G20 cops threaten reporters with ‘rape’

(PressTV) – Numerous journalists covering protests during the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada, have been strip-searched by police.

Amy Miller, one of the four journalists who have now filed complaints with Ontario’s police watchdog, has told of her ordeal in police detention.

She says she was physically assaulted and was threatened with gang rape.

“We were on our way to cover the Jail Solidarity Action. On the way, we stopped because we saw a group of young people being detained and being searched, so we wanted to see what was happening,” said Miller as she was recounting the trauma she had been through.

“I was throttled at the neck and held down, and then I was detained for nearly thirteen hours. I was placed in a cell at the Toronto Film Studio, and I was in a cell with twenty-five other young women for approximately thirteen hours,” the young journalist said.

“Throughout the time that I was detained, … I was told I was going to be raped; I was told I was going to be gang-banged; I was told that they were going to make sure that I was never going to want to act as a ‘journalist’ again, by making sure that I would be repeatedly raped while I was in jail,” said Miller.

“When I was in the detention center, I saw numerous young women who were completely strip-searched, …they were definitely traumatized, and there was very much violence that was targeted toward young women,” she added.

“While I was detained, it was very obvious that there was profiling going on,” said Miller.

The journalists were arrested as they were covering a demonstration in front of a hotel in downtown Toronto.

Canadian police have been condemned by local and international news agencies for using excessive force against protesters.

Source: PressTV

3 thoughts on “G20 cops threaten reporters with ‘rape’

  1. Toronto chief of police Bill Blair lied about the law, that’s an indictable offence. See section 122 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

    Breach of trust by public officer

    122 Every official who, in connection with the duties of his office, commits fraud or a breach of trust is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person.

    http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html#sec122

    Are Canadians just going to let this slide, or will we charge him with breaking a law that really does exist?

  2. Also section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada seems to apply to what happened to these women who were threatened with rape. I can’t see why these women can’t charge any of these officers with sexual assault with a weapon.

    Merely by threatening them with rape they have committed sexual assault, if they were wearing a weapon, it becomes sexual assault with a weapon, or even aggravated sexual assault.

    http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html#sec266

    Assault

    265. (1) A person commits an assault when

    (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;

    (b) he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or

    (c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

    Application

    (2) This section applies to all forms of assault, including sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm and aggravated sexual assault.

  3. goons with guns and authority. they use violance so its part of the fight and warrants extreme retaliation. i wouldn’t let them get away with it. do onto others as they do to you. no turning the other cheak, revenge is served best cold

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