- story out of Mexico some Canadians say they were roughed up and the woman raped
- Ottawa story some woman fought a bunch of cops for some reason, lost the fight, now she's suing
- the usual anguish from the Toronto G20 some people are upset how their arrests were handled blah blah blah
So what to make of it. Well in today's politically correct society cops have been on the defensive for many years. At G20 they were so timid they stood by and countenanced hooliganism and their own squad cars being torched.
Let's consider the Ottawa case. The cops were dealing with trouble, a disturbance in some neighbourhood. They stopped some woman passerby randomly, took her name and id and sent her on her way. End of story right? Annoying and inconvenient for the female perhaps but no real harm, the cops were just exercising their judgment to do their job. Anyway Ms. Uppity foolishly turns around and goes back to the cops to stage a confrontation, incredibly questioning and challenging them to their faces about why they stopped her. The police were trying to do their job to establish and maintain the rule of law. They don't answer to her, how dare she bypass the proper complaint channels and presume to confront the officers directly to their faces while they were on duty.
Anyway Ms. Mouthy gets a trip downtown for her trouble like she deserved. At the squad for whatever reason she decides to fight four officers at once punching, kicking, screaming. Surprise she lost that fight and possibly took some punches and a kick off a female officer. Oh well she did pick the fight! That's what happens in a fight you know.
So now of course Ms. Ottawa is the victim and is suing. Again we see the attitude in the media that the cops are on the defensive. Questioned, challenged, undermined at every turn.
Toronto G20 has been discussed and it's the same story.
Onto Mexico. Some people apparently don't understand that once you cross the frontier and leave Canada you lose any of the customs and protection of Canada. Incredibly some of the tone of the Mexico case are trying to apply the rules imposed on the Ottawa and Toronto cops onto Mexico's. That's preposterous, Canada's politically correct rules don't apply outside Canada!
If I was the Mexican ambassador to Canada I would remind the Canada media and government this about it
What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico.The story seems farfetched to me. But the attitude of the lead up is remarkable. Two drunk Canadian tourists get in some late night confrontation in a restaurant. Kicked out of there, they continue the altercation out onto the street. Cops show up and they get into a fight with the cops. Bad idea - this ain't Toronto/Ottawa police.
So maybe they did get roughed up at the police station. Who knows. Maybe it was a bad idea to be acting drunk and disorderly while guests on the Mexican's turf, then disrespect the Mexican police who showed up to deal with the situation that they created.