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The two RCMP officers who forced their way into Christian Duckchief Siksika home, violently arrested him for criminal charges, which were subsequently dropped by the Crown, and then dragged him off stark naked to the Gleichen RCMP detachment, where he was paraded through the station, still naked, must have missed the training sessions where they would undoubtedly have been coached on building trust and respect with Indigenous people. There may be some as yet unproven justification (doubtful) for the force used in the arrest, but the basic affront to decency by not allowing Mr. Duckchief to protect his modesty cannot be justified. I offer a public apology, as a shocked Canadian, to Duckchief and his family, and I hope they are successful in their lawsuit.JOHN H. MacLEANDoes anything (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) says surprise us anymore? Has he actually said anything that is relevant or of substance since he took a seat in the PM office? Now apparently he thinks the word should be stricken from our vocabulary and replaced with the less offensive If this is another example of the PM becoming the moral compass for Canadians, then I quite content to wander aimlessly. Forgive my manners, but I simply have no respect for this dude who has become an embarrassment for all Canadians.BOB GRUNDIE(Never a dull moment with Justin.)IT’S A BOONDOGGLEDid anyone really think that Mayor (Naheed) Nenshi, a couple of NDP politicians and some city baggage handlers were going to be the only ones at the trough, jet setting off on an all inclusive taxpayer paid vacation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea? If Nenshi goes, you have to think that former Calgary top cop, marijuana entrepreneur and 2026 Calgary Olympic bid (exploration) committee head cheerleader Rick Hanson will have to be included, racking up some big air miles as well. Anyone want to make a bet that Nenshi and the rest of the holidayers land in Pyeongchang with white cowboy hats and some spiffy new winter gear that includes jackets, toques, and gloves all emblazoned with a Calgary 2026 logo.(Ye of little faith.)SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAYInstead of the city just shaving everything down as smooth as glass, they should maybe throw some sand down as well. Perhaps they should just throw down piles of sand here and there and we could just carry it about on our tires as we drive through them. On a higher note, I have not seen anyone that has been driving crazily.(We’re going nowhere fast on those roads.)All of these freeloaders that are going to the Olympics on the taxpayer dime must really think we are stupid. Either that or they are really starting to believe their own lies. There is no need to go to the Olympics on the taxpayer when Vancouver just held the Games eight years ago and should be a wealth of knowledge for these people, but that wouldn include a free trip now, would it? (Mayor) Naheed Nenshi would gladly lose a billion or two for his He cares nothing about Calgary, it all about him.