Skip to comments.Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4 MIL - they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'
Posted on 08/02/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4MILLION after they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'
A group of women is suing the Toronto police, saying they were profiled and arrested for having hairy legs during the G20 summit in 2010.
The women are part of a $1.4 million lawsuit filed by seven friends, men and women, who were locked up during the protests against the gathering of world leaders.
The lawyer for the friends, who had traveled to Toronto from their hometown to take part in the demonstrations, said police use of 'hairy legs' as a cause for detention was illegal under Canadian law.
Alicia Ridge, a plaintiff in the case, told CTV News that when police arrested her, she was first crudely 'searched' by a male officer.
'It was a fairly pathetic rendition of a search, in that it was just a quick run of a hand up the leg followed by a swift a** grab. And there were lots of sexualized comments that went along with it,' she said.
Her lawyer, Davin Charney, alleges the officer then told the women 'shave your legs, you dykes!' A police review board investigation found that an officer wrote down in his notebook: 'all of the subjects appear to be protestors. Backpacks, clothing and all of the females have hairy legs.' The officer says he made note of it because it was a common trait among the protestors he arrested.
Up to 10,000 protestors rallied outside the summit in June 2010 and at times the protests turned violent.
Police arrested 1,000 people -- the biggest mass detention in Canadian history.
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Yep ... they were pretty hairy. I think the Canucks just wanted to turn the creatures over to their Fish & Wildlife researchers to scientifically determine their proper classification
Jailed for violating leash laws.
Why did u place a pic of Moochelle in the thread?
Well. Did they have hairy legs?
“Well. Did they have hairy legs?”
Couldn’t get past the braided armpits to really notice...
Actual, factual photo I snapped in a Santa Cruz, CA state park gift shoppe.
that's no monk
It looks like my ex...
Did the cops put them on a leash? They’d probably enjoy that. You know you’ve found the pinnacle of liberal Canadian society when women with hairy legs are sighted. Bark at them and they’ll chase you for mating purposes.
If he plays piao, he might be a felonious monk.
piao = piano, damnit.
that’s no monk
That’s a MONKEY!