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Saturday, May 28, 2011

More allegations of police brutality at the G20: Gabriel Jacobs

More serving and protecting by the Toronto Police. (Yeah, right.)

Via CBC and the Star, news that Gabriel Jacobs is filing a human rights complaint over the way he was treated at the G20.

Let's review the sordid allegations: Guy in a wheelchair. Dragged from wheelchair. Thrown in the cages at the Eastern Avenue gulag and held for 30 hours. No wheelchair. No access to a bathroom. Forced to urinate on himself. Denied medication. No opportunity or assistance to change the bandages on his pressure sores.

A guy in a wheelchair. Forced to urinate on himself.

Stephen Harper.
Dalton McGuinty.
Bill Blair.
Julian Fantino.

And if I knew the names of the assholes in charge at the gulag, I'd list them too.

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  1. Accountability doesn't apply to the strong. The strong do as they will, while the weak suffer what they must.

    That's their way. Forget democracy and human rights. That's so "last half of the 20th Century"!

  2. G20 protest rally in Toronto
    Saturday May 28, 2011
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Yonge and Dundas Square
    Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/g20inquiry

  3. Pretty sad state of affairs. The concept of rights and democracy has been reduced to an ad slogan for selling the bombing of dark people in Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Back here it's all about law and order.

  4. I would add RCMP Chief Supt. Alphonse McNeil to your list.

    The events you describe are not untypical of how cops handle those in their custody everyday. They have embraced the dehumanization of those they arrest seeing them not worthy of respect and even the most basic level of human decency.

  5. so did Gabriel Jacobs win his case or what?