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? . . . → Read More: Sure. Private-sector involvement in police work. | #areyououtofyourfuckingminds
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 . . . → Read More: Police accountability in Toronto | #G20
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 t… . . . → Read More: The door’s this way, Chief Blair
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 wa… . . . → Read More: How’s that "building relations" thing going, @TorontoPolice Tweeter guy?
Toronto News: Retiring deputy chief calls G20 reaction overblown – thestar.comYou 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 aw… . . . → Read More: Retiring senior Toronto cop calls #G20 reaction overblown
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 prac… . . . → Read More: Garrett Styles – The Blue PR machine spins up again | #policeculture
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 pro… . . . → Read More: I’m sorry, @TorontoPolice Tweeter guy – perhaps I’m being a little harsh | #G20redux
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 embarras… . . . → Read More: How to hold them accountable: let them embarrass themselves | #policeaccountability
Please tell me someone got a picture …Related posts:The day they turned the Charter of Rights into toilet paperCare for a chaw, S-Supt. McGuire?No name tag? You disgust me, Officer . . . → Read More: @SousLePave: Best tweet from yesterday’s #G20rally
… 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 … . . . → Read More: @TorontoPolice Tweeter guy weighs in | #G20
New poll finds ‘monumental shift’ in public perception of Toronto police because of G20 actions – thestar.comI 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 get… . . . → Read More: New poll finds ‘monumental shift’ in public perception of Toronto police because of G20 actions – thestar.com
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 k… . . . → Read More: Mistakes were made, Bill Blair says | #G20
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 t… . . . → Read More: Put lying cops on the stand and make them do it for the record