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(CBC)   New Canadian law makes wearing a mask at a protest a crime punishable by up to ten years in a very polite prison   (cbc.ca) divider line 197
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2013-06-20 08:02:28 PM
FTFA:  Exceptions can be made if someone can prove they have a "lawful excuse" for covering their face such as religious or medical reasons.

Is "afraid of being teargassed a medical reason?
 
2013-06-20 08:23:29 PM
I am from Louisiana originally and if the US made this kind of law I would wonder how it would affect Mardi Gras. Sometimes Mardi Gras may seem like a riot. Perhaps the police in New Orleans, who are notoriously corrupt, just Google for references, may want to arrest a few people just because.   That long of a sentence seems more than it should be, what if people are just watching masked for anonymous reasons? I think the law crosses the line somewhat. I can understand the reasoning but the logic is not strong. Oh Canada!
 
2013-06-20 08:26:20 PM
Yeah, this law allows the state to really come down hard on people. The logic is there, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.
 
2013-06-20 08:29:49 PM
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So these guys will all get thrown in jail?
 
2013-06-20 08:34:56 PM

marius2: FTFA:  Exceptions can be made if someone can prove they have a "lawful excuse" for covering their face such as religious or medical reasons.

Is "afraid of being teargassed a medical reason?


No, but they did leave the burqa loophole.
 
2013-06-20 08:38:43 PM
This type of thing would never happen in the US where our citizens have constitutional rights. They'd just be called enemy combatants and sent to Cuba for life.
 
2013-06-20 08:41:18 PM
This is disgusting news. Very disappointed this law passed. Sometimes a mask is the only true way to protect our rights and freedoms.
 
2013-06-20 08:42:12 PM
6 months when you drive drunk and kill someone* (with a half decent lawyer, first offence etc.)....  and 10 years for wearing a mask.  Okay then. Glad we have our priorities straight!
 
2013-06-20 08:42:48 PM
Face paint?
 
2013-06-20 08:44:12 PM
Weird ass farked up make-up. It's not a mask, it's cream, powder, and shiat.
 
2013-06-20 08:44:46 PM
"bans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum"

So it is still legal to wear a mask during a lawful assembly, right?
 
2013-06-20 08:45:22 PM
It's not a mask, it's a balaclava!

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2013-06-20 08:45:34 PM

Jeep2011: I am from Louisiana originally and if the US made this kind of law I would wonder how it would affect Mardi Gras. Sometimes Mardi Gras may seem like a riot. Perhaps the police in New Orleans, who are notoriously corrupt, just Google for references, may want to arrest a few people just because.   That long of a sentence seems more than it should be, what if people are just watching masked for anonymous reasons? I think the law crosses the line somewhat. I can understand the reasoning but the logic is not strong. Oh Canada!


Louisiana has this law already.
 
2013-06-20 08:45:44 PM
That is absolutely retarded.

How soon till someone tries passing this in the US?
 
2013-06-20 08:45:57 PM
Oh yeah, Blake Richards sounds like a farking Nazi.
 
2013-06-20 08:47:41 PM
So if you are masked at a non-riot gathering and a riot suddenly breaks out, you are instantly guilty?
 
2013-06-20 08:47:47 PM
I don't care how they rationalize this law it's still a grievous mistake and a sad day for Canada.  I have never been a member of a street protest or any protest for that matter. I don't plan to ever engage in civil disobedience (unless something completely messed up happens) and one could argue that this law will never affect me but it's still flat out wrong.  I'll be writing to my MP tomorrow. It won't do a damn thing but I'll still write.
 
2013-06-20 08:48:01 PM
This Sounds Like A Good reason To Start A Riot
 
2013-06-20 08:48:56 PM
Thanks, Fartbongo.
 
2013-06-20 08:49:24 PM
Let's see what's on sale at Canadian Tire.....

No, really. Full face masks are common in the winter. I cannot wait for "I'm cold" to be mounted as a legal defence.
 
2013-06-20 08:49:48 PM
man, i liked canada till i read this. now i just think it's gay.
 
2013-06-20 08:50:17 PM
No more douchey Guy Fawkes masks?  Awwww. How will people be able to express their anonymity now?
 
2013-06-20 08:50:59 PM

utah dude: man, i liked canada till i read this. now i just think it's gay.


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2013-06-20 08:51:46 PM
What if Batman has to come in to help stop a riot? Nevermind. Like Dudley Do Right is going to catch Batman.
 
