Squeaky wheel got ac­tion on card­ing

RE: card­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

Since the im­ple­men­ta­tion by our pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment re­quir­ing po­lice of­fi­cers to ask per­mis­sion from the crim­i­nal el­e­ment to con­verse with them, my po­lice friends have with­drawn from any con­tact with that seg­ment of so­ci­ety.

That is un­less of course they are dis­patched to a crime in progress. The days of pa­trolling in their cars and look­ing for sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties are now gone. They are tired of the crit­i­cism by peo­ple who have no idea of what they do. They are tired of be­ing video­taped the mo­ment they step from their cruis­ers.

Yes, the “squeaky wheel” has had an af­fect. Of­fi­cers now have adopted the say­ing of “no con­tact with the pub­lic, no com­plaint from the pub­lic!” Michael Csoke, Mount Hope

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