Friday, January 12, 2018
David Eby's speech on white collar crime - Update
Everyone is raving about BC's new Attorney General's recent speech on political corruption and white collar crime. Although I admit it clearly is a step forward, I will caution that is it only a baby step and if not followed up with two other crucial steps, it will represent one step forward two steps back. Everyone knows money laundering is a problem at BC's casinos. This is nothing new.
When a RCMP task force on organized crime issued a report exposing that fact, the BC Liberals disbanded the RCMP task force. You want to know the truth? You can't handle the truth. BC Rail wasn't just about laundering public assets at fire sale prices to campaign contributors like they did in Campbell Heights. It was about money laundering in real estate from drug trafficking. The RCMP know that. They are the ones that said we'll drop the drug trafficking charges if you renew our contract. I kid you not. The criminal culpability in BC's white collar crime runs deep.
The problem with David Eby's speech on white collar crime is that it focuses on money laundering not on drug trafficking. This is exactly what the compromised BC Gang task Force wants. Instead of confronting drug trafficking, they simply want to focus on seizing the proceeds of crime.
Operation Phoenix Revisited
To understand organized crime in Canada we need to reexamine the RCMP's involvement in Operation Phoenix. Operation Phoenix was a regional task in BC that targeted the Hells Angels. One of the targets in that task force was Weird Hal Porteous, the flaming idiot in the ridiculous music videos that featured Rob Shannon and Jody York.
The RCMP sabotaged the operation preventing any convictions because it was jealous their jurisdiction was given to a provincial task force and they wanted the jurisdiction back which they succeeded in doing. Only after they got the organized crime jurisdiction back, they stopped pursuing organized crime just like Bob Paulson admitted in his exit interview.
Allen Dalstrom was the Canadian version of Chuck Pillon. They were both police officers who objected to upper management's refusal to confront drug trafficking. They were both fired as a result. Only Allen Dalstrom received a 2 million dollar settlement to ensure a gag order was in place preventing him from discussing the police misconduct he discovered.
I have never spoken with Allen Dalstrom but I don't have to. The facts are there for everyone to see. Julian Sher's book The Road to Hell: How the Biker Gangs Are Conquering Canada said it all. Dalstrom was fired after it became known that he was one of the sources in that book. In it he said when it came to organized-crime investigations, the RCMP had done “f--- all here for 25 years”. So once again we see someone fired for telling the truth. The Ontario Biker Enforcement Unit is successful because the RCMP doesn’t have anything to do with it’s administration.
So after the RCMP successfully sabotaged Operation Phoenix and prevented any Hells Angels from being charged, what have they done to confront organized crime? Absolutely nothing. In fact, they have done the opposite. They interfered with the Western Wind bust and prevented David Giles from being prosecuted. Then came the Kelowna Summer Jam.
Pat Fogarty was a literal Buffoon in charge of the BC Gang task force. He went to the media and said the Hells Angels aren't the problem, it's the other guys we have to worry about. Afer the OMGU and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit proved him wrong the BC Liberals disbanded the OMGU and reorganized the CFSEU. The RCMP have not touched the Hells Angels after the Kelowna Summer Jam when the OMGU was disbanded.
If David Eby and the new NDP government are sincere about their desire to confront organized crime they need to bring back the OMGU and put organized crime under provincial jurisdiction. If they don't do that, all the dramatic fake news will simply be sound and fury signifying nothing. Seizing the proceeds of crime without confronting drug trafficking is just another aspect of the organized crime fraud that we currently face.
Confronting the Octopus
Danny Casolaro was an American Journalist that investigated how organized crime tied in with the government and referred to what he found as an octopus with tentacles reaching everywhere. He was murdered just like Gary Webb. Michael Riconosciuto worked for the CIA and became their fall guy when he exposed the CIAs connection to the Octopus.
Two officers from the RCMP investigated Michael Riconosciuto's case and said "We got further than anyone else ever did on this case," he says, "and nobody outside of law enforcement will ever know what we found because no one in law enforcement can ever tell anyone what we found." Michael was finally released from prison June 2017 but re incarcerated in August 2017.
If David Eby and the new NDP government are sincere about their desire to confront organized crime they need to create a provincial task force that investigates organized crime and their connection to the RCMP. The only difference between BC and Quebec is that Quebec has a task force that investigates organized crime while BC doesn't.
The New York Model was simple and was executed on two different levels. First they launched the Mollen Commission to investigate police corruption. Then they confronted drug trafficking on the street. It was successful. I saw it. That is the model I support.
BTW the police finally released the name of the associate murdered in Maple Ridge.