Dr. Dawg, as he is wont to do, documents another example of Canada's law enforcement, whose motto seems to be, "To serve and beat the living shit out of you whenever we feel like it."
After reading that, one is uncomfortably reminded of Haiti's Tonton Macoutes, who had a similarly cavalier attitude to, you know, law:
... personal police force of dictator Francois Duvalier (Papa Doc) of Haiti. Unpaid volunteers who were directly responsible only to Duvalier, they were given virtual license to torture, kill, and extort. They murdered hundreds of Duvalier's opponents, sometimes publicly hanging the corpses as warnings.
Lovely people, those. And whatever happened to them? Oh:
When Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide took power, the public backlash against known Macoutes was fierce. Many met Pere Lebrun, which is better known as "necklacing" -- a person is set on fire by having a burning gasoline-soaked tire thrown around his neck. Roughly 70 to 100 former Macoutes met this fate. There are some reports that a few of the Macoutes were ritually eaten by their killers, their flesh having been first sauteed in a cheap Haitian rum called Clarin.
I'm sure that kind of backlash could never happen here. At least the eating part. That would be tacky.