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Canadian Cops Take Down Star Wars Storm Trooper for Toy Gun Video
AmmoLand ^ | 8 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 05/11/2020 7:25:08 AM PDT by marktwain

On 4 May, a small restaurant in Alberta, Canada was using a person with a Star Wars stormtrooper costume as a promotion.  The Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina is located at 531 13th St. North, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The promotion was on the unofficial Star Wars Day, “May the 4th be With You”.

The police in Lethbridge decided to do their own interpretation of stormtroopers.

The 19-year-old woman who was employed by the Cantina as a draw was assaulted by the police at gunpoint for having the temerity to wear her Storm Trooper costume with a plastic blaster.  Most of the interaction was caught on video.

The police completely overreact, they drew guns on the young woman in the Star Wars costume and order her to get down. This is difficult to do in a hard plastic costume, as she attempts to explain. The Canadian police will have none of it, even after the restaurant owner tries to tell them it is a promotion.

There was no reason to require the woman to get down on the ground and be handcuffed after she puts down the toy gun.

When the videographer comes up to video the incident one of the police tells him to leave or he will be arrested. He backs off but continues to video. Then a police officer in police truck drives between him and the victim and blocks his recording angle.

The Canadian police appear to be carrying Sig equipment. The long gun used by the officer confronting the Storm Trooper looks like a Sig 551. The sights, flash hider, and fore-end are distinctive.

Lethbridge police rifle, side view, twitterSIG SAUER SIG551-A1 10in Short-Barreled RifleSIG SAUER SIG551-A1 10in Short-Barreled Rifle

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; banglist; canada; donutwatch; starwars; stormtrooper
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1 posted on 05/11/2020 7:25:08 AM PDT by marktwain
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Link to video of stormtrooper interaction in front of restaurant.
2 posted on 05/11/2020 7:26:32 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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The officers were never in any danger.
Stormtroopers always miss.


3 posted on 05/11/2020 7:26:36 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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“Impersonating a member of the military”


4 posted on 05/11/2020 7:27:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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5 posted on 05/11/2020 7:27:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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No risk to the cops. Storm troopers can’t hit anything from 10 feet.


6 posted on 05/11/2020 7:30:20 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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No risk to the cops. Storm troopers can’t hit anything from 10 feet.


7 posted on 05/11/2020 7:30:20 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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Pathetically pathetic. Wonder who the “storm trooper” votes for on a regular basis?


8 posted on 05/11/2020 7:32:27 AM PDT by albie
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The left is really afraid of normal people having guns, and is doing every thing it can to take guns from non-violent citizens and leave them in the hands of violent criminals, whom it loves and kisses their behind to get votes.


9 posted on 05/11/2020 7:33:21 AM PDT by I want the USA back (I fear my government more than the bug. I hate that which makes me afraid. And the media.)
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The stupid is certainly strong in the police.

What respect I had for the video guy evaporated when he tried to blame the USA and Trump for what is obviously the fascist activity of the Lethbridge police.


10 posted on 05/11/2020 7:33:42 AM PDT by RedElement
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Was watching local cops practice shooting scenarios at the range a while back. They were doing an advance and shoot from 20 feet at target as they drew their guns. The ground in front of the target was getting a beating.


11 posted on 05/11/2020 7:36:55 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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It’s actually the woman’s fault. If she had been wearing a hijab instead of a storm trooper’s costume she would have been left alone.


12 posted on 05/11/2020 7:38:49 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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Swords are illegal in Canada so it’s a good thing no light sabers were involved.

Second reaction: Canada doesn’t restrict possession of blasters, which aren’t guns at all.


13 posted on 05/11/2020 7:41:44 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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“Canada. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”


14 posted on 05/11/2020 7:44:37 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parachutes are only anecdotally effective due to the lack of significant double blind testing.)
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This HAS to be a joke...This is the most stupid, idiotic thing I’ve seen in my 71 years on earth....

This video guy was also terrible...He could not hold his recorder even the least bi still...Got more video of the sidewalk than anything else...


15 posted on 05/11/2020 7:49:46 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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Yet one more story that I had to double check for an Onion byline about one paragraph in. Kind of makes you wonder just who the real storm troopers were in this episode. I’m guessing the irony would probably be lost on these particular “officers of the law”.


16 posted on 05/11/2020 7:49:49 AM PDT by Desron13 (You may choose to ignore reality but you can't force reality to ignore you.)
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17 posted on 05/11/2020 7:52:49 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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18 posted on 05/11/2020 7:54:07 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Put a hijab over that storm trooper’s helmet and no cop would dare to bother him/her.


19 posted on 05/11/2020 8:02:48 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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Even from a distance you can see it’s set to ‘stun’, there was no real danger to anyone.


20 posted on 05/11/2020 8:06:00 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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