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Friday, August 26, 2011

Wow, that's not good for my blood pressure!


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Posted by David Bogner on August 26, 2011 | Permalink

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This is beyond appalling. I hope that he sues the Police Department for violating HIS civil rights!

Posted by: Raizy | Aug 26, 2011 6:07:17 PM

-eyetwitch-

Posted by: Chantal | Aug 26, 2011 7:06:17 PM

Publicity is the best w eapon against this sort of mindless (and false) acculturation. With enough exposure and comment, i see the Toronto police soon undergoing further and broader sensitivity training.

Posted by: Delmar Bogner | Aug 26, 2011 8:34:56 PM

Same thing happened to me in Meah Shearim. I was photographing a row of birds at an interesting angle where their shadows were apparent in the late afternoon sun. Out of nowhere, I waas smacked by a Sheitel wearing woman, as she had believed that I was photographing her. I am not a "self loathing Jew", something you hasten to call any Jew who does not share your opinions. What I take issue with is how you quickly you jump from the crazed actions of a hajib wearing woman, to an entire religion.

Posted by: Shira | Aug 26, 2011 9:44:59 PM

Ouch. Please don't draw these events to my attention. It hurts my cerebellum.

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Aug 27, 2011 1:22:48 AM

Shira,

I don't think Trepp is applying a crazed action to an entire religion - where did you get that impression?

The outrage is that a woman hit a man minding his own business and police did nothing despite witnesses to the act. That's appalling. I would be outraged if the police let a perpetrator go because s/he was black, or Hindu, or Asian, or any other seemingly "protected" group.

The law is to be applied equally to all. If your religion does not allow you to be photographed then you'd better not go out in public in many metropolitan areas because cameras are in almost all mobile phones now and (as we have seen through YouTube, etc.) people are recording and photographing everything these days!

And by the way... just because YOUR religion doesn't allow something doesn't mean that I (or my religion) has to honor your dogma/doctrine. Most of the civilized world recognizes that fact. I'm not Jewish and I don't follow a Kosher menu, but I don't hear Trepp telling me I can't eat bacon in public. So why are you defending this crazed woman and attacking Trepp?

Posted by: ProphetJoe | Aug 27, 2011 8:33:19 PM

Wow. I wonder if the officers were afraid of the Arab community or just too lazy to deal with the paperwork of arresting someone. Either way, that's really bad.

Posted by: Sarah B. | Aug 27, 2011 11:06:00 PM

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