Touch Me With Those Bubbles And I Will Arrest You

Submitted by: Kivaen 7 years ago in Funny

Toronto police officer threatens to arrest G20 activist for blowing bubbles during last week"s protests.
There are 159 comments:
Male 112
Well she ennoys him, he asked her to stop and she didn`t... I don`t say it was wandalism but provocation as its best :)
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Male 1,106
I think a lot of you fail to understand exactly how amazingly annoying dealing with these idiots for days on end can be. They have to do a job whether they like it or not, and yet these stupid G20 protestors take all their passive aggresive behavior on the cops, day after day after day. It`s like trying to ignore an itch... it`s just a slight tickle at first, but after awhile you can`t hold it back anymore and erupt and scratch yourself raw. Don`t be suprised if one of the poor cops eventually goes postal and shoots a few of these pseudo hippies. I`m not saying he`d be in the right... just don`t be suprised.

Yes, he was an ass... but that was amazingly under control compared to what he was probably feeling inside.
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Male 229
Seriously what a drating douche bag, so his wife just left him or something. Go to the drating bar with your problems, don`t bring them to the streets and bring terror on a girl blowing bubbles.
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Male 812
I think he just needs a hug.
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Male 228
wow. she really accomplished something there.
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Male 143
I propose that idiots like that cop be euthinised
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Male 8
I hope he gets hit by a bubble full of anthrzx...
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Male 258
he`s new nickname is bubbles
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Male 286
Cops aren`t there for you to hang out with. They`re there to control a the situation. You blowing bubbles in their faces is just annoying and prevents them from focusing on the overall picture. Chick wasn`t 7 years old guys. You wanna blow bubbles, go to a park. Be realistic.
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Female 1,101
"but EVERYONE knew there was a protest that was going to get ugly going on and they CHOSE to go downtown"

So what? They still didn`t break the law. If it was legal to arrest people for being anywhere that was potentially going to be volatile, you would have to virtually give up your rights to attend ANY protest or even walk through a bad neighborhood. Should cops be able to just arrest or search people in the slums? The government simply does NOT HAVE THE RIGHT CONSTITUTIONALLY to arrest people without cause the end. People have the right to protest peacefully and the day that we`re arrested for it is a scary day.

Also @ Musuko protests also function to get media attention and creates a bond between constituants of a political group. They`re perfectly legitimate as a first resort or a last resort.
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Female 99
good on the cop. I live a block away from where the window smashing riots stopped. The police had to put up with so much sh*t from out of towners wrecking the city I don`t blame them for arresting anyone who was even close to the area where the protesters were. Yes, innocent people were arrested in those few days, but EVERYONE knew there was a protest that was going to get ugly going on and they CHOSE to go downtown to see what was going on. No sympathy here.
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Male 239
First of all, protests don`t disenfranchise people. Anyone can go protest. If you don`t that`s your desicion. Just like people can choose whether or not to vote.

And I`m sorry protests cause some inconvinience, but unfortunately most people don`t have the money to pay a lobbyist to wine and dine some senator.

And if you don`t care enough to take time from your busy schedule than why should anyone listen to you anyway.

Protests are one of the only ways the common man can try to make a difference between election times. We can`t always wait for election time to try to change something.

And the only reason protests are looked down is because of people like you who are more worried about petty little inconviences than trying to do what little we can to change things.
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Male 2,850
4: I support protests when they are the last resort to get a voice heard, when all other attempts are being ignored. But I suspect that these protesters are not using it as a last resort: I`d like to the list of other enfranchisement methods they attempted before taking to the streets to cause a fuss. I suspect the list is pretty empty.

5: To sum up; protests are a scream of frustration and rage when you`re not being listened to. They are an extreme last resort, and represent a breakdown of the proper civilised democratic process. They should only be used in desperate circumstances, and should not be a normal part of life. That they have become the norm for some people is a big problem; a society cannot function when some people are disrupting it like that all the time.
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Male 2,850
"You are very strongly implying that we should stop protests because you don`t think they are worth it. How is that not a free speech issue?"

That`s not what I`m saying.

I`m saying:

1: People shouldn`t protest in a way that causes disruption, damange and expense. They end up being interpreted as a ransom ("do what we want or we`ll keep making a fuss"), and get treated as such.

