Mendicino ‘concerned’ RCMP withheld badge numbers of officers who cleared protest
From Paul Joseph Watson
This article was posted on June 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM and last modified on June 30, 2009 at 5:17 PM.
Mendocino County Supervisor Steve Thomas is now claiming that the RCMP refused to release badge numbers so that he could determine if officers in riot gear were involved in a police riot.
Thomas stated on June 20, 2009 that “the RCMP refused to release the police badge numbers of officers in riot gear so that I could determine if the people in riot gear and the police had any ties to the riots,”
Thomas has asked the RCMP for this information and has been asking them to release the information for the past 24 hours, but has only been provided the number of the chief of police for each shift and a description of the police officers wearing riot gear.
This has left Thomas with some serious questions:
1) The RCMP refused to release badge numbers so that he could determine if the people in riot gear and the police had any ties to the riots? This would seem to suggest that the RCMP has no ties to Canada’s police force, let alone the riots.
2) Why is Thomas asking this question on his website, when his question is not being answered by the police?
3) How is the RCMP hiding the police badge numbers from the public when Thomas is making them available?
4) Why did the RCMP refuse to release the police badge numbers?
The RCMP is a private organization and their officers are members of the RCMP. If Thomas is not familiar with the rules, the police force, then he should leave.
Thomas’ information is not needed but the RCMP refused to provide the information.
The RCMP cannot avoid answering the question.
Thomas has now been forced to clarify his question, but cannot provide a follow-up.
“You have a problem, you’ve got a question, what do you want me to do? You’ve already lost it. I’ve already lost it and it takes me a week to get it out there on this website. I will come to you. I was the first to ask for it and I am asking for it again.”