Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are

–  Benjamin Franklin

My name is Marina Ray. Police misconduct, negligence, abuse and brutality in Canada ruined my life.
My autobiographical book, The Price of Red Roses: A Memoir of Love, Betrayals and Counselling to Commit Murder, describes how police actions destroyed my life and chronicles my struggle within the Canadian judicial system.

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Police Brutality Canada
Law and Disorder Pt I

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Kelowna Police
Brutality

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Kelowna Police
Brutality Pt II

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Police Brutality Canada
Law and Disorder Pt I

STATISTICS INDICATE INCREASE

IN POLICE NEGLIGENCE & ABUSE

  Police forces are of paramount importance in our society. They are the first step within the judicial system to implement the law. Many police officers are truly dedicated to their duties and exemplify the well-known police mandate to serve and protect. They put criminals behind bars and protect the public, sometimes even losing their lives in the service of citizens. There are real heroes among the police. However, statistics indicate a concerning increase in police negligence, abuse, brutality and general misconduct. These types of incidents shake the foundation of our democratic Canadian society, depleting citizens’ trust in and respect for the police. Unfortunately, there are too many officers on the streets right now, whose desire for power and favor lead them to poor policing decisions and actions. These cops must be stopped! They are not only acting unethically; they are destroying peoples’ lives!

CBC NEWS
A woman who sued the Ottawa Police Service for wrongful arrest and imprisonment is “tremendously relieved” to have been awarded $255,000 following a seven-year ordeal.
CBC NEWS
A Toronto police officer has been charged and is suspended with pay in connection with an attack on a 19-year-old man that left him with broken bones and a serious eye injury.
CTV NEWS
Phillion was convicted of second-degree murder in 1972 in the death of Ottawa firefighter Leopold Roy five years earlier based on a confession he recanted almost immediately. He was jailed for life.
CBC NEWS
A man from a southern Alberta First Nation who says he was badly beaten by RCMP officers and marched naked through the local detachment is suing the police force for nearly $2 million.
ABOUT MARINA RAY

My name is Marina Ray. Police misconduct, negligence, abuse and brutality in Canada ruined my life. My autobiographical book, The Price of Red Roses: A Memoir of Love, Betrayals and Counselling to Commit Murder, describes how police actions destroyed my life and chronicles my struggle within the Canadian judicial system.

I am a conventional refugee. In 1990, I fled to Canada from the USSR’s oppressive communist regime, seeking safety in a democratic society. In each of my encounters with Canadian police over the years, I experienced negligence, racism and a dangerous apathy. Eventually, this culminated in an unfortunate chain of events that completely destroyed my life.
There have been too many disturbing videos on the internet. There have been too many credible lawsuits against the police. (By the way, Canadian citizens are footing the bills for these legal battles.) This should not be occurring in a civilized country like Canada! It’s time to speak out!
Powerful, rushing rivers don’t start from nothing; they are formed by many small creeks merging together. Each of our stories of police victimization, each of our actions to speak out against police misconduct will be the difference! Each small drop is necessary to create a forceful stream that will command the attention of our media and leaders to influence policy, education, and sweeping systemic changes.
The only greater tragedy than what I have already faced is to know that it is happening again and again.

Jail for B-word

Preventing Videotaping

Beating a man

Handcuffs for nothing

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One Minute
On the Streets

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Canadian Cops
Are Corrupt

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Judge slams Toronto
Police officers

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Police Officer
Punch Man in Face

“Saying nothing, Doing nothing… Stops nothing. If you are neutral in a situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

Desmond Tutu