On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Ezra caught up with David Menzies to hear all about his lawsuit with the York Regional Police — check it out:
David Menzies (February 3, 2020):
We’re suing the cops!
The York Regional Police Service to be precise.
And we need your help, folks.
You may recall what happened to me last month in Vaughan, Ontario when I had the temerity to practice journalism.
You see, I was hoping to scrum ex-Coach’s Corner sidekick Ron MacLean at a taping of Rogers Hometown Hockey.
News had just broken that Hockey Night In Canada’s ratings had plummeted since the unceremonious axing of Don Cherry.
Get woke, go broke, right?
But when I tried to ask Mr MacLean questions on a public street, multiple members of the York Region Police responded with violence.
Here — check it out:
So, what do we have here?
Well, outright assault and forcible confinement for starters.
I was pushed, shoved, put in a bear hug… And my crime was practising journalism in the public square? Seriously.
What those cops did was against the law; contrary to my Charter Rights, and even in violation of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that prohibits the police from acting in such a manner.
But as I said, we’re fighting back.
Recently, we served the York Regional Police Service with a lawsuit. You can see the full lawsuit below:2020-01-28-Issued-Statement-of-Claim
Look, don’t think that we are anti-cop here at Rebel News. Quite the contrary, in fact.
But these were cops behaving badly. Police officers are sworn to uphold the law. But not even agents of law enforcement are entitled to break it.
CAN YOU HELP US FIGHT BACK?
So we are taking a stand with this claim. But we really need your help, folks. You see, this claim is not about the money, but rather, the principle. Yet it is nevertheless going to cost us tens of thousands of dollars to enact justice.
The York Regional Police Service has the taxpayer trough at its disposal; we only have the generosity of you, our cherished viewers.
So can you please help me in my quest for justice?
Please take a stand with me when it comes to standing up for the rule of law and our charter rights and a free press. Please use the form below to make a contribution to my legal fight — I’d greatly appreciate it!
After all, this is an important cause when it comes to freedom of speech and the practice of journalism, something that’s increasingly under attack in Canada today.