G20 police caught accidentally telling the truth in YouTube video: “This ain’t Canada right now”
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a policeman does something foolish/arbitrary/thuggish during the G20 weekend, gets caught on video by those darn kids and their YouTubes, and now an investigation is underway to determine whether the officer did anything wrong. In this case, the officer in question—York Region Sergeant Mark Charlebois—is being investigated for perhaps being a bit too on-the-nose with his response to protesters whose rights he was violating. When a protester refuses to allow Charlebois to go through his bag on civil liberties grounds, the officer replies, “There is no civil rights here in this area.”
According to the Toronto Star:
In the video, a woman’s voice from behind the camera points out that the protesters are not within 5 metres of the cordoned-off zone — the area in which Torontonians were led to believe, erroneously, that they could legally be searched by police officers at whim.
The male protester insists that, as a Canadian, he has the right to refuse the search. But the officer disagrees.
“This ain’t Canada right now,” he says
Ah. So it wasn’t just us who felt that way. Though perhaps Sergeant Charlebois meant it a different way.
The video was created and uploaded last July. We can understand why the provincial investigators are taking their time on this, though. It’s a pretty obscure medium, this YouTube thing, and the video wasn’t really noticed anywhere prominent—only in places like Maclean’s magazine.
At this rate, these investigations are going to go on until 2015 or so, right before we have to start all over again for the security nightmare that will be the Pan Am Games.
9 thoughts on “G20 police caught accidentally telling the truth in YouTube video: “This ain’t Canada right now””
McGrath, you`re a joke, a revolting conservative ass-kisser. You make Mike Duffy look like a rabid Liberal.
sometimes we need our privileges taken away to make us realize how fortunate we are.
it’s similar to vacationing in third world countries….you see the poverty, albeit just for a fleeting moment, but assuredly, in no time flat, you awake to your creature comforts and tell yourself “I’m so lucky to be here…”
Mr. Charlebois is still on duty, clearly displaying how Ontario’s politicians and police chiefs openly tolerate human rights abuses by police officers.
I am ashamed to have served Canada as a soldier.
As of April 20,2011 it is DETECTIVE Mark Charlebois, #815 of the York Regional Police. He is no longer a Sergeant. He was quietly demoted. Not because this G20 Gaffe. He was demoted because a complaint was made that he was sexually inappropriate in accompanying a 14 year old female in custody to the washroom while he was “interviewing” her. He also was under previous investigations for sexually inappropriateness with young offenders in custody. The guy is a creep.
Needless to say his neighbors in Aurora have been posting some “interesting” facts about the creep. The question remains: Why would the York Regional Police allow such a loose canon out of the York Region Police cage? He basically is the face of police stupidly and incompetence in Ontario.
I would be more worried about OIPRD taking a
closer look at Det. Mark Charlebois and the
he fondled some minors in custody at District 2
police station in York Region. This loose
cannon has greater issues than some some
comments made at G20. He’s a seriously
sick and demented man with a gun and power.
YRP isn’t exactly the beacon
what a mistake allowing the York Regional Nazis to even come close to downtown Toronto. These hillbilly rapist/drug dealers/ losers/ idiots and corrupt morons shouldn’t go anywhere outside York Region.
Keep these rats and pigs with head chief pig Eric Jolliffe.
Toronto “ain’t” the perfect police force but damn…York Regional Police? These guys are dumb as nails, corrupt as a pig in a hen house and dirty. Stay in York Region you pigs.
Detective Mark Charlebois #815 sexually assaulted my daughter while she went to the washroom at District 2 police station. My daughter was 14 years old at the time and was there because her friend was charged for shop lifting at Hillcrest Mall on Yonge Street. No charges were laid against my daughter.
The OIPRD refused to investigate saying they “had no jurisdiction” on the crime. Chief Eric Jolliffe refused to investigate saying she was lying without an investigation and no police officer would investigate and only harassed her and my family.
No charges were laid and no justice was done. Since this time I have learned that 2 York Regional Police officers were charged for sexual assault (Cst. Noor Khan and Cst. Brent Rouillard).
The York Regional Police force is sick, twisted and corrupt. They can not be trusted and females must be aware of how sick and twisted these individuals are. Do not trust the YRP and do not trust Detective Mark Charlebois #815. He is a rapist, a pervert and a sick and twisted individual as are many other York Regional Police officers. They will lie and cover up their crimes.
My daughter has been traumatized and will suffer for the remainder of her life because of this monster. I understand this pervert and creep did this to many others and it is always covered up. SHAME!!
Why is this idiot Charlebois still a cop?
WHY is this piece of shite still on the force? This 14 year old’s father should just take justice out on his own. Why is it ok for this demented person to get away with sexually abusing a teenager? oh..I forgot..there are two sets of laws..one for regular folk…and the other for the police DIS_SERVICE.I hope someone beats the crap out of him, or better yet. sticks his baton up to “where the sun don’t shine” see how James likes it.
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