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Canadian Officer Found Guilty for Mass Arrests During G20 Crackdown


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Canadian Officer Found Guilty for Mass Arrests During G20 Crackdown

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The Toronto police officer who orchestrated the mass arrest of over 1,000 peaceful demonstrators and bystanders during the 2010 G20 summit was found guilty on Tuesday of discreditable conduct and unnecessary exercise of authority.

"This decision to order mass arrests demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest," retired Ontario Superior Court judge John Hamilton said of Supt. Mark Fenton as he handed down the ruling.


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If I'm not mistaken, the author of this article was one of those arrested - and violently.
The Star article is somewhat misleading as the black blocs (who were in part police plants), were allowed to destroy without intervention by the enormous police presence in metro Toronto, while much later, the peaceful protesters were kettled and arrested.
This officer, while indisputably criminal, was no rogue but simply following orders.


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I'm pleased that a seniour officer was found guilty because usually it is just the cop on the beat. However in order to kettle a thousand protestors, it took more than one senior officer so let's find the rest of the offal and charge them as well. It also comes to mind that the one party who started the whole messy G20 nonsense in Toronto to begin with, the Prime Minister, said not one word about the right of individuals to protest. He is definitely contemptuous of democracy!


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International Fascism on the march.


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Get real. In the West even the what they call the Left is radically inadequate.
This is what the West has come to.


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A supe isn't very senior, though. Basically an NYPD Captain equivalent, tho they wear the rank insignia of an army Major (crown). Or maybe an NYPD Deputy Inspector, like that idiot Bologna who maced those already-kettled young women from 6 inches away.