April 18, 2016

UPDATE: Manitoba police have been investigating 'offensive' anti-immigrant Facebook posts SINCE 2015

StaffRebel Columnist

Police in Brandon, Manitoba are investigating after an anti-immigrant post was made by a Facebook page.

According to The Star, the Facebook page was removed from the site on Saturday.

The page's profile picture reportedly said, “I Hate Immigrants”.

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Staff Sgt. Greg Hebert said police received a report about the page last Monday and again on Friday.

“Most of the Internet stuff we deal with is still frauds, whether it’s Revenue Canada or Kijiji scams,” Hebert said noting that investigating 'offensive' posts was a rare occurrence.

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Facebook user Rhonda McCorriston said she reported the page when it was still active.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s spreading hate,” McCorriston said. “It’s not very good for Brandon and it’s against so many things that we as Canadians value in our multicultural society.”

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The police want people to contact them if they have any information related to the anti-immigrant postings.

This incident is very similar to what has been happening in Europe. Two weeks ago we reported that police in Berlin raided apartments and arrested 9 people for their anti-refugee social media posts.

UPDATE: Brandon Police issues the following statement on its website

The Brandon Police Service has an ongoing investigation into the concerns regarding a Facebook page referring to immigrants in Brandon and will continue to monitor this and any other “hate” related posting on any social media platform.

The police service investigation began in September, 2015 when we were made aware of the page on Facebook. A member of the Criminal Investigation Unit was assigned and he provided the information to the Forensic Computer Analyst at BPS who attempted to determine the originating IP address for the site as well as the identity and/or IP address of any of the members of the group. The page was also reported to Facebook by BPS several times through the complaints portion of that website.

Unfortunately, the replies received from Facebook indicated their community standards had not been breached and they would not take any action on the page. The attempts to determine the IP address provided only general inconclusive results. No specific criminal complaints were received from an individual or group regarding the postings on the page.

The Forensic Computer Analyst and Crime Analyst continued to monitor the site and found there were no active posts throughout the fall of 2015 and early 2016. Early last week, a new posting was made to the page which led to further requests to Facebook to have the page removed, which now appear to have been successful.

 They add, “The Brandon Police Service will continue to monitor social media for any return of this page or other similar pages that attempt to spread distasteful messages about any group in the city.”

So, lets recap. They've been investigating this page since 2015 and even assigned member of the Criminal Investigation Unit to determine the IP address/identity of the individuals running the page.

Brandon Police also reported the page to Facebook, but even Facebook with all its love of censorship didn't think the page was offensive enough to be removed.

Exactly how much time and energy was spent trying to police social media posts?

This isn't the first time police in Canada have tried to police the internet for posts they may find 'offensive'. Earlier this month, the OPP Twitter account tweeted out that people should “think before they Tweet.”

Toronto conservative activist Stephen Taylor made fun of this warning on Twitter -- and someone from the OPP actually phoned him about it.

It must be nice to not have any serious crimes to deal with.

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commented 2016-04-20 09:30:08 -0400
“…I for one will not be the eyes and ears for a police force that doesn’t give a rats butt about the public, but bow down to politicians, for their own gain….”

You’re on to something there, DEBORAH. The police brass seem to be utterly oblivious to the fact that incidents like High River, Caledonia, and stories like this alienate the good citizens that the rank-and-file officers rely on to report crimes/suspicious activity and to offer information during investigations. Without that, Canada will slowly turn into one big ghetto, with the same surly, unhelpful attitudes – and the elevated crime rates – that we see in some of the low-rent areas of our major cities.
commented 2016-04-20 00:52:42 -0400

No need to “comment” about Islam and risk getting into trouble.

