Shoot a kid its an accident….pour red goo on a statue THATS A CRIME!!!!!

9 Apr

Yesterday I posted a video that was on facebook and youtube of an individual pouring a red blood like substance on the statue of the Lion and the Lamb outside of the police station. Under the description it states that a copy of the record article on the murder of Beau Baker was placed underneath with the words de-escalation circled. I posted not as an endorsement or condemnation but simply because people have the right to know what is going as well as the recent comments of the Waterloo Regional Police on this political action.

Apparently this ruffled some feathers and certain nefarious forces would like to have a few words with me which is fine if they want to chat they know where to find me but the reality is I have nothing to say.

The comments that I am referring to about this incident is what I would really like to focus on though, which is that the police is having an active investigation to lay charges of mischief on whomever did this act of protest and denouncing this act as violent. A youth was shot several times by police shortly after they arrived to deal with a mental health crisis, this youth is dead and despite the fact that the police used lethal force to deal with a mental health crisis the officer involved in on the street carrying a gun days after the incident. We the public are told to suspend judgment until the end of the SIU investigation and this action that resulted in the loss of a life is presented as a tragedy.

Meanwhile someone pours some sort of red goo, which could probably be washed off like chalk (as it does not look like paint etc.) and the police have already criminalized whomever did this as a vandal, criminal and violent despite the fact that he did not hurt anyone or cause damage to anything and there is an active investigation to find out whom this is. If the police find this individual he will probably be charged with mischief, arrested either given a promise to appear with conditions violating his various rights or will be held in custody until he is either released on his own recognizance or given bail with conditions.

Ironically and as a side note the Chief of Police just tweeted yesterday that their will be no push for arming front line officers with tasers despite the fact that the whole narrative that they are pushing is that this loss of life is a result of police not having non lethal tools as opposed to the reality which is that police used force to deal with a mental health issue with devastating results. This move by the Chief of Police demonstrates that either the narrative put forward is totally wrong or to the police money is worth more than preventing similar tragedy’s, both of wish are really not good.

The moral of the story though is that to police taking a life is an accident or a tragedy or something along those lines where the presumption is that the officer in question who is currently walking the streets with a gun days after taking a life is given every single break where as whomever dumped the fakeblood is a criminal vandal etc. and will be criminalized to the full extent of the law. Regardless of whatever view I have on this action this response from the police truly shows where their priorities lie

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