toronto residents -G20 Protesters Will Face Water Cannon
'it appreciates it is worthless slave scum or it gets the hose again'
globe and mail says canada is a police state, so there
“Police have added a water cannon to their arsenal as they step up security ahead of this week’s G20 summit in Toronto,” reports the Globe and Mail. “Provincial police Const. Michelle Murphy of the Integrated Security Unit says the water projection system will be used to control large crowds if there are riots. Activists have promised to be out in force to protest the two-day summit of world leaders that starts Friday.”
In other words, if police provocateur “anarchists” break the windows at banks and McDonalds — as they invariably do at globalist confabs — the cops will unleash water cannons on peaceful demonstrators.
People can walk away from an encounter with a water cannon with serious internal injuries such as a ruptured spleen. If such injuries are ignored, death could occur later. The high pressure modern water cannons can achieve pressure of up to 30 bar which can result in broken bones, according to Wikipedia.
The presence of the media at riots has had a significant impact on water cannon use. There is much pressure on police departments to avoid bad publicity, and water cannons often play badly in the press. It is considered that this is a likely reason that they are not used more often in countries with a free press.
Apparently that is not a concern in the modern Canadian police state.
Toronto’s finest will not wait until the globalists gather to decide how to implement world government. “Toronto’s police chief has said 5,100 officers have been assigned to keep the city safe as the weekend summit nears. There was also a visible increase in the number of uniformed police officers on downtown streets over the weekend.”
Rights group files for injunction against G20 ‘sound cannon’
Globe and Mail Update
Published on Monday, Jun. 14, 2010 9:32PM EDT
.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed an injunction against the Toronto Police and Ontario Provincial Police in an effort to disarm the controversial “sound cannon” before this month’s G20 summit.
The application for an injunction was filed with the Ontario Superior Court last Thursday, addressed to Toronto Chief William Blair and OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino.
A hearing is scheduled for June 23, just days before international leaders, delegations and protesters are expected to descend on Toronto for the G20 summit.
At issue is the Long-Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, four of which have been obtained by the Toronto police in the lead up to the summit.
Described by police as a communications device, the machines can operate as a high-tech loud speaker. But the devices also have a “beaming” or “alert” function that emits a piercing blast of sound that can be used to disable and disperse crowds.
“The beaming function should not be used because it clearly is a weapon,” said Nathalie Des Rosiers, general counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Ms. Des Rosiers said any new weapons adopted by the police must be approved by the Solicitor-General’s office. The process would require the device to be studied for short- and long-term health impacts, she said.
“In our view, it should have been approved by the Solicitor-General’s office before it was used, and it was not,” she said.
A similar argument was made by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association before the Winter Olympics in B.C. this year, and Vancouver Police agreed to disable the function.
On Friday, Ms. Des Rosiers was part of a group that made submissions to the Toronto Police Services Board, asking them to reconsider using the device.
In addition to the potential health risks and issues of due process surrounding the LRAD, Ms. Des Rosiers said its purchase by police also “creates a chill on freedom of assembly.”
“People might decide not to go to protest or participate on the basis that they may be exposed to a machine that hasn’t been properly tested,” she said.
Pressed on the issue last Friday, Chief Blair refused to commit to disabling the device.
Constable Wendy Drummond of the Integrated Security Unit said Monday police would not comment on the matter as it is before the courts.
“My understanding is that it hasn’t restricted our use of it until a decision is made,” she said.
Police are to provide affidavits by June 18 and a written cross-examination will occur on June 21 and 22 before the hearing on June 23.
In Pittsburgh last September, an LRAD was used against protesters during the G20 protests. It was the first time the device, developed by the U.S. military, had been used against civilian targets.
Police arrested one man at a G20 protest Monday, a move that sets the stage for the week ahead.
The Integrated Security Unit confirmed it arrested Mark Corbiere, an aboriginal-rights activist from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and charged him with one count of marijuana possession.
Mr. Corbiere was initially pursued by police after allegations a man had broken into a facility at Allan Gardens, said Sergeant Nathalie Deschênes, a spokeswoman for the ISU.
The protest began at Allan Gardens at Jarvis and Gerrard Streets around 2 p.m. before moving toward Dundas Square. Police on the scene told his friends that Mr. Corbiere was arrested for past warrants, although Chris Barton argued that his friend didn’t have any.
The arrest happened around 5 p.m. after protest leaders left a short meeting with officials at the Children’s Aid Society on Isabella Street.
“Let’s disperse and go to the subway before police snatch one of us,” yelled one of the group leaders, Julian Ichim, after emerging from the building.
A moment later, the protester was grabbed by four police officers near the front of the building and surrounded by roughly 30 officers on bicycles. He was wrestled down into a bush, detained and shipped off in an unmarked black Chrysler minivan.
A Twitter account under the name Mark Corbiere released a tweet Monday afternoon saying: “Being detained on gerard/mutual about 7cops#g20.”
Police pulled him aside and took his protest flag earlier in the afternoon as he was approaching the protest at Allan Gardens.
Mr. Corbiere, quoted in news reports as being a representative from M’Chigeeng First Nation, is a member of a Facebook group called Olympic Resistance Network, and has been listed on websites as leader for the network’s Ontario chapter.
Mr. Corbiere is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Cant wait to see some leftest and so call anarchist get a beat down by the cops.Where my sister works there are three floors of riot police ready to roll if anyone attacks Queens Park or any government property on University.They been there since last week.Most are OPP and RCMP riot police.
.Never banned but came very close..three times
Bmdbly WTF are you talking about with "Globe and Mail calls Canada a Police State"???
The exact text of the article is:
Police have added a water cannon to their arsenal as they step up security ahead of this week's G20 summit in Toronto.
Provincial police Const. Michelle Murphy of the Integrated Security Unit says the water projection system will be used to control large crowds if there are riots.
Activists have promised to be out in force to protest the two-day summit of world leaders that starts Friday.
Const. Murphy says the security plan is moving ahead as planned and officers are being put in place.
Toronto's police chief has said 5,100 officers have been assigned to keep the city safe as the weekend summit nears.
There are ads in local newspapers Monday explaining the security zone and advising people how to deal with it.
There was also a visible increase in the number of uniformed police officers on downtown streets over the weekend.
So either you're adding your own text, or you're "quoting" unreliable sources. Either way all you're trying to do is stir up trouble.
I'm not exactly sure how police preparing for potential riots using non-lethal forms of crowd control is a bad thing. I guarantee you if the crowd stays peaceful you won't see a water cannon. Now go and protest in an actual police state, and tell me how that goes. Then come back here and try and tell me with a straight face that we have it really bad here in Canada.