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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 20, 2024
In HEROISM & HUMAN KINDNESS
Shaquille O'Neal He is often considered one of the most well-known players in the history of the NBA. He stands at 216 cm https://www.threads.net/@hoopsnation/post/C8cO1yyxh5j
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 20, 2024
In HEALTH CARE
"More and more evidence suggests that lifting weights is key in delaying the natural loss of muscle that occurs as we age. Left unchecked muscle is lost at a rate of three per cent a year starting around middle age. Photo courtesy Calgary Herald That may not seem like much when you’re young and healthy, but less muscle makes it tougher to accomplish the tasks of everyday life, like climbing the stairs, taking out the garbage and lifting bags of groceries. It also makes you less resilient to injury and quicker to fatigue, especially if you’re active. And with the 55-plus crowd part of the fastest growing age group in Canada, healthy aging is a national concern." https://vancouversun.com/health/diet-fitness/weight-training-gets-a-lift-from-canadian-health-fitness-experts?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VANSUN_Prov%20Covid%20Newsletter%202024-06-19&utm_term=SUNPROV_COVID19_Newsletter
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 20, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
"Nine types of police corruption are noted in academic literature." Eight of these issues are readily recognized by officers and the public without much qualification, but what about the first one? Kickbacks. Really? Blue Line May/June 2024 (page 8) "Corruption of authority – attaining perks without contravening the law, such as receiving free meals, beverages and services. Kickbacks – goods, services or money obtained for business referrals promoting a company or individual." It was -20 with blowing snow impeding road visibility. An RCMP officer was in a PC idling on the side of the road with the emergency lights flashing. The Member was evaluating the situation to determine whether to close the road. I pulled up behind him in my pick-up, engaged my emergency lights (which he saw), walked up to him. He rolled down the window and with a giant smile took the Tim Horton's double double and two yeast donuts. On another occasion the small community purchased each Member a Police Pro pen with her/his name engraved and hosted a wine and cheese at a local hotel along with our MLA, MP and town council. We never thought our acts of kindness and appreciation to be in violation of a code of conduct. We still don't. One Member commented about the detachment commander's directive not to accept our gifts of appreciation as, "I eat the evidence". • Opportunistic theft – stealing from people who have been arrested, engaged in accidents, or from victims or deceased individuals. • Turning a blind eye – bribes undertaken for ignoring criminal activity. • Protection of illegal activities – protecting criminal enterprises and organized crime engaged in illegal activities such as drugs, prostitution rings, sex trafficking, illegal gambling, etc. • Fixing – undermining investigations at the behest of criminals. • Direct criminal activities – engaging in a crime against individual(s). • Internal payoffs – when promotions, annual leave, are “bought”. • Adding or planting evidence. • https://www.blueline.ca/police-corruption-part-2/
POLICE CORRUPTION, THIS SHOULDN'T QUALIFY? content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 19, 2024
In RACISM, BIGOTRY & HATE
"“Whether or not [they are] in people’s houses or whether or not they are (public) events, there is going to be quite a challenge for safety for people in marginalized groups who may live or work around these areas,” noted Collen. “That is grave cause for concern on its own.” Road Rage Terror tour The United States State Department classifies this group as terrorists. "This week, the U.S. State Department declared NRM a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ organization for its penchant for ethnically motivated violence." Venues will be announced 24 hours before the event. https://thegrift.shop/rage-tour-2024/
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 19, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
The public continues to feed upon the misconceptions and media hiperbole. The Member will have his day in court and is, like civilians, innocent until proven guilty. His promotion is not linked to an allegation but on his seniority and performance. Two concepts which elude the media. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-rcmp-officer-promoted-returned-to-duty-while-awaiting-trial-for-shooting-1.6932200 21 FOOT RULE, A TERM COINED by SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SERGEANT TUELLER, "HOW CLOSE IS TOO CLOSE?" "Tueller examined how far away an assailant with a knife would have to be for an officer to be able to respond to a sudden deadly force attack by drawing and firing their sidearm. He timed volunteers to see how far they could cover certain distances, and timed how long it would take the average officer to draw and fire from the holster. The distance he focused on was seven yards (21-feet), and how an armed assailant could cover that distance in 1.5 seconds; not enough time for the average officer to draw a holstered firearm and fire two accurate shots to centre mass." Photo courtesy of Dave Brown "The 21-foot rule became part of police culture, and has been widely taught at law enforcement seminars in the U.S., but to our knowledge has never been recognized by a court in Canada. Other studies done in Canada have even suggested the action/reaction gap might be further than 21 feet." Blue Line 2020 https://www.blueline.ca/the-myth-of-the-21-foot-rule/ Action is faster than reaction. "Draw and point firearm. Clearly you are justified in drawing and pointing your sidearm. Don’t hesitate. Based on the essence of the 21-foot rule, you run the risk of not being able to respond in time should the offender suddenly commit to an attack. The value of Tueller’s research is that action always beats reaction, and an assailant can attack from a greater distance than was once thought possible before you have enough time to draw your gun from the holster, acquire the target, and discharge accurate shots in time to stop the threat. Drawing and pointing a firearm is also a show of force that may discourage the offender from wanting to complete the act and run the risk of being shot."
