Saturday, August 25, 2007

Rocks in his head

Gee, the Public Safety Minister, Stockwell Day, isn't very concerned about public safety. Seems to think that police dressing up as masked thugs and carrying big threatening rocks around at a protest is a perfectly acceptable form of undercover police work:
After a news conference in Vancouver, Mr. Day said he would not deter police from using such tactics.

"You can't start getting politicians making the calls, saying, 'It's okay for you to use undercover agents in this drug operation over here, but you can't use them in that over there,'" he said.
Bravo, Stock, you never cease to amaze...:) These guys just seem to be fatally flawed in the gut instinct department. Don't you know when you need to stand up and say, no, this is wrong and I will see to it that the parties who decided to put this improper undercover operation into effect are dealt with. Or maybe something along the lines of the following: "We as a government could not be more disappointed in such techniques being deployed." Or try this: "This kind of police activity in Canada is completely alien to our traditions of freedom of association and free speech and it is unacceptable." Feel free to steal from me, Stock.

But I won't be holding my breath...:)