Monday, January 31, 2005

TX Troopers teach profiling to Mounties

A reader points to this bizarre story about how the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) paid an out of court settlement last week after conducting an illegal search at an unlawful traffic stop.

What's so unusual about that? The driver was actually pulled over by a Texas state trooper in Canada.

"The RCMP brought the Texans up to help them learn how to identify drug traffickers," according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company. "RCMP spokesperson Const. John Ward says the Texas troopers profiling program provides great help to the Mounties."

Illegal detentions and searches, false accusations,
profiling, out-of-court settlements -- it's almost like the troopers were back home! Those DPS state troopers are really the right guys to be training the Mounties, don't ya think?


thehim said...

I'm gonna post something about this tonight too, but thought you'd enjoy the link. Texas cops helping BC cops in drug enforcement is like Courtney Love helping Queen Elizabeth in etiquette.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Thanks a lot. Great story -- I'll be ribbing the DPS lobbyists with that one all session!