2: People shouldn`t expect that protests are a fair method of representing the public`s opinions; I live 170 miles from my capital city, I hold down a full time job, and I don`t have the ability to traipse down to the capital to voice my opinions to government in marches and protests. Therefore, if protests are the method of voicing opinion, I am disenfranchised.

3: Further to 2, the democratic vote is the fairest method of voicing my opinion. Everyone is able to cast their vote, and everyone`s voice is equal, unlike protests.
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Female 1,101
Just saying...
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Female 1,101
"I hate protesters for the most part. Get a life douche bags."

I`m sure they hate you, but at least they are not to lazy to stay informed and take part in their political system.
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Male 317
I watched the full length one, and WOW what an eye opener. Imagine Martial Law in the US...Probably never going to happen, but congress and past presidents have threatened to initiate it to get bills passed...
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Female 1,894
she deffiantly wanted to go to jaill hahaha but that guy was a HUGE WILLIAM
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Male 239
@Masuko

You are very strongly implying that we should stop protests because you don`t think they are worth it. How is that not a free speech issue?
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Male 134
If you were standing on the street corner holding a free car wash sign for your local charity, and some idiot walks up to you and continues to blow bubbles in your direction in protest of the free car wash, wouldn`t you be pissed, and tell him to get the f*ck away from you! Come on people, just because he is a cop does not mean he has to put up with b.s.
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Male 282
oh wow, fascist in shorts.
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Male 316
I hate protesters for the most part. Get a life douche bags.
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Male 2,850
@DiegoDeFuego

Don`t turn this into a free speech issue. Blocking roads and causing disruption is not free speech. It`s the nuisance, not the speech, that needs to be stopped.

@Fuego

LOL! But let`s be honest, this is the internet...someone somewhere already will have invented the fetish. *shudders*
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Male 1,287
[quote] ...line up. I`ll have some unidentified liquid mixed up to blow in bubble form in your direction. Then we`ll see if you`re happy to stand in the path of them, while you`re wondering whether I`ve mixed urine or semen or bleach or chili sauce into it. [/quote]
Musuko42 just created a new fetish.
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Male 145
What a petty prick. Someday he`ll get long pants.
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Male 239
@Masuko

No one is saying he should just sit there and take the bubbliness to the face. But he was a dick about it. He was talking to her like she was a little kid that he was scolding. The bubbles weren`t hitting him. They were no where near his face, and she stopped after he told her to.

She wasn`t arrested for battery. If you watch the longer video you`ll see what was really happening. They were arresting people for merely wearing bandanas and having backpacks. They were gathering large groups of people, circling them, and forcing them to stay in one spot for hours at a time. These are very illegal things for police to do.

And yeah, free speech is a real bother. Don`t you just wish the government would tell people when they can voice their opinions... it`d be so much easier.
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Male 105
ha. f*ckin hippies...
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Male 136
"Every officer stuck policing a protest is an officer who is not then free to deal with "real" crime."

yes, people need their traffic tickets.
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Male 23
dratin dumbass pig
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Male 7,378
There`s something really wrong about this whole G20 protection thing. It`s as if the police can be bought by the rich. Taxpayers pay their salary to which they`re committed to serving and protecting. G20 comes to town and they turn into the enemy of the people who pay them. Riot police? A bit of overkill. Have some police out there and let them arrest the criminals. Peaceful protesters should be allowed to blow bubbles wherever.
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Male 2,850
And an underlying message in a protest is "we will keep being annoying until you do what we want." That`s ransom, not a democracy.

The only valid intent behind a protest that I can see is to vocalise an opinion that is otherwise getting ignored. This is the same kind of thinking behind petitions. I support that intent; it`s a valid reason to stage a protest.

However, in my opinion, it doesn`t justify the protests we end up with. They stop traffic, they hurt businesses that have to close, they cause property damage, they annoy anyone within earshot who isn`t involved, they waste police time, they waste a fortune in police budget, they have the problems I mentioned before (lopsided exposure; more influence by those who can/will protest, over those who won`t, and holding people to ransom instead of democracy)...

