Events north of the border continue to serve as vivid reminder for Americans to appreciate the U.S. Constitution and the rights guaranteed within.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all but declaring martial law in Canada in response to the peaceful Freedom Convoy protest, cracking down on basic civil rights in a heavy-handed campaign to crush the truckers behind the movement opposing vaccine mandates, there have been many videos of officers abusing protesters and arresting people at will. Over the weekend, a disturbing video captured an elderly woman being trampled by a mounted Ottawa police officer, and there was footage of police using batons to strike residents.
But a video shared by Rebel News publisher Ezra Levant of Ottawa police engaging a lone woman seemed to dispel the notion that police have been reluctant to engage with the protesters.
“Back the blue? Not anymore, thanks,” Levant tweeted.
Back the blue? Not anymore, thanks. pic.twitter.com/YHa0ENeAU4
— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 20, 2022
The woman is heard telling a group of officers that she just wanted to go down the street to get a cup of coffee when one of the officers stuck his finger in her face and asked, “Why do you have a camera in my face right now? Are you here partaking?”
The woman replied that she was “scared” as the officer told him she was in a “red zone.” She repeated her desire to go down the street they were on to get coffee when a second officer asked her where she lived.
When she replied that she lived in Alberta, the officer shot back, “Time for you to leave!”
“I can’t even go down there for a cup of coffee?” she asked.
“Nope,” the larger cop said, while his partner chimed in to say, “Go get your stuff and leave. If we see you again it will be different.”
“If you don’t leave right now you will be arrested,” the larger, more aggressive cop informed the woman. “You understand me.”
As the woman began to turn and walk away she continued to record the interaction, and that same officer is seen lunging forward to apparently slap her phone downward.
“Take your camera and get out of here! Do you understand that???” he yelled.
The woman told him she was walking away.
“Walk away, your phone does not need to be in our face when you are walking away!” the bully cop fired back, asking her if she was going to comply or “get arrested?”
Again, the woman tells him she’s walking away, and the officer screams, “Go! Get out of here!”
“Oh my goodness, hope you can go to sleep at night,” the woman tells the officer as she walked off.
All throughout the pandemic in countries across the globe law enforcement has been put in the unenviable position of enforcing restrictions imposed by authorities, and in almost every case police officers have indeed enforced the government mandates. But few have done so with the intensity and aggression now being witnessed in Canada.
David Anbar, a criminal defense lawyer in Canada, said in a tweet that he has been retained by the victim in the video, who he named as Doreen.
“I want to thank the collective brain of the Internet. I have now been retained by Doreen, the victim of this police misconduct,” he tweeted. “Over the next few weeks I will be putting together a professional standards complaint regarding officers Jones, Berube and McElravy of the OPS.
🙏🏼 I want to thank the collective brain of the Internet. I have now been retained by Doreen, the victim of this police misconduct. Over the next few weeks I will be putting together a professional standards complaint regarding officers Jones, Berube and McElravy of the OPS. pic.twitter.com/qntDcxqeYa
— David Anber, Criminal Lawyer 🇨🇦 (@DavidAnber) February 20, 2022
Anber also tweeted that it appears that the aggressive officer in the video above may be the same officer who arrested an elderly man last week in the city, who he is also representing.
“To me the voice sounds different but I am looking into the matter further,” the attorney tweeted.
👀 I can advise, with consent, that I now represent the elderly man you’ve seen in videos like the one below, in respect of the Provincial Offence notice he received. My office will be vigorously fighting the charge starting with what appears to be an unlawful arrest. pic.twitter.com/wp6EHamu3b
— David Anber, Criminal Lawyer 🇨🇦 (@DavidAnber) February 9, 2022
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