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No, not a Superinjunction but a Big CompetitionHuffington PostGuardian News & Media donated an iconic image, taken by a citizen photographer, of Ian Tomlinson -- the innocent bystander killed by a police officer at the G20 protest of 2009. The competition offers entrants from the UK and abroad the opportunity to ...
Globe and MailThe kettle lands in a new hot spotGlobe and MailThe term crossed the Atlantic in time for last year's G20 protests in Toronto. “By 6:20 pm,” an Aug. 7 article said, a few hundred people “had been tightly squeezed into the 'kettle.' ” At first glance, the image makes sense. ...and more »
BBC NewsProtesters take on draconian copsSocialistworker.co.ukThe case follows a High Court ruling in April that found there was “no reasonable” justification for kettling of two activists during G20 protests in 2009. The police claim to use containment as a “last resort”. This isn't true. ...Kettling of children at tuition fees protest challengedBBC Newsall 4 news articles »
Corrections and clarificationsThe GuardianFor instance, reporting an inquest jury's finding that London newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed during the G20 protests of 2009, a story said: "The jury had to be satisfied 'beyond reasonable doubt' … the same burden of proof that ...and more »
Thao & MirahNOW TorontoMirah explains why she had high hopes for their last Toronto show before it was cancelled due to G20 protests. Thao & Mirah work with an organization called Air Traffic Control, which offers logistical support for artists that want to incorporate ...and more »
Globe and MailOut-of-town cops reaped millions for G20 workToronto StarRiot Police stand their ground on Queen Street during the G20 protests. Some out-of-town officers were paid thousands of dollars for a day's work. Ottawa riot cops who answered a midnight call and raced to make it to Toronto by Sunday morning each ...Clayton C. Ruby: One rule for us, another for the copsNational Post (blog)Ottawa officers paid $2860 for one day's work at G20 summit: documentsOttawa CitizenPolice officers cashed in on G20 summitVancouver Sun580 CFRA Radio -Toronto Sunall 90 news articles »
Globe and MailSIU reopens probe of injuries suffered by Dorian Barton during G20 protestsThe Canadian PressTORONTO — Ontario's police watchdog has reopened the investigation into a G20 arrest that a man claims left him with serious injuries. The Special Investigations Unit said last week it had been unable to identify officers involved in the arrest of ...SIU reopens G20 injury probeMontreal Gazette3rd probe into alleged G20 assault orderedCBC.caSIU reopens investigation into G20 arrestCP24, Canadaall 67 news articles »
Holding police to accountToronto StarOn Saturday in this space, we asked how it could be that Toronto police could identify the officer or officers who allegedly beat 30-year-old Dorian Barton during last year's G20 protests, breaking his arm in the process. As it turns out, they did know ...Top officer denies culture of silence in G20 caseCBC.caall 6 news articles »
The GuardianPolice officer who hit man at G20 protests to face manslaughter trialthejournal.iePC Simon Harwood, the police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests two years ago. THE POLICE OFFICER charged with the manslaughter of London newspaper salesman Ian Tomlinson during the G20 summit protests in the city in ...Ian Tomlinson death prosecution verdict due tomorrowThe GuardianPolice Charge Over G20 Protest DeathSky News (blog)G20 police officer to learn if he will be charged with manslaughter of Ian ...Telegraph.co.ukThe Independent -Financial Times -BBC Newsall 537 news articles »
G20 fallout: Who is the man in the photo?Toronto StarHere's what we are asked to believe in the case of Dorian Barton, the 29-year-old man who was badly beaten by police 11 months ago at the corner of College St. and University Ave. during the G20 protests. We are asked to believe that the Special ...
An inquest has found that Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by a police officer during the G20 protests in London. The jury said PC Simon Harwood used "excessive and unreasonable" force in hitting Mr Tomlinson with a baton and shoving him to the ground. They added the newspaper seller posed no threat. Sky's Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White reports.
New footage has been released of the moments after newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was knocked to the ground by police during G20 protests in London two years ago. The images - a compilation of CCTV, police helicopter footage and amateur video recordings - was shown to jurors as the inquest into Mr Tomlinson's death opened. They show him being knocked to the ground and later being treated on the street by a medical student after collapsing. Jon Brain reports. Video by BBC News. Share this video.
