Q: How can you tell when a cop is lying?
This post was written by MJ on 25th May 2002
Remember that 9mm pistol the police bragged about seizing after the Apr 26 anti-G8 demo? It never existed. Not really.
A .38 special was seized from a Tyson Brent Standford a couple of blocks away at Peel Metro, but he was wanted for his gang, not anti-globalization, ties, Martin Patriquin reveals in this week’s Hour. Faced with the lie, a police PR flak back-pedalled, saying the gun was seized “near” the demo.
Completing the duplicitous double, Patriquin quotes Eric Squires, an independent videographer, who shot tape (right) of the cops emptying out trash cans after the demo looking for more weapons to pin on the demonstrators. Of course, the cops would never plant evidence.