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Ottawa Mayor Wants to Sell Confiscated Freedom Convoy Vehicles

Ottawa Mayor Wants to Sell Confiscated Freedom Convoy Vehicles

Trudeau’s Emergency Act allows Watson and his cronies to keep and sell private property. Disgusting.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson wants to sell the trucks the authorities confiscated during the Freedom Convoy protest.

Watson told the CBC that the city has “the ability to confiscate those vehicles and sell them.”

“And I want to see them sold,” stated Watson. “I don’t the return to these people who’ve been causing such frustration and angst in our community.”

Watson continued:

This is costing us a small fortune for the taxpayers of Ottawa. That’s one of the reasons why under the Emergencies Act I’ve asked our solicitor and our city manager how can we keep the tow trucks and the campers and the vans and everything else that we’ve confiscated and sell those pieces of equipment to help recoup some of the costs that our taxpayers are absorbing. So that’s one of the provisions of the Emergency Act and we have been a beneficiary of the Emergency Act.

As they debated on the hill I asked the Members of Parliament to consider it. It’s helped us a lot things like confiscating vehicles, not having to swear in peace officers through the RCMP and so many other things that have been very helpful over the course of this period including you can’t be under 18 and be in this rally.

We get copycats and people thinking I’m going down to Parliament Hill and parking there for three to four days and having a big roast and everything else under the sun. We have to prevent that and we need a short-term plan and a long-term plan to protect our residents much better than we have in the last four weeks.

Don’t forget that the interim police chief admitted that the department is keeping an eye on those who attended the protest. The police continue to gather intelligence on them, too.

Lovely behavior.

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They are hideous absolutely hideous

Someone needs to douse him in kerosene, hold a lighted match over his head, and ask him if he might respectfully reconsider.

Mayor Mengele, I presume, mandates that people… persons involuntarily participate in an experimental medical treatment, or else. 50 shades of… oh, never mind. #HateLovesAbortion

They confiscate a man’s assets and his means of earning a living, then they suspend the law so that he has no legal recourse.

What the hell do they expect will happen next? Will anyone be surprised when these leaders find themselves with large holes in their skulls and their brains leaking out onto the sidewalk? I won’t. And as far as I’m concerned, they deserve it.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Paul. | February 22, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I think a lot of firearms “lost in boating accidents “ will come out.

      NEVER lose sight of the FACT that this entire rock show is PROVOCATION.

      It is specifically designed to push REAL people over the edge so they get angry and perhaps a little irrational.

      THAT will be the “justification” for State Terrorism on a scale never before seen in North America..

      Take careful note of those “supporting / approving” Turdeau.

      THEY are the ones who want to be “picking up the pieces” and taking advantage of the chaos they initiated..

      This has been DESIGNED to get “messy” .

        henrybowman in reply to BruceG. | February 23, 2022 at 11:39 am

        Don’t Q me. I’m ready for the brains.

          Dwayne Diesel in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2022 at 12:13 pm

          It’s not Q’ing you. It’s the truth. Now, that doesn’t mean it won’t get to that point but the truckers are gaining ground. It’s a war not a battle. And as more and more taste the red pill- they will keep taking it.

    George_Kaplan in reply to Paul. | February 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    When all legal means of protest are exhausted, dissent made a crime, and the ability to feed oneself abolished, what options remain other than violence?

    Trudeau has declared thousands of Canadians to be terrorists, denied them the ability to provide food for their families, a roof over their heads, the ability to work and anyone who helps them risks the same treatment. What have they left to lose? It’s like Trudeau is trying to force his own Reichstag fire!

    JHogan in reply to Paul. | February 22, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Reduce a man who has done nothing wrong to destitution, take away all he has, make it impossible for him to make an honest living, humiliate him, and strip him of his dignity and you create a blood enemy with nothing to lose.

    scooterjay in reply to Paul. | February 23, 2022 at 7:08 am

    I’ve had posts removed for suggesting the 2A solution.
    Glad to see my sentiment is shared and the solution popular.
    They won’t be stopped any other way.

Time for a Right leaning billionaire to buy them up …and return them to their rightful owners.

Scratch a leftist, find a dirtbag.

How about letting it be known that when the trucks are returned to their rightful owners is when the next trucks loaded with goods will start showing up in Ottawa?

Rupert Smedley Hepplewhite | February 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm

Since when did any politician worry about anything “costing a small fortune”?

Canadians voted for this communist hell so now they are getting good and hard. If they don’t like it they may want to think through their voting patterns.

    pmpalmiero in reply to peakcat76. | February 22, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    The Canadians who voted in these wannabe Hitlers aren’t affected by these actions. Only the working class will be effected so no, they won’t be changing their voting patterns.

This is just the first of it. This thing will snowball.

    pmpalmiero in reply to walls. | February 22, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    This does explain why Turdoh needed to extend the emergencies act a few more weeks. His buds need time to sell the trucks.

Not having to swear in police officers?

Time for the truckers to learn to code. When food, gas and other essentials of life quit showing up maybe the mayor will offer the stolen goods back all washed with a full tank of gas.

    Dimsdale in reply to 4fun. | February 23, 2022 at 8:18 am

    It worked for American unions….

    Another Ed in reply to 4fun. | February 24, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Surely you jest. In the United States, many who learned to code were displaced by lower wage workers (many from India) working under H1B visas or had programming projects transferred to companies that subcontract to shops in India.

Let’s not get too superior on this one, because we have civil asset forfeiture, which isn’t much different. Every day people here lose cars, cash, houses, and other assets that the police allege were used in a crime.

The police take the assets without any due process, then you have to sue them to get it back, and the standard of proof is not beyond reasonable doubt but the balance of probability. Plus, they don’t have to even allege that you were involved in the crime, or even knew about it.

