So it is a three post day, what can I say? It' ll probably be a couple of days before I post again.....
I wanted to catch up on some stuff I had bookmarked, before I got sidetracked with all the police state G20 news.
Briefly getting back to the G20-
First: Charlie Veitch has been released, but, must appear in court August 23rd/2010
Second: 4 Journalists who were detained have filed complaints against the Police
Four journalists who claim to have been detained during the G20 police crackdown in Toronto last weekend have filed complaints with Ontario's Office of the Independent Police Review Director. Formal complaints ranging from physical assault to sexual assault were filed with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director by lawyer Julian Falconer
One of the complainants is Amy Miller, seen in this video
The Police continue on with excuse making: The had "communication issues"
All just one big misunderstanding! Or incompetence, right? Maybe it was "human error"?
But what went at the G20 was by design, it was intentional. Conditioning to accept the police state, conditioning to accept that you have no rights unless someone gives them to you.
Which is nonsense, you are born with your rights. As you live and breath, your rights are yours.
All the people arrested, strip searched and humiliated. Does saying "Oops it was a communication issue" change that fact that their human rights were intruded upon brutally?
No it does not. Not for the almost 1000 people detained in cages, strip searched, abused & assaulted it does not change a thing!
The whole thing is sad. Maybe even worse then that.
This story demonstrates how absurd the actions taken by police on the part of the state really are-
Here is the nerd
Police are living in a fantasy world if they think arrows on display Tuesday had anything to do with the weekend G20 violence, a Whitby man said Wednesday.
Brian Barrett was shocked to go online Tuesday and see a photo gallery showing toy weapons seized from him while en route to Mississauga for a fantasy role-playing game.
His hand-made scale armour, cushion-tipped arrows and hockey-taped shields were among the items Toronto Police chief Bill Blair said were “seized from criminals” who wreaked havoc on the city Saturday.
They weren’t the only misleading items on display during a Tuesday press conference.
(Misleading? In real talk, the police were conducting a psy-op on unwitting and gullible television viewing audiences)
When Blair was asked about a chainsaw and crossbow, he agreed they had been seized from a man near The Esplanade in an incident unrelated to the G20 summit.