...but above all, they simply do not WORK! If anything, they harm their cause with the bad reputation they create.
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Male 2,850
@gryme

By the by, the police aren`t fans of protesters like these, even when their views match their own. The protests cause disruption, damage, and soak up police time and resources.

Every officer stuck policing a protest is an officer who is not then free to deal with "real" crime.

Personally, I generally find protests to be a selfish act of voicing your opinions louder than is your fair right. It`s like shouting over everyone else during a debate. Those with the will and the means to go cause a scene in the streets are being louder and more visible than those who have other commitments (jobs), or lack the means to go protest (live far away), or who simply believe that a civilised society shouldn`t descend to shouting, sign-waving, rudeness and general disruption to everyday activity when dealing with an issue.
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Male 2,850
@gryme

"shouldn`t he arrest the entire crowd because any one of them could try and strangle him with their shoe laces, or stab him with a piercing?"

You full well know the answer to your question; no, he should not. But yes, he should if they actually DO turn around and strangle or stab.

Here`s the thing; if he went up to a protester who was holding some shoelaces and said "I will arrest you if you strangle me with those shoelaces", and then the protester then tries to strangle the officer with them, then you have a fair comparison to what happened here.

The officer made it clear that he did not want the protester to touch him (being touched by posessions, such as the bubbles, count). This indicates that such a touch was unwelcome. That then makes any touching made by that protester, knowing it`s unwelcome, an act of battery.

Your only complaint is that the officer chose not to ignore it.
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Male 29
Musuko42. I agree with your posts. Yes, the officer doesn`t know what is in the bottle and yes, it may count as battery.
However, the officer has the ability to make his own judgment, and decide on what action to take. If he really wanted to be anal enough to arrest a girl, for assault or battery, for blowing bubbles, shouldn`t he arrest the entire crowd because any one of them could try and strangle him with their shoe laces, or stab him with a piercing? I think the police and the law need to sort them selves out a bit, work out what the actual problems are, and stop trying to make examples out of the very demographic that they seem to rely on when it comes to voting.
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Male 723
You will respec` muh authoritah!!!

8-) LJ
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Male 197
That was robocop!
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Male 2,850
But IANAL. :P
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Male 2,850
Also note: assault doesn`t even need physical contact to be assault.

If I swung a punch at you and missed, it`d still be assault.

If my punch hit you, it`d be assault and battery.

So assault is the violent intent of the action. Battery is the harmful or insulting physical contact.

NOTE: battery can even apply if the contact was unintentional, but considered to be reckless. For example, if I blindfolded myself and started swinging my arms around in a crowded area, it would be battery if my arms hit someone, even though my intent wasn`t to hit anyone, simply because my actions were reckless.
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Male 2,850
I will clarify one mistake of mine, however; in Britain (my country), the crime I`m describing is battery, not assault.

Battery is unlawful physical contact, not necessarily violent.

The definitions vary from country to country, but Wikipedia (accuracy may vary) gives this common definition:

1. An offensive touching or contact is made upon the victim, instigated by the actor.

2. The actor intends or knows that his action will cause the offensive touching.

The protester satisfies both these conditions. Whether it satisfies the Canadian interpretation of this crime, I do not know. It satisfies the British crime of Battery. And it satisfies the American crime of Simple Battery (any form of non-consensual harmful or insulting contact).
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Male 2,850
Incidentally, as pointed out before, there`s nothing to indicate that the liquid is actually bubble soap, or solely bubble soap.

During a protest, it`s not unreasonable for the officers to err on the side of caution and treat ANY liquid originating from protesters as possibly being tainted by who knows what.

So the officer isn`t reacting to being touched by bubble soap. He is reacting to BEING TOUCHED BY AN UNKNOWN LIQUID BEING DISPENSED FROM A PROTESTER.

Anyone who thinks that`s unreasonable, go ahead and make your way to where I live and line up. I`ll have some unidentified liquid mixed up to blow in bubble form in your direction. Then we`ll see if you`re happy to stand in the path of them, while you`re wondering whether I`ve mixed urine or semen or bleach or chili sauce into it.
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Male 2,850
If someone deliberately blew bubbles into my face, especially after I warned them not to, I`d consider it an assault, and the law would agree with me (even though it`d quite rightly not act to prosecute something so minor).
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Male 272
cops are frustrated power-thirsty underpaid fascists.
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Male 639
"FTP"

Fund the police? Actually I agree.
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Male 85
FTP
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Male 639
You can`t just stand there blowing bubbles in a police officers face. She was trying to be provocative and deserved to be arrested.

