Saturday 3 July 2010

Store owners should be asking why the police allowed the vandalism to go on for 1.5 hours

Store owners defiant after property damaged during G20 riot -
Police have admitted that they were ordered to allow the vandalism, including the burning of of the police cars. Everyone should be asking why were they ordered to allow the vandalism to happen and go on for so long.


ck said...

It's actually time for everyone to be honest. To hell with political correctness.

These businesses insisting on staying open during G20 week-end inspite of warnings. Many did board up and remain closed. Case in point, that fruit store next to the Afghan leather store had a metal gaate in front and thus, didn't sustain damage.

I saw pictures of places like HMV all boarded up with plywood and other places with metal like that fruit store. these same places also remained closed.

I'm sorry, but in spite of the warnings of trouble splashed all over the media. Anti-capitalist groups who tend to be the mot militant and thus, property damage can be their modus operendi were coming and the potential for them doing their worst was out there.

I feel bad for the employees who were frightened and perhaps forced by their employers to be there as they were forced into a potentially dangerous situation.

Case and point; those employers who insisted on remaining open; it probably costed them more in manpower and hydro and such to remain open than if they closed.

With the exception of perhaps Mr. Retail Rage who absolutely was screaming to get into the Eaton Center, I think shopping was the last thing on most people's minds when in the downtown core on G20 week-end.

They knew their insurance would more than likely not cover any damages and they knew that the Harpercons would more than likely not compensate any damage.

As for the banks sustaining damage; I'm surprised more didn't. After all, their greed and their fat cat executives and capitalist and corporatist greed is what got us into this economic mess to begin with, and austerity measures on the backs of the working class and society's most vulnerable is not only horribly unfair, but it's what will drive us to yet anotherr great depression according to Pual Krugman and other economists.

No, the banks have zero sympathy from me.

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody told them they don't have to pay for the cop cars they lose?