July 25, 2018

Donning bulletproof vest in crime ridden area deemed “racist” by Horwath

David MenziesMission Specialist

Newly-minted Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Michael Tibollo recently went for a ride-along with Toronto police in the tough Jane and Finch neighbourhood, and as per protocol, he wore a bulletproof vest.


Later at Queen’s Park, Tibollo admitted doing so, saying, “Personally, I went out... middle of the night."

Cue the outrage! NDP leader Andrea Horwath said the comments were “racist”, and Liberal MPP Michael Coteau added, “I don’t know what the minister was scared of.”

I don’t know if Minister Tibollo was scared of anything, but it’s a moot point since all police ride alongs, even to tony neighbourhoods like Rosedale or Forest Hill, require the civilian to don a bulletproof vest.

In other words, this policy is meant for protection and perhaps to limit liability, not to “stigmatize” anyone.

This preposterous reaction makes me wonder though — who is the racist here?

Maybe it’s Horwath and Coteau who require sensitivity training, while Tibollo should be applauded for venturing into the field and seeing firsthand what the cops have to deal with on a daily basis.

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commented 2018-07-27 17:27:07 -0400
why not send horwath out on the street with purse and dandling precious metals hanging from her wrists and neck to block any serious acts of violence. and when screams for help, ignore her, after all, they are all a false alarm.
commented 2018-07-27 17:27:07 -0400
why not send horwath out on the street with purse and dandling precious metals hanging from her wrists and neck to block any serious acts of violence. and when screams for help, ignore her, after all, they are all a false alarm.
commented 2018-07-26 10:02:41 -0400
Horwath has sold her soul to the agenda. I wonder why the NDP hasn’t turfed this loser yet?
commented 2018-07-26 05:36:23 -0400
Mayor John Lefty says no one in Toronto needs a gun. Due to his total failure to deal with crime and terrorism in Toronto, it seems they increasingly do not only need guns to defend themselves, but body armour as well. I wonder what styles of body armour the chic salons of Yorkville will be rolling out this season?
commented 2018-07-26 05:31:19 -0400
Miss Piggy Horwath? I like it.
commented 2018-07-25 21:24:46 -0400
So the NDP are busy working on Doug Ford’s reelection as Premier in the next election. Maybe they can go to the Jane-Finch area along with a CBC camerapeoplekind some night & show us rubes how enlightened they are.
commented 2018-07-25 20:34:53 -0400
Leftist ideology = nincompoop. Their virtue signaling verbal diarrhea should be ignored.
commented 2018-07-25 19:10:38 -0400
Oh, come on people! Give poor Miss Piggy Horwath a break! It is obviously traumatizing having to share the planet with all those evil Conservatives, breathing air and stuff like that!
commented 2018-07-25 19:03:10 -0400
Do it David. Take whack job Horwath down there at midnight and let her make her way home via public transit
commented 2018-07-25 18:47:37 -0400
the left wing dings and dongs in the usa and canada are a bunch of squealing piggies. rant and rave, and pretend you are not out of your minds! you are, sorry you are big time!
commented 2018-07-25 18:38:17 -0400
Horwath and her party does’t have a clue about anything.

Perhaps the Chief of Police can educate this woman who looks for racism behind every corner.
commented 2018-07-25 17:45:01 -0400
Minister Tibollo should go back in November and wear a poppy on the bulletproof vest . The NDP hates the symbol of our soldiers sacrifice as much as they gate the freedom it gave us.