It`s a high pressure job to police these protests and it doesn`t make the polices job easier if someone is there teasing them. Shame on her.
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Male 5,189
People on the cops side. :O Woah! Not used to that in IAB comments.:P
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Male 50
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Male 151
@BackAssward

Canadian, US, what`s the difference. Haha.
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Male 59
@bombaytech: So you are an expert in Canadian law then? Because last I check, she didn`t actually break any. A police office`s word is not law, this isn`t Judge Dredd.
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Male 151
@Kneller

I don`t think you understand. There are many laws out there besides theft and murder. There are a whole host of harassment and assault laws, not to mention the minimal amount of suspicion it takes to arrest someone. Read up on laws before you say police are supposed to be called faggots all day and spat at and smile. Customer service they are not.
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Male 176
Nice of the police officer to take off his glasses and make eye contact huh?
what a tit. even if the act of blowing bubbles could be considered incendiary - the 5-0 was still being a twat.
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Male 1,557
I hope his superiors see this video and have a good talk with him about his bad attitude.
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Male 8
"Yeah, it`s a deliberate act, meant to annoy the officers. Sure, it`s harmless, but"

If anyone in a customer service position acted similarly to this officer they`d be fired on the spot. People are drating annoying, yes, but it`s their job to deal with that and behave professionally. They are hoisted on an even higher pedestal because they are entrusted to uphold the law. If a burger flipper would get fired for less, then this guy most DEFINITELY deserves to be poo canned. drat context. I don`t care if she called him a faggot and blew bubbles for hours. It`s his job to uphold the law, not abuse it based on his current mood.


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Male 2,344
Yeah, it`s a deliberate act, meant to annoy the officers. Sure, it`s harmless, but we know the very intention of the bubble blower is to defy the officer...Why can`t you just go sit in your home and watch TV some more.
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Female 1,101
"Well the officer was in his legal limits of assault as it is considered unwanted contact even if it`s just by something you`re propelling"

Yes but she was not propelling it at him. She is just propelling it near him. (Like the difference between smoking a cigarette near someone or blowing smoke in their face). There was about a foot inbetween them and as far it seemed, nothing had touched him.

Plus as Diego already said, the other cop even looked uncomfortable with his attitude and he clearly was being more agressive than was needed / the situation warrented.

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Male 667
That guy looked like Will Ferrell lol
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Male 31
He would also tell his kid the same thing.
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Male 1,111
Well the officer was in his legal limits of assault as it is considered unwanted contact even if it`s just by something you`re propelling.

He was probably not in a good mood because of the other protesters and he still spoke to her in a clear and logical way. I`m siding with the cops here. That other douchebag was just trying to cause trouble.
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Male 2,419
and at no point do we actually see what happened that caused her arrest, there`s just `a short time later` and she`s being arrested
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Male 2,419
first of all, he may have an actual fear of bubbles, second, she and several others probably were doing it for an hour before this small clip took place, but the main issue here, is she is walking around with a bandanna around her neck during protesting/rioting as if to say `look at me police! i`m gonna put this over my face so i can do poo without being identifiable/arrested!`
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Male 239
@Bombaytech

How did she keep pushing it? what did she do? You see the last bubble at about 22 seconds. Did she say anything disrespectful? She did nothing. Cops aren`t allowed to arrest people just because they don`t like them.
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Male 151
Eh... on second watch, she got the point but kept pushing it. Def gotta side with the police.
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Male 703
To be fair, this video, and the longer version linked, does not show the entire context. We don`t know what she did before, after or between shots of the film.

