View Full Version : What can we do if there is no Toronto G20 inquiry?



Arob
09-08-2010, 12:45 PM
http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/1/8/1/6/4/9/i/7/2/1/o/DSC02964.JPG (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/295631)

What can we do? We must demand this inquiry be impartial

we want the footage from all of the public cameras in the police grid to be made public - let the world scrutinize every second of it.

The Harper government is treading on our civil liberties

Join this Facebook Group?

Canadians Demanding a Public Inquiry into Toronto G20 (http://www.facebook.com/g20inquiry?v=wall)

Zap
09-08-2010, 07:00 PM
I joined that Facebook group just after it was created and I encourage everyone to do the same.
What went down, wasn't right, and people need to be held accountable.

Editor51
12-08-2010, 03:21 PM
An inquiry is a waste of money. The G20 was expected to be full of violent protests. Anyone done there was just asking to be arrested. The leaders of the world were in Toronto and these were special circumstances that called for the police to be extra vigilant. Our rights weren't trampled. I was in Toronto that weekend, walked by police officers on Bloor St. in the west end. I wasn't frisked, I wasn't accosted, and neither was anyone else.
People who thought taunting the police that day got what they deserved. Let it go, people in Toronto need to stop whining about this!

jericavilla
12-08-2010, 09:40 PM
this is pretty interesting... lets see what happens next..

Zap
16-08-2010, 08:41 AM
An inquiry is a waste of money. The G20 was expected to be full of violent protests. Anyone done there was just asking to be arrested.
You don't deserve the rights that you have.
The only people who "deserve" to be arrested are people who break the law.
Have you ever heard of the "Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms"?
You should read it. You might learn something. ;)


The leaders of the world were in Toronto and these were special circumstances that called for the police to be extra vigilant. Our rights weren't trampled.
Go and read the charter and then come back and make that statement again. ;)


I was in Toronto that weekend, walked by police officers on Bloor St. in the west end. I wasn't frisked, I wasn't accosted, and neither was anyone else.
So... Because your rights weren't violated, nobody's rights were?
Is that really your argument?


People who thought taunting the police that day got what they deserved. Let it go, people in Toronto need to stop whining about this!
Since you don't even have a grasp of what your own rights are, you don't get to decide what the rest of us should or should not be doing with our time. ;)

Editor51
18-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Since you don't even have a grasp of what your own rights are, you don't get to decide what the rest of us should or should not be doing with our time. ;)

I have no issues with people protesting, but to waste money on an inquiry because people actually decided to taunt the police, some people get what they deserve.

Zap
19-08-2010, 08:12 AM
I have no issues with people protesting, but to waste money on an inquiry because people actually decided to taunt the police, some people get what they deserve.

Some people do get what they deserve. But that doesn't tell the whole story here.

People were arrested and detained without being charged with anything.
People were arrested for exercising their right to peaceful protest.
People were barred from entering "the zone".
Police stood by and allowed people to torch a police car.

These things aren't supposed to happen here.

What took place was a farce, a travesty and a violation of our civil rights.
People need to be held accountable so that others understand that we (the Canadian public) care about violations of our rights and we won't stand by like lemmings when our rights are put to the test.
The fact is that our rights were tested and the government (or elements within it) failed miserably.
An inquiry is the only way to find the flaws and fix them.

Otherwise, our rights aren't worth a damn.
They're just words on a worthless piece of paper.

Editor51
19-08-2010, 02:31 PM
Would you feel better if police actually pressed charges and these protesters had a permanent black mark on their record? The police decided to defuse the situation by detaining people and then releasing them. If they were all charged and we clogged up the legal system with these charges, would you feel better having to pay for that knowing that important cases were put on the back burner?
The police released all the unimportant ones and let them off without criminal charges, that right there shows compasion.
Next time, we'll just put them through the system and these young kids will have their criminal record with them for every job they apply to.
Yeah, that's a much better idea!

Zap
23-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Would you feel better if police actually pressed charges and these protesters had a permanent black mark on their record? The police decided to defuse the situation by detaining people and then releasing them. If they were all charged and we clogged up the legal system with these charges, would you feel better having to pay for that knowing that important cases were put on the back burner?
The police released all the unimportant ones and let them off without criminal charges, that right there shows compasion.
Next time, we'll just put them through the system and these young kids will have their criminal record with them for every job they apply to.
Yeah, that's a much better idea!

I would prefer that people had their day in court, yes.
I think that's a much better idea than allowing the police to kidnap people for a day.
There's a reason why forcible confinement is a crime and it's no less a crime because it's committed by a police officer.
Police compassion?!?!? Puhleeze!
Was it also police compassion when the police forced people to stand outside in the rain for hours before arresting them? Or was it compassion when the police were taunting the protesters after they were freezing in the rain?
I suppose you're going to say they deserved it and they shouldn't have been there, eh?
Yeah. That's compassionate! ;)

What the hell kind of world do you want to live in?

One where police can commit criminal acts without fear of prosecution, just because they wear a badge?
Or one where all members of society have a reasonable expectation to rights and know that people who violate those rights will be punished for it?

Editor51
06-09-2010, 02:49 PM
People need to learn not to fear the badge, but at least respect it. Kids and younger adults ( i use that term loosely) have little to no respect for any authority; police, parents, teachers. Everyone has a sense of entitlement.
Everyone is knocking on the cops and yet if someone breaks into your home, or mugs you in the street, I doubt that you will avoid calling 911 for the police as your first response. If you fear them commiting criminal acts, call someone else, I sure all the tree huggers that you know will happily risk their lives for you. Maybe Jack Layton will show up with a bat and a whistle and scare the criminal back to his house for some warm cocao and try to bring another misguided youth into his socialist (communist) regime.

Arob
09-01-2011, 11:31 PM
The anger remains as almost fourteen thousand Canadians use Facebook group to Demand a Public Inquiry into Police Actions During G20 Summit in Toronto (http://www.facebook.com/g20inquiry).
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5336608909_804c7e6f90.jpg
Here's a snapshot from the Jan 8th 2011 Rally At Queen's Park in Toronto.

oneniltothearsenal
10-01-2011, 11:29 AM
The anger remains as almost fourteen thousand Canadians use Facebook group to Demand a Public Inquiry into Police Actions During G20 Summit in Toronto (http://www.facebook.com/g20inquiry).
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5336608909_804c7e6f90.jpg
Here's a snapshot from the Jan 8th 2011 Rally At Queen's Park in Toronto.

Good luck! Something needs to be done.

massonspy
11-02-2011, 03:07 AM
I joined that Facebook group just after it was created and I encourage everyone to do the same.
What went down, wasn't right, and people need to be held accountable.

Zap joining an online group wont make any difference. You want an example of how to deal with this corrupted politicians ? Look at Egypt and learn.. Thats how they do it in Greece, France, London... We seem to be the only friendly people towards our government .. Joining a facebook group or online forum means nothing to the government.... Absolutely nothing... Try blocking their office entrances for 2 days and then you see what happens.. Real action has proven to be efficient

Zap
14-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Zap joining an online group wont make any difference. You want an example of how to deal with this corrupted politicians ? Look at Egypt and learn.. Thats how they do it in Greece, France, London... We seem to be the only friendly people towards our government .. Joining a facebook group or online forum means nothing to the government.... Absolutely nothing... Try blocking their office entrances for 2 days and then you see what happens.. Real action has proven to be efficient

Agreed, but if I go down there alone, they still won't care.
You need masses of people and for that, you need viral marketing. ie Facebook

MosaikProject
23-03-2011, 06:12 PM
This is so very frustrating.
I wish we could get more accountability.