A statement so ridiculous that it alone will allow this scandal to drag on for a few more days:
"One of the extremists gave the rock to one of our police officers and he had a choice to make," [Insp. Marcel] Savard said.
"He was asked by extremists to throw the rock at the police, but never had any intention of using it."
And as a partisan Liberal I can only praise Allah that Public Security Minister Stockwell Day was kind enough to repeat this nonsense, thus dragging that Federal Conservatives right into the heart of the cover-up:
"The thing that was interesting in this particular incident, three people in question were spotted by protesters because were not engaging in violence," Day said.
"They were being encouraged to throw rocks and they were not throwing rocks, it was the protesters who were throwing the rocks. That's the irony of this," Day said.
Thank you, Stockwell, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. Because the youtube vid can be seen here and it is clear the three cops arrived with their rock.
And their booze too; no attempt by Stock to explain the open beer in the cop's back pocket either.
Saturday morning update: Oh I like this from The Gazette:
"When they were with the extremists, (the undercover officers) were given a rock and were formally asked to throw it," Savard said.
"I sir, formally ask you to throw this stone! Nay, sir, I DEMAND it!" Do protesters actually talk like that?