Vancouver riots: Revealing video shows what’s behind the “kiss” photo

No, it really wasn’t a hot make-out session. (Too bad, eh?) Here’s what really happened:

If you think the rioters were bad, the cops were WORSE. (Like I often say: It’s never a riot till the cops show up.) They knocked down two people who had the bad luck to be just passing through, and apparently beat the shit out of her. Her boyfriend is trying to comfort her. In the face of all the police brutality you can see going on around them, a bit of humanity was definitely called for. And it didn’t look to me like the cops were making an effort to dispense it.

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3 Responses to Vancouver riots: Revealing video shows what’s behind the “kiss” photo

  1. John Jones says:

    The truth never appears to be glamorous when there are pigs involved.

  2. Jim Hadstate says:

    Ever since the 1968 Chicago Democratic Party convention (some liberals, eh?), it seems that police seem to feel that they have license to beat the shit out of people with impunity. And unfortunately they do.

    I probably happened before that, but that is the first time that I can find where it was done in front of the press and TV cameras and without shame.

    I was always hoping that there was some part of the world that would hold out for a civilized law enforcement community. My hope was Canada, Great Britain and France. Now, with Canada going to the Dark Side, all three have fallen by the wayside.

    And you can’t always blame the Conservatards. In Great Britain, it was Tony Stewart and his goons who beat the shit out of anyone who didn’t like his illegal war in Iraq and his war crimes for torture.

    Weep for the world and its lost humanity. I don’t think I will see gentleness return to any part of this world in what remains of my life. A sad comment on mankind.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Jim, it’s been going on a lot longer than that in Canada! One of the things that radicalized Tommy Douglas (who used to be a Baptist preacher, actor and boxer before he found his true calling in politics) is that the RCMP were called on to crush strikes…including the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Believe me, this country has a LONG history of illiberal conduct, especially by police.

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