Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Day the Toronto Police Went Crazy
So that's how Stephen Harper's Billion Dollar Boondoggle and Gorilla Show ended.
With a raging thunder storm, and one final spasm of madness.
With police charging a peaceful group of protesters, photographers, and people just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Boxing them in like animals.
Leaving them sitting in the pouring rain for hours.
And then arresting them one by one.
You guys are saying 'Wrong place, wrong time'," a police officer said to two detainees who argued they were just passing by. "Yup," replied a young man in his early 20s. But that didn't make any difference -- the handcuffs stayed on and the two continued to be processed by officers who read them their rights and told they they had the right to call a lawyer. Whether or not they had the opportunity to call a lawyer is a different question.
And all I can say is how very fitting. Because this Gorilla Show has been insane from start to finish.
The bottom line? The police lost control of the situation because they were too obsessed with keeping protesters from getting within three blocks of this fence.
So they allowed vandals to run amok in other parts of the city.
And then over reacted by treating innocent citizens like CRIMINALS.
The peaceful protesters got burned by these sinister goons.
Who drowned out their message. Turned ordinary citizens against all the protesters. And allowed Stephen Harper to claim today he was right to spend a billion dollars on security.
When of course all it showed was that he was CRAZY to hold a summit in the heart of Canada's biggest city.
Tonight the protesters were all suddenly released, without any charges being laid.
Which leads me to believe that the Toronto police have a lot of embarrassing questions to answer.
And I've got two good ones eh?
Who the hell gave them the idea that we're living in a police state?
And when do they plan to arrest him?