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Another call for a public inquiry into the G20 after pricy police infiltration op produces few results

Once again, there are calls for an inquiry into police conduct during the G20. This time, the calls come in response to details surfacing around an undercover operation involving infiltrating activist groups in the lead-up to the summit last year. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is demanding a public inquiry, arguing that “allegations police helped anarchists plan protests should be investigated.” And that’s not all. There’s also the contention that the end result of the investigation doesn’t justify an expensive project that the Globe and Mail says “[employed] techniques used to bust biker gangs and terrorist networks”—apparently, all to confirm that protesters planned to break windows. In the end, the police essentially let protesters break windows anyway, and the only real result of the intel is a handful of minor guilty pleas. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »