Things just. get better and better........ Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime Maximum ] -year prison term for conviction of new offence By Mrsusan Fitzpatr Things just get better and Wearing a mask at riot is now crime Maximum ] -year prison term for conviction of new offence By Mrsusan Fitzpatr
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Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime
Maximum ] -year prison term for conviction of new offence
By Mrsusan Fitzpatrick, EEC N Ev. -s Posted: Jun 19, 2012 8: 24 AM ET
I Last Updated: Jun 19, 2012 12: 10 PM ET CI
The new law will make it a criminal offence to wear a mask or identity during a riot. (Michael probst/ Associated
Press)
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A pill that pans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly
and carries a maximum prison sentence with a conviction ofthe
offence became law today.
Bill , a private member' s pill introduced toy Conservative the Waite
Richards in 201 l, passed third reading in the Senate on May 23 and was
proclaimed law during a royal assent ceremony in the Senate this
afternoon.
Richards, MP tor Wild Rose, Alta, said the bill is meant to give police an
added tool to prevent lawful protests from oncoming violent riots, and
that it will help police identify people who engage in vandalism or other
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#5 - fukyu
Reply +145 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
i thought participating in riots was already illegal anyway
User avatar #125 to #5 - anametoremember
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
No no no, that's not the point. At least not in my country. What they aim for is having a reason to arrest masked people participating in legal protests, because people who feel the need to hide their identities in lawful protests are highly suspicious, and could be trying to stay unpunished after starting a riot
#170 to #125 - fukyu
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(06/23/2013) [-]
i guess when you put it like that it makes a little sense, still not a whole lot but a little i guess is better than none.
#87 to #5 - anon id: b255b722
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(06/22/2013) [-]
The idea isn't "Oh, if we make it people will stop"

The idea is "If we arrest people, we can ALSO charge them with wearing a mask"
#88 to #87 - fukyu
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
and this is in canada right?
User avatar #9 to #5 - Nitsuin
Reply +10 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
Thank you for this...I really needed to see someone else say this.
#37 to #9 - anon id: 2c6df072
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
This is in response to the many different groups of Anarchists and other sh*t disturbers who have made real efforts to infiltrate legal protests for the sole purpose of starting riots and having the police crack down on legal protesters and create animosity against the government.

I remember during the Vancouver Olympics these asses trying to start a riot, only to be the only little jerks smashing windows. Then after the Canucks defeat in the playoffs a year or so later they tried again, this time they were in the middle of a sea of drunken morons and it succeeded and there was a riot.

This new law gives the police permission to target these trouble makers before they can set something off, as well as give additional jail time to them.
#82 to #37 - fukyu
Reply +4 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
here in the states we have a special charge for people who try and start riots, its called inciting a riot.
User avatar #8 - themastermorris
Reply +96 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
It says riots. Not protests
User avatar #17 to #8 - useroftheLOLZ
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
Guess what happens? A bunch of people start protesting, the police get pissed off, send in a officer disguised as a protester, and have the officer do something to make the protest a riot, it could be as simple as starting a fight. Police can now call the protest a riot, and can ride in, and arrest everyone for rioting.

It's happened before, and besides, the masks are a sign, a sign that can strike fear into any tyrannical government. This is tyranny fighting back against the sigh.
User avatar #153 to #17 - grayham
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(06/22/2013) [-]
That is entrapment, which will not bring course to a fair trial. That can happen regardless of this being a law or not. However, I still believe this law is ridiculous. it sounds like a way to add extra prison time to rioters.
User avatar #12 to #8 - ewowo
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(06/22/2013) [-]
Riot or unlawful assembly.
User avatar #3 - lolerbot
Reply +43 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
Then when people protest this law, they will wear masks.
User avatar #65 - teevee
Reply +41 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
"OK GUYS, LET'S RIOT!" "But obey the law and don't wear a mask please, we don't want to anger the government or anything."
User avatar #25 - tomliboo
Reply +18 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
How will they know it was you? You're wearing a mask
User avatar #27 to #25 - galgawine
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
they'll arrest you and take the mask off?
User avatar #28 to #27 - tomliboo
Reply +29 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
By then I would have disappeared into the night
#133 to #28 - anon id: 6b10b991
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(06/22/2013) [-]
how did you get double purple lines?
#48 to #27 - bostonbruins
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(06/22/2013) [-]
MFW
#33 - grotesquefailure
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(06/22/2013) [-]
#26 - allytiger
Reply +17 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
The bill is made to help identify people who commit crimes like vandalism.
What makes them think criminals would break those laws but listen to this one?
#130 to #26 - anon id: e47d062b
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(06/22/2013) [-]
The idea is that this threat is more extreme. The rioter is supposed to calculate the risk of wearing a mask as compared to not, and conclude that, given the chance they are caught, wearing a mask is too risky. Barring that, it simply increases the sentence that can be given for rioting.
#108 to #26 - jinkazama
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
Why is murder illegal? Criminals don't follow laws!
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#32 - ninjabadger
Reply +15 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
No masks huh?

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#134 - jinxbomb
Reply +12 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
but if they did wear a mask, but didn't get caught by the police, how would they know who to arrest?
#1 - BerserkerMushroom
Reply +8 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
i could have sworn that it's more of murica's shenanigans but i think thats actually canada?
i could have sworn that it's more of murica's shenanigans but i think thats actually canada?
User avatar #39 to #1 - anorselegend
Reply +2 123456789123345869
(06/22/2013) [-]
Yup. MP Richards is a Canadian politician. He lives in Alberta.