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A code enforcement officer in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, issued a woman a fine of $880 (about $650 U.S.) for "standing too long" in a park under emergency coronavirus restrictions. The woman, identified by local media only as Roxana, says she was pushing a stroller and walking her dog when she stopped to let a group pass on the trail she was walking on then answered a text before resuming her walk. That's when a code enforcement officer confronted her and told her she'd been standing for two minutes.

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  1. Eh, mate… you got a permit to be standing there?

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    1. Does a learner’s permit suffice? My standing instructor is standing here right next to me. Is that ok then?

      1. Only OK if the instructor is 6 feet away – – – – – – – –

      2. “Does a learner’s permit suffice?”

        No.
        You need to be trained by experts in the field of standing around doing nothing, pay tens of thousands of dollars to the local university to understand it’s theories and applications, and then have 50 years experience of standing around doing nothing.
        Then, you can take your standing around doing nothing test, and if you pass, you will have to pay $10,000 a month for the permit.
        Then, and only then, will you be able to stand around doing nothing, you counter-revolutionary miscreant.

    2. Do you have a permit to check my permits?

  2. “He also mentioned that he was watching me from afar. I was also absolutely alone. So although there were plenty of people ‘loitering,’ as the officer called it, he only had jurisdiction to issue me a ticket because I had my dog with me.”

    “Jackpot!”

    1. He was hoping for some resistance so he could shoot the dog.

      1. Do Canadian cops apologize after they shoot your dog?

        1. Yes, but they do it in French, so it sounds like an insult.

          1. And then they surrender.

            Or lob cows at you.

  3. I have no idea what an Ontario code enforcement officer looks like. Is he an armed agent of the state, with a radio to call all his buddies to put their knee on your neck if you don’t comply? Or is he a pissant little shit with a clipboard? Because if the latter, the proper response to being told you’re standing too long is “Fuck off,” not “Sorry, here’s my ID, I’ll keep standing here while you write me a ticket.”

  4. So she should have mingled with the large group?
    Sounds much cheaper, if not exactly compliant with anti-social distancing.
    And of course texting while walking, when paying attention to a baby and controlling a dog is MUCH safer than stopping .

  5. Canada is an unfree country.

    1. Just going the way of Garbage Island. PM Brown Face Douche Bag is accelerating that process until they are a country of Canadian Karens with enough social virtue to export.

    2. We must liberate them and bring enlightened democracy!

    3. Canada, where freedom goes to die.

  6. Governor Whitmer requires reeducation for health care workers over disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on minorities.

    1. “The evidence shows that training in implicit bias can make a positive difference” … “studies show that [implicit bias] can have an impact on health outcomes.”

      Emphases added. Sounds like Whitmer might can develop more evidence and fund more studies concerning conditions in which “implicit bias” does *not* make a difference.

      1. does this reeducation include the fact that Whitmer’s partially responsible for the disproportionate impact?

        1. Partially?

      2. It is known.

        “All staff, please report to the political commissar for ideological indoctrination class.”

      3. ““The evidence shows that training in implicit bias can make a positive difference” … “studies show that [implicit bias] can have an impact on health outcomes.”

        Who did these studies?
        Mother Goose?

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  7. I remember when Dudley Do-Right used to save Nell Fenwick for loitering on train tracks. Mounties today. *shakes head in disgust*

  8. Standing in a park?

    That lunatic was endangering public safety. She’s lucky she wasn’t in America. The cops would have shot her dog before SWAT took her down. For the children.

  9. I had to write a citation, wooooooooooo,
    When I saw here standing there.

  10. Hoser.

  11. So there is so little crime in Canada they ticket people for standing. If thats all they got left they may as well defund the police

  12. Was she wearing a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt? If not, it’s her own fault. Everyone knows that if you are anti-racist, the virus will spare you.

  13. “Look at the fun bags on that hose hound!”

  14. I wonder if’n he just wanted to get her number and then she turned out to be a twat so he ticketed her?

  15. “That’s when a code enforcement officer confronted her and told her she’d been standing for two minutes.”

    Don’t you just love it when the Karens of the world become cops?

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