Apparently, we do.
This ayem from my Twitter feed, three stories about police corruption/incompetence.
First up: Toronto cop avoids punishment for frisky taser use, using a Reverse Twinkie Defense.
Next, a story about the lying liars who constitute the Peel Regional Police.
And third, an older story from June 20 about the totally dysfunctional RCMP.
The RCMP is cutting back on investigations into mobsters, drug gangs and white-collar criminals, while putting off core duties so routinely that it is taking the force years to update simple records in its crime databases.
A stark contrast between the law-and-order agenda of the Conservative government and the dysfunctional day-to-day realities of Canada’s national police force was laid bare in a review released Thursday by Canada’s Auditor-General.
These in addition to my post yesterday about Toronto's Bill (The Liar) Blair and many others.
What's a blogger to do?
Well, of course we don't have the resources to initiate such investigations, but we can amplify the work of media outlets. And bloggers and non-bloggers can encourage such reporting by commenting on the stories, both at the news sites and at blogs by exemplary -- and dare we say 'dogged'? -- cop-watchers like Dr. Dawg.
And we should support and promote sites like Torontonamo, G20Justice, and G20 Inquiry that continue to document the abuses.
ADDED: From Anonymous in comments, another group to support CopWatch.
* Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?