Girl Draws Picture Of A Gun At School – Canadian Father Gets Arrested

Pretty standard stuff:

A Kitchener Ontario 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.

Oh but it gets better:

“From a public safety point of view, any child drawing a picture of guns and saying there’s guns in a home would warrant some further conversation with the parents and child,” said Alison Scott, executive director of Family and Children’s Services.

What?  Why?  

After he was released, Sansone was asked to sign a paper authorizing a search of his home. He signed, even though he didn’t have to,

OMG…

To top if all off.. the man doesn’t even own any actual firearms.  Only some plastic toy guns.

Full Story – HERE

Very sad that a person’s rights can be trampled on like that.  Oh, but it’s for the sake of the children.

Lucky the world wasn’t so stupid when I was growing up.  All I did at school is draw guns, and every English paper always had to do with crime and guns as well.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Tim O.

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Poppy February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

I have a theory that every sane person in Canada left for America a long time ago. After all, if your nation has open borders with the greatest country on Earth why wouldn’t you move there? You’d have to be crazy to stay, thus proving my point.

And that’s why we have shit like this.

(it also explains why Canada has such a miniscule population despite all its immigrants)

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Vhyrus February 29, 2012 at 03:08 am

Yes, that explains it entirely, and not the constant sub zero temperatures and worlds second largest supply of permafrost.

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Poppy February 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Yes it does, because anyone who’d want to deal with all that permafrost and sub-zero temperatures would HAVE to be crazy.

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McKay February 29, 2012 at 05:15 am

Hey I haven’t left yet and don’t plan on it.
The sane ones just stay out of Quebec and Saskatchewan. French people and rednecks, need I say more.

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Steve P. February 29, 2012 at 09:59 am

So you’re saying it’s Louisiana, but with snow?

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Poppy February 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

What a coincidence, all people who live in Louisiana are crazy too.

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Bearfoot March 11, 2012 at 09:42 am

did you miss the part where the guy was a convicted felon?

Not that make it less excusable, mind you. Just more understandable.

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Will February 29, 2012 at 03:38 am

Vhyrus has a point. Temps cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey would make most people want to get the fuck out. Haha

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dave February 29, 2012 at 07:04 pm

Its not that cold here, just the stupid metric system makes it seem that way. when they say -18 they really mean 0 F. I gave up and went back to F the first winter here, but I’m a glass half full kinda guy.

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Church February 29, 2012 at 06:14 am

Alison Scott sounds like a bitch, and an idiot.

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Fiendir February 29, 2012 at 07:15 am

“The detective told him that his four-year-old daughter had drawn a picture of a man holding a gun. When a teacher asked her who the man was, the girl replied, “That’s my daddy’s. He uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters.”

If it weren’t for the above part being so cute, I would’ve raged hard over the whole incident.
Good god, if this is what authority figures are becoming like these days, I’d rather raise my kids at home than subject them to ignorant people like this – and I would probably hate having them around all day.

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Lee February 29, 2012 at 07:19 am

As a Canadian Gun Owner, the father did a bunch of things wrong. Allowing to be strip searched without a warrant along with allowing the Police to search his house. I mean, he is not a gun owner. He gave away his rights. The blame is on him. The Police are known to use pressure tactics to get what they want. Did he ask for a lawyer before things escalated? As a gun owner, it is your duty to know what your rights are, no matter which country you are from.

If a police officer walks up to you and asks to look in your bag, what do you say? yes? Or am I being charged with something, am I free to go?

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Steve P. February 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

By the time of the strip search he was under arrest. I dont think you need a warrant for that. Then again at that point I don’t think its a strip search when they put you in the blues. Its called take your shit off and put this on. As for the home search, I think the guy wanted it over asap and prove he had nothing at the house. With his profession, it was probably a good decision to dispel any doubt. They’d have a hard time getting that out of me though.

Then again, I don’t know how the Canadians do stuff.

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Grudge February 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hey was being detained but he had not been charged with anything. The strip search was because officers felt there could be a safety issue. Such as him having a glock concealed in his butt!

He did give away his rights, lawyer up first thing, don’t answer any questions do not sign any papers, do not allow them the strip search you.

WE in Canada have become SHEEPLE!

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Anon February 29, 2012 at 07:57 am

I can only imagine if we had that shit when I was growing up. Police would be searching my home for guns that shot other guns.

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Jared February 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Shooting at a plane made of guns. I spent half the time I was in elementary school drawing guns, but I guess it is better than drawing dicks.

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SGB February 29, 2012 at 08:46 am

Mike Myers and Nazi cops. I’ll stay out of Canada.

