November 30th, 2013

Canadian Police Arrest Man for Photographing Cop Car as Daughter Records Chilling Scene 298

By Carlos Miller

A Canadian man receiving a parking citation in downtown Montreal decided to step out of his car and take a picture of the police car.

He ended up getting beat up, handcuffed and arrested.

All while his 17-year-old daughter video recorded the incident.

Now the video is going viral, a disturbing scene of a man screaming in pain as his daughter pleas for his safety, another chilling chapter in the War on Cameras.

According to the Huffington Post:

Boder told Huffington Post Quebec he made a brief stop in downtown Montreal earlier this month, parking at Peel St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd. so his daughter could run into a store.

When she returned, a police officer approached the car, issuing an $88 ticket for illegal parking. At that point, Boder stepped out of his car to snap a picture of the police vehicle.

And then things took a dramatic turn.

Boder claims the officer started screaming at him, asking “You do not have enough trouble?”

“That hurts,” Boder yells in the clip, as he’s pressed up against a wall by a pair of burly officers.

His daughter begs, “Let go of my dad!”

Dirk Boder was released an hour later with citations for illegal parking and obstructing traffic.

According to Global News:

After watching the video, Sgt. Laurent Gingras of the SPVM admits it doesn’t look good. But he also insists it doesn’t show the full picture since the public doesn’t see what happens before and after the intervention.

“He was obstructing traffic. That’s why they came to him, not because he was taking pictures,” said Gingras.

Boder is most upset about the fact that police took off with him, leaving his daughter stranded on the street in the dark. She even tried to call 9-1-1 to find out where her father was taken, but says they hung up on her twice.

Police eventually brought him back to the scene to meet up with his daughter close to an hour later. The carpenter was forced to take a few days off work, after suffering minor injuries to his hands. He feels humiliated about the incident and says his daughter has been crying constantly ever since.


Dirk Boder and his daughter (via CBC)

Dirk Boder and his daughter (via CBC)

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  • rust

    I’ve heard bad things about the Sureté, but usually it’s Clouseau stuff. This takes the cake. Fou-tois, flic!

    • a natural person, incensed

      oui oui!

  • rhn5595

    fuckin pigs

  • Ayhla Hades

    leaving her out on a street in a city in the dark how special

    • inquisitor

      Surprised they didn’t offer to “give her a ride” until daddy was returned.

      • Clayton Bromley

        That would be the reasonable thing to do, if they were even close to being in the right here.

        • Jonah Manke

          I don’t think thats what he meant Clayton but I could be wrong.

          • hal

            LOL Jonah, your right. he did mean it like that. and i wouldnt put it past them that they wanted to, HMMM, give her a ride till the dad was able to come back. them be bully’s with guns/badges is all that is. rot in hell all of them bastards!

          • Jonah Manke


    • rmc

      if her dad was a first nations person, he would never have come back from that ride.
      camera or no camera.
      his mistake was speaking english.

  • BigGP

    Damn, she’s a hottie!

    • inquisitor

      …receding hairline and fish lips?

      • Nathaniel Hamrick

        quit being an idiot, i thumbed him down for inappropriate place for that junk, she’s pretty. drop the subject.

        • inquisitor

          It cannot be helped if gutterskank ugly is your standard of beauty.
          The bitch needs Rogaine.

          • ClintJCL

            It must suck to not be able to appreciate women.

            …THough this one seems a bit young for this conversation.


    Thugs are not just in the U.s.A. There is something really wrong going on with out of control roid raged cops…..and it seems that is the plan, put everybody in fear mode, and cops gone wild are called doing their job, why is it not assault when a dolt with a funny hat and badge beats up people, for where they parked a car, but is enemy citizen does same thing, they are criminals. the world is F’d UP! Cameras are all over public streets, that’s OK, if cops have nothing to hide,l ike they tell enemy citizen, than being vidoed by a private citizen should make cops feel good, right, they are heroes, their heroism needs to be saved forever!