And this has been happening since the founders’ day, so the courts say it’s not unconstitutional. But it’s wrong. It was wrong 240 years ago and it’s wrong today, and until we fix it we can’t look down our noses at other countries that do it too.

Let us look at the real reason he wants to do this: Money
The best way to get him to reconsider is to make it cost them ten dollars for every dollar they get, and make sure that dollar is impossible to spend. Bring forth the lawyers, the restraining orders, the claims, the lawsuits in great abundence. Let a thousand paper piles spread for every tire, ten-thousand court appearances for each hitch. Sue them personally, sue them as a class action, sue them every time they turn around. Let them know the process servers on a first-name basis, and make it *hurt*

    Mauiobserver in reply to georgfelis. | February 23, 2022 at 12:30 am

    If any assets owned by Americans are seized including those leased to Canadians, and/or funds donated by Americans, I would hope that various states would move to confiscate any properties or assets held by members of the Canadian regime or the officers and directors of Canadian banks and financial institutions through court forfeiture procedures. I suspect that more than a few of the Canadian elite taking these actions own properties in the US including in the state of Florida that the Democrats don’t control, and their courts might take a dim view of the Trudeau regime seizing American citizens assets without any due process of law.

Me and my magical thinking…. wishing I could afford to buy trucks for those people… How much do they cost? Even if I busted my piggy bank, it would be huge stretch. Still, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and those cats deserve to be skinned.

    Martin in reply to amwick. | February 23, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    From what I can see a new Peterbilt 579 starts at $160,00 but you have to get a quote from most dealers to find out what the price will be. Probably a reasonable starting point.

So what happens when these attacks by the government against truckers ends up uniting the truckers and then they, as a whole, decide to stop delivering goods? Within days there would be no country left to govern. The government there does not seem to understand the importance of truckers or how you cannot tell people they have the right to protest as long as they don’t protest.

    Edward in reply to Cleetus. | February 23, 2022 at 8:15 am

    I would hope that the Canadian truckers have the stones to take united action such as stopping deliveries. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Members of the Ottawa, Toronto and Ontario Provincial Police departments have shown themselves to be willing to engage in violence against people peacefully protesting. They do this to keep a paycheck (OK, some probably are sadists too). So would the truckers be different and willing to give up a paycheck (and their current life) in order to protest?

    Milhouse in reply to Cleetus. | February 23, 2022 at 10:13 am

    But why would it unite truckers? Many/most* Canadian truckers didn’t support the convoy in the first place, so why would they oppose their competitors being put out of business? More work for them.

    * As I pointed out to Fatkins last week, nobody has done a poll of truckers, so nobody knows what percentage supported or opposed the convoy. Any statements from either side about their level of support are either wishful thinking or outright fabrications.

    Meanwhile, does anyone have an approximate number on how many trucks ended up joining the various convoys? Did it approach the 50,000 number that was originally bruited by the organizers? I’ve seen a leftist commenter on another forum challenge that number, confident that it was only a small fraction of that. He’s usually full of it, and undoubtedly he is this time too, but I can’t challenge him without knowing the real answer.

Tyrants gotta tyrant. Commies gotta commie.

There’s a term for this in everyday language and that term is theft. Where I live, we shoot thieves.

    Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | February 23, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Where is that? Texas? In most places in the USA you can’t shoot thieves.

      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 11:43 am

      You can if you have a backhoe.

        Ironclaw in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2022 at 2:38 pm

        That is the other possibility and I wouldn’t feel a bit bad about it either. I hate thieves, doubly so if they work for the government that has done nothing but lie to me and steal from me my entire life.

        Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | February 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm

        The police have backhoes too, and if the thief’s last known location is on your property, or he was last seen talking to you, they will be coming by to find out what happened to him.

          Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

          Sorry, Sheriff, haven’t seen the crook. Say, stop by the house, the wife always has some nice coffee and pie and you’re welcome any time.

      TheOldZombie in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      It’s only Texas. No other state allows deadly force over property.

      However even in Texas you can’t just shoot someone over property. There are conditions you have to meet before using deadly force over property and if you fail at even one of the conditions you’re screwed and will be going to prison for a long time.

      If I were in Texas would I shoot over property? No. The law regarding deadly force over property is complicated and one’s chances of not following the law is so high that it’s simply too dangerous. I’m not risking going to jail for decades over someone stealing mere property.

      Texas should actually get rid of that law and be like the other 49 states where you can’t use deadly force over property OR change the law so that it’s easier to use deadly force over property.

      Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Missouri and we are able to use deadly force to protect our property. That’s Missouri castle law. Try to steal from my property and I’ll let the coroner deal with you.

        Milhouse in reply to Ironclaw. | February 23, 2022 at 4:19 pm

        That is not what a castle law does. At all. A castle law merely says that you have no duty to retreat if you’re in your own home. You still have to reasonably believe yourself to be in danger of death or serious injury. (In all 50 states there is a rebuttable presumption that a burglar poses such a threat; that comes straight out of the Bible.)

        Hmm, looking for summaries of MO law on this, I find this, this, and this, all of which indicate that you cannot deliberately use deadly force merely to prevent theft, and you certainly can’t use it on a thief after the event.

          Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

          All I have to do is STATE that I had a reasonable belief that they were going to damage my property. That’s it. Missouri’s castle law allows the protection of our property as well as our lives and out here, our property very much IS our lives. When it’s my word against a corpse, I like my chances.

          Ironclaw in reply to Milhouse. | February 23, 2022 at 7:50 pm

          It’s not about the truth or the facts, it’s about what can be proven. You know that and there will be only one side telling their story.

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