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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:28 PM
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CBC: Police accused of displaying fake G20 weapons

Police display items seized during the G20 Summit from protesters. (Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

Toronto's top police officer misled the public by displaying fake weapons used in a medieval-themed role-playing game to help justify their actions during G20 protests, their owner said Wednesday.

Brian Barrett said everything in the backpack police confiscated from him "was safe enough for toddlers."

Barrett's "spell-balls," foam-covered batons and scale-mail vest were among items police Chief Bill Blair showed reporters on Tuesday.

"He turns around and states that they are specifically dangerous terrorist items that were solely intended to hurt police," Barrett said. "That's unacceptable to me."

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2010/06/30/g20-w...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:30 PM
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1. They just don't make @ssholes like they used to.
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Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:08 PM
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2. The G20 summit is to authoritarian a******s what mobile homes are to tornadoes
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 11:09 PM by Kievan Rus
In both cases, it seems as if the former attracts the latter.
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