29 June 2007

The majesty of the law

TORONTO AND DESERONTO, ONT. — Ontario Provincial Police, who shut down Canada's busiest highway early Friday morning west of Kingston due to native protesters in the area, have decided to reopen Highway 401.
So what sort of penalty is there for shutting down the busiest transit corridor in the country and threatening an armed battle against the provincial police...
Hours later the OPP issued an arrest warrant for protest leader Shawn Brant on a charge of mischief.
It's like these thugs went out and egged somebody's house.
Mr. Brant told reporters Friday morning that he would be willing to turn himself in later in the day but not before he ”gets to give his kids a hug.”
Good grief.


LEGAL INTERJECTION: Ah, your honour... a small point

Not to step on anybody's toes here, but...
Section 83.01(1)(b) defines terrorist activity as:

(E) causes serious interference with or serious disruption of an essential service, facility or system, whether public or private, other than as a result of advocacy, protest, dissent or stoppage of work that is not intended to result in the conduct or harm referred to in any of clauses (A) to (C)

RELATED: It's only a matter of time...

Before the aboriginals reach critical mass. If you can threaten to shoot cops and get away with it... upping the ante is the next "logical" step.
A car bomb planted in central London would have caused "carnage" if it had exploded, police sources have said.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the car, packed with 60 litres of petrol, gas cylinders and nails, in Haymarket, near Piccadilly Circus.

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