Monday, October 18, 2010

Caricature doesn't Like Being Caricatured

I somehow managed to miss the news and video featuring "Officer Bubbles," the bullying caricature of a police officer, who did what he could to intimidate citizens during the G-8, G-20 summits. Rob has posted the video of his revelatory behaviour in a post below. I don't really see how he can sue someone for cartoons as they fall under the category of satire and humour which makes it open season -- like this: How many soapy bubbles did it take Officer Bubbles to lose his mind and have an innocent citizen harassed and arrested? Answer: None. People with small penises don't need any excuses to throw their weight around.

 Here's a report from theRealnews.com people on some of the still unanswered questions as to the long list of civil rights abuses perpetrated by the police during the weekend of the G-20 summit.

2 comments:

CanNurse said...

Glad you posted this, Karl. You couldn't have been in Canada when Officer Bubbles vids came out, right?! It went viral!
Another interesting thing I recently found is that the same Officer Bubbles was involved in the arrest of the man who was arrested for driving in Toronto with his locked up & away long-bow during the G20. The man, it turns out, was just in town for a couple of hours to get his car window fixed. He didn't even know what the G20 was, let alone that it was on. Turns out, the poor 54 (?) yo man was mentally ill & after arrest, in jail without his meds, he was beaten up, abused by other prisoners, terrified & became delusional - which he was not before the arrest. And we can, at least in part, thank Officer Bubbles again for keeping us safe from lost sick people & bubbles! Oh yeah. The poor man arrested that day is STILL in jail, having just had his 3rd Psychiatric assessment to see if he can stand trial! He'll never get over this.

karl knox said...

I was in Canada - I just missed it. This became of interest to me when he decided to sue someone who posted cartoons --- another bullying and intimidating tactic on his part. He and his behaviour seem to be emblematic of how the security forces performed dduring the G-20. The story you relate saddens me. I'm tired of civil servants who receive gold plated pensions acting like we're all criminals who just need a dose of the short sharp shot!

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