Friday, November 02, 2012

"Who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery?" 

New bill refines rules on masks in unlawful protests:
“In my experience when someone shows up at protest with mask, their intentions are violent,” [Canadian Police Association president Tom Stamatakis] said. “There is no good legitimate reason for someone to protest peacefully and show up wearing a mask.”
Nor is there any reason for police to remove their badges during a protest, either.  But this happened at the G20, and then they were protected by the cone of silence.
Irwin Colter seems to think the bill is just aimed at arresting violent protesters.  Actually, the idea is to stop people from attending a protest in the first place.  And a decade from now, chances are the Supreme Court will find pre-emptive arrest for how someone is dressed is unconstitutional.

*The title of this post is a quote from The Masque of the Red Death which somehow seems appropriate, I thought.

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