Days later Mayor John Tory continues to support the actions of Toronto Police, just as Mayor Miller supported police after the G20. Understanding the Charter and the laws governing police power is not a requirement when running for higher office in this land of ours, despite the terrific responsibility being sought.
Remember this: Democracy dies by a thousand cuts – slowly, slowly, slowly, and then all at once. Failure to hold police accountable when they abuse their power and infringe on our rights is a deep cut indeed.
And lastly, never forget this overwhelming use of force was in response to 14 of the city’s poorest residents sleeping in tents in a park.