Musings —06.28.2010 10:17 PM—
I’m a Liberal, and I have always been pretty pro-police. But stories like these are simply too numerous, and too detailed, to now be simply dismissed as false. They need to be fully investigated.
The federal Opposition parties – including the one for which I used to work – have apparently said nothing about the disturbing events of this past weekend. None of them, we’re told, have called for an investigation – or even raised a question.
I’ve looked all over Google for something, anything, that one of them has said about The Battle of Toronto. I’ve found nothing. (If you can find something substantive, send it along, and I will post it.)
Why? Why haven’t they called for some sort of a probe, to determine if these allegations are true? Whether you are pro-police, or pro-protestor, you have to agree that we have a collective obligation to determine the truth. Both citizens and police officers – whose constitutional rights and reputations, respectively, may be on the line – need to know what really happened. The rule of law, in fact, demands it.
As a long-time federal Liberal, I would hope that my party will now start asking some questions that need to be asked.
UPDATE: Via Twitter, Parliamentary Press Gallery journalist Juliet O’Neill kindly referred me to this, from the NDP. Much appreciated. Anything from the Liberals, yet?
UPPERDATE: The Liberals, represented by Bob Rae, will be speaking about this issue live on The Mark at 11 a.m. Good stuff. Better late than never.