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    What $1.2 billion gets you are fascist, lying, ignorant police force with a Chief who should be fired the lying a**hole. And where is our inquiry? I am furious over the excessive and illegal way people were treated, like animals whom most were never even charged with a crime. What utter scumbags our Federal, Provincial, Municipal governments are and police forces from around the country are. Charges should be laid, people should be fired. They turned our city in to Rights free zone and people need to be punished severely. Women stripped searched by male cops, women forced to use bathrooms with the doors removed. I could go on and on. A disgusting display of needless force.

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    In all honesty AL I agree with you to the point until I see people start looting stores and burning police cars. Then I take exception to the protests. Those people are their simply to break stuff and destroy ****. and I am all for cops using force as necessary in those situations.
    I am into peaceful protests and I know there was alot of forceful tactics used by police against peaceful protesters. That I do not agree.
    There is a way to get the message across without resorting to vandalism and violence and to keep things peaceful. But to the ones that began looting and torching and destroying property I have take exception to and have no problem with police using force in that situation. The peaceful protests that were treated harshly by law enforcement I have a real problem with as well.
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    You need to see the whole picture, we had 19,000 cops 4 times as many as when London held the event, 5 times more than Pittsburgh. There were cops everywhere they could have stopped a lot of the destruction but they just watched, I mean there was a battalion of riot police not far from where they burned the police cars and they let them go up Yonge Street, why was not some of those 19,000 police the largest ever police presence in Canada unable to dispatch may be a few dozen to stop them. Then on the Sunday where there were no Black Bloc around the police became forceful with the peaceful protesters. The were arresting journalists, beating people, they arrested somewhere over a thousand people and only 4 are considered part of the Anarchists, so we jail 996 mostly innocent people, just to catch maybe 4 people if they are in fact even guilty? Most arrests were made Sunday when it was peaceful. 19,000 cops that terrorized our citizens, arrested innocent people at that point we should have become violent.
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    Wow....did you see any of this in town?
    Sounds like so much for the "right to peaceful freedom of assembly" then as stated in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms....sounds like a few lawsuits might be in the making.
    I saw one of the guys they arrested was a lawyer for the Canadian civil liberties union who was observing the protests and the enforcement used. They held him for 18 hours. The whole thing sounds like just a huge cluster-eff on all sides.
    I heard about this one as well:

    http://news.aol.ca/ca/article/police...eport/19533422
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    The photo links are not really helpful to tell the stories that need to be told. I am hearing about the bad things that were done on both sides but, of course, the only bad stuff I'm seeing in these images are being done by protesters with their faces covered by masks.

    I'm not saying that the cops were good, I'm saying I haven't seen the evidence. Unless that evidence can be seen by people the stories won't be believed. In this day and age of ubiquitous camera and video equipment I find it hard to believe no one recorded the cops doing the wrong thing.

    Off to search for just those types of images, videos.
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    I have to ask...at what point are cities chosen for events like this and WHO decides? and WHO pays?

    Every time I read about these G-whatever-number meetings, I always hear of of protests and clashes with police, often violent. I have to wonder WHY any city would want to host this? Surely nobody is asking the citizens...is this correct?

    Personally, If I ever had a say in this, I'd say "host it somewhere else....maybe on a nice quiet farm in the middle of buttplug nowhere, not in a major city". Yup that's what I'd say.
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    Found this video: YouTube - G20 Toronto - Can I See Your ID?

    I am not excusing anything but at the same time you can understand a little bit that the police are extremely paranoid at this time. I guess, though, if you want to perpetrate some nastiness at events like this you would be better off getting a job for Global first

    Actually, after watching a couple, the whole channel is worth watching: http://www.youtube.com/user/weavingspider
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    I was watching your link Iggy and my daughter was playing beside me and out came, "Mommy, why are they so mad?".

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    Out of the mouth's of babes...

    After watching several of the Press For Truth videos I can tell you from what I saw the cops looked quite frightened. Kudos to those guys for providing that type of insight.
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