversation where he explained he'd received reports of gunshots. We both had a good laugh and he headed off to reassure a neighbour with dementia that all was well. They certainly did not send in a SWAT team or arrive with weapons in hand.

Long story short, fire crackers, cap guns or even splitting dry pine can all sound like gun shots.

To me the story smacks of poor or maybe inappropriate training. For every incident where a SWAT response is needed, there has to be hundreds or even thousands that are better handled without resorting to nuclear hammers. I am beginning to think that sometimes SWAT teams are sent out more or less to relieve boredom.
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