  • a natural person, incensed

    to mr. boder’s daughter,

    you have met bullies before, at school, in the playground. sometimes you know they are just bullies. sometimes you know they are bullying you because you dare to stand up to them, or because you are female, or… their reasons “why” are many. their behaviour is consistent.

    well done, you, for videotaping what happened and for screaming THIS IS NOT OKAY!!

    there will always be humans who seek to oppress the rest of us. it’s up to the rest of us to say, “hell, no!”

    don’t lose faith in humanity… gain faith in yourself ; )

    • Proud Grandpa

      To Mr. boder’s daughter,
      This has nothing to do with photography rights. Your dad got what he deserved for threatening cops.
      Your photo rights were respected, and you were free to go and free to take pictures.
      What really happened? See Ex-Cop Law Student’s message below. He read and cop’s report. Your father made a mistake of judgement that looked like a threat to harm the cops. He was not beaten and restrainted for a parking ticket.
      You father made threatening statements and movements toward the police. His camera was irrelevant. He was not arrested for photographing a police car.

      • Kenji Makoto

        If the police were robots maybe, but all cops are frustrated people with subhuman intellectual capacities that abuse power whenever they have the chance. Yes, all of them, only idiots believe that punishment is a solution for any problem, it just fuels hate into the cycle. If you want to solve a problem you have to get to the roots of it and provide better conditions so it does’t happen again, not punish and abuse like a brainless idiot. Besides, I and many other people feel threatened automatically by the presence of a cop, it is our natural right too to try to protect ourselves from this figure of danger.

        • Proud Grandpa

          Wise words, Kenji. Please do tell more. What policies do you recommend to help? Thanks.

          • ClintJCL

            Euthanasia for the old.

        • Anonymous

          You have a subhuman intelligence level. Not all cops are cops for the power, in fact barely any are. Do your research. You only hear about the corrupt cops because they are an interesting story. And you get scared just by seeing a cop? That’s pathetic. Grow and pair and stop being a pussy.

      • Andrew Ateş Demirbağ

        Dear Proud Grandpa,

        Your a jackass. A parking ticket? hahaha have you ever been to New York? slap the ticket on the fellows window and say good day. If he refuses to pay THEN use force/warrant. ONLY use force when in threat of danger.

        • ExCop-LawStudent

          I assume you mean “You are” (=You’re) instead of the possessive “Your.” Or it could be you’re not all that bright.

          • ErikJay

            I’ll do the “who’s smarter” thing with you, ex-goon. Not considering the possibility of a simple typo shows your second-class intellect. Anyone can make a mistake (except cops, in an authoritarian mindset such as yours). I assume you are going to a college that might rate as high as the high school I attended (but I doubt it), and I also assume you didn’t get 1600 on your SATs, three 5s on the APs, and acceptance to Stanford at 15. Enough boastful crap for you there? Guess what: It’s meaningless, all of it, mine, yours, everyone’s so-called bona fides. Character is far more important than all that. And you are a classic goon.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Actually I prefer Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

          • cocojanda

            you’re a clown

          • Monty

            Making claims about yourself on the internet, which no one can verify, is a waste of time. Also, the Ex-law enforcement individual who responded to you was most likely trolling. Way to give in and feed the troll.

          • Proud Grandpa

            Thank you, ExCop-LawStudent. I appreciate your wisdom.

          • Scott

            There are always going to be people who are smarter than others, people that are more attractive than others, and people who make more money than others.

            It is those that continually point out and use those differences to demean other people that are the real losers, both in the short run and the long run.

            Stick to the points ExCop-LawStudent. It will do you well here and in life.

      • AZRanger

        Proud Grandpa, why don’t you get your head out of your ass, and quit making excuses for an obvious abuse of power.
        The video says it all!
        Oh, and if you are telling me that he physically attacked those cops, take another look at that guy…..duh!
        Threatening statements, which I doubt he actually did (I think your source is a liar!), are NOT grounds for beating a person up! Unless he threatened their physical well-being, again I doubt that. He probab;ly said he was going to get his lawyer and cause them to lose their badge or some other such nonsense!
        Dumbasses like you are the reason these thugs are getting away with murder…literally!
        If we don’t curb this behavior now, there will come a time when they are going to just be shot down like the dogs they really are inside!


