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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Red face "Officer Bubbles" Sues...


This guy - A. Josephs - gives all law enforcement a bad name. Oversized ego, ridiculously full of himself (and full of something else). Now he's suing YouTube as part of his defamation suit against people who made cartoons depicting his idiocy...


'Officer Bubbles' launches suit against YouTube - The Globe and Mail

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A Toronto police officer whose stiff upper lip made him an inadvertent YouTube sensation and a symbol of police heavy-handedness at the G20 protests has launched a $1.2-million defamation lawsuit against the website.

Constable Adam Josephs was nicknamed “Officer Bubbles” after a video surfaced of him online admonishing a young protester during the summit for blowing bubbles.
Here's the video of his blatant stupidity:

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


And links to the YouTube cartoons:

Secret Five Metre Law (Obama)

Black Block (Santa Claus)

Touched By Love (Media abuse)

Weapons on Display (Ridicules the fake weapons displayed by Toronto cops after the G20 summit arrests)

Seriously, what is it with people? You put a uniform and a badge on 'em, give 'em a gun, and they lose all sense of being a human being. Wasn't like this when my uncle was an RCMP officer (though the red serge in recent years hasn't exactly fared too well in the P.R. department either).

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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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I have no issue with either his actions towards the protestor or suing for defamation.

If I had that job to do, and some idiot was harassing me, I'd have no hesitation at throwing them in jail for the day. Having bubbles blown in your face isn't pleasant, and it's not like he could walk away and do something else. The protestor's right to free speech and freedom of assembly does not include harassing the police and being a general nuisance.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:09 AM   #3
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I have no issue with either his actions towards the protestor or suing for defamation.

If I had that job to do, and some idiot was harassing me, I'd have no hesitation at throwing them in jail for the day. Having bubbles blown in your face isn't pleasant, and it's not like he could walk away and do something else. The protestor's right to free speech and freedom of assembly does not include harassing the police and being a general nuisance.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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I have no issue with either his actions towards the protestor or suing for defamation.

If I had that job to do, and some idiot was harassing me, I'd have no hesitation at throwing them in jail for the day. Having bubbles blown in your face isn't pleasant, and it's not like he could walk away and do something else. The protestor's right to free speech and freedom of assembly does not include harassing the police and being a general nuisance.
+3; well said.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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Wasn't like this when my uncle was an RCMP officer ...
That's right. People would have respected him as an officer of the law and not harassed him while on duty.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #7
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I have no issue with either his actions towards the protestor or suing for defamation.

If I had that job to do, and some idiot was harassing me, I'd have no hesitation at throwing them in jail for the day. Having bubbles blown in your face isn't pleasant, and it's not like he could walk away and do something else. The protestor's right to free speech and freedom of assembly does not include harassing the police and being a general nuisance.
Is only true if brains and good judgment are not considered essential requirements to being a policeman.

Still if you all feel safe in TO land knowing this Loonie Toons character is protecting you, who am I to criticize?
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #8
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Is only true if brains and good judgment are not considered essential requirements to being a policeman.

Still if you all feel safe in TO land knowing this Loonie Toons character is protecting you, who am I to criticize?
Can you actually list what he did that was so wrong, or are you just outraged that a police officer would do their job, and stand up to a protestor?

I've always felt safe in Toronto, and never more so than in the weeks leading up to G20 with the increased police presence.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #9
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+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #10
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if you actually WATCH the video, he asks her to stop, AND SHE DOES.

He was WAY out of line. He acted like a giant douchebag, and the internet called him out on it, and now he's acting like a giant pussy.
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