8 thoughts on “RCMP in trouble

    • I think the men are whingeing for the most part. Deal with it!
      I have nothing but sympathy for the women who pioneered their entry into a male dominant para-military organisation of long standing. but it should have been sorted out by now. Perhaps a woman Commissioner is the answer. Time will tell.
      Retired member

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      • Thanks, Retired Member. I agree. I remember stories Bob told us about boot camp in the 1950s. Riding in a horse trailer seems minor!

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  1. When I think about this topic I immediately remember .. . not Boot Camp but high school letter club initiation! It was wild. And finally the school outlawed it for good reasons.
    One book that discusses this topic is:

    When Sorry Isn’t Enough: The Controversy Over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice (Critical American Series)
    Roy Brooks
    “How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?”—Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human RightsSeemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded? How should Japan make amends to Korean “comfort women” sexually enslaved during World War II? Why does South Africa deem it necessary to grant amnesty to whites who tortured and murdered blacks under apartheid? Is Germany’s highly praised redress program, which has paid billions of dollars to Jews worldwide, a success, and, as such, an example for others?More generally, is compensation for a historical wrong dangerous “blood money” that allows a nation to wash its hands forever of its responsibility to those it has injured? A rich collection of essays from leading scholars, pundits, activists, and political leaders the world over, many written expressly for this volume, When Sorry Isn’t Enough also includes the voices of the victims of some of the world’s worst atrocities, thereby providing a panoramic perspective on an international controversy often marked more by heat than reason.”

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  2. Eric Schwitzgebel writes: ” Will Future Generations Find Us Especially Morally Loathsome?

    Ethical norms change. Although reading Confucius doesn’t feel like encountering some wholly bizarre, alien moral system, some ethical ideas do differ dramatically over time and between cultures. Genocide and civilian-slaughtering aggressive warfare are now widely considered to be among the evilest things people can do, yet they appear to be celebrated in the Bible (especially Deuteronomy and Joshua) and we still name children after Alexander “the Great”. Many seemingly careful thinkers, including notoriously Aristotle and Locke, wrote justifications of slavery. Much of the world has only recently opened its eyes to the historically common oppression of women, homosexuals, low-status workers, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities.

    Read more here.

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  3. Krista Carle came forward to CBC News after her friend Catherine Galliford went public about sexual harassment within the RCMP. In a subsequent letter to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, she listed 35 instances of harassment, sexual assault and bullying by co-workers and superiors. (CBC)
    More.

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