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Silence not the answer to Ottawa's police controversies | Michael Spratt

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 @ 11:21 AM | By Michael Spratt

Short years before his assassination Robert Kennedy, who at the time was United States attorney general, observed, “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”

At the time Kennedy was of course embroiled in the fight against organized crime and police corruption. But his words apply equally well to the city of Ottawa’s police force.

You see, there is a problem in Ottawa ­— our police force is...