The arrests are based on profiling, same as anti-terror measures; people of certain appearance are more likely to be the ones throwning garbage bins thorugh windows, and if I was a business owner in that area, I would rather the police take such preventitive measures.
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Male 151
Being a douche to police will always get you arrested.
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Female 3,828
sigh. toronto. of course.

she was being a biitch, im on the cops side with this one.
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Female 1,101
Yea, but cops should be calm and rational; not agressive, sarcastic, and hyped up like a coke head. If he gets that intense and agressive from a young woman blowing bubbles a foot away from him how does it get in more extreme circumstances? If he`s a cop, he should be able to keep his cool in every circumstance so that he can make good decisions even in a split second. He should also promote order by showing people respect not agression. Hey if he wanted to take her in, then take her in, but they way he acted was like a power mongering hyped up loonatic. That is not the kind of guy I would want on my police force.
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Male 373
well, she was kinda being a bitch to blow bubbles.
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Male 239
@Exsilium

The bubbles weren`t in his face, he clearly said if they touched him he would arrest her so obviously they weren`t touching him. So really she was blowing bubbles in his general area... wow what a bitch... And then she had the nerve to lightly joke with the female officer? BITCH! Oh man then she quietly expressed that she was feeling disrespected? TO THE GUILLOTINE!

Notice that the female cop went from smiling talking to the woman to looking really uncomfortable when Mr. Dick start`s talking like agent smith.
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Male 914
i`m totally on the cop`s side on this one...she was deliberately being very rude and disrespectful.
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Male 15,832
"Moments later?" I wonder what happened during those moments. Apparently something the people who posted this video didn`t want us to see.
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Male 134
"This type of d*ckhead cop is the reason people hate cops. He deserves a rock straight in his face."

What a stupid thing to say. If someone was kicking your azz, and you saw this cop on the street corner, you would be screaming his name for help. And if someone was breaking in your house, you would want that d*ckhead cop to save your azz. So quit slamming all the cops. Yeah I know some are d*cks, but that is only a small percentage.
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Male 134
You don`t screw with the Police. He is there for a reason, so don`t antagonize him. She can go blow bubbles somewhere else, not in his face. I think the cop told her to stop in the nicest way possible. People think that cops should put up with everyones poo, but they don`t have to.
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Male 258
he`s new nickname is bubbles
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Male 35
@1:55 - the black cop is in short shorts!!! XD
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Female 1,101
Complete douche. There is no way that he was worried about bubbles getting into anyone`s eyes. First off, the bubbles are moving at like two miles per hour. Plus if he was really just doing his job why the attitude and agression? This is just another example of how cops and government agencies try to rob peaceful protestors of their freedom of speech and right to express themselves using agression. I bet that jerk doesn`t even have a college education and that`s why he feels the need to take it out on others when he can.
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Male 7,812
mustache, ive known a lot of cops. when they are in civilians they are cool as hell, but as soon as they put on their shields, they become this guy.
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Male 914
what a douchebag
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Male 8,418
Cajun247>"THEY`RE F--KING BUBBLES!"

It does not matter what they F--KING are.

Just because it`s in a F--KING bubble bottle does not make it F--KING bubble solution. I gurantee you that you can make F--KING bubbles from any number of solutions (just takes alot of glycerin).

Even if it IS just F--KING bubble solution, that still does not give her the right to blow them on anyone.

The officer respectfully requested that she stop and further informed her of what would happen. She had plenty of warning, decided to be a dick (or stupid) and got arrested for it. And had the nerve to act `surprised`.

Hint: If an officer tells you to not do something, don`t do it. If you think he`s in the wrong, take it with is superiors at a later time.

An officer is not required to be F--KING `Sunshine & Bubbles` and worry about some idiot`s F--KING self-esteem.

This is the REAL world people. It`s not nice and the majority of
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Male 985
ITS SUPER EFFECTIVE!
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Male 1,598
Bahahahaha! That cop was for sure a rookie.

Arrest that bubble blowing hippie!!!
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Male 39,543
He`s okay. She`s there to make fun of them and he stopped her.

Wait... did I defend him? I hate cops... I take it all back!

