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Monday, December 6, 2010

Police brutality at the G20: Steve Paikin testifies

It just gets better and better, doesn't it. When it comes to sadistic assholes in police uniforms, the G20 really is the gift that keeps on giving.

As Paikin told a parliamentary committee today:

"If one defines police brutality as the thoroughly unnecessary, over-the-top implementation of violence to achieve something that otherwise could have been achieved without it then I saw that that night," said Paikin.

Anyone still waiting for the "good cops" to come forward and stop covering for the brutal pigs in their midst? I have to say, I'm coming 'round to thwap's thinking on this. 

Oh, and I just can't wait for the next time there's an incident in a disadvantaged neighbourhood and the cops start whining about how awful it is that witnesses won't come forward.


  1. Police brutality is widespread, the norm, not the exception.

    And during protests they can have a ball, swinging their clubs and shields.

  2. About a month ago someone randomly murdered 3 people in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in the north end of Winnipeg. So far, no one has said squat to the police, even though they're terrified the guy will strike again.

  3. The fact that Dalton McGuinty will not authorize a full investigation is one of the main reasons he has lost my vote. If something as vitally important and precious as our Charter Rights can be so easily abrogated with the collusion of the man who leads the province means that he has lost all moral legitimacy.

    That McGuinty would like us to 'pay no attention to the man behind the curtain' while he mouths homilies and folksy platitudes makes him deeply suspect in my mind.

  4. double nickel,

    Do you think it might have been the cops?