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Teacher says cop choked, pepper-sprayed her in front of students
Toronto Sun ^ | June 13, 2014 | CAMILLE LAURIN-DESJARDINS, QMI AGENCY

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.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; jbt

1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:17:26 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Probably taking a cue from some of the LEO’s in the lower 48 ...


2 posted on 06/15/2014 2:19:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: rickmichaels

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.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: rickmichaels

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.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 2:22:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: rickmichaels

We should be thankful no leashed guide dogs were present.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: null and void
JBT ping.
7 posted on 06/15/2014 2:37:09 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: rickmichaels

Bad cops and bad teacher stories are everywhere on FR... now I’m torn


8 posted on 06/15/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rickmichaels

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.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: rickmichaels

Give him the plastic bag on his head treatment for a couple hours


10 posted on 06/15/2014 2:43:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: lee martell

“See no evil, feel no evil”

Edmund Burke had something to say on that subject. I suggest you look it up.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: jocon307

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.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 2:44:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: GeronL

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.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 2:47:00 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: rickmichaels

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.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 2:47:59 PM PDT by BobL
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To: elcid1970

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.....


15 posted on 06/15/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: SkyDancer

“My friend”?

“Peace officer?”

Seems to be a problem of semantics, to me.

Follow procedure, swear out complaints at HQ... and GoPro/Lapelcam everything.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:17:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: rickmichaels

Toronto branch of the LAPD. :-)


17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: elcid1970

“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.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:31:24 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: lee martell

>> 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.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Snowyman

And the Quebecois have been so very grateful ever since.

;^)


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:48:11 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: rickmichaels; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; ...
JBT Ping list


21 posted on 06/16/2014 6:46:50 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: null and void

You’d be pissed too if you were unecessarily delayed from a batch of fresh donuts.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 7:00:26 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jocon307

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.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 7:01:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Conspiracy Guy; All
or little caged parakeets; like in Chicago, whose cage was crushed
by a JBT..his reason, b/c "he could" (actual quote) to intimate renters.

24 posted on 06/16/2014 7:04:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
"What did you say, you little f---ing loudmouth?"

The Thug is strong with this one...



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

25 posted on 06/16/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: rickmichaels; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

26 posted on 06/16/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: TheOldLady

Niagara Falls is not the best example of Canadian hospitality. The entire town is a tourist trap and they have attitudes to match.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Snowyman

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.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 8:20:55 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: TheOldLady

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.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 8:23:16 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: rickmichaels
Teacher says cop choked, pepper-sprayed her in front of students

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.)

30 posted on 06/16/2014 8:57:20 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: rickmichaels

“Burly Montreal Police Officer seeks to date Primary School teacher: Fails to Impress”


31 posted on 06/17/2014 1:22:39 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Squawk 8888

We noticed that. :)


32 posted on 06/17/2014 2:47:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Bulwyf

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.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 3:07:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Bulwyf

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.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT by Snowyman
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To: TheOldLady
‘Twas very disappointing, but the horrible people did not spoil the beauty and magnificence of the Falls.

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.

35 posted on 06/17/2014 6:47:47 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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