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Offline Granny

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Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:20:18 pm »
 Background
We have some Transgender anarchists in Hamilton, the Pink Bloc.
Some time ago, some anarchists from somewhere were in town for the Anarchist book fair, did a run through a gentrifying area, broke some windows, frightened some people, ran away.
One local TransAnarchist was later arrested for 'counselling to commit crime x', I believe, did a bit of time, now on probation.

Yellow Vests/white supremacist rallies
Every week now, the racists and homophobes get a permit from the City and rally at City Hall, some local and more out of town hate groups (Sons of Odin, 3%, etc., militant groups) with anti-immigrant signs and some spewing homophobic slurs ... at the TransAnarchists who protest their presence.  A couple of arrests, 1 each side.

Hamilton Pride June 15 2019
Pride is an afternoon, family friendly celebration in a park.
- Police asked Pride if they could put a recruitment booth at Pride Fest. That was denied, and they were also told not to come to Pride Fest in uniform.
- For several years, 'religious' bigots with 12' signs have disrupted and disturbed Pride participants.
- This year the bigots were joined by the white supremacists, who arrived from City Hall along with police.
- This year, TransAnarchists held up a huge black curtain to hide the religious bigots' disgusting signs, so Pride goers could celebrate in peace. 
It worked. Pride Fest went on peacefully, the Pink Bloc and friends held the line for an hour, while being physically attacked, violently assaulted by the racist homophobes and religious bigots. Three women were smashed in the face, a teenager's nose was broken by a white supremacist wielding a helmet. Another was being brutally kicked in the head when he was down, an elder woman threw down her cane and dropped on top of him to protect him from more kicks to the head.

HAMILTON POLICE STOOD BACK WATCHING ASSAULT HATE CRIMES, AND DID NOTHING.
- Approached for help, one police officer said  "Remember, we weren't invited to Pride. We're just standing here. Not my problem."
- Following the event, Pride organizers issued a statement citing "longstanding issues between the 2SLGBTQIA+ community" and police.
"It took far too long for police to respond to the escalating situation created by the protestors," according to the statement.

- The Chief of Police admitted that they stood back and took no action against the violent hate groups because Police weren't invited to Pride:
"Keeping mind the context here. We were not invited to the event," he explained. "We were asked not to be at the event and we remained on the perimeter."
The chief noted the service's request to have a recruitment booth at Pride was denied.
He also said the decision to keep officers to the outer edge of the park was intentional.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/girt-pride-protest-1.5182014

- The Mayor mouthed pathetic support for police standdown "because they weren't invited to Pride". Then he finally shut up due to massive public outcry against the police and him.
- No violent white supremacists have been arrested. Lots of video available, showing clearly that they were the aggressors and Pride folk were defending 'the black wall', defending others being attacked, and defending themselves from attacks.
** The police are now arresting TransAnarchists.
Thud.

- When asked why no racist homophobe aggressors are being arrested, the police complain that no victims have come forward. Who the hell would? Police will just find an excuse to arrest them!
Meanwhile they continue to arrest the TransAnarchists and friends who took the blows and protected Pride Fest from disruption. Except the one arrested who wasn't even there due to probation conditions, but did later attend a meeting at City Hall and called for the Chief's resignation ... then got arrested.

The two most violent racist homophobes creeps, still on the loose, were in Toronto this past weekend, assaulting people in the Eaton's Centre.
Where were the Toronto police?!

--> The Hamilton police inaction was not impartial, a biased police response, a punitive measure due to the Police Chief's hissy fit about not being "invited" to Pride, and clearly also due to the police vendetta against the local TransAnarchists.
It also appeared to be biased by police enjoyment of watching neo-Nazis assault TransAnarchists. Sick.

Some of the (gay and other) officers who finally herded the exhausted white supremacists out of the Park must have been ashamed of their Chief that day ... but they still followed his biased and improper orders.

It's quite disturbing that the Police Chief showed no awareness that he can't withhold service because he wasn't 'invited' to the party.
Those are two entirely different things.
CBC Hamilton did a fine job of reporting, exposing that bias clearly. He fell right in their trap ... because he still doesn't get it.

As someone said ... Does the Fire Dept refuse to put out your fire because you didn't invite them to the birthday party?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 03:55:49 pm by Granny »

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Offline MH

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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 03:38:27 pm »
Shitty. >:(
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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 03:46:40 pm »
I don't mean to tar all with the same brush, but I suspect a hefty proportion of people who seek to achieve the authority of being a police officer are inherently unsuited to wield it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 04:11:32 pm »
The police should have done their job in spite of Pride but they were more than not invited, they were told not to attend in uniform.
Pride needs to decide what they want from police.
"Never trust a man without a single redeeming vice" WSC
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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 04:21:16 pm »
I call bullshit on the trans-activists stories of police standing by while assaults occur. 

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 04:39:55 pm »
The police should have done their job in spite of Pride but they were more than not invited, they were told not to attend in uniform.
Pride needs to decide what they want from police.

Exactly.  Pride wouldn't let the police attend, wouldn't let them have a recruitment booth.  So they hate the police, until they need them.

It's a pretty sick way to learn a lesson, but maybe now Pride understands the value police have in the community, even if some police behave improperly.