Just watch what Islam puts out on videos at the link below.


commented 2016-04-19 20:01:40 -0400
Tonight after Manitoba has a new government their first priority must be to determine exactly who instructed the police to take this action and reveal that information to the public.
commented 2016-04-19 11:09:15 -0400
the worthless pigs are you enemy.
commented 2016-04-19 10:09:48 -0400
I think people should call the police about real crimes, not imagined, hurt feeling crimes. People like McCorriston need to grow up, because the state can’t be there for every little thing that upsets her. This is how police resources are being used? What a waste of time and money, trying to stop free thought and speech. It’s no wonder that when real crime happens, police are trying to find a needle in a haystack, instead of doing what they are paid to do. What a waste! I for one will not be the eyes and ears for a police force that doesn’t give a rats butt about the public, but bow down to politicians, for their own gain. It’s shameful to say the least. If I see a real crime happen, not an imagined, hurt feelings crime, I will definitely report it. But I’m passing on the nosy neighbour crimes of eavesdropping, and ratting out those who have the right to speak freely.
commented 2016-04-19 09:33:05 -0400
To Andrew: “If you report a trespass or a break and enter, the cops won’t show up. Welcome to Canada the shithole!!!”

That is true. A friend recently called police of a burglary in process, nobody showed up.
You’re on your own.
commented 2016-04-19 01:33:07 -0400
Jay Kelly more like left wing lunatics, and censorship is violence, and why no action when an Imam says all Jews over 18 are to be killed? Sorry but i think left wingers are lunatics who will commit violence so they should all be silenced i guess? And have you not watched the news for a long long time, it is left wing groups doing the violence and lunacy.
commented 2016-04-19 01:22:01 -0400
@peter Netterville

Not at all concerned.

I have dealt with CSIS and the RCMP before over “Hate speech” told them both to stuff it.
even wrote a song about it.

CSIS loves me, yes I know. Because Big Brother tells me so”

Kinda catchy no?
commented 2016-04-19 01:17:31 -0400
Many people suppose that hateful comments on social media do not real harm and therefore police should not look into them. The reality is that some right-wing lunatics that make the hate comments will also commit acts of violence.
commented 2016-04-19 00:37:53 -0400
This is why you should NEVER use your real name on social media. Notice the police were not able to obtain the IP address of the FB user because the postings did not contravene FB’s TOS and therefore FB refused to hand over the IP address (good for FB!). If you use your real name and post real pictures of yourself it is easy for the thought police to track you down.

In Toronto a twitter user – Gregory Alan Elliott – was charged by police for disagreeing with feminists on twitter. He was put through a three year trial during which time he was unable to work and was bankrupted before finally being acquitted. The Toronto fascist police were able to track him down because he used his real name and posted real pics of himself and family. During the entire ordeal his twitter acct remained active because Twitter did not find him in violation of their TOS.

We are in dangerous times where your life can be destroyed by a simple social media post that someone might find “offensive”.

