Skip to comments.Teacher says cop choked, pepper-sprayed her in front of students
Posted on 06/15/2014 2:17:26 PM PDT by rickmichaels
MONTREAL -- Montreal police are examining a primary-school teacher's claim that an officer choked and pepper-sprayed her in front of students and parents at their year-end party.
Nadia Lessard tells QMI Agency that she and the school janitor were victims of "gratuitous violence" at the hands of a burly city constable Wednesday afternoon.
Lessard says she was standing outside the school building with janitor Carl Cadieux at about 5 p.m. when a police car crossed through an intersection, on a red light, without his flashers.
Lessard says Cadieux shouted to the officer "hey my friend, you burned the red without your lights on," prompting the officer to pull a U-turn and stop right in front of them.
Lessard claims the officer replied "What did you say, you little f---ing loudmouth?"
Things quickly degenerated, says Lessard, when the janitor whipped out his cell phone to film the confrontation.
She claims the officer grabbed the janitor's arm and "slammed his head on the car three times."
When she shouted at the officer to let Cadieux go, and touched his forearm, she says he grabbed her by the throat and pepper-sprayed her in the eyes as students and parents watched.
Lessard and Cadieux were arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer.
Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafreniere says he hasn't verified Lessard's story.
"We want to meet all the police officers who were present at the scene, as well as witnesses," he said.
Probably taking a cue from some of the LEO’s in the lower 48 ...
Sacre bleu! Now this bad attitude is even seen in French Canada!
HEY CANADIANS - YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE NICE!
I actually found the French Canadians to be quite rude (and I come from NYC) and their accents are dreadful.
Now, the Haitians, they have lovely French accents.
The “new norm” around the planet these days. The communist elite aren’t going to take sh*t from the “little people” and “the unwashed masses” anymore. They’re tired of our antics.
We should be thankful no leashed guide dogs were present.
Bad cops and bad teacher stories are everywhere on FR... now I’m torn
I see policemen running red lights or failing to signal all the time around here. You think I’m going to beep my horn and summon him over to hear my lecture? Hell no! Sometimes you have to do what best protects you as a free person; See no evil, feel no evil. If this story is true, that officer is way out of control.
I have also learned that nowadays, many people take offense to being corrected, especially if they know they did wrong. There was a guy on Craigslist advertising a new ball club for college aged adults. He misspelled the word college (as collage). I emailed him about this, all the while saying ‘I hope your ball club has a good year’. He emailed me back using the most foul type of language. If I knew of somebody who might join his ball club if would say don’t contact this man, because he seems an unhinged kind of person likely to lose control very easily about minor issues.
Give him the plastic bag on his head treatment for a couple hours
“See no evil, feel no evil”
Edmund Burke had something to say on that subject. I suggest you look it up.
I visited Canada for the first time in 2012 to attend a wedding in Ottawa. Everything in Ontario is in English & French. The Anglophones I talked to HATE the Quebecoises & resent having to learn French just to take a government job.
The “Je me souviens” motto on Quebec license plates really frosts Ontarians since it refers to a battle lost to the British over 250 years ago. Consolez-vous!! (Get over it!)
They talked of Quebeckers getting in their face if they were even HEARD speaking English across the river.
If you have a chance read a 1960s series of detective novels about Martin Beck. Fiction. Stockholm Sweden.
Compare it to today.
There is nothing new under the sun.
In the US I’d say it’s a tough call as to who’s more dangerous - an out of control cop, or a public school teacher.
In Canada, I don’t know enough to comment.
I really did like Canada, it was remarkably clean. Montreal looked like they scrubbed the sidewalks every day.
And like I said, I come from NYC, a filthy city if there ever was one. I was really astounded at how clean it all was, and at the time I was there everyone was still smoking.
But I remember standing in some building, it had a rail station in it, so there were a lot of people coming and going. And I observed how they would walk far out of their way to actually throw garbage in the garbage can.
I’m sorry to go on and on about this, but check out the facebook page “dirty old new york city in the 1970s” to see what I’d been living with!