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Steve P. February 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

The most bad ass police takedown I ever saw was in Toronto. We were there for a bachelor party. Towards closing time we were looking for a bar, but there was some movie awards in town that day. The bars were mostly private parties that night. Anyways. The streets were packed. We were standing on a corner and I noticed a group kids walk by. Nothing conspicuous, not even sure why I noticed them. They passed by and a couple of seconds later a bike cop zoomed through the intersection. Don’t even know why I watched him, probably because I thought of bike cops as tools and wanted to see where officer short shorts was off to. I will never forget what I saw next. He zoomed by me and got about 20 yards down, lept from the moving bike, flew through the air and pulled the most acrobatic operator move I ever saw. He simultaneously tackled the guy (one of the kids I saw walk by me before), drew his piece, pulled the dudes arm behind his back, landed the dude face down with his knee in the perps back, and had his piece at the back of the dudes head. I can’t quite remember what he said, something like “Toronto Police, don’t move!” I about shit. First, I got to see it. Second, it was a bike cop. Third, it was a Canadian cop. I got a new found respect for bike cops and Canadian cops I normally reserve for hockey players. So badass. He cuffed the dude and radioed for a car. 2 minutes later they stuffed the kid in a cruiser. Unreal.

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ENDO-Mike March 7, 2012 at 04:31 pm

hahah best story I’ve seen all day! Those cops don’t mess around.

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huey February 29, 2012 at 09:54 am

between this and the London Mayor banning the telecast of any Olympic sports showcasing fencing or firearms I think I will stay in the US…

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Steve P. February 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

I always found it funny that the UK Olympian pistol shooters had to train in another country due to the regulations. So, with the games in London this year… ar there no shooting sports?

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EchoVictor76 February 29, 2012 at 10:15 am

I used to read Guns&Ammo on the school bus and during lunch.
I would have been screwed if today’s zero tolerance BS was in effect back then.

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Steve P. February 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

I’m pretty sure Guns & Ammo used to be in the school library back in the day for us.

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Pliskin February 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

I used to draw guns and Camaros in school all the time with no problems and neither of my parents ever owned any guns.

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Sid February 29, 2012 at 02:20 pm

Did your parents ever own a Camaro?

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The J February 29, 2012 at 01:40 pm

Population of Canada: ~33 million

Population of California: ~36 million

I humbly propose a swap, we will trade Canada all of it’s conservatives for all of our California liberals. That should come to about a 1:1 even break.

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Sid February 29, 2012 at 02:25 pm

Quit saying he gave up all his rights. Yes, he did allow for a search of his home. But that was a pretty smart move to end the ordeal. Had he not allowed the search of his home, what lengths do you think the government would have resorted? They had already detained him, strip searched him, and taken temporary custody of his children. What else do you think they were going to do? He made a wise decision to cooperate fully to end the ordeal.

Now, the government process is bullshit. He deserves a huge apology and none of this “we were only following procedure” crap. That is just tax-payer supported jerks going CYA.

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Grudge February 29, 2012 at 02:44 pm

A right that is not exercised is not a right.

Taking the easy road only makes it harder in the future, for him , and everyone following him. This has been the slow erosion of Canadian civil rights for decades.

As each person gives in the easy way there is no accountability to be had on those that are trampling our rights. Those in power must understand that they cannot do this, but if we let them then they get the message that it is ok for them to abuse their power!

Now if he decides to sue them, he will have to fight the evidence that he allowed them to search him and his house, his wife allowed them to take the kids and her out of the house. When you allow someone to do this without them following the laws, you give up the your rights to set it straght afterwards.

But sheeple will be sheeple!

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r.house March 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

+1

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estwing March 5, 2012 at 01:09 pm

+2. You will not benefit from consenting to a warrantless police search of your home. In the USA, police are required to get a knowing, voluntary, and intelligent consent from a resident to search a home without a warrant or some other exception, like an emergency situation. This means they are required to inform you that you are not required to consent. Some people may say, “well, if you don’t give consent to search, then the police will just go and get a warrant.” Hey – let them. It’s their job. They will have to go before a judge and explain, in a sworn affidavit, the probable cause to suspect criminal activity in your house wherefore a search of the premises is warranted. Know your rights.

This is in no way an indictment of LEOs in general, most of whom I personally know to be great guys and ladies who are working a very tough job to protect the rest of us. Seriously – thanks, officers.

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Kevin February 29, 2012 at 04:07 pm

I live in this city! Crazy story.

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dave February 29, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Canadians dont have many rights, not like the good ol US of A. I only emigrated here as i couldn’t to the US and its close enough to visit the land of the free whenever i want.
One day i hope to be able to realize the Canadian dream, spend 181 days a year in America!
(away from snow).
Just don’t go east of Manitoba, that half of the country is really screwed up.

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