BUBBLE NAZI!
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Female 511
This type of d*ckhead cop is the reason people hate cops. He deserves a rock straight in his face.
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Male 72
LMFAO @ SPARTAKITTY
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Male 877
...the police officer is the `unwitting victim` here...he belives the protesters are the enemy, he belives that he serves the government and not the people and has been trained well by both...he could never admit this fact as it would undermine how he sees himself in his role as `police officer`...his `oath` is meaningless...a pawn, a minion against the very people he vowed to serve and protect...
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Female 2,120
He had an unfortunate run-in with a Squirtle in his boyhood and is now afraid of all bubble-based attacks.
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Male 55
is there a word for bubble based phobia? and id blow bubbles all up on his ass for tellin me i cant do that... its not assault for spinning in circles and hitting a cop if it was an accident so i say i aimed the bubble over there but it directed its self at you so its not my fault... ot ill just say that wasnt my buble!! it was the 4year old`s bubble!! the only thing im guilty of is obstruction of justice and the dude diudnt see the 4year old hardass just take off runnin w/ 8 ounces of bubbles
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Male 275
I understand the bubbles thing is ridiculous. but what happened between the moments later?????

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Male 7
I hate cops like that
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Male 554
you give a person a bit more power over the other and look what happens
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Female 448
....he`s afraid of bubble soap.
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Male 1,625
Cobra:Trust me dude, i have. And that guy takes the cake. Who doesnt love bubbles? You`d swear bubbles raped his sister and shat on his bed for him to be that much of a dick.
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Male 7,812
elmustache, than you havent met a lot of cops.
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Male 180
Cops have always had permission from the gov`t to assault, imprison, and even kill someone if in the cop`s judgement the person has done something wrong or is a real threat to health or life. But recently testosterone pumped Rambo types who psychologically thrive on dominating other people have found fertile ground in police work. This is the beginning of the police state tyranny.

The female cop is obviously humored and cool with bubbles girl and is startled when the male goon puffs his chest out (at a defenseless female). A soap bubble is assault? What about a breath?
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Male 1,625
That cop was the BIGGEST A** hole ive ever seen.
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Female 322
Watched about 7 minutes of the 12 minute long video - (my attention span is short) seems she was arrested for having a backpack? Question I hope someone can answer - it doesn`t seem to matter what country the G8 or G20 group has it`s meeting, there is ALWAYS this kind of rukus - what`s going on? Does the police forces of the world pass around a `how to handle a G20 crowd` book?
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Male 124
This is like going to a PETA convention wearing snakeskin boots, rawhide pants, baby sealskin vest and chewing on a veal burger. She is an idiot for not thinking the cops are high-strung during the G20 Summit.
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Female 193
Something definitely crawled up his shorts and up his crack.
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Female 322
ILikeApples - ROFLMAO - GREAT comment
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Male 352
In my opinion, her blowing bubbles was a great way to protest. It`s a passive way of protesting against authority without being violent or insulting. She wasn`t doing it in their face, just near them, plus it`s fun and peaceful to look at someone blowing bubbles.

Plus, I still can`t find what happened to cause her to be arrested. I`m assuming though that she didn`t pull out the bubbles again, but I could be wrong.
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Female 1,589
He`s got a nickname here: "Officer Bubbles". There was also a protest because of him.
Although I think it was just to make fun of him really.
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Female 857
Barely contained rage over bubbles? What on earth happened to him that morning?
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Male 99
"We should replace law enforcement with robots. Mistakes would not be committed."

click here man...
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Male 8
aha stupid protester...die..your not going to change anything anyways...
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Male 124
id dump the dratin bottle on him. be like take that pig.
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Female 965
I know nothing about the situation, but c`mon guy... bubbles?

Remind me not to let any little kids near that jerkass.
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Male 25,417
hardcore bubbles to the max!
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Female 477
f*ck tha police
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Male 394
We should replace law enforcement with robots. Mistakes would not be committed.
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Male 10,855
@WeePee
I would agree with the baiting charge but an assault charge? This woman was merely being a nuisance but that in itself doesn`t constitute an act of violence.

Not in America anyway.
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Male 322
well, i guess it`s good to know that not just cops in the u.s. can be dicks too?
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Male 5,194
You don`t know what she put in that bubble solution. Got to side with the fuzz on this one.
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Male 1,287
assault`s common legal def is threatening bodily harm while having the visible means to do so at the time.

