Classy Police Move

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  1. skieur

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    With wall to wall police at the G20 summit in Ontario, one photographer/columnist tried to instigate a confrontation with police by taking pictures everywhere around the secure area.

    The reaction? They offered her a free tour of Toronto on a tourist bus.

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    Was the first stop of the tour bus at police headquarters? Or was it a genuine tour bus tour bus???
     
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    Well, after starting off cool, it was blown in the end by the police. For some reason at the G20 in Toronto, the police were instructed by their superiors not to engage the black anarchist group that could have apparently been easily arrested and stopped from burning the police cars and breaking business windows, and other vandalism. (According to police sources who voiced their frustration to the media).

    Complicating things further, Police Chief said he was misinformed when he was told that the government in cabinet without legislative debate or vote, gave the police additional power to demand identification and search anyone within 5 metres of the security fence. So rights were apparently violated, due to the Police chief being misinformed??? or the government is enacting laws/regulations while avoiding votes and discussion in the legislature?

    Then on Sunday, the police compounded all of the above by resorting to mass arrests of protesters, media reporters, passerby types, and the curious, for that matter even those leaving from work in the area, which is apparently totally illegal, again according to police sources to reporters. Needless to say, the so-called protesters were held...often overnight in cages, but the charges were dropped, and they were released. Well, since their arrests were questionable, the charges would not stand up in court.

    It would be interesting to know who was giving the orders to the police, but in the end, it was the reputation of the police that got shot down. The businesses who suffered losses of up to $250,000 from vandalism while the police watched, under orders not to engage, are unhappy to say the least. Reporters who were injured in mass arrests, phd students, tourists, workers and others arrested were equally unhappy.

    It also goes back to the expenditure of 1 billion plus dollars spent on security. If that was all done to stop approximately 100 anarchists who in the end were allowed to go on a minor rampage and burn a few police cars anyway, because that is the tangible result of all that taxpayer money being spent by Prime Minister Harper.

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