Archive for the ‘Toronto Police: G-20 Riots & Beyond’ Category

Slap on the wrist for ‘smiling’ cruiser-burner

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

“The offence detracted from peaceful protest” – Justice Fern Weinper.

“Yup, frying a cruiser will do that every time” – Jeff Goodall.

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Ontario to repeal G20 ‘public works act’

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

“(Former Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Ontario) Roy McMurtry compared such legislation to a “loaded weapon” for authorities to use at their whim, and noted the public works law was initially passed to protect public works like hydroelectric plants at Niagara Falls from Nazi sabotage.”

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RCMP Summit security contract rip-off?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Interestingly, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action against a company, Contemporary Security Canada (CSC), which was hired under unusual circumstances by the RCMP. And, the company was not licensed to operate in Ontario.

The Mounties won’t be too pleased about the OPP laying charges, but I am delighted to see someone standing up to them. There is far too much public money involved here for the possibility of RCMP wrongdoing to go unexamined.

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G-20: Police arrogance beyond belief

Friday, January 21st, 2011

“This ain’t Canada right now… There is no civil rights here in this area…”   -York Region Police Sergeant Mark Charlebois

(See video in original article, link below)

Some police officers seem to greatly misunderstand their function in society… JG

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Ontario Ombudsman shreds Ontario government and Toronto Police Chief over G20 – see petition

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

“(Toronto Police Chief Bill)  Blair refused to co-operate with the ombudsman’s investigation and also declined to have his officers answer Marin’s questions.” 

Bill Blair did what? 

If you Google “bill blair petition” you will find several entries.  In my opinion, the best by far is to be found here, but check them all.

Jeff Goodall

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G-20: Now it starts to come out

Monday, November 29th, 2010

“The officers involved in the incidents it investigated wore dark helmets and indistinguishable uniforms. The protesters couldn’t see their faces. Their fellow officers chose not to reveal their identities. Investigators were thwarted.”

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Astonishing Toronto Police breakdown of G-20 expenses

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

“Roughly half of the 10,000 officers on duty during the G20 came from other jurisdictions. Of those, about 2,000 flew in. All of them, including Toronto police officers who live out of the city and were on call round the clock, were put up in hotels such as the Hyatt, Marriott and Delta Chelsea, at a time when room costs were inflated.

“Each day, officers were given either a $60 per diem or the equivalent in meal costs. Many were working on time-and-a-half overtime, on 12-hour shifts.

“A report by Blair that will be presented to the police board on Monday reveals the Toronto force spent $5.3 million on hotels, more than $2 million on food and $4.6 million on radio rentals.”

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G-20 fallout continues

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Toronto Star November 5th, 2010:  See “Toronto Police budgeted $125M for G20: Blair” here

Toronto Sun Nov. 6th, 2010:  See “$860M spent on G8 and G20 summits” here

Toronto Star Nov. 5th, 2010:  See “Shining a light on G20, but we’re not seeing answers” here.

Toronto Star Nov. 19th, 2010:  See “Toronto shut out of G8, G20 spending spree” here.

Excessive bail restrictions: Ammunition for agitators

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Rarely do I find myself siding with the Toronto Star on anything; going through it is just an unpleasant chore I undertake while looking for suitable material for my posts. 

However, as government becomes more intolerant of dissent, and utilizes public concern over terrorist threats to intrude on our liberties, they and the judiciary provide excellent ammunition to the far left to attack the basic concepts of the Rule of Law.

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G20 police chief claims he stopped ‘kettling’ outrage

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Well, here’s one for the books! Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair admits ‘mistakes were made’ while at the same time claiming to have personally intervened to end the four-hour corralling of around 250 bystanders in the rain at Queen and Spadina.

No admission regarding the absence of a police presence during the destructive rampage and damage to scores of businesses on Yonge Street though; claims for ‘business disruption’ can be very expensive…

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