With the “hate speech” laws we have on the books in Canada this was inevitable. This BTW was another area where Harper screwed up. Instead of abolishing hate-speech laws and strengthening free speech in Canada the stupid CUCK actually made hate speech laws stronger.
commented 2016-04-19 00:16:40 -0400
This is how it starts…
commented 2016-04-18 21:56:12 -0400
The “brown shirts” in Brandon are starting to reveal themselves. I wish we had the names of those Nazi officers, so they could be publicly shamed and exposed them for who and what they are. “just following orders” is NOT a valid excuse or reason for this outrageous thuggery and assault on our freedom of speech by these jack boots with badges!
commented 2016-04-18 20:27:01 -0400
If immigrants are behaving like parasites & are giving all the reasons to the host society to hate them then it’s natural Canadians will hate immigrants.
The original post on facebook must have been about general immigrants as this case is from September last year, before trudope liberals start bringing in mohammedan rapefugees disguised as ‘Syrian refugees’, so we can’t compare it to the present situation, which is much worse.
In most cases when some people develop a disliking or hatred towards immigrants that’s because they see their heritage, culture, society, language, nation, the future of coming generations being destroyed by the hands of these immigrants. When they see their jobs & houses are being taken away by uncontrolled immigration policies they will start hating immigrants.
As we’ve seen in the case of Lower Mainland, thanks to huge numbers of indians & chinese immigrants, the real estate prices have gone through the roof, putting locals out of the housing market. Same holds true for the job market which is being dominated by new immigrants from india, pakistan & philippines, while local born Canadians are being neglected for cheaper labour imported from third world countries. Here, I see we the new immigrants giving every reason for Canadians to hate us the immigrants. If you are going to take away people livelihood & homes they’ll hate you that is human nature. However, I believe in reality it’s the Canadian immigration policy which they ‘hate’ and NOT the immigrant as a person.
I am sorry to say when it came to immigration the Conservatives were no better than liberals, during nine years of conservative rule Canada took in almost 2.5 million new immigrants (plus, another 2 million as TFW). Canada, even under the able guidance of Stephen Harper, never had such big economy to sustain that huge number of people in such short period.
Even without the recent mohammedan rapefugee surge the overall general immigrantion & TFW numbers are way too high & unsustainable for any economy, society or nation.
We should go for ‘quality’ not for ‘quantity’, because in most cases surplus quantity will prove to be unproductive & a menace to host nation. Bring in a very small numbers of immigrants each year let them assimilate & be productive to the society, everybody, i.e., host society/nation & immigrants, will gain & will be much happier.
commented 2016-04-18 20:24:02 -0400
And then they took the guns.
commented 2016-04-18 19:04:42 -0400
Ditto Bravo Z – where the Fxxx are these keystones when foamy-mouthed Jihadis are posting anti Canadian anti west hate speech ?

- I’ll answer that question – at Timmy’s snapping down crullers or knee walking at Dipper party conventions .
commented 2016-04-18 19:00:00 -0400
This fake cracking down on offending muslims (lets face it, this is what it’s really about, not any other immigrants) with words is only a cover up for much worse things to come and the real agenda as Hitler did pre ww 2. Such as enforcing/enslaving Canada under the sharia law and I’m pretty sure communism as well (same thing in essence as it enslaves everyone). Brute force and killing anyone who disagrees is a big part of this. The treasonous western governments are already arresting people who insult muslims or islam which is very much Islamic blasphemy law. Why else do you think isis and other terrorist groups have been getting away with their mass murders? The UN is not doing anything at all to stop this. Governments like Canada (Trudeau)cowers to the commands of the UN and Turkey’s islamic Edogan. Where are the honest democratic politicians who will step forward to stop this? Or will this communist/Islamic plot to enslave the entire world only be stopped by the citizens themselves, perhaps even some muslims will finally leave their enslavement to join in the battle against the communist/Islamic plot.
commented 2016-04-18 18:51:10 -0400
Well this media outlet right here has some excellent recordings and video of serious hate crime speech from the mosques.

Where are the police?

Justice system? There is not longer a justice system.

It is a legal system and if you are not white or from a Christian background you can say and do anything you want.

Seems you and I do not have the same privileges according to Rhonda McCorriston – and of course our new enemy – the police – who have stopped applying laws equally.
commented 2016-04-18 18:40:04 -0400
We are controlled by a Marxist Government. That is in turn controlled by the Marxist UN. In my opinion, in the near future, we are going to see a lot worse than just Tweet Police.

In the UK, right now, the Thought Police are arresting people who may, and I repeat MAY, say something bad about Migrants. If you have a bad reputation you will be thrown in to Jail without trial, until the Police Chief decides to let you go. We will see this in Canada in the near future.

In Canada the Police will soon be in the control of Muslims, we can say goodbye to Democracy and say hello to Sharia Law.

Let us all say a prayer for our enlightened Prime Minister, he is going to need it, where he is going.
commented 2016-04-18 18:13:56 -0400
M P said, “I Hate Immigrants”

It makes it easier to post that when your account name is not your real name.