BRITISH COLUMBIA RCMP MEMBER CRITICIZED UNFAIRLY content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 17, 2024
In READING/LISTENING AMBIANCE
Identical tests were not used. "A 2022 report from United for Literacy showed that 49 per cent of the adult population in Canada scored below the literacy levels expected of high school students. Seventeen per cent reportedly scored at the lowest level. Despite increasing rates of literacy globally, Canadians don’t typically spend their leisure time reading, which eventually reduces their overall capability to comprehend complex writing." https://u-channel.ca/how-much-do-canadians-read/#:~:text=In%202022%2C%20nearly%2052%20million,per%20cent%20of%20the%20market. Photo credit to Unsplash "In contrast U.S. adults nationwide are literate in 2024. 21% of adults in the US are illiterate in 2024. 54% of adults have a literacy below a 6th-grade level (20% are below 5th-grade level." Currently serving and retired law enforcement officers contributed to "Luxury Secrets" https://www.jonathanmccormick.com/luxury-secrets
CANADA'S LITERACY LEVEL BELOW 49%, AMERICA'S IS 54% content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 17, 2024
In CURRENT EVENTS
Photo credit to Unsplash Parents, where do you stand? As a teacher I welcome them in class as a learning tool n have extras for those without one. My grandson complained to his Mom that I texted him at 10 am saying, "Doesn't he know I'm in class?" My daughter replied, "Your phone is supposed to be off n be thankful he cares enough to communicate with you". https://globalnews.ca/news/10559850/cell-phone-restrictions-vancouver-schools/
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 16, 2024
In RACISM, BIGOTRY & HATE
Why is this so difficult for adults to grasp but so easy for children to implement? This was a mantra in every class I taught in my career and I am positive students learned life lessons from this simple attitude. https://www.facebook.com/share/r/QRDvRLQ7QJrQuADQ/?mibextid=UFLBuX
"IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY NOTHIN'  AT ALL" content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 16, 2024
In MOTIVATION INSPIRATION
As a Marine, we heard this advice, not in such an eloquent manner, hundreds of times during training. The message and the repetitiveness changed lives. Admiral William McRaven Speech | One Person Can Change The World: The Power of Hope | #Goalcast
FIRST, MAKE YOUR BED! MOTIVATION FROM A NAVY SEAL! content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 15, 2024
In CANADIAN/AMERICAN MILITARY
In 2016 Justin Trudeau considered Cuba an ally. Since Cuba supports Russia in the Ukrainian war and Cuban soldiers are fighting alongside Russians, where does that leave Canada vis-a-vis Cuba? "For several days, the frigate HMCS Ville de Québec has been tasked with shadowing the Russian ships, which conducted missile exercises during their Atlantic crossing using Moscow's new Zircon hypersonic missiles. The Ville de Québec is part of a three-ship group that tracked the Russians, along with the U.S. destroyer USS Truxton and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGS Stone. A Canadian CP-140 surveillance plane flying out of Jacksonville, Florida is also keeping a close eye on the Russians. The destroyer USS Donald Cook also appears to have joined the mission in the Caribbean, in addition to U.S. naval surveillance aircraft. And it's not clear just who in government or the military knew about the invitation from Cuba. The Caribbean nation has been a full-throated supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine and Cubans have been fighting alongside Russian soldiers in that country." Photo credit Alexandre Meneghini/Reuter https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cuba-canada-russia-ukraine-navy-havana-1.7235799
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 15, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
"Grandy said that the man was arrested and as he was leaving the bank under escort, he started to struggle. Grandy said police allege he pulled a weapon. 70% Photo credit to Unsplash “One officer discharged their firearm striking the man,” Grandy said. He was pronounced dead in hospital. The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is investigating. Grandy said Monday he was not able to provide further information, including whether the suspect was in handcuffs. Generally speaking, Grandy said, officers have discretion as to whether to use handcuffs when they place someone under arrest." https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/man-shot-and-killed-by-rcmp-officer-in-northern-b-c
McKENZIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTIE UNHURT IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 15, 2024
In CRIME PREVENTION
This person is free after 2+ Years in prison. "Morin has faced numerous charges dating back to 2012, including assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault, uttering threats and unlawful confinement." https://globalnews.ca/news/10567969/vancouver-police-warning-david-morin/
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 15, 2024
In CRIME PREVENTION
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 14, 2024
In CURRENT EVENTS
"Of the seven withdrawn complaints, four were withdrawn because of a fear of retaliation, either direct or indirect, by the subject." https://cfjctoday.com/2024/06/13/four-kamloops-council-code-of-conduct-complaints-withdrawn-because-complainant-feared-reprisal/