Saturday March 5th 2011 - People rally to demand a Public Inquiry into G20 Summit (June 25-27th 2010) issues, including Into The Traffic: Yonge & Dundas intersection street action, Journalists attacked while covering G20 protests, Public Inquiry Now diversity of tactics vs. Uncle Scam advice of MLK 'march on the gravel shoulder', the important issue of on-duty Police Officers not wearing name-tag and badge numbers featuring one officer accused of being unidentifiable at the March 5th 2011 protest, & more... Press for Truth pressfortruth.ca (Look out for INTO THE FIRE documentary coming soon!) We Are Change Toronto wearechangetoronto.org Toronto Truth Seekers www.torontotruthseekers.com Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation www.underoccupation.com TORONTO G-20 EXPOSED http Facebook group 'Canadians Demanding a Public Inquiry into Toronto G20' Link: www.facebook.com
ManitobanDemocracy in the Middle EastManitobanTo make matters worse, according to a report from the CBC, up to 90 of the police officers present at the G20 protests removed their name-tags, making their identification for the purposes of filing a complaint all but impossible. ...and more »
EcouterreBuy a Pair of Broken-in Jeans for $1200, Sexual History IncludedEcouterreI wore them during the G20 protests. I helped install three custom waste veggie-oil fuel-delivery systems in diesel trucks. Did I mention dancing? Partying? Multiple sexual encounters?” And don't forget that aforementioned fist fight. ...
Activist Communique: The G20 and why I'm glad we didn't stay homerabble.ca (blog)Or in fact, it was my fault as a person with a dis/ability to even go to a protest. "You should have stayed home, crip!" Or it was John Pruyn fault for not getting up fast enough when the G20 police began their "MOVE" - BANG - "MOVE" - BANG - "MOVE" ...and more »
Bexley TimesComplaints against Metropolitan police on the riseBexley TimesIPCC Commissioner for London, Deborah Glass said: “The period covered by these statistics saw real challenges for London forces, most notably the policing of the G20 protests in April 2009. We can partly attribute the rise in complaint numbers to such ...and more »
CTV.caTime for a G20 inquiryNational Post (blog)In their report on police handling of the G20 protests last June in Toronto, for instance, the two organizations imply that police and firefighters may have permitted vandalism to occur in order to give officers an excuse for a violent crackdown on ...G20 'rights violations' require public inquiry: reportCBC.caNew Report on G20 Summit Security ReleasedSuite101.comMP wants to know what McGuinty has to hideToronto Sunrabble.ca -Vancouver Sun -Global Saskatoonall 168 news articles »
Windsor man pleads guilty to torching police cruiser at G20 summitWindsor StarHe is the first person to be convicted in the burning of police cars during the G20 protests in downtown Toronto, according to the newspaper. Prosecutors in the case are arguing he should do up to two years in jail and drew attention to 17 past ...Man on drugs, depressed when cruiser torched during G20, court toldToronto Starall 9 news articles »
Separate G20 assault cases likely to be combined at trialToronto StarSeparate criminal cases involving the same officer charged with assault in connection with G20 demonstrations last summer will likely be part of one trial. Last December Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani was charged by the Special Investigations Unit with ...and more »
NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. ALL Sounds belong to their respect parties. Photos belong to me. This is was take during the G 20 summit in Toronto. Educational only.
CBC.caFederal, Ontario governments dodge call for G20 inquiryMontreal GazetteToronto was locked down during G20 protests last summer, but that didn't stop protests. OTTAWA — The federal and Ontario governments are ducking calls for a public inquiry into clashes between ...Civil rights trampled in police response to G20 protests: ReportToronto StarIt's time for a G20 inquiryNational PostG20 'rights violations' require public inquiry: reportCBC.caToronto Sun -CTV.ca -UPI.comall 156 news articles »
Liberty will monitor rally against cutsIndependent... liberties campaigners have been asked by police to act as legal observers at this month's anti-cuts march following heavy criticism of the "kettling" of protesters during the G20 demonstrations of 2009 and last year's student tuition fee protests. ...Human rights group Liberty to act as observers at Government cuts protestMirror.co.ukall 2 news articles »
...Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) border on wacky conspiracy theories. In their report on police handling of the G20 protests last June in Toronto, for instance, the two organizations imply that police and firefighters may have permitted vandalism...
