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.