Reversal in Oshawa as Two Security Staff Charged For Alleged Assault from back in September 2013

Oshawa City Councillor Bruce Wood, who witnessed the alleged assault during a recess in a city council meeting, brought the charges before an Oshawa Justice of the Peace.
Charged are Brian Wilson and Adrian Francisco who work for Federal Security Agency Corporation, a company that is responsible for providing city hall security.
Oshawa resident Anne Shipperley DeVuono, who attended the council meeting and was seated in the audience, was able to record on her iPhone exactly what took place.
Her recording showed security officer Brian Wilson initiate a physical encounter with city activist William (Bill) Steele, who was tying his shoes while preparing to leave the meeting.

The video clearly showed Wilson approach a seated Bill Steele, who was then grabbed around the neck from behind by the second guard, Adrian Francisco. Francisco then dragged Steele backwards, off of his seat to the floor.
The shaken Oshawa resident emerged from the meeting with numerous injuries including a sore shoulder, injured back, torn shirt and bloody nose. He was led, in handcuffs, from the council chambers by three armed undercover Durham Regional Police Officers who, for some reason, had been planted in the audience.
After the Oshawa Justice of the Peace ruled in Councillor Wood’s favour for the laying of charges, the city politician emerged from the courtroom saying that September 3rd, 2013 was a dark day for Oshawa.
“Our city taxpayers must be able to attend council meetings without fear of being dragged to the ground. Residents must feel safe and free from assault at city hall since it is their building.”
Mr. Steele, who had originally been charged with assault by the police, had those charges withdrawn last week by the Crown. The accused will face their first court appearance on February 10th at the Oshawa Courthouse in room 108 at 11:30am.
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Claudette MacIntosh

Well Mr Jamie
Guess we can be so glad this didn’t happen to you at city hall
It’s hard to say what is happening here but it sure seems one wild circus
its something you might expect on one of those viral videos of politicians fighting


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David Oldham

Does history repeat itself ?


It does look like Security should have been more patient and not have touched the man, and it looks like the OK was given from the Chair, will look forward to the court case. Council had an issue with trespass in June, they should of had a uniformed Police Officer on site, or a specially trained Peace Officer (Special Constable) for courts etc.
If convicted, the Guards will lose their security license and livelihood, that would be a lesson for others.

Jamie would have an eye and ear full if he was overseas to see and hear what goes on. My husband told me about the fist fights that occur in their Parliament and even in Israel this happens. I was shocked to see it in Israel of all places but in the Arab countries it comes as no shock at all. People are lucky over there to get out alive since there have been so many assassinations. Jamie look up a Lebanese Maronite journalist (doctor of journalism) May Chediak on the net and she got in her car some years… Read more »

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What i found interesting in the video link that was moderated
that police were also called to a Library board meeting in Oshawa
Again police were called by an alderman..the swat squad showed up
and tried to stand in front of a citizen journalist filming with a cel phone
The police officer made some kinda of statement about confiscating the cel phone
but the guy claimed he was media and kept on filming…but the cops were clearly upset
The Canadian Civil Liberties have stated the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled
its not unlawful to film public servants from a distance

The man in the video mentioned 1984 by George Orwell and his real name was Eric Blair and Orwell/Blair worked for either MI5 or MI6 and knew what was going to happen in the future which is now. Like I said many times here is that the government just doesn’t do something on the spur of the moment that you can be very sure that it was well planned in advance. I read that book 1984 in my English class way back in the mid 60’s era (back in the dark ages – LOL LOL) and I thought that book… Read more »