Rob Fordís house surrounded by police after break and enter report


DurkaDurka
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The drama never ends with Ford, I hope the burglar wasn't looking for his secret stash of Twinkies...

Toronto News: Rob Ford

Several Toronto police cruisers are staked out around Mayor Rob Ford's Etobicoke home and neighbourhood this morning after what one source said was a break and enter.

Investigating officers from 22 Division said they could not confirm why they were there.

Neighbours noticed officers in the driveway as early as 10 a.m.

Some cruisers were stationed around a neighbouring park.

Ford's van is parked in the driveway and officers were coming in and out of the home.
 
lone wolf
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Maybe they're waiting to arrest the Star paper carrier
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Another nutcake spurred on by the propaganda.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Another nutcake spurred on by the propaganda.

I agree - that paper carrier would have to be nuts delivering the Star to Ford.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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If Ford wins the next election there will likely be mass suicide in the core of the city.
 
DurkaDurka
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

If Ford wins the next election there will likely be mass suicide in the core of the city.

Ford will probably have a coronary before then.
 
lone wolf
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...if detox and the Twinkie halfway house don't get him first
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

Ford will probably have a coronary before then.

Just in case, maybe you should pass around this link (external - login to view) so as to avoid a tragedy.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

The drama never ends with Ford, I hope the burglar wasn't looking for his secret stash of Twinkies...

Toronto News: Rob Ford

Several Toronto police cruisers are staked out around Mayor Rob Ford's Etobicoke home and neighbourhood this morning after what one source said was a break and enter.

It was probably one of those left-wingers that like to hide under RCS' bed.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

It was probably one of those left-wingers that like to hide under RCS' bed.

Where is mentalfloss? Is his absence co-incidence? I think not.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Where is mentalfloss? Is his absence co-incidence? I think not.

So you're believing the rumour I started in another thread?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

So you're believing the rumour I started in another thread?

I didn't read the other thread. I guess great minds just think alike.
 
damngrumpy
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Why is it that every time this guys name is mentioned, it involves police in the yard or
some unusual activities around the property.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

It was probably one of those left-wingers that like to hide under RCS' bed.

Freudian slip?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

If Ford wins the next election there will likely be mass suicide in the core of the city.

You speak as if that would be a bad thing.
 
GreenFish66
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Was One of Robs' Daughters, X Common Law boyfriends, sneakin' round - Domestic Dispute - Nothin' that unusual ...Makes for a good news story though...
X must have some pretty Big Gonads to even have attempted goin' near that place...
I'm sure the Ford Family alone coulda handled any potential problems...
Hell, his daughter could've ...alone...
Is a Tough Family
Last edited by GreenFish66; Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:25 PM..
 
mentalfloss
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I'm sick for one day.. ONE DAY... and look what happens.
 
mentalfloss
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Mayor Rob Ford needs protection, Mammoliti says

Mayor Rob Ford is being too cavalier about his personal safety and should increase security to protect him, says Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.

The mayor’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford, has advocated a special security detail for the mayor, and Thursday Mammoliti weighed in to urge the mayor to act.

Mammoliti said the mayor should drop his habit of driving himself around town.

“My advice to the mayor is he shouldn’t,” Mammoliti told reporters. “There are people out there that do want to hurt you. His approach is I’m the mayor of the city, I’m open, and that’s his approach. I hope that some people can knock some sense into him.

“I don’t’ understand it. I mean people have tried to break into his house. If it were me, I’d be asking for more security.” Mammoliti said that while Wednesday’s break-in at Ford’s home involved an in-law, there have been other situations.

“The last one had somebody around his yard I don’t believe they found out who it was. But the phone calls keep coming in to our offices, including the mayor’s, wanting him dead, and I think we should take that stuff seriously.”

Mammoliti said he will continue to urge Ford to get more protection.

