Montreal police under scrutiny after some officers wear 'thin blue line' patches
The rules around uniforms for Montreal police officers are under scrutiny after some were seen in recent weeks wearing controversial 'thin blue line' patches -- a symbol other police forces in Canada have banned.
Montreal police said they are currently in the process of a "complete review" of the dress code for their officers. But they're staying tight-lipped on when the process started and how many officers have modified their uniforms.
I work in the ER so I see them often and I’ve spotted more than one... and I also saw one guy with a Punisher patch, which I thought was not professional or appropriate in the current climate
Knowing some people in the police (not Montréal) it’s probably viewed as solidarity with police, while ignoring the ACTUAL meaning of the “thin blue line. And thats still not ok.
You don’t need a bastardization of the flag to support law enforcement. But they don’t implicitly deserve respect either. They are supposed to exist to support their community, not be a paramilitary group.
So does the Canadian thin blue line flag also look like their national flag was shot and bled to death?
Edit: yes, yes it does
The police service did not respond to other questions, including how many officers have been wearing the symbol or if any have been disciplined.
Usual SPVM shit. Zero respect for them.
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