Monday, November 17, 2014
The G20 Summit and the Day of Reckoning
It's hard to believe that it's been more than four years since the G20 Summit in Toronto, and my neighbourhood became a police state.
A dark sinister place where more than a thousand people were arrested, and caged like animals.
For no good reason.
And yes, the wheels of justice grind slowly.
A long-delayed disciplinary hearing is finally slated to start Wednesday for the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass violation of civil rights during the violence-marred G20 summit four years ago.
Because of what I saw, and because I live in Harperland, I don't expect to see justice done.
But at least I hope I'll hear police Supt. David (Mark) Fenton try to justify his totalitarian behaviour.
Fenton, the major incident commander, faces a total of five charges of unlawful arrest and discreditable conduct arising out of two notorious “kettling” incidents that occurred over the summit weekend.
Or try to explain why he called peaceful protesters "terrorists."
Fenton, who repeatedly referred to the protesters as “terrorists” over the summit weekend, has pleaded not guilty. None of the allegations has been proven.
Because I was there, I saw a lot of what happened with my eyes wide open, and there were no "terrorists." Just a tiny handful of troublemakers, and a lot of police officers spoiling for a fight...
Or acting like we weren't living in Canada anymore.
And this statement sounds like something Orwell might have written:
In a statement to civilian oversight investigators, Fenton said he had no option to the mass arrests to make the city safe.
But most of all I'm hoping to hear who gave Fenton HIS orders?
Because that gorilla show was directed from this war room 200 kilometres north of the city...
And it was getting its orders from Ottawa.
So I have never doubted that it was a Harper Production...
And in a time of war and growing terrorist hysteria, when the economic system is breaking down, and inequality is growing.
If he did it once he could do it again.
And when I think of the G20 I always think of this video...
And the message I take from it is this one:
Or there will be justice or there will be trouble.
And of course this one:
Fight him, fight him, fight him.
Don't give him a chance to do it again...
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