We’re suing the cops!
The York Regional Police Service to be precise.
And we need your help, folks.
You may recall what happened to me last month in Vaughan, Ontario when I had the temerity to practice journalism.
You see, I was trying to put my questions to ex-Coach’s Corner sidekick Ron MacLean at a taping of Rogers Hometown Hockey.
News had just broken that Hockey Night In Canada’s ratings had plummeted since the unceremonious axing of Don Cherry.
But when I tried to ask Mr MacLean questions on a public street, several York Regional Police officers responded with violence.
I was pushed, shoved, put in a bear hug… And my crime was practising journalism in the public square? Seriously.
What those cops did was against the law, contrary to my Charter Rights, and even in violation of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that prohibits the police from acting this way.
But as I said, we’re fighting back.
We have just served the York Regional Police Service with a lawsuit. You can see the full lawsuit by visiting StandWithDavid.ca.
Now, we’re definitely not anti-cop here at Rebel News. Quite the contrary, in fact. But these were cops behaving badly — and we have to take a stand.
Police officers are sworn to uphold the law. But not even agents of law enforcement are entitled to break it.
So, we are standing up for ourselves and other law-abiding journalists and citizens with this claim. And we really need your help, folks. You see, this is not about the money, but rather, the principle. Yet it is going to cost us tens of thousands of dollars to enact justice.
So, will you help me in my quest for justice?
P.S. This is a vital cause when it comes to freedom of speech and the practice of journalism, something that’s increasingly under attack in Canada today. And, to make matters worse for the little guy, the York Regional Police Service has the taxpayer trough at its disposal; we only have the generosity of you, our cherished viewers. So, if you can, please click here or visit StandWithDavid.ca to help me out — I’d truly appreciate it! Thank you.