How Toronto Police Mislead City Council On Vapor Lounges
Toronto Police Service have boldly lied to city council regarding my Yonge and Dundas Square encounter this summer in their report on vapour lounges. Little surprised I made the report, but Staff Inspector Randy Franks writing on Chief William Blair letterhead has shown much contempt for the facts. In the old days prohibitionist misled politicians all the time and this went uncheck, unfortunately for Toronto cop Randy Franks, his lies to council can be held in check.
Here’s what he wrote in his report Licensing and Standards Committee, an individual was using a “bong” at family event at Yonge and Dundas Square. The Toronto police officer must be Dazed and Confused as the movie is rated 14+ and so is the Big Lebowski. Both films have marijuana use, and Dazed and Confused whole premise is ‘70s pot use.
Is Staff Inspector Randy Franks suggesting on police chief letterhead Yonge and Dundas Sqaure was showing AA and in one instance an R rated film to children? If so, the morality unit ought to investigate this horrible crime.
I’m not denying using a bong in public, but I will deny it was a family event.
Inspector Franks writes, “The individual was entitled to use marijuana.” But doesn’t tell council it’s because a judge found the medical marijuana program to have seriously failed Canadians.
It’s a court ordered exemption Toronto Police Service chose to ignore. Inspector Franks writes, “He refused to comply with requests and was arrested under Trespass to Property Act for engaging in prohibited activity.”
Inspector Franks fails to inform council I Toronto Police Service charged me possession of marijuana violating a court order. Possibly because if he did inform council I was charged with possession of marijuana and cops violated a court order it might raise some suspicions and council would ask questions.
Inspector Franks fails to inform council both charges, marijuana possession and Ontario Trespass Act were withdrawn in bail court before lunch. In other words, both the federal and provincial crowns believe Toronto Police Service had no case to lay a charge. Crowns didn’t even wait to read disclosure.
Yet, this is their example of outdoor medicinal marijuana use. An incident where Toronto Police Service violate a court order. I’m responsible for “community disorder” and R v. Mernagh (not mentioned at all in the report), but the officer is responsible for contempt of Toronto City Council.
I called Toronto’s integrity commissioner to figure out where to begin when a deputation is not factual from a city department. Where’s the recourse? Filing a police complaint against the officer(s) and notifying Toronto Police Service board of the efforts by their officer to mislead council.
The issue is before city council on October 30. Plans are underway for a Toronto Hash Mob cannabis filled press conference Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4:20pm at City Hall.