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Police overstepped when arresting woman for not holding escalator handrail, Supreme Court rules

Police overstepped when arresting woman for not holding escalator handrail, Supreme Court rules

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  1. That’s absolutely insane that two courts didn’t see a problem with a cop detaining and searching someone over something that isn’t against the law. That’s a cop drunk on power if I’ve ever seen one.

  2. I try not to touch them because an ex girlfriend said can you imagine the germs on them, how could it be proven that the risk was less by holding on.

    Supreme Court???

    Wtf.

    >The transit agency “committed a fault by teaching police officers that the pictogram in question imposed an obligation to hold the handrail.”

  3. > “An unlawful arrest — even for a short time — cannot be considered one of the ‘ordinary annoyances, anxieties and fears that people living in society routinely … accept,’” Côté wrote in the Supreme Court’s ruling, referring to an earlier decision setting standards for when inconveniences become injuries that warrant compensation.

    > “In a free and democratic society, no one should accept — or expect to be subjected to — unjustified state intrusions.”

    How do you get a free and democratic society?

    Asking for my friend, Hong Kong.

  4. A prime example of law enforcement careers only being sought by those without the intelligence to do something else.

  5. >Const. Fabio Camacho

    Is a power tripping little douche.

  6. American police would have shot you and a couple bystanders without warning for that.

  7. Police must have been bored…

  8. Uhm.. This does not sound like the regular Supreme Court case if you ask me.. how the hell does this get past the lower tier courts?

  9. Police: At least as bright as a sack of hammers.

  10. Looks like all that power went to Paul blarts head

  11. Well yeah I’d say so…..

  12. She wasn’t arrested, she was detained and ticketed.

  13. Let me guess, using escalator while black?

  14. Canada’s policing problems are almost adorable.

  15. When the government controls your lives

  16. one of these days we’re gonna hear “man beaten to death by police for not wearing seatbelt”.

  17. Obvious this is Canada so the ruling doesn’t apply to US law, but what does that say about the constitutionality of seatbelt laws? Should we really be criminalizing personal choices, even if they hurt us personally?

  18. Just hold the fucken handrail

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