It was a great trip we took, driving through New England and in Quebec for a few days.
The further north you got the richer the dairy product for your coffee. And my dad and I had clam chowder twice a day for 2 weeks.
All different kinds, it was great.
But I have to say, the best clam chowder I’ve ever had was at Cedar’s Restaurant at the Foxwoods Casino. It was truly perfect and I need to go back there and have it again.
Sorry, going on and on.....
Seems to be a problem of semantics, to me.
Follow procedure, swear out complaints at HQ... and GoPro/Lapelcam everything.
Toronto branch of the LAPD. :-)
“Je me souviens/Que né sous le lys/Je croîs sous la rose.”
In English it is “I remember/That born under the lily/I grow under the rose”.
The lily and the rose were referring to the floral emblems of the kingdoms of France and England, so it means that while Quebecers were born French, they prospered as citizens of the British empire.
>> I emailed him [with good intentions] ... He emailed me back using the most foul type of language
Some say you can’t fix stupid. Unfortunately, you can’t fix nasty either.
And the Quebecois have been so very grateful ever since.
You’d be pissed too if you were unecessarily delayed from a batch of fresh donuts.
Hubby and I took a trip to Niagara Falls five years ago. EGAD! Those Canadian shop
keepers are chauvinistic, superior, and just as rude and condescending as they can be.
The best defense is to ignore their extreme rudeness, smile, and walk away, preferably
not purchasing anything from them. We did not meet a single polite or friendly person.
We did the tour and the Maid of the Mist, and then we left. ‘Twas very disappointing,
but the horrible people did not spoil the beauty and magnificence of the Falls.
At least we got to enjoy that.
Niagara Falls is not the best example of Canadian hospitality. The entire town is a tourist trap and they have attitudes to match.
It doesn’t mean that, or they wouldn’t moan so much today, and think that the entire country owes them. It means I remember. Although they don’t remember squat apparently, because they surrendered unconditionally on the plains of Abraham. They were allowed to stay and keep their customs, but had to live under British law, apparently that wasn’t good enough. France didn’t want them back, the English did them a huge favour. Fast forward to today, and we’re still paying for that mistake.
If this story is true about this cop and what he did, I’d say throw him in jail for a least a 10 year stint to cool off.
Next time you folks come to Canada, don’t go to the liberal cesspools, head out west and you’ll see some true hospitality.
However, there still are some ignorant Canadians who can’t stand Americans, but I correct them when I see that happening.
Everytime I see an American license plate from whatever state I always ask them if they voted for Obama. I haven’t had a yes yet, so then I always say “well then, welcome to Alberta.” heh.
Sounds like a genuine learning experience to me. What with school admin so firmly in the hands of the left, all the kids get most days is tutored to have an orgasm at the mere thought of government, or better yet, more government. This provides necessary equal time (complete with a demonstration). 30 brand new libertarians were born today. (Not trashing the teacher per se, she may very well be a perfectly rational person, just opining on the way schools are run these days.)
“Burly Montreal Police Officer seeks to date Primary School teacher: Fails to Impress”
We noticed that. :)
We both voted for Palin and then Romney.
We have never voted for the demonrat. We had their number when we were in our early 20s.
The French did not surrender unconditionally after the Plains of Abraham. The French beat and kept the English contained in the city of Quebec and awaited reinforcement from France. The reinforcement fleet was destroyed , off the coast of France , by the English navy . The English received reinforcement in the spring of 1760 which lead to the Treaty of Paris in 1763 between England, France and Spain.
Je me souviens/ Que né sous le lys/ Je croîs sous la rose.
I remember/ That born under the lily/ I grow under the rose.
About 30 years ago I made my first trip to the U.S. I was driving a car carrier at the time and was bound for Dearborn MI. Because of the height of our loads, we couldn't take the expressways through Detroit, so we had to drive through some of the worst parts of that city to get to Dearborn. I don't recall thinking that all of the United States must be like this.
Since then, I have worked in 24 states and have met some terrific people. It didn't take me long to forget my first impression of your country.