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 cociane and knife were definately 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

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2:52 P.M. Billy Busch , Anheuser-Busch heir , has all kinds of money to retain a top bullshit artist ! …

Following online publication of this story , defense attorney Scott Rosenblum released the following bullshit …er … statement about the incident :

‘ Mr. Busch was unfortunately confronted last November with a situation where his son was bullied , actually sucker-punched , by a much larger middle school student directly in front of him during a school basketball practice. School personnel failed to react , so he did what every parent would have done in that situation. The school’s video of the event clearly shows that Mr. Busch did not act with any maliciousness , and that his actions were directed at protecting the safety of his son and others involved ‘.

And here’s the response by Derek Falb , father of the eleven-year-old boy allegedly assaulted by Busch.

‘ While we initially did not want to comment on the situation and keep a low profile, Mr. Busch’s statement, written by his lawyer , Mr. Rosenblum , requires a response. While the statement is eloquently written , we are well aware that Mr. Rosenblum is paid to defend Mr. Busch and attempt to repair his public image using tired legal maneuvers. However , the statement is inaccurate for several reasons. First , the statement attempts to paint a grown man with a history of erratic behavior (such as biting a man’s ear off) who physically assaulted an 11 year old boy as a sympathetic figure. Second , it attempts to paint the victim as a bully when it was Mr. Busch’s son who was the initial aggressor in the incident between the two boys. It just so happens in this instance , Mr. Busch’s son instigated an altercation with another middle schooler of his same age and grade level who defended himself. While Mr. Busch may not have liked seeing his son receive a dose of his own medicine , him attempting to resolve his son’s conflict with another 11 year old boy , let alone physically , is shameful. When the victim’s father pulled Mr. Busch off his son and confronted him , Mr. Busch’s behavior changed dramatically and he was clearly more comfortable addressing an 11 year old boy than another grown man. Third , it suggests the school failed to react. In fact , the school administration and basketball program acted swiftly and decisively in calming the situation , investigating what happened and removing Mr. Busch and his son from the facility. The school’s response could not have been better. In summary , Mr. Busch’s behavior was highly inappropriate. For Mr. Rosenblum to excuse Mr. Busch’s behavior as without malice and as something any father would do is ridiculous. The actions and language used by Mr. Busch during the incident and as documented on the school’s video clearly and incontrovertibly show otherwise. The fact is a grown man manhandled a child in response to an altercation his son initiated but could not finish. We have no ill will toward Mr. Busch’s son and wish him the best ‘.

Well written Mr Falb … Methinks Rosenbloom has a very worthy adversary to deal with … Nail the spoiled beer heir !!! …

Source: Billy Busch, Anheuser-Busch Heir, Charged With Assaulting 6th Grader at Basketball Practice | News Blog

3:56 P.M. Is it time to change up Team Trudeau ?… No .. Time to throw them ALL out !!! …

On Feb . 6, the sneering British gasbag Piers Morgan wrote a column for the Daily Mail , the world’s biggest English language online newspaper , in which he mocked Justin Trudeau for a comment he made at an Edmonton town hall. Trudeau had jokingly corrected a long-winded questioner who used the word mankind.

‘ We like to say ‘ peoplekind ’ not necessarily mankind ‘ Trudeau said , to laughter …  ‘ It’s more inclusive ‘ Morgan , who specializes in this kind of thing , denounced Trudeau as ‘ the worst kind of hectoring , bully pulpit smart-ass ; dripping with virtuous self-aggrandizing sanctimony ‘ … While that was happening , Trudeau was in the last stages of planning his week-long trip to India , which consisted almost entirely of photo opportunities for Trudeau and his spouse and children. While the Trudeaus were packing trunks full of colourful Indian costumes , the Morgan story was going viral , getting 33,000 shares , much higher than Morgan’s columns usually get. Other outlets around the world piled on.

I think the whole thing was stupid , since I believe Trudeau was joking , but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that the incident demonstrated that the world media had grown tired of the story about the adorable feminist prime minister with a six-pack , and was ready for the story about , as Morgan called him , a ‘ complete and utter politically correct plonker ‘ …

Trudeau and his key people , chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerry Butts , have done an extraordinary thing in a short time , making the third-party critic for amateur sport into a recognizable figure around the world. Mention Stephen Harper in Mexico or Italy and you get blank stares. Mention Trudeau and people immediately know who you are talking about. This global brand-building triumph … With fawning coverage in media outlets around the world is great for Canada , because it opens doors for the Canadian government around the world. If you are a global leader and you have a chance to be photographed with Trudeau or French President Emmanuel Macron , you’ll likely be more excited about Trudeau , even though Macron runs a more important country , because the media will be more excited about Trudeau than Macron , and politicians are very fond of having their photos distributed …