2013-06-20 08:51:56 PM

blacksharpiemarker: This is disgusting news. Very disappointed this law passed. Sometimes a mask is the only true way to protect our rights and freedoms.


This is what happens when those Toronto Sun-reading, double-double drinking SUV-driving numbskulls vote in elections and you get a majority government that knows they can get away with anything that stifles dissent.

Of course, a damn conservative Richards, MP for Wild Rose, Alberta.

Alberta is Canada's Texas
Two liberal cities surrounded by rural cement-headed yee-haws, cattle and government-bribing oil men.
 
2013-06-20 08:52:14 PM

Mugato: This type of thing would never happen in the US where our citizens have constitutional rights. They'd just be called enemy combatants and sent to Cuba for life.


In Canada, you get arrested for wearing a mask, in my country they arrest and put a mask on you!


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2013-06-20 08:52:19 PM
the royal princess is dipping her hands in the traditional pudding...
 
2013-06-20 08:52:44 PM
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/changes vacation plans.
 
2013-06-20 08:53:01 PM

blacksharpiemarker: This is disgusting news. Very disappointed this law passed. Sometimes a mask is the only true way to protect our rights and freedoms.


Justice must go hooded!
 
2013-06-20 08:53:06 PM
I wonder what constitutes a mask? Face paint? a belaclava? A fake nose and moustache? Lipstick and eyeliner? A wig that hides the face? A bandana worn bandit style?
 
2013-06-20 08:53:35 PM
Harper has almost killed our country but at least people are starting to realize it.
 
2013-06-20 08:53:36 PM

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 640x480]

So these guys will all get thrown in jail?


No.  They have a "lawful excuse" for doing it.
 
2013-06-20 08:53:54 PM

SumoJeb: I wonder what constitutes a mask? Face paint? a belaclava? A fake nose and moustache? Lipstick and eyeliner? A wig that hides the face? A bandana worn bandit style?


a baklava?

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2013-06-20 08:54:18 PM
Can I wear a merkin to a wide scale pussy riot?
 
2013-06-20 08:54:24 PM

Mock26: "bans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum"

So it is still legal to wear a mask during a lawful assembly, right?


Yes
 
2013-06-20 08:55:00 PM
Wow, that's pretty astonishingly authoritarian.

The reason people are wearing masks at protests is because they don't trust their government. You're kinda proving their point with this shiat.
 
2013-06-20 08:55:18 PM
Georgia has this law.  It was mostly aimed at the Klan.

16-11-38.
(a) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when he wears a mask, hood,
or device by which any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed,
or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer and is upon any
public way or public property or upon the private property of
another without the written permission of the owner or occupier of
the property to do so.
(b) This Code section shall not apply to:
(1) A person wearing a traditional holiday costume on the occasion
of the holiday;
(2) A person lawfully engaged in trade and employment or in a
sporting activity where a mask is worn for the purpose of ensuring
the physical safety of the wearer, or because of the nature of the
occupation, trade, or profession, or sporting activity;
(3) A person using a mask in a theatrical production including use
in Mardi gras celebrations and masquerade balls; or
(4) A person wearing a gas mask prescribed in emergency management
drills and exercises or emergencies.
 
2013-06-20 08:55:30 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: So if you are masked at a non-riot gathering and a riot suddenly breaks out, you are instantly guilty?


Take off your mask, you're cool.  Or, perhaps, the vast and overwhelming number of people who do wear masks when a riot suddenly break out do it in order to facilitate committing violence.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:05 PM

Mock26: "bans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum"

So it is still legal to wear a mask during a lawful assembly, right?


Yes, but you the citizen do not get to determine what is a lawful assembly. Somehow I suspect that anything the current government (and I fully believe this will be abused by anyone and everyone in power) doesn't want protested will have any protests deemed unlawful.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:24 PM

Rapmaster2000: Georgia has this law.  It was mostly aimed at the Klan.

16-11-38.
(a) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when he wears a mask, hood,
or device by which any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed,
or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer and is upon any
public way or public property or upon the private property of
another without the written permission of the owner or occupier of
the property to do so.
(b) This Code section shall not apply to:
(1) A person wearing a traditional holiday costume on the occasion
of the holiday;
(2) A person lawfully engaged in trade and employment or in a
sporting activity where a mask is worn for the purpose of ensuring
the physical safety of the wearer, or because of the nature of the
occupation, trade, or profession, or sporting activity;
(3) A person using a mask in a theatrical production including use
in Mardi gras celebrations and masquerade balls; or
(4) A person wearing a gas mask prescribed in emergency management
drills and exercises or emergencies.