Civil rights trampled in police response to G20 protests: ReportToronto StarOTTAWA—Civil rights violations at last summer's G20 summit in Toronto go beyond a few “misbehaving police officers and were endorsed high up the chain of command, civil rights groups charged Monday. The violent dispersal of peaceful protests, ...and more »
Neil White: Double standards as our Government preaches to othersDerby Evening TelegraphYou will remember that Mr Tomlinson, a former Matlock resident, died after being shoved to the ground by an over-aggressive policeman during the G20 protests in London. I say over-aggressive because it was later proved Mr Tomlinson had nothing to do ...
This is LondonPolice lay on water and lavatories for kettled protestersThis is LondonThe Independent Police Complaints Commission revealed that complaints against the Met rose by 17 per cent last year, partly as a result of concerns over the handling of the G20 protests in the City in 2009. Mr Bussey said he believed that while G20 was ...
...him while he was sitting on the grass outside the provincial legislature. While most of those charged in relation to the anti-G20 protests have been released without being convicted, a number of cases are still being heard by the courts. One police officer...
How peaceful protests packs a mighty punchYourcanterbury.co.ukThe more people that could be making films in those countries and spreading them the better." Her latest film also shows how campaigners are holding the police to account by turning surveillance on them. Images of the G20 protests show those involved ...and more »
shropshirestar.comComplaints against officers soar after the G20 protestsThis is LondonThe G20 protests in April sparked a series of high profile inquiries into police tactics. Nationally, 33854 complaints were made in 2009/10 and one in 10 allegations was substantiated. Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour, the Association of Chief ...Complaints against Met Police up by 17%London Daily NewsMetropolitan Police complaints rise by more than averageBBC Newsall 296 news articles »
If the G20 is the fire brigade, the burning is likely to lastThe NationalAs popular protests against authoritarian regimes spread, the finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the group of 20 leading economies convened over the weekend in Paris - the first meeting under France's 2011 presidency of the G20. ...and more »
'Freedom' just another word at G20Vancouver CourierBack in North Vancouver, Javid reflects on what's changed for him since the G20 protests. "I genuinely did believe that if you were arrested or harassed that the police must have had some sort of justification or suspicion for arresting you," he said. ...and more »
Met pays £117000 in G20 compensationThis is LondonThe Metropolitan Police was widely criticised for its training methods and the aggressive tactics and lack of supervision at the G20 protests, during which bystander Ian Tomlinson died after Pc Simon Harwood hit him with a baton. ...Metropolitan Police has paid out more than £100k to keep G20 demo cases out of ...Mirror.co.ukall 2 news articles »
Globe and MailPolice to investigate G20 protester injured by rubber bulletsNational Post (blog)Toronto police will conduct a criminal investigation into allegations by an activist who claims she was shot with rubber bullets by a police officer during the G20 protests. Natalie Gray had filed a lawsuit claiming damages against ...Police to launch investigation after woman reports injuries from G20 protests680 NewsToronto Police launches investigation against its own officers for G20 incidentGlobe and Mailall 74 news articles »
CBC.caPolice to launch investigation after woman reports injuries from G20 protests680 NewsTORONTO - Toronto police say they will launch a criminal investigation in the case of a Montreal woman who says she was injured when a police officer fired rubber bullets at G20 demonstrators. Twenty-year-old Natalie Gray is suing Toronto police, ...Toronto police to probe claim G20 protester shot with rubber bulletsVancouver SunToronto Police launches investigation against its own officers for G20 incidentGlobe and MailLawyers call for criminal investigation into G20 takedownToronto StarCBC.ca -CTV.ca -mysask.com (press release)all 74 news articles »
Police pass Olympic testMetro Canada - Vancouver“All you have to do is look to the G20 protests to see what happens when people don't take a close look at the security plans.” Police overall did a good job keeping the peace and respecting people's rights during the Olympic Games in Vancouver. ...and more »
The GuardianPolice struggle to adapt to UK's agile protest movementThe GuardianProduced by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), the report seeks to assess the extent to which police forces have changed their tactics in the aftermath of the Metropolitan police's controversial handling of the G20 protests in London. ...
