Friday, June 25, 2010

'Secret' law lets police arrest for failing to show ID near summit

c/o Vancouver Sun 

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TORONTO — The Ontario government secretly passed legislation giving police sweeping new powers for the duration of the G8 and G20 summits, enabling authorities to arrest anyone who refuses to furnish identification and submit to a search while within five metres of a designated security zone in downtown Toronto.

Critics reacted furiously to the new rules, which remained unpublicized until Thursday when a man, 32, was arrested in Toronto for refusing to show ID to police.

New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos said Friday the provincial Liberals created a "Kafka-esque" situation where people could be arrested for violating rules they didn't know existed.  :::MORE HERE:::

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