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  • Black Caesar
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    I just read the following statistics & wonder if anymore has similar stats from major US cities so I can compare them.

    Number of times Montreal police have fired their guns in the past 5 years

    2006 –3

    2005 –10

    2004 –5

    2003 –8

    2002-11
    I don't have any for my city close at hand, but here is some related national info.

    Policng and homicide 1976 to 1998

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  • HotelSecurity
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    A lon long time ago (about 20 years) long before 9/11, I was almost refused entry into the US. I was being sent down to New Jersey to give a deposition. We were being sued by someone who slipped & fell in his bathtub. I had a brand new, still in the package rubber bathmat with me. I don't know if it was because they thought I was illegally importing bathmats, but they didn't want to let me in. (Actually it was at the Montreal Airport, US Customs & Immigration have Officers that work in Montreal & check you beofre you get on the plane).

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  • Curtis Baillie
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    Originally posted by Andy Taylor View Post
    What was your response?

    When I was living in Montreal on a student visa, and had gone to Burlington for the weekend, the Canadians asked why I didn't attend school in the US. I told them because my Grandmother was Canadian and she and I were living with her sister (also Canadian) and I was helping care for my Grandmother as she had Alzhiemer's. They made me wait for about an hour while the checked my visa.
    At the time I had responsibility for about 600 stores. I found something else to do and made the visit the next week - it was not urgent.

    I had been asked that question a number of times before when traveling to Canada, but had never been denied entry before. I used to travel around Western Europe and had never been asked that question. Then the European Union emerged and all of the borders disappeared. That was strange.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    From what I remember, the Canadian Government really, really, hates it when a company hires a non-national to do anything. I don't think they can penalize or fine, but they can deny access like Curtis had, because its very bad mojo to bring a foreign national (A US Citizen) in to do "a Canadians job."

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  • Andy Taylor
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    Originally posted by Security Consultant View Post
    I was actually turned away once from entering Canada. They wanted to know why my company didn't hire a Canadian to do my job.

    What was your response?

    When I was living in Montreal on a student visa, and had gone to Burlington for the weekend, the Canadians asked why I didn't attend school in the US. I told them because my Grandmother was Canadian and she and I were living with her sister (also Canadian) and I was helping care for my Grandmother as she had Alzhiemer's. They made me wait for about an hour while the checked my visa.

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  • Curtis Baillie
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    Originally posted by Andy Taylor View Post
    Out of the couple of hundred times I crossed that boarder (all pre 9/11) I had two times that it took more than a minute or two. Once going into Canada and once going into the US.
    I was actually turned away once from entering Canada. They wanted to know why my company didn't hire a Canadian to do my job.

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  • Andy Taylor
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    Found an internet connection. Left the stats at home but FYI the US boarder security is doing a good job. Took 2 hours to get across!

    Out of the couple of hundred times I crossed that boarder (all pre 9/11) I had two times that it took more than a minute or two. Once going into Canada and once going into the US.

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    Next time, tell them you have tuberculosis...You'll speed right through

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Found an internet connection. Left the stats at home but FYI the US boarder security is doing a good job. Took 2 hours to get across!

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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity View Post
    It's the number of incidents. The other numbers were there too. I'm going away for the weekend but will post them when I come back on Monday. (I'm going to Burlington Vermont - do I need a gun? )
    You never need a gun.

    (Until you need one very badly)

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  • Andy Taylor
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    Have a great weekend. Burlington is beautiful. At least is was last time I was there, 21 years ago, when I lived in Montreal.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by Andy Taylor View Post
    Is that total rounds fired, or the number of incidents in which the police discharged a firearm?
    It's the number of incidents. The other numbers were there too. I'm going away for the weekend but will post them when I come back on Monday. (I'm going to Burlington Vermont - do I need a gun? )

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  • Andy Taylor
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    Is that total rounds fired, or the number of incidents in which the police discharged a firearm?

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  • davis002
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    After a quick search, I was unable to find any statistics. I am sure that the USDOJ must have some sort of report on this. I do suspect that the US numbers will be shockingly higher in some of the major metropolitan areas.

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Use of guns by police in Canada & the US

    I just read the following statistics & wonder if anymore has similar stats from major US cities so I can compare them.

    Number of times Montreal police have fired their guns in the past 5 years

    2006 –3

    2005 –10

    2004 –5

    2003 –8

    2002-11
    Last edited by HotelSecurity; 06-29-2007, 07:15 PM.

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