You Know You Live In A Police State When?

When I first saw the news of a man being arrested at his children’s school, because his 4 year old daughter had drawn a picture of a gun. I thought wow America is going crazy.

Then I found out that this did not happen in America, it was right here in Ontario. Kitchener to be exact.

therecord.com
Man shocked by arrest after daughter draws picture of gun at school

Arrested Jessie Sansone was arrested at his daughter's school after the 4-year-old drew a picture of a gun. Peter Lee, Record staff

A Kitchener father is upset that police arrested him at his children’s’ school Wednesday, hauled him down to the station and strip-searched him, all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school.

“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said Thursday.

“I was in shock. This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school.”

The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They said they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
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A second article was also published from therecord.com.

Gun leading to dad’s arrest was a toy

Toy Stephanie Squires holds the toy gun her daughter appears to have used as inspiration for her school drawing that led to her dad's arrest and strip search by police. Peter Lee/Record staff

A plastic toy gun is to blame for the mayhem that saw a man arrested at his daughter’s school this week.

It was found in the home of the Kitchener father of four after he was arrested over a drawing his daughter drew at the school on Wednesday. Jessie Sansone was strip-searched but not charged.

Sansone’s four-year-old daughter Neaveh had drawn a picture of a man holding a gun and said it was her daddy, triggering fears that the family home contained a weapon that was a threat to the children.

The school board, police and child welfare officials all say proper procedure was followed in the case.
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I can remember being a young child, a little older 4. Playing with my G.I. Joe toys, watching countless cartoons with guns and all kinds of military equipment. I even had a whole collection of toy guns.

I would also draw guns, tanks, helicopters, etc. on a daily basis. This is what children do. They soak up [like a sponge] information from their surroundings and their imagination takes over.

A little girl drawing a picture of her dad [who I would imagine she looks up to] with a gun, leading to his arrest is absurd. An arrest I may add with zero evidence to support it. No gun was found before his arrest, no search of his home was conducted before the arrest, there where no witnesses.

The arrest was based simply off of the imagination of a four year old child.

Just give it a moment to let that sink in. Here in Canada you can be arrested at your child’s school, strip searched and thrown into a cell. Because your child used their imagination.

Any question of Canada quickly becoming a police state is quickly fading into how intense of a police state will it become?

8 Comments on You Know You Live In A Police State When?

  1. Evil von Scarry // August 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm //

    Good article because we are being watched! http://evilvonscarry.blogspot.ca/2012/08/yes-virginia-they-are-watching-you.html

  2. Note also that no police or prosocutier has to do nothing but lay charges their is no punishment imposed on then when those charges are dissmissed not so for the accused thier reputation is questioned publicly and also they must pay out of pocket for their defense. May be it is time to make them pay for the defense when charges are dissmised or a not guilty verdict is reached. eg g20 sumit

  3. Blame the primeir of Ontario he is a lawer and it is his office that allows laws so poorly writtin that they are used as weapons against honest people. It will only change when we find out what they have on him and we expose it then and only then can we stop this abuse of power.

  4. Joseph Sisson // May 9, 2012 at 6:15 am //

    STRIP SEARCHED???!!!!
    Three things come to mind 1) File criminal charges 2) File criminal charges and 3) File criminal charges!!
    This insanity has to stop but it will not until we fight back.
    Hold these criminals accountable for their actions.

  5. This story about this totally innocent (and hapless) fellow being shamefully arrested, strip searched, locked up, etc., under the circumstances outlined – that is his little four year old daughter is a talented your artist, with a lively imagination, who also happens to see her father as her (family hero who slays dragons) only to be arrested by a paronoid bunch of ‘well meaning’ people – this sad but true story is despicably absurd- to the point of being almost nauseating!!

    What kind of paronoid society have we/are we becoming!!??

    What kind of ungodly police state are we developing into!!??

    Disgusted! Concerned! Offended! Totally PISSED!!!

  6. Gregg Butler // February 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm //

    I don’t understand our country anymore. The root of this problem is a combination of 3 Provincial services and NONE OF THEM HAD A BRAIN!

    But they are all paid better than most private sector employees!

  7. John Ranger // February 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm //

    ……………….. of course not!

    Pierre Elliot Trudeau would have been one of the first people (and he was the Prime Minister of Canada) to intervene and call this stupidity….

    Why?

    Because Prime Minister Trudeau was a man of principle and he would have IMMEDIATELY asked the authorities to JUSTIFY their actions…. which would have put a check in place as to further or other types of ridiculous actions like this …………

    But Stephen Harper appears to have a very serious problem …………one which regular citizen could never diagnose or speak about….

    Everyone knows that children have imaginations….. this is one of the marvels of “being a child”….. to be free…. to be able to see things in a simple way…. a fun way….. a way that is unique to children…..

    ………………….. so – where is our Prime Minister when we need him???/

    In China – NEGOTIATING PANDA BEARS????

    WHEN AUTHORITIES GO TOO FAR – OUR LEADER MUST BE THERE TO REMIND THEM ….

    SO – WHERE IS STEPHEN HARPER……………..

  8. John Ranger // February 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm //

    ONE QUESTION:

    DOES ANYONE SEE STEPHEN HARPER STANDING UP AND SAYING THAT THIS WAS WRONG?

    IF YOUR ANSWER WAS “NO”….

    THEN WE ALL KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENED…….

    DO YOU THINK THAT PRIME MINSTER PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU WOULD HAVE STAYED SILENT ABOUT THIS?

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