I don’t agree that the RCMP or any police force should be investigative what they decide is hate speech, of any hate speech, but M P, posting that comment when it is not your real name does not offer you as much protection as you may believe. Just sayin’
commented 2016-04-18 18:12:20 -0400
M P commented 2 hours ago
I Hate Immigrants

HAHA you win this comment section!
commented 2016-04-18 17:58:21 -0400
Igor…….the people you talk of are NOT immigrants!!!! They are illegal refugees or people on visas only. Please learn the difference.
commented 2016-04-18 17:55:58 -0400
THis is how our country will look for the next four years….‘hurt police’….‘sunny ways’……we are ‘so nice’…nauseating!
commented 2016-04-18 17:54:03 -0400
So, now Canadians are not allowed to voice an opinion? As long as we have liberals like McCorriston with her bleeding heart, we will have this kind of thing. The liberals would for sure STOP people from voicing an opinion that does not match theirs. As for ‘I hate immigrants’…..the person who wrote that is pretty stupid, uninformed and out of line. IMMIGRANTS come here legally, have done for more than a hundred years. If not for immigrants….Canada would still be hollowing trees out for transport. IMMIGRANTS made this country what it is, people from France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England…..all over Europe came here as IMMIGRANTS and were welcomed. We are talking here about so-called ‘REFUGEES’…..‘ILLEGAL REFUGEES’ big difference. Wish people would get this fact straight in their heads. The person who wrote ‘I hate immigrants’ is 100% sure to be the descendent of an immigrant themselves but……we are still entitled to OUR opinion without being investigated by the police. Get your facts straight people.
commented 2016-04-18 17:49:05 -0400
We now have a “hurt feelings” police service. How sad and disturbing is that? I think if the police no longer have a mandate to protect the public, then they might as well cut them all loose and send them home. I don’t want to pay for someone’s hurt feelings. I’d tell them to suck it up and move on already.
commented 2016-04-18 17:45:31 -0400
Daniel Hunt – it might look like they’re winning, but in the end they’ve already lost!
commented 2016-04-18 17:19:16 -0400
I hate Canadian citizens! Crickets
commented 2016-04-18 17:09:51 -0400
I can see this getting just as ugly as it is in Europe, great Britain and other countries as long as we have the federal government that we have here. We will be sensored.
commented 2016-04-18 16:56:59 -0400
Apart from ISIS jihadists, the people who are most likely to sympathize with using state force to silence criticism of immigration or Islam appear to be left leaning Canadians and their liberals friends. Now Brandon Police investigates imaginary crimes on Facebook just to look good in the eyes of the elite, left wing media and the PC brigade. (But behind closed doors ordinary canadians despise what these cops are doing)

However, I admit that posting “I hates immigrants” on Facebook shows a lack of nuance. It probably stem from genuine concerns about the sad state of affairs caused by Trudeau’s government, not hate. The cops can’t seriously expect ordinary Canadians to express their political opinions using subtle difference or distinction in their statements that a journalist or a politician would use.

Unfortunately we live in a country where a lot of people want to ban Donald Trump from entering the country for his thoughts on stemming Muslim immigration while saying nothing about Mosques where radical Islamists who routinely preach their support for terrorist attacks and the Islamic State, as well as their desire to see all homosexuals stoned to death and girls clitoris excision. According to the FBI, the most dangerous mosque in North America is in Montreal but don’t expect the CBC to report on it.

This once again underscores the fact that so-called the Brandon police and Canadian “progressives” aren’t progressive at all – they’re authoritarians who share many of the same beliefs as jihadists – who think that anyone who have a different political opinion by criticizing immigration or Islam should be silenced – by force if necessary.
commented 2016-04-18 16:54:59 -0400
It is creeping in people. The suppression of free thought and speech. The “mind control” of extreme socialist policy is being jammed down our throats more as each year passes. Whatever you think or believe has less value as each day passes, if it disagrees with the growing brainwashed left’s agenda. It is like a chess match for the dark, very rich Soros following, working toward a communist like one world order. And they are winning.