“We’ve got all of the social problems that come with a big city, including the whackos that like to hurt us. I would suggest we get to those particular security (risks) before somebody’s killed in this city or hurt. And I think that that’s inevitable if we ignore it.”

Mayor Rob Ford needs protection, Mammoliti says
 
lone wolf
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...only from himself
 
mentalfloss
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The gift that keeps on giving..

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

The gift that keeps on giving..

Now I don't care what anyone says. That there is funny as hell.
 
DurkaDurka
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Mayor Rob Ford needs protection, Mammoliti says

Mayor Rob Ford is being too cavalier about his personal safety and should increase security to protect him, says Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.

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He needs protection from his extended family and the councillors suggest he needs s security escort... hilarious.
 
mentalfloss
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**** just got serious

By refusing a police escort, Rob Ford puts the public at risk

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford isn’t a guy who likes to change his mind, or does so easily. Whether that’s out of principle or stubbornness is open to debate — and the answer each person gives will probably reveal more about their political views than Rob Ford’s personality. But there are times when a politician should listen to his critics — not to mention his friends, his family, his allies, his colleagues and maybe an opinion columnist or two. It’s time for Mayor Ford to accept police protection.

There have been threats against Mayor Ford’s life. That’s nothing new for politics, to be sure. And he’s always shaken them off, and refused a police security detail on the grounds that he doesn’t want to take an officer off the streets. “I move forward,” says the Mayor. That’s noble. But on three separate occasions in recent weeks, the police have been summoned by 911 calls to the Mayor’s private residence. Once was the infamous Marg Delahunty incident, when a CBC comedy crew allegedly spooked the Mayor’s young daughter. Another was a Christmastime domestic dispute (the Mayor’s rocky marriage is not news). Most recently, on Wednesday, a man was arrested at Ford’s home for uttering threats — this incident stemmed not from Ford’s public profile, but from a domestic dispute between the man, Scott MacIntyre, and Mayor Ford’s sister.

And each of these 911 calls has taken officers off the streets. And probably consumed more police resources than would have been required to simply assign him a body guard that likely would have prevented each of these 911 calls from having to be made in the first place.

That’s hypothetical, of course. But it’s more than plausible. If the Mayor had had a police officer right at hand when the CBC crew approached his home, that situation would have resolved itself with no more than some awkward footage of a police officer trying to avoid looking directly into the camera while being asked absurd questions by Marg Delahunty. The Christmas-time incident wouldn’t have required police being called — they would already have been there. And the “security breach” that was MacIntyre’s trespass onto the Mayor’s property could almost certainly have been headed off by the glowering glare of a Glock-and-baton-toting officer of the law.

Instead, in each case, we had 911 dispatchers fielding calls and sending units that were operating in the area of the Mayor’s home. This is a diversion of police resources, and is arguably more disruptive to police operations than simply assigning the Mayor a small group of officers trained for VIP protection. Such officers are available — like any major city, Toronto’s police are from time to time called upon to escort and guard celebrities, foreign dignitaries, government officials and the like. Tapping this available resource will drain fewer resources from the police’s stretched manpower reserves and budgetary resources than constantly having to send units, lights flashing and siren’s wailing, to the Mayor’s home.

Again, the Mayor’s insistence that he go without security and continue to drive himself around the city is noble. It’s yet more proof that he’s willing to lead by example, and that he doesn’t expect anything of city staff or his constituents that he’s not willing to do himself. That kind of real-world appeal is why people voted for him in the first place. But in this case, the Mayor’s good intentions are overriding his better judgment, and the frequent diversions of badly needed police units off general duties can put the public at risk.

His brother wants him to get security. His allies on council want him to get security. His friends are urging him to consider it. And it would leave the city better off, both in terms of public safety and the bottom line. Bending to peer pressure really isn’t the Mayor’s thing, but for his own sake and that of the city, this is an area where he should defer to the wishes of others.

By refusing a police escort, Rob Ford puts the public at risk - National Post
 
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