        • sobeit19

          I thought this was in the good old USA when I first saw the video.. These cops are infected with a roid sense of power and to hell with anyone and everyone.. I’m glad the little girl was ok, but seriously leaving her on the mean streets of the big city is low.. The problem with old me, like proud grandpa is that they live in a world that does not exist anymore and haven’t a clue until it happens to them or someone they love..

          • sobeit19

            “old men” sorry for the typo.. just furious that someone could be so blind that they would condone this behavior

          • Proud Grandpa

            My world included Kent State, Vietnam War protests, race riots, the honorable Richard Daley and his political machine, Black Panthers, Meir Kahane and the JDL, and Watergate-type politics.
            If anything, society and police have become more civil and kinder. Cops are tops in my opinion and based upon my personal experience… right up to the present.
            We also had hostile state boards of education run by liberals who tried to arrest parents for homeschooling children or for sending them to private Christian conservative schools. Our families suffered greatly in many states over these matters and remainded law-abiding and respectful. We eventually won in court.
            We also had hostile liberal local governemnts banning Christain Bible Clubs from meeting in schools or churches from renting public property on the same terms as other groups. We won those fights too… and stayed lawful. That is the American way.
            We did not violate the law or curse cops or damage property or disrupt public meetings. We won with honor and were good examples to our children.
            It is a far better world we live in now concerning American law enforcement. I like that.

          • Schlukitz

            I’ll just bet that you can’t wait for this country to become a Christian theocracy, can ya? Just the way that God intended fer it to be.

            Next, you’ll be tellng us how you want YOUR country back.

            Teabag much?

          • Mecheng

            If this were a Christian theocracy the pigs would not be torturing people, innocent or otherwise. I’m a “teabagger” myself because I believe in the rights of the individual, a concept we have today courtesy the first teabaggers 2 centuries ago.BTW I was also tortured, robbed, and purjored against by pigs and am far from the only one in this town. The feds only come in when the victim is black, illegal, or gay so there is no recourse. You lefties don’t own this issue, far from it. The police state is a leftist/statist invention.

          • Proud Grandpa

            Yep, thanks. I’ll share a cup of the finest house blend with you.
            Schlukitz confused morality and good ethics with theocracy. That is his deliberate choice. Thank you for bringing a realistic view.

        • Matthew

          hes an old grampa that has never dealt with the cops in his life, what does he really know? nothing!

      • Jeremy Hubbard

        lets hope it happens to YOU one day.
        In your perfect little world …the police would never lie would they?

        • Proud Grandpa

          Some cops are bad cops and those individuals lie.
          My personal experiences with police has almost always been positive, though I know of many exceptions in the area of religious free expression. We formed legal teams and solved that problem in court over time.
          The Bible says God hates lies and liars. If I were a devout cop wanting God’s favor, I would resign from the force rather than lie. Just my personal life standard…

          • DannyE

            Proud Grandpa, worshiping on his knees in front of the police…please wipe the spooge off your chin, stand up, and start thinking for yourself.

          • Schlukitz

            I kept wondering when the buy-bull shit would come.

            I didn’t have to wait long.

          • Proud Grandpa

            Troll Alert ==> Schlukitz
            Don’t feed the troll.

          • Schlukitz

            Aw. Isn’t that nice. Of all the people who called you on your self-righteous, ass-kissing, self-patting on the back bullshit, you picked me to respond to.

            I am so honored. Really I am.

            But, don’t you think that some of the other commentators might feel a tad slighted?

          • Jeremy Hubbard

            In todays world only sadistic scumbags make it as a cop…..I do agree with you that there are some good cops out there…unfortunately they do not last long. As for the injustice system you think has been cured over time with your legal teams…..forget that also……it is filled with criminals who couldn’t give a s**t how they fabricated or withheld evidence to send innocent people to prison so they can climb the criminal political ladder. Don’t get me started on how the same courts you love so much cover for their criminal minion cops!!!
            I am not attacking you I am just simply amazed that there are people like yourself out there that are still asleep to reality…and I am trying to point that out to you.

