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Offline Granny

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Re: Hamilton Pride, Police Shame
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2019, 08:22:09 pm »
On the other hand.
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Nuamah said Pride was "incredibly well looked after" by the Toronto Police Service during the weekend's festivities, which is why incidents did not spill into Pride events.

In Hamilton, that would read
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Despite absense of Police, Pride was incredibly well looked after by the Pink Bloc anarchists, which is why hate group incidents did not spill into Pride events.

It's true. The Pink Bloc & friends, under physical attack,  kept the violent haters behind the big black curtain, away from the festival area, and Pride Fest itself was not affected, "the best ever".

If I was the parent of the 15 year old with the broken nose, smashed in the face by a helmet-wielding hater creep from Kitchener, I'd be filing lawsuit against Hamilton Police, for sure. Did the Police Chief never consider that possibility when withholding necessary emergency services from Pride?!! The stupidity is phenomenal! Does he ... think nobody cares about Pride folk? FUCKING fuck fuck bigot fucker.

UPDATE:
Helmet-smash-face guy has finally been arrested!
That's the first decent thing police have done.

Hamilton & Toronto reports & video:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/pride-arrest-1.5191201
Police charge 'helmet guy' with assault over violence at Hamilton Pride
Christopher Vanderweide has been charged with assault with a weapon

Police have arrested a fourth person in relation to the violence at Hamilton Pride this time an anti-Pride protester known on social media as "helmet guy."

Police say Christopher Vanderweide, 27, of Kitchener has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon after the June 15 altercation. His bail has been opposed.

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Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm
267 Every one who, in committing an assault,
(a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation thereof, or
(b) causes bodily harm to the complainant,
is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months.

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And the Mayor finally says something sensible ...

We are going to do better,' says mayor over hate incidents and friction with LGBTQ community
Fred Eisenberger says he's arranging a meeting and recognizes the city needs to change

« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 08:56:02 pm by Granny »