In a letter to Alberta's official opposition Wildrose Party, an official with the RCMP says officers did what they felt was necessary but "did not take operational direction from any elected officials or public service employees to enter in private homes" (link)
Read that last part again: The RCMP "did not take operational direction from any elected officials or public service employees to enter in private homes"
That is quite the admission. The RCMP entered locked private homes without a warrant and seized personal property ( This is not about guns. The property seized, had it been computers or even vacuum cleaners, is irrelevant) on their own without direction from any elected official or public service employee.Our correspondent goes on to show just how big a violation of law and ethics this was.
Also, in a fine example of "What're you going to believe, what happened or what I'm telling you?"
Undisputed Facts: The RCMP forced their way into locked homes in High River Alberta during the recent flood causing various amounts of property damage to those homes in the process. According to the RCMP themselves: "there were about 1,900 reports of damage caused by entry during the flood."
But in-spite of these well documented and undisputed facts, Premier Alison Redford has come out with an alternate reality from what did happen in High River, and is claiming that she was unaware of any property damage that was caused by the RCMP forcing entry into hundreds(?) of locked homes.