So says Toronto police spokesman and perennial apologist Mark Pugash about the beating administered by the police to Santokh Bola, a victim of what the authorities admit was a ‘mistaken arrest.’
Sure looks to me like just another case of police brutality, something the Toronto constabulary is becoming notorious for:
Bola’s lawyer, Michael . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: “There’s always a context in which these things take place.”
It is heartening to know that the Hamilton police are discharging their duties responsibly, as attested to by a video that went viral this week. However, to believe that all is well in policeland would be but a comforting illusion.
Yesterday, Kev reported on the ‘excesses’ of some Toronto police whose actions, described by . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Police Torturers And Their Enablers
Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By that standard, perhaps both the Toronto Police force and I are insane; I seem to periodically write essentially the same blog post about their misbehaviour, and they seem to keep practising a disturbing pattern of . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Toronto Police: Again and Again and Again ….
First, bullets flew through the Eaton Centre food court. Then, two weeks later, on a sun-filled patio in Little Italy. On Sunday, a man was shot while hundreds watched a fireworks display in the city’s east end. Just 24 hours before that, a stray bullet grazed a toddler’s leg in North York.
. . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Chief Blair’s Poodle Speaks
Those who regularly read The Toronto Star will hardly be surprised to learn that it has just won five National Newspaper Awards for the excellence of its reporting, reporting that often results in some real benefits to society. A new benefit appears to be emerging as a result of its two-part investigation into . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Why The Star Is The Real ‘Newspaper Of Record’