Bubble Bust: Toronto Officer Claims Assault When Bubble Touches Him

We have seen police charge everything from flatulence to a hug to a pillow attack as assault. However, this Toronto officer tells a young woman that if one of her bubbles touches his uniform, he will arrest her for assault. She is later shown being arrested.

What is most striking is that there is no report of this officer being suspended for such adolescent and unprofessional conduct. Toronto police appear to agree that bubble assault is a valid charge.

We have seen a man arrested for blowing a bubble in court but not as an act of assault.

148 thoughts on “Bubble Bust: Toronto Officer Claims Assault When Bubble Touches Him”

  1. You mean those arguments, with evidence, that destroyed your earlier argument that you now keep restating in the form of opinion as if it were fact?

    Sorry.

    You still don’t move on to Final Jeopardy, ‘lil Russell Anosognosia.

  2. The pattern here seems to be personal attack when logic doesn’t carry the argument. Your qualifications to evaluate my personality and the information that you have to base it on are about as groundless and hollow as your arguments.

    It is simple; the cop had the right to not get the bubbles blow in his face.

  3. Russell West

    Look, there is no self-righteous indignation … transference of self-guilt.. deep sincerity of hate.

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    heh, heh (live by the sword …..)

  4. BIL:

    Message received. This is a major relief. Like the rest of the salon, I wish him well.

  5. Look, there is no self-righteous indignation … transference of self-guilt.. deep sincerity of hate, or BPD.

    It is simple, the cop had the right to not get the bubbles blow in his face.

  6. all I can say is damn….now when the fascist corporate american new order is unveiled and the cop machine starts doing the bidding of….there’s no Canada to run away to…sheesh, and I’m at the end of my adaptations….

  7. Russell, your inability to actually leave is only further illustrating that BPD is indeed one of your likely (multiple) afflictions. You have very poor impulse control and wildly fluctuations of emotional states in addition to disordered thought and delusional beliefs which constitute distortions in cognition.

    “Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual’s sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the “borderline” of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women. There is a high rate of self-injury without suicide intent, as well as a significant rate of suicide attempts and completed suicide in severe cases. Patients often need extensive mental health services, and account for 20 percent of psychiatric hospitalizations. Yet, with help, many improve over time and are eventually able to lead productive lives.

    Symptoms

    While a person with depression or bipolar disorder typically endures the same mood for weeks, a person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse. Distortions in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes in long-term goals, career plans, jobs, friendships, gender identity, and values. Sometimes people with BPD view themselves as fundamentally bad, or unworthy. They may feel unfairly misunderstood or mistreated, bored, empty, and have little idea who they are. Such symptoms are most acute when people with BPD feel isolated and lacking in social support, and may result in frantic efforts to avoid being alone.

    People with BPD often have highly unstable patterns of social relationships. While they can develop intense but stormy attachments, their attitudes towards family, friends, and loved ones may suddenly shift from idealization (great admiration and love) to devaluation (intense anger and dislike). Thus, they may form an immediate attachment and idealize the other person, but when a slight separation or conflict occurs, they switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and angrily accuse the other person of not caring for them at all. Even with family members, individuals with BPD are highly sensitive to rejection, reacting with anger and distress to such mild separations as a vacation, a business trip, or a sudden change in plans. These fears of abandonment seem to be related to difficulties feeling emotionally connected to important persons when they are physically absent, leaving the individual with BPD feeling lost and perhaps worthless. Suicide threats and attempts may occur along with anger at perceived abandonment and disappointments.

    People with BPD exhibit other impulsive behaviors, such as excessive spending, binge eating and risky sex. BPD often occurs together with other psychiatric problems, particularly bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and other personality disorders.”

    Learn more about this illness and its treatment at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/borderline-personality-disorder-fact-sheet/index.shtml

    Follow your own advice and seek help.

  8. Personally, I think the young lady should be enjoined from breathing in the officer’s general direction or, in any event, within 500 feet of his person. Holding your breath is not too bad.

  9. Look, there is no self-righteous indignation … transference of self-guilt.. deep sincerity of hate.

    It is simple, the cop had the right to not get the bubbles blow in his face.

  10. pssst … Russ. Debate Tip #1: When you’re forced into taking silly positions by an adversary during a debate, you are said to have lost miserably.

  11. Russell West

    Your mind operates in fantasy land. You create the elements you need in an argument. Factual deficiency, personality disorder, all unfounded, all made up as needed. You become a scientist, a lawyer or psychologist as needed. Probably most of what you say is cut and pasted from somewhere else.

    I feel sorry for your kids and wife if you have any. I can walk away. They have to put up with this all the time! My advice, which I am sure you won’t take but I will give it to you anyway. Get on medication. Seek help! Don’t act on too many of your conclusions.

    The Left wing is filled with morons like you, stay there.

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    There ya go … self-righteous indignation … transference of self-guilt (wife/kids remark)… deep sincerity of hate … the only thing missing is a reference to Jesus saves … sounds like a really pissed off cop.

  12. It is no different than getting a few feet from someone’s face and blowing smoke in it. It is an offense. In the case of the bubbles, if it was done with the same intentional arrogance as blowing smoke in someone’s face, a reasonable man might want to press charges if he knew there was a law against it.

  13. “They that have grown old in a single state are generally found to be morose, fretful and captious; tenacious of their own practices and maxims; soon offended by contradiction; and impatient of any association but with those that will watch their nod, and submit themselves to unlimited authority.”

    ~Samuel Johnson

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    These words came immediately to mind after reading the ramblings of Russell West. Sorry, Russ, you picked the wrong Buddha!

  14. Shouldn’t there be some grounds on the reasonable or average man basis.
    Cops, because they have the power, arrest anybody who looks at them and that is abuse of power.

    But, back to the reasonable man. If a reasonable man is struck by an uninvited and unwanted bubble, whould they charge the bubble attacker with assault and or battery?

    If a reasonable man wouldn’t that what does that make the cop? Plus the fact the most cops now wear at least a flack jacket and often more, plus helmet and heavy belt, and those lovely surgical gloves etc.

  15. Your mind operates in fantasy land. You create the elements you need in an argument. Factual deficiency, personality disorder, all unfounded, all made up as needed. You become a scientist, a lawyer or psychologist as needed. Probably most of what you say is cut and pasted from somewhere else.

    I feel sorry for your kids and wife if you have any. I can walk away. They have to put up with this all the time! My advice, which I am sure you won’t take but I will give it to you anyway. Get on medication. Seek help! Don’t act on too many of your conclusions.

    The Left wing is filled with morons like you, stay there.

  16. Oh I’m not suggesting anything in your case, ‘lil Russell Wayne.

    I’m explicitly stating it.

    Ignorance (factual deficiency) and blind stupidity (logical deficiency) describe how you “argue” quite well.

    Like I said, your own feelings of inadequacy become your own worst enemy. Which in itself is mildly entertaining with the emphasis on mildly since it put me to sleep.

    Call back once the foaming spittle on your keyboard gives it HIV.

    I’d pay a dollar to see that. So would a few of the doctors at the NIH.

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