Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Punched in the face, but fat chance charges will be laid

In the Toronto Sun yesterday a story about a Toronto Muslim woman's assault on a photographer:
... Suddenly, a woman wearing a hijab ran toward me. She was part of a group that included two women wearing full face-covering burkas. She was screaming: “We are Muslim! You do not take pictures of us!” (Odd. I can’t find the “no photos” rule in the Qur’an.)
... And then: Ka-pow! Her fist collided with my face. Worse, she almost knocked my new camera from my hands.
You guessed it:
... The cop walked back to me. No charges would be laid, he said, because he believed the woman’s story — namely, she was merely trying to knock the camera out of my hands.
[Via Blazing Cat Fur]


dmorris said...

Tell me again why we're supposed to respect the police,and "observe,record,report" for them.

JR said...

Aside from political correctness I suspect the motivation of the cops was to avoid the inevitable paperwork that would go with laying a charge.

I've had three encounters with police over the past 10 years and all were unsatisfactory in some way. All left impressions of a lazy, no-can-do attitude.

Alain said...

Perhaps I am mistaken, but it seems to me that in such a case the person could insist on filing a written complaint about the assault. At least there would be something in writing so that a complaint could then be lodged against the police if they failed to act. Just a thought.

Assault is assault and being Muslim does not give one a pass.

JR said...

Maybe he will. See this latest comment on Blazing Catfur.

john said...

Wow, amazing a story where I loathe every person involved.

A bug eyed shrieking muslim woman (like there are any other kind) punches a wuss journalist (like there are any other kind) and he calls the cops the blubbers about it in the paper.

(Uuuhhh ... a chick beats you up and you actually go and TELL EVERYONE?)

Then some lazy, politically correct asshole cop (like there are any other kind) refuses to do his duty because he's more scared of being called a racist by the shrieking muslim woman.

Here's what the best case scenario would be... shrieking muslim nut punches out candy ass journalist & breaks his nose. Candy ass journalist accidently tears her burhka and her bare boobies spill out for all the infadel men to see. Someone videos the whole thing & postsit to Youtube.

Loser politically correct cop refuses to charge woman and is fired from force.

Anonymous said...

It would have been real sticky for the cop had the journo decided to defend himself (which he would have every right to do) and clock the attacking woman.

Then what's the cop to do. My bet's on hauling the guy with the offending camera to jail and letting the assaulter walk.

JR said...

The guy's response to being clocked by the Muslim broad was what most would do. Most reasonable guys don't beat up women. Besides, from the look of the photos, she had backup. And, as anon says, the cop would almost certainly have arrested him. It was a lose, lose, lose proposition. So I don't fault him for taking the hit and "telling everyone". There's no shame in it.

Anonymous said...

Sexism alive and well here!