Friday, June 25, 2010

New Law Gives Authorities Power To Arrest Those Who Refuse To ID Themselves Around G20 Security Zone

As if 20,000 police officers on the ground to keep control isn't enough. Now it has been revealed that police have the right to arrest you for not presenting ID or agreeing to a search.
Check it out:
"Be prepared to present identification and be searched if you’re near the G20 security zone. New and quietly-passed legislation gives police the authority to arrest anyone who refuses to show ID or agree to search in the fenced-in area around the summit venue.
The provincial government passed a new regulation without debate at the Legislature on June 2nd that allows officers to arrest anyone who refuses to adhere to authorities’ requests within five metres of the fence perimeter.
The Public Works Protection Act allowed the measure to be put in place specifically for the G20.
The rule is temporary. It took effect Monday and expires after the summit on June 28. Anyone convicted could face up to two months in jail and a $500 fine.
One man was arrested Thursday under the new law. He’s due in court July 28th.
“[The Canadian Civil Liberties Association] is obviously extremely concerned about the implications of this measure and will seek to challenge them,” the group said in a statement.

Since when did we start living in communist China?!
Isn't in our Charter of Rights, not to be stopped and searched without probable cause?
Don't you have to bring a bill before Parliament before you can enact a law, or suspend our civil liberties?
What the hell? That ain't right.
courtesy of City News

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