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Original posted to Facebook on Sunday, June 10. Because I don’t have permission to include the person’s name, I’ve cut it out, though in the original he signed it.
“I was just arrested by the police, given a ticket because I didn’t have the light I’m supposed to have (it was broken and in my pocket: I showed it to them). I was then told it was “better to shut your mouth when you’re wearing a red square. The cop TRUDEAU (blonde, paunchy, aggressive, earring on the left side) then arrested—violently—one passer-by who asked what was going on and refused to identify himself (it’s his right if he’s not suspect of an infraction) and they left with the guy after giving me my ticket.
One of the guy’s friends asked just before what the laws for bikes were, in order to make sure he wasn’t breaking any rules, and was told, “shut your hole and go home.”
All of this took place in an atmosphere of free, drooling, provocative intimidation from the cop and left me believing that the denigration into political profiling is truly growing.
I’m absolutely certain I was the object of police abuse in a state becoming, I’m very much afraid, more and more policed.
Attention, dignified and respectable citizens, the time is now for this to overflow toward those who believe in common good and mutual assistance.”