Charges dropped against Scott Weinstein after filming cops at Montréal G20 protest

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Charges dropped against Scott Weinstein after filming cops at Montréal G20 protest

First half of justice is done.

Unionist

Okay, start with this background piece from rabble news in July 2010:

[url=http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2010/07/best-net/video-shows-und... shows undercover agents assaulting man filming them at Montreal G20 protest[/url]

And then, today's good news:

[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Charge+against+Montreal+protester+dr... against Montreal G20 protester dropped[/url]

Quote:
The Crown has dropped a criminal charge against a Montreal man arrested after he videotaped undercover cops during a peaceful Montreal demonstration protesting against the mass arrests in 2010 of G20 opponents.

Scott Weinstein, a nurse, had for the past 17 months been facing a charge of assault on police with a weapon - his bicycle.

His trial had been scheduled to begin Wednesday morning.

Ending a court session that took about half a minute, Judge Yves Paradis of Quebec Court declared the matter closed.

Weinstein, who has maintained from the start that he did nothing illegal, told reporters minutes later that he wishes to file a police ethics complaint alleging evidence-tampering by police.

Read the rest of the story for details about the evidence tampering.

 

Unionist

I neglected to mention that Scott is also a rabble contributor. [url=http://rabble.ca/taxonomy/term/9792]Here[/url] are some of his reports from his travel to Haïti after the quake.

And he's a member of Independent Jewish Voices (Montréal branch).

 

DaveW

Scott?

sheesh, last time I saw you was near Coop Prince Arthur, I thought you had moved to Florida, ... good luck on your current travails.. many demos later