I've seen a few isolated signs of this sort of informed-opinion over the past year or so. But it has grown and grown. Recently I'm seeing it more and more on the on-line comment boards. And I've recently heard some third-hand word-of-mouth information in the same spirit.
On Monday evening (20 April 2009), the CBC National news program had yet another news item about the whole sordid Dziekanski / taser / RCMP fiasco. Two retired RCMP officers gave their opinion about the situation. In short, they're massively embarrassed and disappointed with the present RCMP leadership and the systematic failures.
"They got caught in their own lie."
You can watch the 12m25s video here: [LINK]
From my point of view, views like those expressed by these retired RCMP officers gives me some faith in the future. And I'm glad that they have the moral fortitude to sit down on national TV and say it straight out. There's no Blue Brotherhood of Silence crap from those two fine gentlemen.
Bless their hearts.
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