Canada has issues too……
I’m going to send you a link to a story from the Toronto Star. Be prepared to first shout “WTF?”, then be immensely angry, then shout “No, Srsly……WTF?”
The story is here.
A Kitchener father is angry at police after he was arrested at his child’s school and later strip-searched at the police station, all because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun in class.
“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said of his ordeal on Wednesday. “I was in shock. This is completely insane.”
The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They say they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
My favorite line in the whole article?
After he was released, Sansone was asked to sign a paper authorizing a search of his home. He signed, even though he didn’t have to, he said.
So yeah, they got him to sign a paper authorizing the search they had already performed. You know, so that he can’t sue them. This is monumentally ridiculous. I wish I had Ed Brayton on my Facebook. He’d get a kick out of this.
In the same local newspaper I found this news story, there was a great piece on the front page interviewing our Chief of Police about Bill C-30 (A Canadian Bill that would force ISP’s to keep data on their customers internet usage that police could access on request). He made it clear that he supports the initiative.
You know, because police would never overreach their authority or abuse their power.