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ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL FAILS YOUTH: IN 12 SECONDS!

June 3rd, 2009  

Today’s Blog and video is dedicated to Youth —especially those deemed “at-risk” by the institutions ostensibly there to serve them.

FACT: Today Mississauga Council rubber-stamped the Corporate Report Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents at City Facilities prepared by Jamie Hillis, Manager, Security and Operations and signed by Brenda R. Breault, Commissioner of Corporate Services in 12 seconds. Not a single question from either Mayor Hazel McCallion or any of the Councillors present.

FACT:  Despite the McMurtry/Curling Report on the Roots of Youth Violence and the Peel Youth Charter hanging at all City facilities, the word “youth” is not mentioned once in the report.

Here is the video complete with transcript.

ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL FAILS YOUTH: IN 12 SECONDS!

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

TRANSCRIPT: This won’t take long. (For timing, the first second is counted when Councillor Parrish utters the first syllable of “Requests”)

Councillor Carolyn Parrish (Chair):

—Eight. All those in favour? Any opposed? Carried

Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents at City Facilities. Councillor Corbasson moves it. Any questions? All those in faovur? Any opposed? Carried.

Rubber-stamped in 12 seconds…

Signed,

The Mississauga Muse

MISSISSAUGA GRAFFITI PROPHECY...

Comments

4 Responses to “ROOTS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: MISSISSAUGA COUNCIL FAILS YOUTH: IN 12 SECONDS!”

  1. Anthony on July 6th, 2009 12:20 am

    Re: Corporate Report Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents at City Facilities

    How can I get a copy of this report for my own review?

  2. The Mississauga Muse on July 6th, 2009 4:21 am

    [UPDATE: JULY 10, 2009 3:16 pm Mississauga Time.   Note to readers and especially Anthony. The Mississauga Corporate Security May 19, 2009 Corporate Report, “Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents in City Facilities” is now posted as the part of the July 10, 2009 MISSISSAUGAWATCH Blog “ABOUT BIG BROTHER: City of Mississauga Corporate Security Report “Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents in City Facilities” along with colour commentary. Back to my original response to Anthony.]

    Hi Anthony,

    You asked, “How can I get a copy of this report for my own review?”

    I actually have a copy but did not want to post the thing as is. There is just so much wrong with it that I couldn’t unleash it to the Internet without providing the reader with necessary facts secured through Freedom of Information. By far the most important being the actual printouts of bans, issuance of trespass and arrests from the City of Mississauga Corporate Security (MissCorpSec) database.

    Without at least that context, the reader will be duped by the Report just the way Mississauga Council so allowed themselves to be. (You’d be aghast at the degree Mayor/Councillors rubber-stamp the dismal self-serving crap that Staff recommend they approve).

    The Report makes zero mention of Youth despite these unaccountable security guards banning kids as young as 9 for 30 days  (as in the case of this 9 year old girl) from three City facilities in one fell swoop (Mississauga Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre).

    Parents/Guardians not informed.

    Mississauga Corporate Security Special Occurrence Report showing 9-year old girl banned for 30 days from three City facilities

    Or how about  (will post this in the next week or so) on November 17, 2008 four kids  banned 30 days for skateboarding on the Civic Centre “ramps to P2” —again from all three facilities (Mississauga Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre). Three 11/12 year olds and one 13/14 year old.

    Parents/Guardians again not informed. But had any of this kids returned during their ban, parents would know only then about their kids’ brush with MissCorpSec. Why? Because they’d be arrested and charged with Trespass to Property Act.

    Want some irony?

    November 17, 2008, when City of Mississauga Corporate Security banned these four minors, was a Monday and it marked the 14th anniversary of the November 17, 1994 Peel Police Services Board Internal Correspondence document, “Re: Community Summit – Final Report.

    That Peel Police Services Board Community Summit report made recommendations, the first one being:

    “A process of accountability and evaluation should be built into programs to ensure achievement of goals and cost-effectiveness.”

    That was November 17, 1994.

    Fourteen years to the day, City of Mississauga Corporate Security bans three 11/12 year olds and one 13/14 year old for skateboarding on the Civic Centre “ramps to P2”.

    Not only is there no “process of accountability”, there is absolutely no way for a citizen to reach Mississauga Corporate Security.  As another reader correctly pointed out,  you just can’t get at them.  Hazel McCallion and Councillors allowed MissCorpSec to design and implement their own public complaints system and that includes investigating themselves! Untouchables. A law unto themselves.

    There is no law, no entity to which they are accountable. Rogue force.  Freedom of Inoformation reveals no oversight. Nothing.

    If you ever read/hear that no one is above the law, that’s a lie. MissCorpSec is above the law. None apply to them.

    However. Now that you’ve asked, I will do my best to post theMississauga Corporate Security  Report “Requests for Additional Information Security Incidents at City Facilities” plus what Freedom of Information reveals within the next week.

    Should you wish a copy sooner, you can email/phone the City Clerk’s office.

    Thanks for asking and thanks for your interest.

    The Mississauga Muse, MISSISSAUGAWATCH

  3. Anthony on September 10th, 2009 2:20 am

    It’s been a while since I came back to this question I asked, but thanks for the information (I’ve been also passing this website onto some of my colleagues). Not sure how tech savvy you are, but would you consider adding RSS feeds to this site? It would make it easier to follow updates.

  4. Anthony on September 10th, 2009 2:23 am

    I think I may have spoke too soon. I’ve subscribed. Will see if it works.


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