Given the right provocation, Blogging Tory "Backseat Blogger" is clearly capable of some justified outrage:
Disgraceful conduct indeed. This shmuck of an officer punches out a citizen in diabetic shock(and not exactly in any condition to be resisting arrest) in full view of witnesses without asking any questions first or advising said citizen that was under arrest.
Why am I not surprised? Punching, bullying, and strong arming first seem to the RCMP modus vivendi these days.
Of course, there's a limit to everyone's outrage:
After first deny its involvement(bad PR move right there) the surete de quebec has come clean and said that the three protesters in question were actually undercover agents.
On balance I’m going to come down on the side of the police in this one.
Their actions were justified to maintain public order and security while the behaviour and language of Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union was insulting at best and provocative and rabble rousing at worst.
And what a shame that was. If only Dave Coles had suddenly gone into diabetic shock and that undercover cop had beat the living shit out of him, well, then, by God, we would have had him.