This just makes the mind wobble:

The Ottawa Citizen breathlessly reports: “The Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect after a cellphone was stolen at the intersection of Gloucester and Percy streets on April 27.”

The police are conducting a fulsome investigation of someone’s cellphone being stolen? When you see some of things the police can’t be bothered with and now they are on full alert over a cellphone. Good grief.

It appears the criminals took a day off.

And just to add to this miscarriage of justice, the Ottawa Citizen is actually using its ridiculously depleted resources to cover a cellphone theft.

It’s difficult to think about what’s the biggest crime here.

Ken Gray 


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2 Responses

  1. Ron Benn says:

    What is missing is ‘who’.

    If you or I had our mobile phone stolen, the best we could expect from the police is a report reference # to provide to our insurance company. On the other hand, if it was someone with an elevated sense of entitlement supported by a public profile …

  2. Ken Gray says:


    The police are governed by self-interest. I know one person, you know this person too, who people tried to burn and harm and maybe even kill and yet the police didn’t show up to investigate the crime. They even had intent and the probable suspects.

    Maybe the police could be clear about who had their phone stolen?

    But then, that wouldn’t be in their self-interest.

    When the police were presented with irrefutable evidence that the burning attempt had occurred, they ignored it.

    Recently, OPS Chief Erik Stubbs told the Ottawa Police Service Board that outside consultants had reported that the OPS had handled recent demonstrations successfully. The outside consultants were almost all formerly associated with the police including one person who was a former OPS officer. So they were completely above bias.

    Well they weren’t too successful the day they ignored a serious crime. They were pretty low. So low in fact that if they had looked up, they would have seen the butt end of a slug towering above them.

    Cellphone, indeed.



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