"Officer Bubbles": From Bubbles to Bookings?
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  July 10, 2010

"Officer Bubbles": From Bubbles to Bookings?


TRNN videographer Nazrul Islam captures unpleasant confrontation over bubbles during police operation
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After police detain and arrest a group of people opposed to the G20 outside their convergence space, supporters and neighbors gather around. One woman is blowing bubbles when she is confronted by a Toronto police officer. He threatens to arrest her if she doesn't stop the bubbles, she stops, then moments later is arrested and sent to the detention center as part of a rapid 'kettling' operation.

See link at top of page for the full story on that day's events in Parkdale.

Shot by Nazrul Islam and produced by Jesse Freeston.


transcript

POLICE OFFICER: You like bubbles.

DEMONSTRATOR: I do. I think it makes people smile.

POLICE OFFICER: What's your name?

DEMONSTRATOR: My name is a mystery.

POLICE OFFICER: Oh.

DEMONSTRATOR: No, I have nothing to hide.

POLICE OFFICER: If the bubble touches me, you're going to be arrested for assault. Do you understand me?

DEMONSTRATOR: Bubbles?

POLICE OFFICER: Yes, that's right. It's a deliberate act on your behalf and I'm going to arrest you. Do you understand me?

DEMONSTRATOR: I understand you.

POLICE OFFICER: Right. You're going to be in handcuffs. Alright? You either knock it off with the bubbles�you touch me with that bubble, you're going into custody. Right?

DEMONSTRATOR: I'm putting it away.

POLICE OFFICER: Right. Thank you.

DEMONSTRATOR: But I would also like to know�.

POLICE OFFICER: If you want to bait the police, blow that on me or that other officer, and it gets in her eyes�it's a detergent�you will be going into custody.

DEMONSTRATOR: I understand that.

POLICE OFFICER: Do we understand each other?

DEMONSTRATOR: I do. [inaudible]

POLICE OFFICER: Then put it away.

DEMONSTRATOR: I am doing that at this moment. I would really appreciate it�

POLICE OFFICER: The discussion's over.

DEMONSTRATOR: �if you could treat me with a bit of respect.

POLICE OFFICER: I just did. I just did.

DEMONSTRATOR: I�.

POLICE OFFICER: You got what you deserved: you got my respect. Right?

DEMONSTRATOR: I don't feel very respected. I'm just�

POLICE OFFICER: That's terrible. That's terrible.

DEMONSTRATOR: �trying to keep people happy.

POLICE OFFICER: My heart bleeds.

DEMONSTRATOR: Mine too.

POLICE OFFICER: Right. Put it away. Right? Knock it off.

(OFF CAMERA): For $1 billion I could have gotten someone with a better attitude.

POLICE OFFICER: Yeah, okay. Thanks.

(OFF CAMERA): Yeah, that's right.

WITNESS: She hasn't done anything, and you can talk to her in a very polite way.

POLICE OFFICER: I was. I was [inaudible] professional.

WITNESS: Excuse me?

~~~

TEXT ON SCREEN: Moments later...

[demonstrator is arrested]

TEXT ON SCREEN: Moments later...

POLICE OFFICER: Can you come here? This one here can go. The one in the blue can go over here.

[demonstrator boards a police van]

End of Transcript

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