The cop spelled it out for her several times. He pointed out that the bubbles could potentially cause physical harm and repeatedly told her to put them away.

Don`t poke a sleeping bear. Cops can be grouchy mofos at the best of times.
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Male 7,812
assault with deadly bubbles? damn, shes going away for at least 10 years.
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Male 55
Police have a difficult job to do. I would`ve hit that lass personally. Not that I`m a domestic abuser or anything.
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Female 374
That`s kind of sad, but I don`t want to judge the entire situation based on what little I saw in the video.
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Male 1,299
@Bethingtons

Agreed!

P.S. Dude was a dickface.
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Female 723
Honestly, she`s taunting the police. And, as the comments about urine detergent attest, you never know what ingredients make up that bubble solution.
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Male 645
"hes perfectly in the clear there, shes deliberatly baiting him, and hes followin guidelines set for him, how does that warrant him to be fired. some of you guys are absolute douchebags tbh"

totally agree. She is baiting him into confrontation. Argue all you want about the bubbles, but that isn`t the point. He is there to keep the peace and she is interfering with his job. He is giving her a chance to go away and not be arrested. Apparently she declined the offer.
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Male 2,593
This would`ve been way better if the chick cop and the protester started making out
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Female 81
girl blowin bubbles was hot!!
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Male 1,083
she was obviously baiting the cops. it`s funny to see her having a good time one second then look all worried the next hahah.
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Male 612
@iambored29
she was arrested most likely for disorderly conduct and possibly assault on an officer. the only reasons the charge(S) will not reach a judge is because a lawyer will plea it out to some community service/fine. otherwise a judge would most likely uphold the charge and she would get a greater fee and possible jail time if she has a record.
maybe you should look into what the actual laws are before you make assumptions.
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Male 1,287
I wonder if you could make pee bubbles from adding detergent to urine. It should work, yeah?
I`m not quite right these days
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Male 10,855
THEY`RE F--KING BUBBLES!
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Male 551
This is the most thoughtful, rational and
calm warning I`ve ever seen on a G20 protest

If she was arrested it was probably because
she continued it.

Also, by the end of the video, you can see
a link for the Uncut video, you people have
to open your eyes
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Male 648
Arrested for blowing bubbles...i wonder how long it`ll take for the judge to throw that out? 15, 20 seconds?

Cops are given the power they have because they`re expected to be able to compose themselves and act like the most upstanding among us...yet they lose their head over bubbles....sad stuff Toronto.
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Male 232
@Jamie76... I agree. It seems there are two types of police officers, those who choose to serve and protect and those who like to carry a badge and a gun. He appears to be the latter. Police officers are supposed to keep the peace. This guy was looking for a fight.
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Male 1,364
lol, i love it when this arrogant protesters get arrested. theyre sooo full of themselves.
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Male 4,014
jamie76 - a cop with a superiority complex or other mental problems? Unbelievable!
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Male 3,327
What I saw was a cop who was having a bad day taking it out on a young lady who complied with his poorly stated request. His concern was real--a bubble in the eye could cause discomfort or pain. She complied, and was respectful the whole time WE SAW.

What happened during the "MOMENTS LATER" parts? We don`t know. She could have done or said anything. She could have slapped him, offered him sex, or just said have a nice day. We just don`t know.
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Male 7,378
[quote]Her bubbles are not much different than spit, In my humble opinion.[/quote]
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Bubbles are made from soapy water. Even the religious set should know that.
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Male 234
What a bunch of pussys.
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Male 2,345
I`ve mentioned before that I work in mental health for a living and observing body language is a major part of my job.

the black officer in this vid was extremely upset right off the bat. his chest was heaving, he kept looking up and over her, suggesting she is small and beneath him and he was slightly trembling at times (could have been cold). his issue clearly was not with the bubbles...he was pissed off and already very mad and looking for a reason to vent his anger.

he is exactly the type that SHOULD NOT be a cop. a officer should be able to control their emotional state at all times and if a minor confronatation with a hippie blowing bubbles upsets him that much then the officer needs anger management help for everyone else`s saftey.
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Male 321
they were arresting people blowing bubbles, while there where hundreds off other people burning cop cars and rioting, thats the flaw here. Other than that cops are always non-nice individuals because they have to put up with even stupider non-nice individuals sh*t every day
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Male 1,451
People are stupid. And I mean the girl. She may think she was doing an innocent looking act but how is he supposed to know, without a doubt, that she`s not using a chemically altered substance?

