Cyclist hit by Toronto police cruiser prompts calls to diffuse police presence in High Park

A Toronto lawyer is calling on the mayor’s office to diffuse police presence in High Park after a cyclist was hit by a police cruiser while riding in the bike lane Tuesday evening

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imxTHATxdude
imxTHATxdude
235 · 6 days ago · Reddit

What happens in these situations? Do they sue the cops?

Etna
Etna
175 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Move on folks, and whatever you do - don't look up that sergeant's salary

arsteady12
arsteady12
170 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Btw this Sargeant is making more per year than the Mayor or Premier....yet they have buddy ticketing cyclists in the park.

https://www.sunshineliststats.com/​Salary/​blainyoung/​2015/​9/?employer=cityoftorontopoliceservice

Remember this when it's voting time in the fall.

whatistheQuestion
whatistheQuestion
133 · 6 days ago · Reddit

No charges for a cop hitting a cyclist with a cop car? But cyclists getting ticketed for rolling stops? How about applying the law equally?

Oh wait, Rules for thee, but not for me should be the TPS new motto. I mean in the ~ last month

  • [Investigation finds ~ 100 cases where TPS violate charter of rights. TPS say they're gonna "investigate" themselves] (https://www.thestar.com/​news/​investigations/​2022/​06/​13/​toronto-police-reviewing-officers-conduct-in-nearly-100-cases.html)
Antin0de
Antin0de
119 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Some user in the thread yesterday said it best: Cops ticketing cyclists in High Park is all just a dog-and-pony show to look busy.

Meanwhile, motorists are still blasting down Parkside drive like they're already on the Gardener.

CrumplyRump
CrumplyRump
79 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I think TPS just likes hanging out at the park… the rest is just gravy

rosanna_rosannadanna
rosanna_rosannadanna
75 · 6 days ago · Reddit

According to publicly available Toronto police data, between 2006 and 2020, there have been 16 incidents of cyclists striking pedestrians in which a serious or fatal injury was reported. None of those incidents were in High Park.

This is what kills me: 16 incidents in 14 years yet in the same period, an average of 179 pedestrians annually were injured or killed by vehicles. That's one every two days on average.

All logic has gone out the window.

OkLilBish
OkLilBish
70 · 6 days ago · Reddit

We need less cars in High Park. TPS proved that yesterday.

IcarusFlyingWings
IcarusFlyingWings
56 · 6 days ago · Reddit

That cop single handedly caused more danger in high park than all the cyclists combined.

Police should need to continually prove that their interventions don’t cause more harm than the problem they are trying to solve.

Close high park to cars, cultivate a safe cycling community, get rid of the police unless they can prove they’re actually doing something useful.

nytewulf22
nytewulf22
39 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I'll just throw this out here too while we are at it.....

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/​sections/​news/​the-man-who-assaulted-a-cyclist-may-be-an-off-duty-officer/

allengeorge
allengeorge
28 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Oh - now John Tory can’t say anything about TPS operations and conduct. And just last week he was standing behind their blitzes in High Park.

YourSmileIsCute
YourSmileIsCute
24 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I don't know if this is a good idea. If people stop focusing on the dangers of bicycles, they might want action on housing or health care.

drunk_with_internet
drunk_with_internet
20 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Hey TPS, we could maybe use you guys in other parts of the city sometime for real police work if you got a sec.

TSXringer
TSXringer
18 · 6 days ago · Reddit

R/​Toronto cyclists and pedestrians have finally united - over a mutual hatred of cops

Alternative_Order612
Alternative_Order612
13 · 6 days ago · Reddit

So instead of patrolling the streets and preventing crime and increasing car jacking, out brave police officers are targeting cyclists? Are you frickin kidding me. But then we elected a Con mayor and premier so what do you expect? Ontario, enjoy what you showed.

puke_lust
puke_lust
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

then within 12 months there will be another bunch of people who get flashed or sexually assaulted in the park and then there will be a call for more police presence in High Park

TehKazlehoff
TehKazlehoff
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

The officer has investigated himself and cleared himself of any wrongdoing.

/S

smooth_chicken
smooth_chicken
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Thursday August 11th at 6pm at High Park Gates.

Slow Rolling protest.

1312

chadbrochillout
chadbrochillout
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Cops doing fuck all in cushy areas, where are all the cops around sketchy parts of Toronto? What a joke..