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 12, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Locke accepts defeat and hopes voters who put her in office by a slim margin will remember her tenacity at the next election. Her fight gained millions from government coffers to aid in the transition. Many detachments across the province will be the recipient of the transferred Members, hoping that the influx will bring their staffing levels up to successful operation levels. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/surrey-mayor-brenda-locke-fight-city-police-force-over?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Sunrise%20Newsletter%20VS%202024-06-12&utm_term=VS_Sunrise Photo courtesy of CTV News
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA MAYOR NO LONGER OPPOSES SURREY HAVING ITS OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 12, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Read of the skills, bravery and tenacity of the response team for which British Columbians are forever thankful. All injured officers survived their physical wounds but several remain on stress leave. "Just as the door of the unmarked, white cargo van slid open, one of the assailants turned toward the van and raised his rifle. "As he's doing that, he immediately starts pulling the trigger and he's able to get off a number of rounds – a series of rounds." https://bc.ctvnews.ca/officer-shot-in-deadly-b-c-bank-shootout-details-the-attack-2-years-later-1.6923473
SAANICH, BRITISH COLUMBIA POLICE OFFICER RECALLS BANK ROBBERY SHOOT-OUT content media
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 11, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Mayor interrupts officer performing his diuty to comment on the matter's "attitude". This could be titled, "Crap police officers have to deal with!" "Burkett maintained that he did not intend to interrupt the officer but wanted to address what he perceived as an unfriendly look, according to the report." https://www.police1.com/traffic-stop/bwc-fla-towns-mayor-confronts-officer-during-traffic-stop-over-his-attitude
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 09, 2024
In CANADIAN/AMERICAN MILITARY
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 06, 2024
In CANADIAN/AMERICAN MILITARY
Canada entered the war in September 1939. Families from that era remember the thousands of men who lined up at the recruiting stations volunteering, so many that they were sent home and were assigned dates to return. Many of us have friends/relatives who were there on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied Invasion was a massive undertaking involving numerous countries, consuming years of preparation. Historians point out that ignoring Hitler's advance on Europe made defeating the Nazi's that much more difficult with the unnecessary loss of countless lives. We honor those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to bring peace to Europe. Photo credit to Britannica So many in fact that there weren't enough uniforms and equipment, that is when Canada cranked up the supply chain, much of it accomplished by women. America entered the war after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Normandy Invasion (1944): U.S. Coast Guard Video of D-Day https://www.instagram.com/reel/C73-UVAgOIz/?igsh=MWExZ2Q5cGduM3IxdQ%3D%3D "In the front row of a crowd of thousands were 13 Canadian veterans in military uniform, the oldest of them 104 years old, who survived the war effort on the same beach so many decades ago." https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5xVwI8us-M/?igsh=MXhoNXlmZjlldXB5dg%3D%3D "He said [Justin Trudeau] the world owes it to the veterans who sacrificed so much for our collective freedom to continue standing up for democracy every day." "Our way of life didn’t happen by accident, and it won't continue without effort," he said. "Democracy is still under threat today. It is threatened by aggressors who want to redraw borders. It is threatened by demagoguery, misinformation, disinformation, foreign interference." "Around 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches that fateful day 80 years ago to begin an effort now remembered as the beginning of the end of the Second World War. In all, 4,414 Allied troops were killed the first day of the invasion. June 6 marked just the beginning of the bloody 77-day Battle of Normandy and the start of the Allied liberation of France. In the end, the toll was enormous: 73,000 Allied forces were killed and 153,000 wounded. Around 20,000 French civilians were also killed, many as a result of Allied bombings of French villages and cities." https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadians-mark-80th-anniversary-of-d-day-as-sun-shines-on-juno-beach-in-normandy-1.6915664
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Jonathan McCormick
Jun 06, 2024
In LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Police officer attacked. Unhurt. These attacks are increasing in frequency, does this signal a need for more extensive defensive tactics training? I trained with our Canadian Military Police, Victoria Police n other departments in defensive tactics. A number of Members signed up but senior management forced them to withdraw. Too bad. The skills learned save lives. https://www.castanetkamloops.net/news/Kamloops/491037/Man-arrested-charged-after-Mountie-was-allegedly-assaulted-in-Kamloops-West-End
RCMP MEMBERS, DO THEY NEED GREATER DEPTH IN DEFENSIVE TACTICS TRAINING? content media
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