Canadian police: ‘Unnecessary’ social media posts may be illegal


The tweet largely went unnoticed in Canada until picked up very recently by Ezra Levant and Lauren Southern at TheRebel.Media.

The THINK acronym must be catching on at the international level with quasi-authoritarian police forces, since the Glasgow, Scotland police force sent out the same message via its Twitter account yesterday.

Of course, the only letter that should be of relevance is “I” for illegal.

And what is illegal is for the police force anywhere in Canada to intentionally or negligently misrepresent the state of the law to the public.  That is exactly what the OPP did with this poster that was sent out via the force’s official Twitter feed, which attached a professionally made poster that includes the official OPP logo.  It’s a classic case of bringing the administration of justice into disrepute if there ever was one.                        h/t

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    OPP are now to serve and protect “kindness”, eh? That won’t turn into a nightmare. :rolleyes

    • Justin St.Denis

      The Tyranny Of Nice. Fascism – Canada-style!

  • huron

    hey fcuk you I’m sick of this when will this stop you tax the air I breath and my death it is shameless I hope future generations learn

  • Kathy Prendergast

    It make’s the police’s jobs easier if people just refrain from posting anything on the Internet that can possibly upset anyone, because then they won’t have to deal with whiny special snowflakes calling them to complain that their feelings have been hurt by someone’s mean comment. But dealing with frivolous complaints has always been an unpleasant but necessary part of police work; they don’t get to avoid that dreary duty by trying to make people afraid to express themselves, regardless of actual laws. They are way overstepping the line.

    • mobuyus

      They can fuck right off!

      • Justin St.Denis

        That has been my attitude towards police in Canada for over 30 years now. Incompetent, politicized bullies.

    • Zaba

      someone’s mean comment.

      or just the facts

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Aside from the most obvious stupidity of this campaign, they don’t even specify what the answer should be to each question. Is it supposed to be all “Yes”? Or all “No”? Either way, it would make no sense. (Eg. “Yes, it’s true, yes, it’s hurtful, yes, it’s illegal, yes, it’s kind, and yes, it’s necessary”). They really must have some whiz kids working for police departments these days.

    • Minicapt

      I blame Maude Barlow.


    • Waffle

      Thought processes no longer necessary There’s an app for that.

      • lolwut?

        I have a dollar on my Play account, I’mma gonna git me sum brainz

  • Martin B

    I can’t wait for the OPP to arrest Kim Dong Wynne for criminal tweets.

  • SDMatt

    Dear Ontario Provincial Police (and any other “service” that adopts this THINK meme):

    Fuck off.

    • Bernie

      OPP “Think” is a violation of my ” Charter Rights!”

  • canminuteman

    You can see where this can lead if only the police and army have guns…

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I saw a movie like that once, where only the cops and army had guns. Its called “Schindler’s List”.

  • moraywatson

    “If it doesn’t pass the T.H.I.N.K. test you may be breaking the law.” So it could fail the THINK test and you might not be breaking the law. Thanks OPP. Seems like your tweet was completely UNNECESSARY.

    • Justin St.Denis

      As well as untrue/false.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        “Just as every cop is a criminal
        And all the sinners saints
        As heads is tails …”

  • mobuyus

    Any postings on islam and islamic terrorism are very very necessary.

  • truepeers

    You gotta empathize with da cops. If you can’t actively police the terrorist communities, e.g. S J Ws, you might as well join them.

  • Waffle

    You know, it’s pretty pathetic when the cops start trying to regulate civil discourse which today is anything but “civil”. However, this is been going on for a long time. Little by little at first, now like a tsunami or hatred, frustration and the inability to express oneself in a witty, intelligent manner.

    We are so far gone I despair that it can ever be corrected by changing this or changing that. I fear that the whole thing is going to have to implode and mankind (if anyone is left) will have to start all over again (like the survivors from Noah’s Ark — male and female). The time capsule of the future will reveal that the movie “Planet of the Apes” contained the greatest prophetic message of this time.