For all the squealing I still haven't seen a single example of how this bill would hurt anyone.
Obviously Argus, you have a childlike faith that the police will always do the right thing, would never abuse their position or use the Law as a tool against the suspected until and unless they were proven innocent.
This Bill would hurt someone because you are giving too much power into the hands of those who are not always perfect in how they wield it! There are legions of stories of people who are abused at the hands of police!
Not all of course but hey, a small percentage can do a great deal of damage when given powerful tools, as this Bill is trying to do!
I'm still not comfortable with giving harsher mandatory sentences to those growing more than 6 pot plants than to those caught practicing pedophilia! I would have expected such silliness more from the opposition parties, as we saw when the Liberals introduced their gun registry and had a harsher sentence for someone not registering than for someone using a gun to rob a variety store.
Here in Hamilton a young black man coming home off the GO bus was arrested, held in jail for days, and treated roughly as a burglary suspect. The witness identification of the robber was a man nowhere near his height and white, not black! He was stonewalled when he tried to lodge a complaint. To his credit, he eventually had his day but it was a hard row for him to hoe to achieve it! If you want to google the case, his name is Michael Dixon.
You can't give such powerful tools to those who are chosen and trained more for their proficiency with force than for their understanding of human rights. There are also always pressures for cops to get their man, ANY man! Ask David Milgaard.
I don't mean to be insulting Angus but sometimes you make me think you live in Mayberry, with Andy, Barney and Opie!