City of Mississauga Security “BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF ‘TAKING ME DOWN’ THAT HE WAS ‘A POLICE OFFICER’ AND THAT HE WOULD ARREST ME.
February 7th, 2012
Just working my way through the public complaints filed against City of Mississauga Corporate Security just in from Freedom of Information (FOI).
It takes just a few minutes to confirm there’s plenty missing. For example, love the August 19, 2009 response letter from City of Mississauga Corporate Security Head-Boss, Ken Owen that begins:
“Further to my letter to you of June 22, 2009 regarding your complaint dated June 5, 2009”
and there’s no June 22, 2009 original letter or a public complaint dated June 5, 2009!
Anyway, I’m following up with some more FOI’s and in the meantime, it’s important to share this worrisome public complaint (as incomplete as it is).
Regular readers know how often I’ve said that if you’re ever unfortunate enough to be caught in a You-said/They-said scenario with City of Mississauga staff, you will lose every time! Every. Single. Time.
This poor-sap-complainant lost too.
Regular readers will also know how often I’ve said that should you ever find yourself dealing with City of Mississauga staff, at the very least defend yourself with an audio-recorder! That includes any telephone conversations you have with them. Believe me, the City of Mississauga is recording you! (for “quality control purposes”)
So here’s yet another formal complaint illustrating why I never step a foot on City Property without at least one audio-recorder going and why I’d never turn it off until I’m back safely Off City Property.
This public complaint against City of Mississauga Transit Security Guard #401 has been transcribed so that it will be searchable through Google —and easily cut-and-pasted. It is typed exactly as the complainant wrote it:
BADGE # 401 APPROACHED ME ON MAY 5
AT THE SQUARE ONE BUS TERMINAL AT 5:30 PM.
HE CALLED ME STUPID & ILLITERATE MORE THAN
3 TIMES. ALSO BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF
“TAKING ME DOWN” THAT HE WAS “A POLICE
OFFICER” AND THAT HE WOULD ARREST ME.
I WAS SITTING IN A NO SITTING ZONE. I COMPLIED
WITH THE OFFICER RIGHT AWAY NOT KNOWING THAT
YOU COULD NOT SIT THERE. HE VERBALLY ABUSED
ME AND ALSO HIT ME WITH HIS KNEE. HE CONTINUED
TO THREATEN ME WITH ARREST AND LEAD
ME AWAY FROM THE BUS TERMINAL UNDER
CONSTANT THREAT OF “TAKING ME DOWN” &
ARRESTING ME FOR “SITTING WHERE THERE ARE
SIGN” I DID NOT KNOW. HIS BEHAVIOUR WENT BEYOND
A POSITION OF SECURITY. HE WANTED TO FIGHT ME “FOR
“BULLIED ME WITH THREATS OF ‘TAKING ME DOWN’ THAT HE WAS “A POLICE OFFICER’ —Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s very own Corporate Security Transit Guard #401 impersonating a police officer. Hard to believe, right?
“HE WANTED TO FIGHT ME ‘FOR SITTING.'” Hard to believe, right?
Believe it or not this is the second complaint about being harassed for “sitting”!
Threats of Arrest are common with City of Mississauga Corporate Security.
Let me resurrect the formal complaint filed by a 13-year-old skateboarder against City of Mississauga Corporate Security from my February 5th blog, Security guards threaten skateboarder at Mississauga Civic Centre’s Skateboard Plaza with arrest: “my son is only 13 yrs old”.
Reminder. While the Mississauga News promoted a “viral” video showing violations of the City’s skateboarding rules at both the Civic Centre and Celebration Square, this 13 year old “harasst” by two City of Mississauga Security guards was skating where he should be —at the designated Civic Centre’s Skateboard Plaza.
Note that the Skateboard Plaza is the only place where skateboarding is allowed in the Civic Centre/Central Library/Living Arts Centre complex.
I was skateboarding at the skatepark yesterday when two security gaurds both white. one with short hair skinny no beard or mustache and the other one was large short hair, beard, mustache come up to me and started to harrast me and asking personal questions like my name, number, adress and so on.
“my son is only 13 yrs old.”
They were bringing up something that happend long time ago at BCC (Burnhamthorpe Community Center). I did not do anything and I was walking away when the large man grabbed me and the other man took my board away. The large man was saying I was making the problem worse by not cooperating and was threatening to arrest me, for no reason. I asked him why he was grabbing me by my arm and pulling me back, he did not answer back. I also asked him why he was bringing up something that happend long time ago somewhere else over here and he still did not give me an answer. So I told them “what am I doing wrong? I’m skating at the proper spot, why are you bothering me?” They started to laugh at me and smile. After they harrast me I went home and told my parents. That why where here today to make a formal complaint.
Dated November 4. 2011
Mayor Hazel McCallion turned to Mississauga Corporate Security Boss Jamie Hillis and said, “So, I hope that the people we hire are sensitive to the fact that we are dealing with the public and we should give them every understanding possible.”
Hillis lied, “Yes. Absolutely.”
And the Mississauga Council Code of Conduct promises to be as fraudulent as City’s Security formal Public Complaints process.
Hey Hey MissCorpSec what do you say?
How many Youth did you ban today?