Friday, November 05, 2010

G20 charges dropped over lack of warrant, hopes public doesn't notice the clusterf*ck

The people in power really really want us to forgive and forget, don't they...

They needn't worry. Toronto voters seem more interested in keeping the streets free of cyclists than protecting their civil rights.

Police conducted one of the largest pre-emptive raids during Toronto’s G20 summit weekend without a warrant because they thought they didn’t need one.

The Crown decided otherwise, and ended up dropping all charges against about 100 people arrested on University of Toronto campus on June 27. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair told a Commons committee this week the warrant was an issue when it came to prosecuting those arrested.

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