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Saturday, July 30, 2005

To serve and protect

Toronto's finest were out in full force last night. As I walked north along Yonge Street from Queen I couldn't help but notice the men (and women) in blue. They were everywhere. Cops on foot. Cops in cars. Cops on pretty horses. They were on the sidewalk, in the street and manning the video surveillance truck...And not just Toronto cops. Reinforcements had been brought in from Waterloo, Hamilton and the OPP was even there guarding a Tim Hortons. I had two thoughts: "WTF is going on?" and "I feel very protected." I can't remember the last time I was in the area after the mall closed (oh, wait. Yes I do...it was February, there was a band...) so I thought maybe this was normal Friday night procedure in TO during the summer. But then as I continued north pass Gerrard it finally dawned on me. Duh! It's Caribana weekend.

The streets and sidewalks were filled with people and our cops were ready. Boy, were they ready. I didn't see any incidents but I was happy to know at least one police officer was making sure those driving up and down Yonge were safely belted into their vehicles...

3 Comments:

  • At 10:18 AM , Anonymous C-Fo said...

    Good thing they were there what with the MURDER that happened a few hours later.

    What has that city come to? There seems to be so much gun violence. Three shootings in 12 hours.

    C

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

    Now I wonder why anyone would pull out a gun when there were hundreds of officers in the area and it was under video surveillance.

    I guess a massive police presence does not equal safety...Yes, C the weekend's events are worrisome and scary.

     
  • At 10:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Your supposition that a murderer should be smarter belies the premise.

    Idiots are idiots

    Killers do not have brains.

     

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