December 04, 2016

Toronto’s new “militaristic” police cruisers “trigger” progressives

David MenziesMission Specialist

The Toronto Police Service recently rolled out a new colour scheme for their cruisers, and as a result, we can add another item to the list of things that “trigger” progressives.

We know about team nicknames, free speech that conflicts with their beliefs, and Halloween costumes that appropriate another’s culture so let's add the paint scheme of a car to the list of things that trigger social justice warriors.

I think the new dark-grey cruisers look superb having never been a fan of the red, white, and blue Toronto cruisers or the bright yellow ones before that.

With the new dark-grey paint job, the cruisers look like they mean business and isn’t that how you want a police cruiser to look?

Yet, the progressives find this colour scheme “offensive”.

According to a graphic designer quoted in a Toronto Star article, these designs convey “oppressive, aggressive, intimidating and combative traits”, and appear to be influenced by films such as Robocop and Batman.

We’re told that the militaristic influence of the paint-scheme is undeniable, and “It’s a disturbing trend to say the least.”

Who knew? A Ford Taurus in dark-grey is “disturbing.”

Toronto’s progressive City Council were upset with Police Chief Mark Saunders for having the audacity to make an independent decision about the colour change and have asked TPSB to keep the red, white and blue colour scheme pending further review.

And so, sensitive Torontonians won’t have to worry about seeing any more dark-grey “militaristic” cruisers prowling around the mean streets of Hogtown with Officer Robocop behind the wheel.

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commented 2016-12-04 17:14:39 -0500
Leviticus 2013, I get your point. In BC there was a campaign by the RCMP stating that “we can see you but you won’t see us”. It is a strategy by using long rang spotting scopes to nab distracted drivers and of course long range surveillance, in this case the police wish to be invisible.
commented 2016-12-04 16:39:33 -0500
I see that I can’t convince anybody the public servants should be visible to the public so I will quit trying.
commented 2016-12-04 16:39:08 -0500
Any of the left wing commenters have a suggestion for the color, lets hear it.
commented 2016-12-04 16:38:23 -0500
I bet if you asked these snowflakes what color they want, they would not be able to answer since everything offends them. Even if you did make it a rainbow as suggested below they would whine that you are insulting gays, make them black and they would whine that you are insinuating that they deal with blacks all the time, make them white and they would whine that it represents white privilege oppressing minorities, nothing pleases perpetual victims.
commented 2016-12-04 15:52:05 -0500
One does not have to be a progressive to see that having police somewhat disguised as ordinary vehicles is not right..
They are public servants and should be visible to the public.
commented 2016-12-04 15:48:11 -0500
It’s too bad that bravo Zulu was probably bumped off of this site for being so strongly opinionated to the right and wrongs of our society.. Some people are claiming that he still out of country but I remember postings from him when he was out of country and said he was out of country…!!
He would have a lot to say about “the scope of duties for a police officer”
Keep in mind all that police officer’s are paid with dollars that they tax away from us making them public servants just like politicians… !!
Can’t we all see that this is leaning to the left now and support their agenda.
“None are oh so blind as they that will not see "
commented 2016-12-04 15:46:32 -0500
I really don’t understand the Progressives’ problem with grey cruisers. After all, grey is the colour they want everything to be in their perfect little world. They will soon have us all living in big grey apartment buildings, wearing our little grey uniforms with little grey caps and riding our little grey bicycles to the big grey factory where we will work for the big grey government churning out a massive numbers of identical little grey bicycles to be sold in the big grey government collective store on Grey Street. The only sign of colour will be the little red books we will each be required to carry entitled The Thoughts of Chairman Trudeau.
commented 2016-12-04 15:42:52 -0500
The only social justice warrior I see on this posting today is you Mr. Netterville..
Commonsense used to run our societies but now it looks like “commonsense” isn’t so common anymore is it..
commented 2016-12-04 15:41:00 -0500
If you couldn’t tell the difference between a yellow cab and a police cruiser your bottle bottom glasses should be tightened up a little bit Lee..
Or maybe you just couldn’t tell the difference at night time but then that’s the reason that they were made to be visible in the first place… Another genius championing the cause for freedoms.
commented 2016-12-04 15:26:35 -0500
Oh, the social justice wussie pussie are at their whining again.