          • Jeremy Hubbard

            here is 1 example of what your precious cops can escalate to with innocent people……here is Kelly Thomas and what your lovely cops did to him for no reason….

          • Justice for Kelly
          • Jeremy Hubbard

            yes I know….that’s why I emphasized Kelly Thomas and the importance of good camera evidence.

          • Justice for Kelly

            The most telling quote from that article, “Without the footage…it was unlikely the district attorney’s office would’ve filed charges against the two officers.”
            A beating that ends with the victim looking like that and dying a short time later is unlikely to result in criminal charges. WOW!

          • Jeremy Hubbard

            yup….it’s sorry one sided system we are forced to endure isn’t it?
            And as is with this case (Dirk Boder) he is shackled in handcuffs and had his arms wrenched up almost out of the sockets because these cops didn’t like having photographic evidence taken against them.

          • Proud Grandpa

            JH, The problems we solved were with religious censorship and persecution of homeschoolers in America. We indeed won those in America.
            I did not claim we reformed the LEO system. That is a worthy goal… and, I believe, an attainable goal. Don’t give up. And please don’t yield to the tendency to react in violence.
            This may take generations. It will happen. I see improvement in my lifetime and cherish hope for my grandchildren’s world. That Is one reason I support photog rights.

          • Proud Grandpa

            JH, just an addendum. It may surprise you to know that I have said years ago in classes I taught that laws are unfairly enforced and trials are unfair. I have known about the ways leftwing liberals abuse power in America. They fear the power of an informed and independent populace who are not intimidated.
            We beat some of their liberal denials of our rights and we are still fighting the good fight. We are heroes and victors. And we are honorable and law-abiding.

          • Chad

            Since when does God hate?

      • Jr52

        The cops have been known to lie in their reports. They have to cover their asses. Anytime anyone strays from the norm, they say they are threatened. If they are so scared of the public, maybe they shouldn’t be cops. Find a different line of work where they don’t interact with the public.

        • Proud Grandpa

          I hear you, though am not sure that your take on things describes this situation. In this case the driver left his car and moved to the cop car.
          It may be that the lady cop was overly afraid and misinterpreted an angry male moving toward her. I agree with you that there are some (many) LEOs who are overly sensitive to perceived threats. We have a phrase for that: “Police paranoia does not override the Constitution.” I don’t think that applies in this case.
          I could be wrong though…

          • jeremy

            so the female cop was sexist, is what you are trying to say?

          • Proud GrandPa

            The cop had reason to fear for life and safety. As with FL’s Stand Your Ground, the rule of law is that self-defense is just.
            The driver was not arrested for photography. He was foolish and brought this upon himself. You’d never see any legitimate person from PINAC doing something like that threatening police. Use sound judgement when dealing with police.

      • sobit

        thank god cops don’t lie on their reports…………..

      • Donald McCoy

        Hey Proud grandpa crawl back under your socialist rock you puke. there was no threat

        • rmc

          quebec has always been a socialist country, so he blends right in.

          • Confused

            I am curious when Quebec became a country.

        • sobeit19

          socialist? you got that wrong Donald, more like fascist

        • jack

          Donald! where`s your troosers, your a total idiot/wanker

      • Christopoher

        So the cop wrote a report so its all true.. Really? and cops never do bad things . Right?

      • BusPass

        What threatening statements were captured on camera?

        See the CJ Grisham incident; the Sgt was forced to testify that the arresting officer lied on his report when it was exposed that the report did not match the video.

        The lies of the police are protected.

        The cheerleaders of the brutality of the police are not respected.

        THis is not an issue of balance; this is an issue of insidious disrepair, and drastic measures will be needed to resolve it. You, as we can all see, will not be a rational part of this solution.

      • BusPass

        What threatening statements were captured on camera?

        See the CJ Grisham incident; the Sgt was forced to testify that the arresting officer lied on his report when it was exposed that the report did not match the video.

        The lies of the police are protected.

        The cheerleaders of the brutality of the police are not respected.