But when Trudeau arrived in India , he was met at the airport not by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who went to the airport for Macron on Friday , but by a secretary of state for agriculture. After that inauspicious beginning , the trip went downhill. The Trudeaus were photographed at the Golden Temple , the Taj Mahal and the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple , ticking off boxes for Muslim , Sikh and Hindu voters in Canada , but although the greeting on the street was positive , Indians started to make fun of the Trudeaus and their elaborate costumes. By playing dress-up , or trying to express their profound appreciation of yoga , they started to look silly …

It is astonishing that Team Trudeau didn’t see this coming. The standard routine for this kind of trip is fly in , have meetings for a day or two , then sneak in a few photo ops. This trip looks to have been planned as a family photo-op vacation. Given that the world media had recently showed an appetite for making fun of Trudeau , you’d think someone would have looked at the trunks of fancy clothes and said ‘ Boss , this is maybe not the best idea . People might laugh. And remember , we can only justify this whole vote-seeking exercise if we appear to be doing some useful work for Canadian chickpea farmers ‘ …

There are moments in the evolution of a brand when the people running it have to change their game , get better at issues management , because the brand is subject to new pressures. Think of Apple , long the underdog hero of the computing world. Eventually , when it became a behemoth , it had to start dealing with challenging stories about fishy Irish tax arrangements and the curious way that iPhones have of slowing down when new models are introduced. Trudeau is at a similar point. He remains an asset for his government , but he is a less valuable asset than he was before he went to India , because he has appeared ridiculous in the world media. The Daily Mail is going after him hard , which means he is walking around with a target on his back. The way that he has defended his trip has not helped , particularly after it was revealed that Canada invited former terrorist Jaspal Atwal to diplomatic functions and the prime minister’s national security adviser told reporters that Indian skulduggery , not sloppy Canadian vetting , was to blame. And then , when the whole thing was finally dying down , Sophie Gregoire did an ill-advised interview with CTV’s Don Martin , saying the trip ‘ went well ‘ …  which it did not …

The Trudeau government needs to show more discipline. I don’t know whether his senior staff warned against his foolhardy vacation to the Aga Khan’s island , or his passage to India. If they did , he needs to start listening to them. If they didn’t … He needs a better staff around him to bail him out of these idiotic ventures before he commits to his ‘ selfie aggrandized ‘ image …

Source: Is it time to change up Team Trudeau?

1:46 P.M. Why Engaged Couples Should Sign A Prenup … This from a lawyer of course !!!! …

“Prenups are good because they preserve the expectations of the parties and prevent surprises in a divorce trial,” says attorney Bob Nachshin, a partner in family law firm Nachshin & Langlois LLP in Los Angeles, and co-author of “I Do, You Do … But Just Sign Here: A Quick and Easy Guide to Cohabitation, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements.” “In my 34 years of practice, I’ve never seen a prenuptial agreement that wasn’t enforced by the court.” The agreements can also specify that future income from a business or additional assets accrued through inheritance are not to be shared with your spouse should the marriage end. “You can basically do anything you want in a prenup, except you can’t limit child support, and you can’t limit child custody and visitation,” says Nachshin.

MORBNOTE ; Therein lies the key that many people don’t understand !!!… Any half assed lawyer can ‘argue’ before the court that the ‘ circumstances ‘ have changed since the ‘ Pre-Nup ‘ … By introducing the child factor … Then all bets are off !! … And that prenup that you both signed isn’t worth the paper cut you’ll get wipin’ your ass with it !!! …

Trust me !!! … Seen WAAAAY too much of this crap !!! …

Source: Why Engaged Couples Should Sign A Prenup

1:39 P.M. Ex-Brampton mayor ‘does not recall’ seeing details of $480,000 payment to developer …

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Former Brampton mayor Susan Fennell ‘ does not recall reviewing ‘ an agreement she signed in 2011 that detailed a $480,000 payment from the city to a development company to acquire an option on land the company was supposed to secure on its own in a half-billion-dollar construction project. The agreement , filed in court this summer, was among hundreds of documents the court ordered the city to release as part of an ongoing lawsuit it is facing over the downtown project. As part of that lawsuit , Fennell had previously told the court that she didn’t find out about the secret $480,000 payment until 2014 , when the rest of council learned of it …In an email to the Star and Guardian , Fennell’s lawyer said there was ‘ no inconsistency ‘ between her statements to the court and the fact that she signed a 2011 agreement that acknowledged the city ‘ has paid or will cause to be paid ‘ the $480,000 option fee … 

No reasonable person would expect the mayor to undertake a detailed review of legal documents before signing them when they have been reviewed and approved by City lawyers and others,” wrote lawyer David Shiller.

