Police should have warned the Strathroy cabbie who was caught in the cross-fire with the Free Range Jihadi

rcmpLawrence Greenspon says the frightening situation that confronted cabbie Terry Duffield in Strathroy last week can be compared to the ground-breaking Jane Doe sexual assault case almost 20 years ago in Toronto, where the courts found police have an obligation to warn people of potential dangers in their neighbourhoods

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  • mobuyus

    Jeez a cab driver , how could the cops know he was not in on it?

  • AmicusC

    Comparing it to Jane doe case is f’ing retarded. That chick never locked her doors . Liability came down to “if u knew would u have locked your door? Yes” of course she isn’t going to say no she wouldn’t get her pay day.

    • I did not know that.

      • moraywatson

        He was climbing and entering unlocked balconies. Not front doors.

        • AmicusC

          It’s still a door it was a second floor apartment and not locking it is still her stupidity not the cops

          • moraywatson

            How many floors up does one have to live before you no longer consider them stupid ?

          • AmicusC

            Why do u think it it’s not stupid leaving ur doors unlocked

          • moraywatson

            You answer my question first.

          • AmicusC

            More than 2

          • moraywatson

            I think it is stupid to not act according to the realities one faces. If I’m living at the South Pole I don’t think locking the front door matters nearly as much as if I were living in Chicago. I think that it is equally stupid to live in fear where no dangers exist as it is to live in nonchalance when surrounded by terrorist threats.

            If it takes someone with mountain climbing skills to breach my balcony, I’m not going to lock my balcony door (even if I live in Chicago), but I will lock the front door. If there is news that there is a rapist at large with mountain climbing skills, I will adjust my thinking according to that new reality.

          • AmicusC

            Interesting that u need to resort to hyperbole to try and explain why it’s not stupid to leave a second floor balcony unlocked . The bottom of the balcony is ten feet off the ground mountain climbing skills aren’t necessary

          • moraywatson

            Nor are they required for twenty feet, which is your standard.

          • AmicusC

            U don’t know my standard above two doesn’t necessarily equal third floor . So again why isn’t it stupid to leave second floor patio door unlocked

          • moraywatson

            Now you’re just being silly. Your standard was more than 2.

          • AmicusC

            No my answer pointed out the stupidity of ur question since it wasn’t a tenth floor apartment it was a second floor apartment not exactly an Olympic feat to get onto that balcony.

          • moraywatson

            But third floor is okay by you. You are not worth having a discussion with. You are dishonest.

          • AmicusC

            never said third was ok to leave open. wanted to avoid this exact situation of you deflecting from the issue that only an idiot doesn’t lock a second story balcony door.

          • moraywatson

            You were asked a question. It seems you gave a silly reply that you gave no thought to. You are a child.

          • AmicusC

            I gave an answer that indicates leaving a door unlocked because it is 10 ft off the ground is stupid. you predictably went off on a tangent about mountaineering because leaving a second story balcony unlocked is indefensible yet you wanted to white knight for some chick. good for you.

          • moraywatson

            You didn’t give an answer. You just call people stupid without being able to enunciate a standard or metric for behaviour that you would consider not to be stupid.

          • AmicusC

            maybe your just bad at English, the standard is a second floor balcony, the jane doe case, leaving it unlocked is objectively stupid. your desire to hypothesize about what floors it wouldn’t be stupid for is irrelevant to the fact that this person didn’t live on another floor. she live in a floor that the average adult male would be able to access with moderate physical exertion. your distaste for calling someone stupid for doing something stupid is irrelevant to the facts of the matter. comeback when you put your big boy pants on.

          • moraywatson

            Find your meds.

          • AmicusC

            Awe muffin

          • K1

            Many people still had their doors unlocked in Toronto in the early ’80’s …
            don’t use todays eyes to view back then

          • AmicusC

            Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s not stupid .

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  • Now, now – no one likes to be nearly blown up.

  • Millie_Woods

    How were the cops supposed to know that Driver’s mother or sister didn’t call the cab? This is another case of someone cashing in on the taxpayers because a slimey lawyer advised them too. Oh well, I suppose the taxpayers have lots of money the government hasn’t tapped into yet.

  • Frances

    Quite apart from the “no locked door” argument, Greenspan is way offside as the two situations are not at all comparable. Toronto police had time to assess the situation and knew a rapist was out there; they chose to deliberately withhold the warning. The RCMP were scrambling to identify the suspect and figure out the situation. There was no way they could know if the taxi driver was involved; a wrong guess if the driver was an accomplice would have totally messed up the whole operation.

    I’m not thrilled by the way this was handled (why did it take the FBI to find the threat, as a starter), but Greenspan comes across as a crass opportunist and an ambulance chaser.

  • K1

    also…
    1) how many people in the house would lose their lives vs the 1 taxi driver
    2) I would not trust a taxi driver these days! Christian/Muslim/Athiest/Biker etc
    WE need to get our priorities straight!
    Stop letting in groups of people that BRING SO MUCH TROUBLE
    START PAINTING THE GROUPS!
    YOU PUT US ALL AT RISK BY TRYING TO LOOK AT PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS …
    and we have not got the money for all this

  • Eric T In Tennessee

    After reading that pathetic excuse for an article, my takeaway is that Lawrence Greenspan is just some grandstanding, opportunistic scumbag with a law degree, a la` Malik Zulu Shabazz here in the States. As for the London Free Press, either A) it was a slow news day, because no editor worth his salt would have allowed this worthless article to be presented or B) they were desperate for material to use as “filler.”
    :::shaking head:::