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On ‎14‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 0:48 PM, The_Squid said:

Then they can go without a uniform.  Do gay postal employees wear their uniforms in the parade?

 

the police are a heterosexual organization now?

 

Mostly , yes.  Rivers of testosterone flow in most cop gatherings.

 

Why do you support heterophobia?

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4 minutes ago, overthere said:

Mostly , yes.  Rivers of testosterone flow in most cop gatherings.

 

Why do you support heterophobia?

So you're saying they are excluding them because they're heterosexuals....   not because they perceive the cops as doing harm to them as individuals or a group?

 

interesting take...   I haven't heard of that before.  Sounds like a conspiracy theory....

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On 2017-02-14 at 1:53 PM, overthere said:

A parade of that size would need both a permit, and a security plan involving hundred of Toronto police to provide a secure and safe environment.

If I was a Toronto taxpayer, I would be very uneasy about providing substantial public funds in support of a group that is so overtly heterophobic , bigoted and  intolerant as the Gay pride organizers.

Well also consider that if Pride went against BLM's demands and allowed cops in the parade, there could be another BLM protest to disrupt the parade this year again, and there's not much chance that Toronto cops are going to touch BLM protestors for fear of being called racist oppressors.

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So in the wake of the Bruce Mcarthur story, Pride has again asked that police don't participate in the Parade. 

They were too cowardly to officially deny the police's request, the just politely asked that they withdraw the request. Which the chief did today. 

If the Parade can dictate who participates in their parade for shouldn't really be receiving public funds. 

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/03/toronto-police-will-withdraw-application-to-march-in-pride-parade.html

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Toronto police will withdraw an application for officers to march in this year’s Pride parade, chief Mark Saunders announced Tuesday afternoon.

The decision was made to avoid “any setback” in the relationship between police and Toronto’s queer communities, he said, with the goal of restoring confidence in police after a raw and emotionally charged year.

“We have been through challenging times and it is a personal priority of mine as Chief to build an even more constructive, trusting relationship for the future,” Saunders wrote in a statement.

“My hope is that this move will be received as a concrete example of the fact that I am listening closely to the community’s concerns and I am committed thoroughly to building a better, stronger relationship between us.”

Saunders’s decision comes hot on the heels of a statement on Monday evening calling on police to withdraw their request to participate. It was signed jointly by Pride Toronto, the 519 community centre, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, Sherbourne Health Centre, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention and the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention.

The deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick, Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Skandaraj Navaratnam and an unidentified man — all allegedly victims of Bruce McArthur — as well as Tess Richey and Alloura Wells, are specifically referenced as catalysts of anger, shock and grief.

 

 

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On 1/19/2017 at 4:26 PM, hernanday said:

How inclusive can an event be when an organization armed with guns and given the right to kill anyone who makes them feel threatened is permitted to celebrate at an event infront of the people they have a long history of abusing and mistreating? This was no surprise, Toronto police have a very long history of racial discrimination and unjust murders, you wouldn't let paul bernardo have a float, why any other killer?

No one is well-served by the continual litany of wrongs done.  No one.  Is this what we are to hear again next year.......and the year following?  When will enough time have passed that the sins of previous police forces not be visited upon the current force.  What was once truly a celebration of inclusiveness, has now become a source of rancor and divisiveness.  Sad that.

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