11:17 A.M. Let’s sort this shit out !!! …

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Bleeding from two lacerations in his cheek , Tyrone ( guess the race ! … ) Hines was sitting in the back of a Toronto police cruiser, handcuffed , when the officer who had just struck him in the face with his baton pulled out his pepper spray. What happens next in the ‘ disturbing ‘ video captured on Toronto police in-car camera left no doubt in Ontario Court Justice Richard Blouin’s mind that Const. Matthew Brewer used excessive force against Hines. Calling the officer’s claim that he pepper-sprayed Hines to stop him from escaping ‘ demonstrably false ‘ Blouin said the video showed clear ‘ police brutality ‘… Though Brewer and a fellow officer nonetheless attempted to defend it …

MORBNOTE ; OK … This should be noted and taken into account when dealing with the police officers … Read on …

‘ Surprisingly , two police officers made disturbing attempts under oath to justify or explain obvious police brutality that was exhibited toward Hines after he was arrested and contained in that back seat ‘ Blouin wrote in a decision released this week. The officer’s behaviour in the immediate aftermath of a September 2016 fight inside a Yonge St. Popeyes restaurant prompted Blouin to stay four charges against Hines , including assaulting a police officer , and knife and cocaine possession !!!…

MORBNOTE II ; THIS is the primary duty of the judge … The police officer behaviour are a second SEPARATE issue … Why the fuck does it mean the criminal gets away with three other criminal acts ? … The cocaine and knife were definitely in his possession … No doubt to that fact …

The move was ‘ the only remedy capable of expressing this court’s condemnation of Const. Brewer’s excessive use of force ‘  the judge said. Blouin also suspects ( no FACTS to back up the suspicion ) Hines was already handcuffed when Brewer struck him with his baton , as Hines claimed  … But unlike with the pepper spray deployment, there was no video capturing Brewer’s baton strikes …

MORBNOTE III ; Again … NO EVIDENCE … It was hardly ‘ the only ‘ remedy … Fire the officers , if their actions warrant it and charge them criminally , as well as additional unacceptable professional conduct penalties … BUT … Don’t let the cocaine dealing / user , armed with a knife , who was obviously resisting arrest and being a general pain in the ass to the public as well , off the hook by staying his charges !!! …

Source: Pepper-sprayed while handcuffed: Judge describes Toronto arrest as ‘obvious police brutality’ | Toronto Star

10:52 A.M. Despite the LOSSES !!! …

Facebook saw more than $50bn shaved off its value after the Observer revealed that Cambridge Analytica had harvested millions of people’s user data for political profiling. Now users are deleting accounts , and regulators may seek to limit how the company monetizes data , threatening Facebook’s business model.On Monday , the Federal Trade Commission confirmed it was investigating the company’s data practices. Additionally , Facebook said it would send a top executive to London to appear in front of UK lawmakers , but it would not send the chief executive , Mark Zuckerberg, who is increasingly seen as isolated and aloof.Shares of Facebook have declined more than 17% from the close on Friday 16 March to the close on Thursday before the Easter break.

Amazon , meanwhile , long the target of President Trump’s ire , saw more than $30bn, or 5%, shaved off its $693bn market capitalization after it was reported that the president was ‘ obsessed ‘ with the company and that he ‘ wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law ‘.

Shares of Apple and Google’s parent company , Alphabet , are also down , dropping on concerns that tech firms now face tighter regulation across the board. For Apple , there’s an additional concern that following poor sales of its $1,000 iPhone X … For Google, there’s the prospect not only of tighter regulation on how it sells user date to advertisers , but also the fear of losing an important Android software patent case with the Oracle.

Big tech’s critics may be forgiven a moment of schadenfreude. But for shareholders and pension plans , the tarnishing of tech could have serious consequences. Apple , Amazon and Alphabet make up 10% of the S&P 500 with a combined market capitalization market cap of $2.3tn … Add Microsoft and Facebook , with a combined market value of $1.1tn …

The big five make up 15% of the index.Overall , technology makes up 25% of the S&P. If tech pops , the thinking goes , so pops the market …

MORBNOTE ; It long ago became ABSOLUTELY INSANE !!! … That these , all things being relative ,’ toymakers ‘ … These ‘ media barons ‘ that thrive off the advertising revenue their technology pulls in … Which they just shove in our faces … Not giving a shit that it thoroughly pisses off 99.9 % of us !!! …  Are multi-billionaires and have this much input in global economies !!! …

Source: Trouble for big tech as consumers sour on Amazon, Facebook and co | Technology | The Guardian