Toronto is a peaceful city and Canada is a tolerant country, I have been told many times.
But one may sometimes see the scary pictures above, too. They really seem to be in charge of the situation, at least locally. In comparison, the "far right" Workers Party racist leftist demonstrators that regularly meet in Pilsen seem to be suppressed well-behaving teenagers who make me feel compassionate. ;-)
Some people claim that the black guys are "agent provocateurs" - policemen who want to make the police protection look more legitimate.
Well, I have a hard time believing it. It's too costly and these people seem to be too authentic. To summarize, I think that these idiots are real. And I am just not getting the concept - what actually happens. For example, will they find the person who burned the police car? Will they make sure that she or more likely he will actually pay for the full price of a new police car? Or do these anarchists (a politically correct word for scum) get a discount - a subsidy from the taxpayer - because they're just little bit wilder advocates of political correctness, after all? Representatives of suppressed classes?
I don't know what's the actual "edge" of the police - and maybe the army. How many orders of magnitude one has to add to these imbeciles' power before the situation gets out of control and they kickstart another October Revolution somewhere - even less intelligent one than Lenin's coup?
Via Sarah Kavassalis
Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending December 20, 2014) - The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. SenseMyCity: Crowdsourcing an Urban Sensor
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