Pride won't even "allow" the city hall to fly a pride flag.  Now Pride is saying about the police conduct on the weekend "this isn't how to build relationships"  :D

This whole things so, so stupid. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/city-will-fly-pride-and-trans-flags-but-won-t-host-flag-raising-ceremony-1.5156442
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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 05:01:52 pm »
So if they are called to an emergency they shouldn't go?

I think that the question is about marching in uniform.
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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 09:45:14 pm »
I don't mean to tar all with the same brush, but I suspect a hefty proportion of people who seek to achieve the authority of being a police officer are inherently unsuited to wield it.

In this case, the Chief is the one who showed his unsuitability.
The Officers had orders.
I'm glad one let the cat out if the bag. Lol

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 10:02:44 pm »
The police should have done their job in spite of Pride but they were more than not invited, they were told not to attend in uniform.
Pride needs to decide what they want from police.

They weren't invited to be in the festival area in uniform, no.
Infiltrate and dox people on a pretense of wanting to attend Pride ... in uniform? A pretend 'recruiting booth'? Fuck you. That was the Chief's plan for policing Pride. Fuck the Chief.

Police were expected to be policing the violent bigots, held far enough away not to disturb PrideFest,
behind a huge black curtain that roved as needed and hid their disgusting signs. All good. It was brilliant, and it worked.

But the police didn't work that day.
No excuses. It was blatant. FTP
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 10:42:57 pm by John Mark Taylor »
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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 10:02:57 pm »
In this case, the Chief is the one who showed his unsuitability.
The Officers had orders.
I'm glad one let the cat out if the bag. Lol

Doesn't bode well when it comes from the top down.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 10:05:27 pm »
I call bullshit on the trans-activists stories of police standing by while assaults occur.
You'd be wrong.
Read my post, what the Chief said.

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 10:18:13 pm »
Exactly.  Pride wouldn't let the police attend, wouldn't let them have a recruitment booth.  So they hate the police, until they need them.

Are you saying It's appropriate for police to withhold service because they weren't invited to the party?
Good thing there wasn't a fire if emergency services needs an invitation to a party or they won't put out a fire.


Fortunately, I don't think the firefighters are that dumb.

Are all police so dumb that they don't comprehend what "impartial" means?
They're supposed to know that word.

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It's a pretty sick way to learn a lesson, but maybe now Pride understands the value police have in the community, even if some police behave improperly.
All of them behaved improperly, on the Chief's order.


The Police Chief is going down.
He doesn't understand what "impartial" means.
Do you get it?
They don't know their duty.
Too fucking dumb.

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Pride won't even "allow" the city hall to fly a pride flag.  Now Pride is saying about the police conduct on the weekend "this isn't how to build relationships"  :D

This whole things so, so stupid. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/city-will-fly-pride-and-trans-flags-but-won-t-host-flag-raising-ceremony-1.5156442
You're stupid.

Pride refused because police were already having hissy fits about "not being invited" to infiltrate the festivities.

Policing is assumed.

Btw ... the Pride & Trans flags are now gone from City Hall: lol

"The rumours are true and the loot is ours.

Last Thursday (June 20), under the cover of night, a fearless team of Queer Ninjas, using Trans-Batman-grade suction cups and Super Lesbionic Wonder Woman lassoes, scaled the clammy, heaving walls of Hamiltonís City Hall and reclaimed our rightful property. Our highly skilled infiltrators easily pierced the fortress of servanthood, dismantling the two centre flag poles and removing our beloved Pride and Trans flags. The QNs were pursued by Hamiltonís intrepid popo force (who are great at rooting out uppity queers, but apparently not so great at identifying known fag bashers), and narrowly escaped the rooftop using Gay Spiderman steel webbing and Sheer Non-Binary Strength. By dawn Friday, new flags had been installed in a different spot. Those two empty spots in the middle, where Mayor Fred had the nerve to fly our flags without our permission, are a protest of absence. A ghostly reminder of this cityís inaction. Fascists are here, we are queer, and weíre not going away, you are."


They are hilariously awesome! Lolol
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 10:44:16 pm »

This isn't about Pride.
This is about the violent hate groups.
Here's the star who broke a 15 year old's nose with a helmet in Hamilton, last week, then went to Toronto this week and attacked people there.
Lots of video, no arrests of the perpetrators of the violence.

While the helmet-wielding maniac who smashed our faces continued his crusade in Toronto, posing for celebrity pictures with a new helmet and brutally attacking at least one more person (you can watch the video here: http://anti-racistcanada.blogspot.com/2019/06/violence-after-pegida-march-northern.html), the police were busy banging on the doors of known queer anarchists in Hamilton, lurking in backyards, and shaking down our entire community.

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2019, 10:44:58 pm »
Are you saying It's appropriate for police to withhold service because they weren't invited to the party?

No.  The police should have done their job regardless.

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2019, 11:29:35 pm »
The trans-anarchists are thugs too.  They're probably just mad that the yellow vest people kept them from their usual business like harrassing elderly lesbians or beating up "TERFs". 

If one group of thugs wants to fight with another group of thugs, I don't see why the police need to be involved.



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