It sounds crazy, I know, but honestly. It`d be just as stupid if she held her hand out and kept saying "not touching you, not touching you"

Grow up, protest like an adult.
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Male 47
This girl is just being kind of stupid. If the cops tell you to stop doing something as pointless as blowing bubbles on them or else they will arrest you then you stop. It`s just plain not worth it regardless of whether or not you should be arrested. Plus if someone was blowing bubbles on me just to bait me it would start to piss me off a little too.
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Male 503
Hot female cop is like, "lulz."

that`s exactly what i thought
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Male 503
bubbles don`t kill people, people who blow bubbles do
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Female 7,994
Actually bubble blowing is not the same as spitting. Also, one thing any police person should realise is that trying to escalate a situation is not a good idea, I hope he got his arse kicked. Surely if he had nicely pointed out that bubbles could hurt and could she please cease the reaction would have been better.
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Male 2,551
Volsunga - yes, but he should at least be punished for telling her she would be arrested for blowing bubbles that land on him. If the video is in context, and she was arrested for blowing bubbles (which I doubt she was - she seemed shocked about his warning, and looked as if she was willing to speak, thus she seemed to be nicer than that) then he should certainly be fired.
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Male 4,014
Plus, that girl clearly had crabs.
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Female 2,509
Damn, even I can`t defend the bubble cop this time.
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Male 4,014
"how does the officer know whats in that bottle? She could have filled it with who-knows-what."

Yeah, could have been pepper spray. I mean, I couldn`t just walk down the street blowing bubbles in people`s faces, the cops would stop me, and rightfully so. A child can blow bubbles on unwilling strangers, but not me.
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Female 675
I understand assault, and I understand that MAYBE the bubbles could get in her eyes, but A) he has sunglasses, B) BUBBLES DON`T HURT. So the whole "assault" thing is bunk
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Female 1,386
I think that officer had a very valid point about getting bubble detergent in the eyes. They make non-tear stuff for kiddies, but how does the officer know whats in that bottle? She could have filled it with who-knows-what. It could be non-toxic (so she can blow bubbles) but still have something added to it that could mess with your vision. Hmm not sure if Lemon would mess with the ability to make a bubble...but theres an example.

Also, why do these lil "rebels" think they can be rude to cops but the cop has to be all sparkles and rainbows?
Ima blow bubbles in yer face, keep smilin ok?
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Male 508
What a colossal douche.
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Female 876
Bubbles are not very protest-like...
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Male 36
hes perfectly in the clear there, shes deliberatly baiting him, and hes followin guidelines set for him, how does that warrant him to be fired. some of you guys are absolute douchebags tbh
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Male 730
Whadda douche
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Female 451
wow, abuse of power. he should def. be fired.
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Male 1,548
the video cut screams "out of context".
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Male 4,014
Hot female cop is like, "lulz."

Ridiculous? Yep. Battery? Well, usually battery involves an offensive touching as measured by a person of ordinary sensibilities.

Are ordinary people offended by bubble? Probably not, BUT that stuff hurts in the eyes, so I don`t know.

Also, we don`t exactly know why she was arrested, there was some editing involved. And if the last day or so of media coverage has shown us anything *coughfoxnewandbrietbartcought* is don`t trust the edits.
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Male 642
well.. bubbles make ugly stains on clothing untill washed
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Male 17,512
Noticed the convenient editing. Doesn`t show what else happened that lead to their arrest.

Besides that, Do you believe you`d be able to get away with spitting on a cop ? I don`t think so. Her bubbles are not much different than spit, In my humble opinion.
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Male 4,593
What a goddam dick.
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Female 106
What a mean officer. :/
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Male 620
ahaha, deer in the headlights...
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Male 6,694
Don`t bubble me man!
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Male 90
Link: Touch Me With Those Bubbles And I Will Arrest You [Rate Link] - Toronto police officer threatens to arrest G20 activist for blowing bubbles during last week`s protests.
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