Thursday, 15 May 2014
Working in Ottawa today --Toronto, you suck
Toronto, you suck.
Where else on the planet except perhaps Chicago could you have a crack smoking gang affiliated mayor, yet suspend a crossing guard for wearing her uniform in a music video?
I will clarify, by uniform I mean her reflective traffic vest. Yes, in a bold move that demonstrates a strict adherence to rules and all things in order, the Toronto Police Services have suspended Kathleen Byers, AKA the dancing crossing guard last week without pay for appearing in indie band Born Ruffians' music video. I will add that she was not nude, nor twerking, just doing the same dance moves that she has done for 10 years at the intersection of Dundas West and Dufferin.
Her same dance moves and 'out there' personality led to her appearing in a Toronto Police Safety video in 2012. This time she was in hot water for wearing her uniform for a "purpose other than prescribed in Toronto Police Service Rules and Procedures".
I'll add that as recent as Toronto Police Service neglected to re-staff the post, so kids have been fending for themselves at the intersection.
Have a good day, drive slow and watch for children.