The story from Toronto's G20 events keeps turning weirder by the minute. Yesterday morning's YouTube video: Riot police charge G20 protesters singing O Canada in Toronto was seen by over 240,000 viewers. As the day rolled on hundreds of recently released bystanders who'd been arrested in overnight draconian sweeps on Saturday night were complaining loudly in front of the microphones of beatings and abuse at the hands of police. Hundreds more still sat unfed, with no water in cramped containment cells, thousands of their family and friends chanted outside police facilities to bring attention to the plight of the mostly innocent detainees.
Later in the afternoon yesterday i watched an interview with Naomi Klein on CBC. She was great. Evan Solomon, the interviewer, let Naomi rip and wail. She'd been there in the midst of it all, she denounced the police for the off camera abuses they were carrying out while i was busy watching the 'made for tv' good police story whitewash the media was handing out. My bad, i'm guilty of not following my own advice to 'ask every question and question every answer'. Luckily Naomi and lottsa others weren't so easily misled. During one part of Naomi's rip and wail she alluded to the burning police cars as being a setup, i'd wondered like many folks why the cops abandoned their crusiers leaving the windows rolled down and why the cops let the cars burn without doing anything to respond. Naomi's take was that they let things burn with the cameras rolling to justify the outrageous undermining of civil liberties about to happen now that the 'made for tv' burning cars pictures would be running cover for them.
By this morning the authorities' stories were unraveling. One very informative article from Global Research: The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation is a must read in my opinion. In it they set out to prove that, "Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the 'Black Bloc' are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot.", and they do a convincing job especially with their visual proof that both the riot squad cops and the individuals doing the damage on Saturday were wearing exactly the same boots. The brand new boots are identical on both the cops and the supposed hooligans, curious indeed.
i still say cops are people too, they either obey their orders or look for a new career and a new way to feed their families. The frontline cops gotta obey their superiors, those guys obey the next higher level too, so i suppose they have the explainatory parachute of all workers-cops-military-people, 'we were just following orders'. But what about the big boys whose orders they were following? Will it be the polticans who handed down the undemocratic orders? Will it turn out that undercover cops can wear black garb too?