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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WS Poll: Should there be an inquiry into the actions of police during G20?

Here's a little (unscientific, but fun) poll related to, for example, this debate between Tim Hudak and Randy Hillier:

To see the map, that screws up our blog formatting, but is interesting to look at, check below the fold:

Posted by westernstandard on July 13, 2010 in Canadian Politics, Crime, Freedom of expression, G20 | Permalink


What do you mean by inquiry? A Royal Commission? A senate show trial like the Jaffer business? Don't waste my money.
Should the Toronto Police Commission do their job and find out why their employees allowed their cars to burn, and why they later hassled severely normal citizens? Absolutely.

Posted by: Paulie | 2010-07-13 9:02:40 AM

Paulie, you've summed it up for me. I'd be a lot more forgiving about Sunday's actions if they weren't so slack on Saturday. Instead, it felt like the new model of policing; indulge the dangerous mob, then make yourself feel better by pushing around the harmless folks.

Posted by: hudson duster | 2010-07-13 9:27:15 AM

yup, a royal commission is nothing more than the fox guarding the chicken coop.

Posted by: the bear | 2010-07-13 9:33:19 AM

Where were the snipers on Saturday? Put a shot into one of the ringleaders, and watch the sheeple scatter.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2010-07-13 10:00:07 AM

1 Billion and all we get is a car bbq?

Posted by: john brooks | 2010-07-13 10:18:33 AM

I see the majority here wish this pointless ‘poor me' debate would end.

Posted by: set you free | 2010-07-13 10:38:04 AM

Paulie said it best.

On the other hand, if you are talking about an investigation into who was doing the violence and what were the connections to those who claimed to be peaceful participants and observers, then I'm all for it. Again, an RCMP investigation would probably be best.

Posted by: Pete E | 2010-07-13 10:39:46 AM

One question.

When did a lunatic fringe Toronto issue become something of concern for establishing a ‘Western Standard?'

That is the name of this website, n'est ce pas?

Posted by: set you free | 2010-07-13 10:48:54 AM

Yeah $1.2 BILLION isn't enough.
No way, It will be just another gold plated exerci$e in media relations bullshit.
We've been bled enough, the final report will be a worthless whitewash.

Posted by: richfisher | 2010-07-13 10:52:58 AM

The police where just following orders from the politicians. Any inquiries should be directed at them. They are the ones that laid down the ground rules or as they say in the military the ROEs.

Posted by: Bob Devine | 2010-07-13 11:07:50 AM

It's always nice to see Toronto suffer.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-07-13 4:29:40 PM

oops ! I voted :yes: thinking it would be a fair way to see if there was good or bad work done by the police,

Now I see that added up to :yes: the police were bad and should be punished for it with an inquiry

- oh well too bad for me

Posted by: 419 | 2010-07-13 4:47:47 PM

This wouldn't be the first time the police actually instigated riots. Montebello, Quebec, at the North American Leader Summit.


you want more look up the youtube video of this.

Posted by: Morgan | 2010-07-15 4:45:32 PM

Yep, the Toronto police forced the Black Bloc to break windows and set cars on fire.

That must be it.

Posted by: set you free | 2010-07-15 8:13:32 PM

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