Skip to comments.Montreal police stop woman going to work during curfew and search her lunch bag
Posted on 01/14/2021 11:25:18 AM PST by rickmichaels
A Montreal police officer pulled over a woman heading to work at 4 a.m. Tuesday, demanding to search her lunch bag as he questioned why she was out before the provincial curfew lifted.
“I got my letter out of my glove compartment and he asked for my ID, I gave him that,” Sarah Vresk told CBC. “He then asked me what was in my bag.”
At that point, Vresk asked why it mattered he see her lunch bag when she showed him proof from her employer, a snow-removal contractor, that she needed to be out during curfew.
The officer threatened her with a ticket, saying the letter is just a piece of paper, and accused her of delaying detainment by being uncooperative and refusing to show him the bag.
Vresk finally acquiesced and the officer returned to his car to check her credentials while his partner continued the questioning. After the whole ordeal, Vresk drove away without a ticket.
A criminal defence lawyer in Montreal said a police intervention should end as soon as a person proves they need to be out during curfew. “It’s none of his business what’s in the bag,” Jeffrey Boro said.
“He has no reasonable or probable grounds to search. He hasn’t got the power to do that and the woman has certain constitutional rights to be free of an abusive search.”
The Montreal police department said officers should address each situation with “good judgment.”
“Before imposing a sanction on an offender, they will carry out the necessary research and analyze each situation according to its context and its particularities,” the police force said in a statement.
But, it’s up to citizens to prove they’re allowed out during curfew.
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Oops. Jan. 14, 2021.
Heavy duty action/ orders. That’s all.
Ghe Gestapo has gone worldwide.
FR cop toadies in 3... 2... 1...
“Got any.... donuts?”
“Your papers please, and your lunch bag!”
They then pushed her head in a snowbank, and took her lunch money
You mean closet Antifa cop haters in 3.2,1...
The second she showed the letter and ID to prove she was exempt and it was verified, is the second they say "thank you, have a nice day" and leave. This is just them covering themselves for messing up.
If she didn’t have anything to hide, she should have been more than happy to allow them to search her belongings! /s
Can't speak for Canada but here in the good old US of A Maoist politicians in state capitals as well as DC now know that all they need is an excuse to turn their jurisdiction into East Germany.
Yah,but when she got it back those three honey glazed donuts would have been gone.
Unwarranted search and seizures are the foundations of a safe and secure democracy. /s
I thought Adolph Hitler and Joe Stalin were dead ?
In Griswold, SCOTUS ruled that the 3rd Amendment bans government monitoring inside one's home.
The same ruling that keeps government out of the bedroom also keeps them out of the living room.
Yes,I know Tim Horton’s is a religion Up North. I’ve eaten there a few times...can’t recall having been all that impressed.
I’ve heard about them searching people’s car trunks. If this is about covid and curfew why do they need to search people? Something else is going on.
She looks not guilty
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