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Police enforce make-believe security fence law

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair admitted today that there never was a five-metre rule permitting cops to stop and search individuals who came too close to the G20 security perimeter.

Blair said he mislead the public because he, "was trying to keep the criminals out."

The only changes that were made were with regards to property. The Ministry of Community Safety says the cabinet updated the laws that govern entry in places such as courthouses and areas inside the G20 fences.

Still, the public was left to believe the province had authorized a five-metre rule for the G20 summit weekend. Cops stopped pedestrians throughout downtown (far beyond 5m from the security zone) demanding identification and to search through bags.

A tail-between-the-legs public statement soon? Wait for it...

Photo by contest d on Flickr.


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