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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Police thuggery?

Most police are good guys doing a tough job.

If this report is accurate, the Ottawa P.D. is doing itself and its reputation a huge disservice by allowing these perpetrators to keep their badges:

Two years ago a young woman named Stacy Bonds was walking along an Ottawa sidewalk on her way to a friend’s house. Bonds is 27, just five feet tall, weighs barely 100 pounds. She’s not a trouble-maker, has no criminal history, no record of causing problems for police. She had — horrors — enjoyed a few drinks, though a judge ruled later that she was not drunk. Two police officers stopped her, checked her out, discovered she was harmless and told her to be on her way. She took a few steps, then stopped and asked them why they’d stopped her in the first place. 
That got her handcuffed, thrown in the back of a cruiser and spirited off to the police station, where police pulled her hair, kneed her in the back a couple of times, slammed her to the ground with a riot shield, cut off her clothes and bra while a few male officers watched, and strip-searched her.
That done, they threw her in a cell, half-naked, for three hours. They charged her with public drunkenness — though she wasn’t — and with aggressive behaviour, though a video showed that wasn’t true either. 
Now, how big a moron do you have to be to pull a stunt like this?
The rest is here at The National Post

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Now, how big a moron do you have to be to pull a stunt like this?"

The key words in that sentence is 'big' and 'moron'.
When it comes to police recruiting, size matters...but IQ?
Uh, not so much.
Notice the police in the video were all hulking behemoths.
Even the female cop was huge, big enough to take down any average man by herself no problem.
But what these cops have in brute strength they seem to lack some basic common sense.
Why Ms. Bonds was busted is anyone's guess.
But getting arrested simply for asking a question, which BTW she perfectly entitled to do so, seems awfully weak.
Even if she was intoxicated (she wasn't) she certainly would not deserve the beat down she got from the cops.
What was the cops' motivation for hauling her down to station?
Simply because she "gave them some lip"?
Is that it?
Was she busted because she was being "uppity" as they were fond of saying in the old south?
On the front page of the Sunday Nov 28 Citizen, Ms. Bonds was quoted "I hope and pray it's not a racial thing".
I hope so too, because God help us all if it was.