MORBNOTE ; Isn’t it the actual JOB of the mayor to oversee this kind of shit ?!!! … 

( Yeah , I know I have to redesign my header … Steve’s retired … I’m waitin’ to see if I can throw The Donald in there in a few weeks !!! … I’m sure he’d create many blogposts !!! )

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8:16 P.M. NHL’s Gary Bettman vs U.S. senator over concussion !!! …

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has brushed aside the latest swipes from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal over the league’s stance on concussions. Bettman responded Wednesday to attacks earlier this week from Blumenthal, who said that the NHL, and Bettman in particular, were on the wrong side of history regarding the connection between concussions and long-term brain damage. “Obviously the senator has his opinions and we have ours,” Bettman said in an interview. While suggesting that he wouldn’t get into a “public debate about this,” Bettman said he believes “medical and scientific decisions should be made by scientists and physicians.”

That was the essence of his 23-page response to questions from Blumenthal regarding the NHL’s stance on concussions and CTE. Bettman suggested that based on the “consensus” of medical experts, no definitive link had been made between the two. He denied any suggestion that the NHL was “dismissiveness of the evidence” on Wednesday. “If you’ve read the letter you could hardly suggest that a 23-page, single-spaced letter is dismissive,” Bettman said.

The senator rebuked that earlier response, stating Monday that common sense as well as mounting scientific evidence demonstrate “clear links” between brain trauma and brain disease later in life, including CTE. He called on the NHL to fund research studying the issue, describing it as imperative that the NHL take the lead on this issue. Blumenthal first reached out to Bettman a day before the NHL draft, requesting clarification over the NHL’s stance on the link between head trauma and CTE. That request came after emails between league officials were made public in an ongoing class-action lawsuit the NHL is facing over its’ handling of concussions.

Some of those emails exposed internal concerns on the subject. One email sent from Bettman to then-league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan in December 2011 asked: “Any more concussions?” “Not so far,” Shanahan responded. “Night is young!” Bettman said, replying from his iPhone. Blumenthal cited the emails, including those among league officials which raised questions about the future of fighting in hockey.

He asked Bettman nine questions, wondering how head trauma in hockey differed from football, what changes the NHL could make to protect the long-term health of players, and whether the NHL had considered eliminating fighting, among other queries related to the matter.

Up for re-election in Connecticut this November, Blumenthal was inquiring as the ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on consumer protection, product safety, insurance and data security, which he said had jurisdiction over sports.

In his response, Bettman included expansive detail on why the science was not yet definitive, why hockey was different from football, while also explaining the NHL and NHL Players’ Association’s various education and testing programs. The NHL, Bettman noted, was the first professional sports league with a “Concussion Program”, which mandated neuropsychological testing. The program was established in 1997. “Thus, while we agree that the ongoing research is very important, it is particularly unfair to criticize the NHL when we have followed the medical consensus of experts examining the science,” Bettman wrote. “If that consensus changes, so, too, will my answers.”

Speaking Wednesday after a World Cup-related announcement in Toronto’s Distillery District, Bettman disputed the notion that Blumenthal’s attacks were striking a chord in the public sphere. “It hasn’t gained any traction,” he said. “In fact, we haven’t heard from very many people about it all.”

MORBNOTE ; Typical lawyer !!!  …

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Source: NHL’s Gary Bettman brushes off attack from U.S. senator over concussion | Toronto Star

8:53 A.M. Last thing we need in our courthouses is common $en$e !!! …

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At the end of the day …

The exoneration of Senator Mike Duffy on 31 charges of fraud , bribery and breach of trust could have significant implications for the cases against other senators under scrutiny for their expenses … ‘ I think that the cases against the other senators have only gotten weaker after this judgment ‘ said criminal defence lawyer Michael Spratt …

The next line to spew forth from this lawyer’s mouth pretty much sums up the nature of the game that we all have to finance and the reason behind why it takes so much costly time to sort anything out … And remember … A large majority of our elected officials are lawyers to begin with !!! … They set it up this way !!! …

‘ This judgment has clarified how unclear the Senate rules are ‘ …

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Source: Mike Duffy ruling could put brakes on expense cases against other senators – Politics – CBC News