Sure. Private-sector involvement in police work. | #areyououtofyourfuckingminds

Via a helpful reader, one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen this week: I don’t know Joe Couto, and I’m sure he’s a perfectly decent guy in real life, but this is on behalf of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. How many ways do you want this to be a bad idea? ...

Police accountability in Toronto | #G20

From the Globe: The Office of the Independent Police Review Director concluded constables Michael Adams, Babak Andalib-Goortani, David Donaldson, Geoffrey Fardell and Oliver Simpson used excessive force after tackling Mr. Nobody to the ground. The report concludes that charges should be laid, too, but apparently because it’s taken more than six months, the chief has ...

The door’s this way, Chief Blair

So it seems Bill Blair isn’t getting with Team Ford’s austerity program. Instead of being a good boy and implementing the 10-per-cent reduction the mayor’s team is demanding of city managers, he’s looking for a budgetary increase. Not a lot, mind, but the surrounding drama, already at a slow boil, has been cranked up even ...

How’s that "building relations" thing going, @TorontoPolice Tweeter guy?

Just checking in. Any progress identifying / charging these cocksu – er, perps? No, eh? Oh, well. Pretty hard when witnesses don’t come forward, isn’t it. How about: Arresting the two assholes who kicked Adam Nobody in the face after he was handcuffed? Charging the cowardly sacks of shit who beat the crap out of Lacy MacAuley? Or the ...

Retiring senior Toronto cop calls #G20 reaction overblown

Toronto News: Retiring deputy chief calls G20 reaction overblown – thestar.com You know where I’m going with this, so I’ll just let thwap and Lorne carry the ball on this one. They say it better than I can anyway. Hey, Tony? Don’t go away mad. Just go away. Asshole. Related posts: SIU Concludes Reopened #G20 ...

Garrett Styles – The Blue PR machine spins up again | #policeculture

From teh Tumblr. Lives on the line. Sudden tragedy. A sobering reminder. Heroes in blue. Gave his life in the performance of his duty. Officers coming from all over to pay tribute to a fallen comrade. It’s a mythology with a lot of miles on it. You can practically write this shit in your sleep. ...

I’m sorry, @TorontoPolice Tweeter guy – perhaps I’m being a little harsh | #G20redux

On reflection, maybe I ought to cut you a little slack. Maybe you really are committed to fixing the organizational and occupational culture. Maybe you really do want to fix the bridges between the police and the community they’re sworn to serve and protect. Maybe I really should take your words at face value when ...

How to hold them accountable: let them embarrass themselves | #policeaccountability

Because there isn’t going to be any meaningful institutional response. But this might be even more effective. Just show them being assholes, and then let public scorn do its work. If they don’t act like this, they won’t have to worry about being embarrassed. Of course, enough of these recordings and we may be facing ...

@SousLePave: Best tweet from yesterday’s #G20rally

Please tell me someone got a picture … Related posts: The day they turned the Charter of Rights into toilet paper Care for a chaw, S-Supt. McGuire? No name tag? You disgust me, Officer

@TorontoPolice Tweeter guy weighs in | #G20

… with a few nice words about accountability and regaining public trust. Here are some suggestions for you. Do something about the assholes who brutalized Lacy MacAuley. Out the sons of bitches who kicked Adam Nobody in the face after he was cuffed and lying on the ground. Press criminal charges against the pieces of ...

New poll finds ‘monumental shift’ in public perception of Toronto police because of G20 actions – thestar.com

New poll finds ‘monumental shift’ in public perception of Toronto police because of G20 actions – thestar.com I might just have to revise my opinion of the Star again. This is clearly adding to the pressure for a public inquiry, although I’m not getting my hopes up given the amount invested in stonewalling and resisting ...

Mistakes were made, Bill Blair says | #G20

So Bill Blair’s had some time to reflect on last summer’s G20 clusterfuck, and good and loyal servant he is, he’s graced us with a report. Among other things, he praises his officers for “facing danger and extreme provocation.” Indeed. Takes a special kind of guts to stand your ground in the face of a ...

Put lying cops on the stand and make them do it for the record

Not that it should take the focus off Harper and McGuinty, who bear just as much culpability as municipal officials for the abuses that took place at last summer’s G20, but Rosie DiManno’s got an idea about the 11 cops who, incredibly, can’t identify the asshole who broke Dorian Barton’s arm. Let’s review: Dorian Barton ...

On CBC, a further demonstration of Toronto cops’ contempt for us

On Metro Morning today, Matt Galloway talked to police union boss Mike McCormack about the nameless asshole who broke Dorian Barton’s arm at the G20 last summer, and about the SIU’s investigation coming to a dead end. Anyone want to guess where Mike makes his stand?

Toronto Police: Unaccountable, uncaring, unbelievable

The Star doesn’t always get it right, but this time it’s taken a centring pass in the slot and buried it in the top corner. When the provincial Special Investigations Unit threw in the towel and said it couldn’t identify the brutal, cowardly slimeball in a uniform who broke Dorian Barton’s arm at the G20 ...