Unbeknownst to him, Public Security Minister Stockwell Day has suddenly changed all the rules (emphasis added):
"The thing that was interesting in this particular incident, three people in question were spotted by protesters because were not engaging in violence," Day said Friday in Vancouver.
"They were being encouraged to throw rocks and they were not throwing rocks, it was the protesters who were throwing the rocks. That's the irony of this," said Day, adding the actions were substantiated by the video that he has seen of the protests.
"Because they were not engaging in violence, it was noted that they were probably not protesters. I think that's a bit of an indictment against the violent protesters."
So, if I'm reading this correctly, "Doris" is telling us that he has no problem with the QPP infiltrators because, despite the fact that they were masked and carrying dangerous objects, they didn't actually, technically, do anything "violent," per se. And doesn't that just open up the field wide for future protests?
By Day's own admission, it should now be considered perfectly acceptable to gather in large crowds, fully masked and wielding dangerous objects, as long as you don't, you know, do anything with them. This bandanna? Hey, it's my right. Stockie said so. And this lead pipe? I call him "Whappy." And there's nothing you can do about it, because Stockie has given me his blessing to conceal my identity and carry a lead pipe, or a bottle, or a rock, or a length of bicycle chain, as long as I behave myself.
And isn't that going to make, say, future Pro-Life rallies more entertaining when all those fetus-worshipping, bible-whomping whackjobs are suddenly confronted by a small group of masked, black-clad, brick-wielding dissenters, who can now take comfort in the fact that there's not a fucking thing the cops or the RCMP can do about them as long as they behave, since all they need to do is whip out their Stockwell Day "Get out of custody free" card and they're good to go. Oh, yeah, the rules have changed, and things just got a lot more exciting.
Good job, Stockie. I'm sure the Canadian law enforcement community can't wait to tell you how much they appreciate what you just did for them. And if they show up carrying tire irons, well, not to worry. Last time I looked, tire irons are still perfectly legal, right?
P.S. "But ... but ... but ... that's different!!" You know it's coming.