Dec 5, 2013 at 09:24:00
“No, anonymous poster, as I said, I believe the cops were investigating the murder and that Ford and the videos of Ford were an integral part of that investigation, not a loose end or a coincidence. That's different from saying the cops suspected Ford of planning, commissioning or committing murder. It's even different from saying that Ford was the central target of the investigation.
Remember this police information was put together from the wiretaps to justify a search warrant on Lisi, so the fact that the Mayor plays a big role in these papers is not surprising, and doesn't necessarily lead to the conclusion that the Mayor was the prime target of the investigation.
Remember too that these are carefully selected excerpts from months of wiretaps on many people. I think it's not impossible to believe that all this info on Ford was packed into the application for a search warrant because it was a back door way for the police to get this Ford information into the public domain.”
Dec 4, 2013 at 18:37:35
“To get the Mayor on extortion on those facts, you would have to prove that Ford told Lisi to utter that threat.”
RJcan on Dec 4, 2013 at 19:00:45
“They would certainly have to prove that Ford put Lisi up to it somehow, not sure what the exact wording of the law is but for sure the evidence would have to be beyond a reasonable doubt….chances are if such a thing was said it was in private and no records so who knows where such a charge would lead.
So far at least, the charge hasn't been laid so it is safe to assume nothing in the wiretaps directly implicates RF for extortion. Wonder if they will offer Lisi some sort of plea bargain...”
Dec 4, 2013 at 18:32:44
“I agree that the cops were investigating murder. Anthony Smith's murder. That's why they appointed a homicide cop to run the investigation: Project Brazen 2. It's also why they didn't charge Ford with crimes when they could have done; they were after bigger fish. Having said that, it doesn't immediately follow that they suspected Ford of being involved in planning, commissioning or committing either murder or conspiracy to do same. Ford is stupid, but...it's far more likely the cops suspected members of the Dixon Bloods.”
rockgolf on Dec 4, 2013 at 23:00:28
“So you really believe the cops put their best homicide detective on this case, and spent about a million dollars surveilling the mayor because it was a loose end? That in 100+ pages of info almost all of it is about the mayor's activity by coincidence?”
Ian Llangan on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:38:59
“And in this instance, the "Dixon Bloods" would have been taking their marching orders/recompense from whom exactly?”
“They think their job is to command and control. They think our job is to obey them. They think if we don't they have the right to beat the crap out of us. They are a law unto themselves. If they are wrapped in bullet proof vests and armed with guns and they still can't handle a guy with a camera without committing grievous assault, then they can't do their job.”
“Their training tells them to be 100 per cent in control. If they lose .000001 per cent of control, they are trained to hurt, main or kill until they get the control back. Most victims of police are beaten or killed for disobedience, or for perceived disrespect.”
Nov 22, 2013 at 10:57:02
“Admittedly a bit off the point of the article, but my point is that the best way to reduce phone charges is know what you need and buy what you need. (Just so you know, coverage is Fido/Rogers coast to coast to coast; haven't encountered any roaming charges yet but I would never use a Canadian phone outside Canadian borders anyway, much cheaper to get a local SIM card, LD is free within continental N America.)”
Nov 22, 2013 at 08:52:16
“I pay $35 a month, flat rate, no limits on text or calling. My phone makes and receives calls, sends and receives text and takes voice messages. That's it. Used to have a smart phone; paid through the nose for stuff I didn't need. V. happy now.”
lkvk101 on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:29:38
“me too people think I am behind the times but I refuse to pay tose prices ridiculous...take your money outside and set fire to it. I talk and text for the same as you.”
WTFman on Nov 22, 2013 at 09:17:37
“okay, but this is outside of this article...but good point. Data is the evil beast here. Oh, also, what is your coverage, roaming, and LD rates...old school stuff maybe. Thanks.”
Nov 13, 2013 at 19:37:14
“No he hasn't. Here's just a small sample:
What was in the envelopes delivered to you in a surreptitious way by Mr. Lisi?
From whom did you buy your drugs?
Please detail your connection to the drugs and guns gang, the Dixon Bloods, with whom you are known to have smoked crack cocaine.
How many times over the past two years did you consume crack cocaine?
Did you send Mr. Lisi to go out with a baseball bat and assault people in an attempt to get the infamous video back?
What happened over the week after the revelation of the crack video? First you seemed devastated about the video, saying nothing. Then you said you could not comment on a video you hadn't seen or does not exist. Then all of a sudden, you came out seeming vindicated and said categorically there is no video. Were you successful in getting the video back and did you destroy the video?
Etc etc etc
Even as Ford was telling city council today that there was nothing left to answer, a whole raft of new serious allegations came out through police documents released by a judge.
Ford's personal issues, his lies and criminal acts are indistinguishable from his record as mayor. He is an abysmal mayor and a poor excuse for a human.”
Oct 13, 2013 at 10:07:09
“Candidate Ford campaigns on stopping government waste and promises no tax increases.
Mayor Ford bills city taxpayers a minimum of one billion dollars plus millions in annual operating expenses for a transportation system to Scarborough instead of the one the province was offering for free.
Then he created robo-calls ridiculing a city councillor for voting the way Ford campaigned: on respect for the taxpayer.
Ford will refuse to tax and spend on anything except the stuff he wants.”
Apr 23, 2013 at 10:56:27
“Except CBC News Channel and CTV News Network are not ideologically-based pulpits for lies, propaganda, racism and intolerance. Sun News is. CBC and CTV's channels offer journalism. That's the difference and that's why Sun News doesn't deserve to be on basic cable and the other two did.”
Swing Left on Apr 23, 2013 at 13:07:43
“And it's amazing how few people can grasp that concept but cry out about the CBC.”
Apr 16, 2013 at 22:24:24
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has nothing to do with LSD. John Lennon wrote the song based on a drawing his son Julian came home with. It was a bright, crazy picture with lots of colours. John asked Julian what the picture was. He said, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Lucy was a child friend of Julian's. John went and immediately wrote the song. The LSD connection came from fans, reading too much into the title.
Also Eight Miles High by the Byrds has nothing to do with acid; its about an airplane trip.
Given the total lack of research that went into this article, the rest of them are probably not about LSD either.”