Doctor 'saw no evidence of assault'The Press AssociationA pathologist criticised over his part in the investigation into the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London has denied that he saw any evidence of an assault when he examined a victim of so-called "Camden Ripper" Anthony Hardy. ...and more »
CTV.caDiManno: Charged G20 officer stands aloneToronto StarSo, the massive G20 protest clashes have come down to a one-cop wrecking crew. Wonder how Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani's colleagues-in-blue are feeling about their self-gagging instincts now — or how comradely his ...Toronto police officer faces 2nd assault charge related to G20 protestsCanadianBusiness.comToronto officer charged with another G20 beatingGlobe and MailToronto officer faces second assault charge from G20CTV.caVancouver Sunall 100 news articles »
Alleged G20 activist's arrest under challengeThe ProvinceHundert was arrested with his girlfriend in their home on June 26 -- the day before G20 demonstrations began in Toronto. He was charged with three counts of conspiracy related to organizing protests during the world leaders' visit on June 26 and June ...Civil liberties group speaks out against G20 protest arrestsVancouver SunCourt denies G20 activist's request to revoke ban on demonstratingWinnipeg Free PressG20 accused Jaggi Singh loses bid to rescind bail conditionsGlobe and MailCanadianBusiness.com -CBC.caall 54 news articles »
...hundreds of thousand of dollars in property damage to banks and businesses. Only 99 criminal charges laid as a result of the G20 protests remain outstanding. The rest have been withdrawn by the Crown. A spokesman for Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General...
Accused G20 ringleader released from jailToronto StarHundert was arrested on conspiracy charges in the morning of June 26, before the violent G20 protests had even begun. His pre-emptive arrest was the result of a prolonged police investigation into his political activism, and his subsequent release from ...Activist Communique: Alex Hundert is out of jailrabble.ca (blog)Alleged G20 protest ringleader released from jailHamilton Spectatorall 8 news articles »
Vid in particular I mentioned www.youtube.com Good video from fringeelements video on the topic: www.youtube.com
Man goes crazy when the eaton centre closes, Toronto Centre This is during the G20 Protest WHY ARE YOU CLOSED?
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Dan Dicks and Charlie Veitch, G-20 protesters just back from Toronto, give their on-the-ground view of the battles between police and those opposed to the New World Order
Around 10 thousand people took part in the protests against those summits - more than six hundred of them were arrested after rallies turned violent. The demonstrators accuse the leaders of the world's largest economies of turning a blind eye to the problems of those who are in need. And many of the protesters say the local security crackdown was a violation of their rights.
WARNING: Video contains some disturbing images (and I'm not just talking about Crazy Cop Lady). It wasn't hard to find the footage for this opinion piece. In fact, I used parts from the first 4 videos I found. There were hundreds of others, and more being uploaded every minute. I'm sure I could have found more disturbing footage if I had wanted to, but what you see here makes my point just fine. We're all just "doing our jobs". Stop using that as an excuse to violate people's rights. It's NEVER okay to violate someone's rights, ESPECIALLY if you're getting paid to do it. I apologize to all the brave people in Toronto, protesting the disgusting secretive G20 summit, and other causes. My tax money went into buying those shields, batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, body armour, LRAD sound cannons, squad cars, and training / wages of those militarized police. www.youtube.com A surprisingly uncorrupted CTV news report about the new powers the govt and police blindsided us with this weekend, and our reaction to learning about it. www.youtube.com Explains the Public Works Act, the surprise law used to give the police the martial law abilities they exercised throughout this video. They can now question, detain, arrest, demand ID from, search, and even kill anybody they want, wherever they want, for any reason. All they need to do is declare a place a "public building or space", giving them the ability to use any means necessary to "protect" it. That's what happened on the weekend ...
June 27, 2010 Reporter Adele Newton
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