I should add that I BELIEVE that it was aimed at the Klan.  Kind of an urban legend.  I'm not exactly sure of the impetus for it.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:27 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: blacksharpiemarker: This is disgusting news. Very disappointed this law passed. Sometimes a mask is the only true way to protect our rights and freedoms.

This is what happens when those Toronto Sun-reading, double-double drinking SUV-driving numbskulls vote in elections and you get a majority government that knows they can get away with anything that stifles dissent.

Of course, a damn conservative Richards, MP for Wild Rose, Alberta.

Alberta is Canada's Texas
Two liberal cities surrounded by rural cement-headed yee-haws, cattle and government-bribing oil men.


Let me guess, you are from Ontario?
*checks profile*
Yup

Albertans are good people... Not a bunch of uppity nimby's like Ontario and french Canada.
 
2013-06-20 08:59:05 PM

SilentStrider: That is absolutely retarded.

How soon till someone tries passing this in the US?


I bet there are idiots just tripping over themselves trying to draw up the bill now, except to make it for fines, big hefty fines, instead of jail time... and, if it should somehow pass, every police force in the country would have every single office on duty each Halloween, to go to each and every party they could find, to hand out thousands (Cha CHING) in tickets.
 
2013-06-20 08:59:51 PM

TheMega: SilentStrider: That is absolutely retarded.

How soon till someone tries passing this in the US?

I bet there are idiots just tripping over themselves trying to draw up the bill now, except to make it for fines, big hefty fines, instead of jail time... and, if it should somehow pass, every police force in the country would have every single office on duty each Halloween, to go to each and every party they could find, to hand out thousands (Cha CHING) in tickets.


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2013-06-20 09:00:28 PM
And yet, when I see these protests, it seems the ones with the black masks and the black backpacks are the ones most likely to turn a peaceful demonstration of discontent into destruction of public property.Just once I'd like to see some protester, trying to start shiat, be tackled en masse by the other protesters around him for his or her stupidity.
 
2013-06-20 09:01:17 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: blacksharpiemarker: This is disgusting news. Very disappointed this law passed. Sometimes a mask is the only true way to protect our rights and freedoms.

This is what happens when those Toronto Sun-reading, double-double drinking SUV-driving numbskulls vote in elections and you get a majority government that knows they can get away with anything that stifles dissent.

Of course, a damn conservative Richards, MP for Wild Rose, Alberta.

Alberta is Canada's Texas
Two liberal cities surrounded by rural cement-headed yee-haws, cattle and government-bribing oil men.


Apparently what "dissent" looks like in a country with broad free-speech rights; free association rights; free assembly rights; publicly funded, free and open elections; and one of the highest standards of living in the world:

www.sunnewsnetwork.ca
 
2013-06-20 09:02:44 PM
Doesn't participation in a riot imply the commission of acts of violence or vandalism that are already illegal? Arresting people that don't take part in dangerous activities is absurd, in addition to being a waste of time and repressive-government resources.
 
2013-06-20 09:03:00 PM
I like how governments don't even need to make a valid public argument to pass laws anymore.
 
2013-06-20 09:03:38 PM

meanmutton: Bonanza Jellybean: So if you are masked at a non-riot gathering and a riot suddenly breaks out, you are instantly guilty?

Take off your mask, you're cool.  Or, perhaps, the vast and overwhelming number of people who do wear masks when a riot suddenly break out do it in order to facilitate committing violence.


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So just give out the Ludovico Treatment ultrapunishment for the old ultraviolence.
 
2013-06-20 09:03:40 PM
schellstudio has some pretty cool masks
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so does masksz
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2013-06-20 09:03:44 PM

Mrbogey: Jeep2011: I am from Louisiana originally and if the US made this kind of law I would wonder how it would affect Mardi Gras. Sometimes Mardi Gras may seem like a riot. Perhaps the police in New Orleans, who are notoriously corrupt, just Google for references, may want to arrest a few people just because.   That long of a sentence seems more than it should be, what if people are just watching masked for anonymous reasons? I think the law crosses the line somewhat. I can understand the reasoning but the logic is not strong. Oh Canada!

Louisiana has this law already.


Damn! Thanks for the enlightenment. Guess I will start going to Mardi Gras nekkid.

\Have not been to Mardi Gras in years
\Visit the family twice a year
\I feel ashamed
 
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