I think the cruisers look good!
commented 2016-12-04 15:21:49 -0500
We have the same kvetching going on in Calgary right now because new police vehicles are either b&w or all black, “too aggressive,” oh boo hoo. Also, it’s funny but even after 58 years of wearing bottle-bottom glasses I can spot the new ones just as easily as the older white with multicoloured graphics. Unlike 30 years ago in Edmonton when you couldn’t see the difference between a cruiser and a yellow cab until it got right close.
commented 2016-12-04 15:14:29 -0500
It will not be long before Police Cars are painted Olive Green and they will come with a Machine Gun mounted on the roof, Christians for the use of.
commented 2016-12-04 15:04:26 -0500
Leviticus the term "To Protect and to Serve " does not seem to be in reference to the citizens. It seems to be in reference to their pay masters.
commented 2016-12-04 14:48:23 -0500
Lee horseman… having a highly visible emergency or police vehicle is not merely for their convenience for us to get out of their way stupid…
A highly visible police vehicle provides a noticeable police presence which is a benefit to any community in keeping bad guys suppressed. if you cannot see the benefit in emergency situations of being able to find a cop when you need one then you have totally missed the point with what Community police force is all about..
They are there to serve the public and protect the public and to do that effectively and efficiently the more noticeable they are the better… It’s not for just suddenly appearing out of the blue to issue summons for jaywalkers and speeders…
If you think perpetrators of crimes are going to have an advantage because police vehicles are painted to be visible then I think you have been watching too many Starsky and Hutch reruns.
where is the advantage to the public when the police force can see us but we can’t see them when we need them..
commented 2016-12-04 14:24:26 -0500
David you are using the wrong terminology , they are not progressives , they are pansies, snowflakes , mommy’s boys , brain washed and brain dead , their future is so screwed and they’re too dumb to know it .
commented 2016-12-04 13:48:03 -0500
Law abiding citizens do not normally need to know which cars are the cop cars. If the cop driving the car needs us to get out of their way, they will let us know with siren and lights, NOT by the paint on the car. I suspect most of the whining is coming from the same people who show up at a “peaceful” protest with a backpack full bandanas, balaclavas and other riot gear.
commented 2016-12-04 13:26:44 -0500
Perhaps a factor in that which has contributed to triggering the Toronto progressives is that the updated livery has been applied to ‘FORD’ vehicles.
commented 2016-12-04 13:22:30 -0500
I can see your point about visibility, Leviticus 2013 . You did however made reference to less crime in days gone by – I think its more because back then we had more of 2 things that are greatly lacking today – called “common-sense” and “moral values” !
commented 2016-12-04 12:34:14 -0500
There was a commonsense reason for bright yellow on a police cruiser or any emergency vehicle for that matter… Bright yellow is the last color to disappear from the color spectrum fading into darkness whether artificial or lack of sun or even nighttime.!
It was just common sense to have your police cruisers colored yellow if someone needed to spot an emergency vehicle or a police cruiser in an emergency it would be easier to spot and find one and locate officers..
This was to assist the public and give a visual presence of police.
Now darkening the Colors of a police cruiser may make it look cool but instead of making them stand out for the public and giving a visible “police presence” look it makes them more predatory by blending them into the background as opposed to a highly visible public servant who was there to serve and protect, and now it seems the police motto is “to serve and collect”..!!!
When their vehicles gave a more visible presence would be criminals knew that there was police in the area and would possibly change their minds or attempt to do their crime someplace else only finding more police presence… Ever notice back in the day we had less crime.?? All public service vehicles and emergency / police vehicles should be painted bright colors and highly visible.
commented 2016-12-04 12:14:34 -0500
I for one would rather “Scorch the evil” from our Country than to live in chains.

Make Canada Free Again!

The crimes against public interest and freedoms that the liberals have wrought this last decade in free Nations around the world are nothing short of criminal and justice should be brought in its full weight to this scourge upon all free people.
commented 2016-12-04 12:06:08 -0500
The dark grey police cars are like stealth cars. You can hardly notice them compared to the red, white and blue cars. Liberal criminals just want to see a cop car coming a mile away.
commented 2016-12-04 12:00:03 -0500
What are these leftists worried about, the Toronto city police won’t bother them, it’s the right that should be worried. It’s the right that is being oppressed and will have their skulls cracked open on the orders of Toronto city council. The only colour you’ll see is black and blue if stand up for freedom and freedom of speech. Welcome to Canadacubastan.
commented 2016-12-04 11:53:47 -0500
It’s high time for Canadians to put their foot down and end being dictated to by a bunch of noisy sissies. It’s time to flush the progressive toilet and end the stench…
commented 2016-12-04 11:50:24 -0500
Yes thank God for Trump, if for nothing else than he is promoting free speech that is not controlled by the liberal media, Trump is bypassing the liberal paid for media and going directly to the people and they hate it because they can not control it, same reason they hate Christianity.

We all know the only speech that is deemed free today is liberal hate speech.

Social media and corrupted mainstream media, both controlled and the only thing we are allowed to hear.

Things are quickly coming to a head, Canadians better figure out what side of the line they are on and prepare to hold that line, 2017 is going to either free us or destroy us as a Sovereign Nation.

The liberals want to destroy our will and way of life, don’t let them.
commented 2016-12-04 11:31:21 -0500
I like your suggestion about changing the color to rainbow ……….. would certainly make the progressives feel warm and fuzzy , but if anyone else complained ; they’d be tagged as a racist and might face jail time !!! Go figure !!!!
commented 2016-12-04 11:15:27 -0500
Exactly Al Peterson! Red, white and blue are now Trump colours…aahhhh!
commented 2016-12-04 11:02:25 -0500
They want to keep Red, White and Blue. Aren’t those the colours of the "Murican flag? Well I’ve never been so triggered in my life!
commented 2016-12-04 10:58:35 -0500
What a load of crap!
People are dying on the streets of exposure and malnourishment but the Toronto city council is ready to waste time, money and energy on the colour of cop cars.
These people must all have been educated in liberal universities.
They believe anything that someone with a modicum of post secondary education is gospel (or should I say Koranic?)truth.
Most of these yahoos have probably never broken a sweat for anything except to play sports and do not know a thing about real physical work.

commented 2016-12-04 10:56:32 -0500
Well you know it’s winter in Toronto. The snowflakes are taking over.
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