To the editor,
Since First Nations are not paying taxes to support the police (among every other governing service or assistance), yet their actions warrant attention of the police to waste their time lolly-gagging around these protests, tally and send the bill to the First Nations and see how fast First Nations come up with the money.
These protests are not being held on First Nations land claims where apparently Canadian Police forces have no jurisdiction, they are being held on Canada's taxpayers' land!
If Canadian taxpayers went on First Nations reserves and started trashing the First Nations land and blockading them from maintaining their upkeep, I have no doubt that the First Nations would be seeking restitution from the Canadian government.
As far as the Canadian police go (federal or provincial) taxpayers are paying police to do their job yet police are veering away from doing their job when it comes to these Idle No More protests, blockades and desecration of the Sir John A. monument in Kingston etc.
So what exactly are taxpayers paying the police for, to sit around and eat doughnuts yet again?
Solutions could include pay cuts to uncooperative police forces or fire them and recruit police that at least have the capacity to understand what they are being paid for.
David Jeffrey Spetch