        THis is not an issue of balance; this is an issue of insidious disrepair, and drastic measures will be needed to resolve it. You, as we can all see, will not be a rational part of this solution.

      • Chris York

        what these cops did was illegal. the father was photographing the police and gathering his own evidence. he had every right to take photos and these cops only attacked him because he dared try to expose them for their wrongdoings.. the only reason these cops attacked him is because they took exception to be videoed or photographed. i say sue the ass off of them.

        • Proud GrandPa

          He did not have a right to park his car in a no parking zone. He did not have a right to exit the car and rush toward the cop. He did not have a right to leave his car illegally parked when ordered several times to move it.
          The cops were just in fearing the driver was hostile and a threat to safety. .
          Do you know what he should have done instead? He should have moved the car and then walked slowly and carefully to the area and photographed to his heart’s content. That is what a good PINAC agent would/should do.

          • Confused

            Because we all know a camera (these days more than likely on his cell), appears to be a threat to an individual that is armed with a gun. Whether he was asked to move the car or not, once or multiple times.He was given a fine,the abuse was never called for, these events did not take place in a country that you fought for rights in, they happened in a country that has different rights than yours, some may be better or worse, but still not yours.

      • robby breadner

        you know what follows is bullocks when someone utters: “got what he deserved” with reference to police. while we wish our protectors of the peace to always be correct and professional, it is not always the case.

      • ClintJCL

        He didn’t threaten the cops! You have no evidence. Just another aging fucking relic that won’t be in the ground soon enough.

      • Cristina

        Ur a moron and probably a fkn cop. A threat is only words, no need to show aggresitivity. Maybe someone should school y’all dirty cops aka.”tough guys who were bullied as children,”have something to prove” and just because i went to school for 3 years gives me reason to act like a complete fkn degenerate”who needs to learn to channel my anger. ” cops kill murder in cold blood and get away with it. Quebec has the worst justice system. The worst its shameful.

  • OhSnapDJB

    This is a PERFECT example of why u MUST teach ur children their rights and how to deal with police. She did good by videotaping it, but she was still confused as far as what to do next and that’s somewhat understandable. Another lesson to learn from this is: if u are going to film cops, make sure u start filming AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so that the cops can’t say “the film doesn’t show the entire incident”. When I film cops, I choose my target beforehand, and start my camera 1-2 minutes before so people can see what’s going on BEFORE the actual encounter. I also make comments while filming the 1-2 minute intro like my name, location, time of day, traffic conditions, and what my intentions are. I also film other people in the area to see if they are filming also. You gotta be at them at their own game people.

    • be smarter

      Learn your rights.. but also remember the little things like DO NOT leave your vehicle if you are pulled over or are being issued a ticket by the police. As you can see from the video you will be arrested.

      • Haeshu

        Until the police tell you to get out of your vehicle “for their own safety” then arrest you for exiting your vehicle and making them feel threatened.

    • Tyler

      “When I film cops, I choose my target beforehand”

      That sounds pretty hostile and provovative – much more like someone spoiling for a fight than someone interested in protecting their rights.

      • OhSnapDJB

        There’s nothing hostile about it AND ur partially right, I’m not protecting my rights, I’m EXERCISING them. You see, the difference between you and I is you have the mentality “if it ain’t happening to me or people I care about then what do I care”. People like u live in this world where u think everything is all flowers and hallmark cards and that ain’t the case. People like u won’t make a stand until it directly affects u. People like u will probably NEVER understand that when someone’s rights are violated (even if u dont know them from a hole in the ground) then ALL of our rights are violated! It’s easy for COWARDS to criticize the methods of the people who are out there making a stand and it’s even easier to watch from the sidelines. My suggestion (if u can somehow find the courage) is challenge urself and join the fight for SOMEONE ELSE. Someone that u don’t even know. Go to bat for a stranger. Until then, u just keep ur COWARD ASS in the bleachers.

        • howard

          BRAVO OhSnap! you said it perfect! cowards are those that will not do anything and call out anyone that does this! my only problem down here is, i dont want to go it alone, and there is no one else in all of SOUTH FLORIDA that would join me, seems not even one! i have asked many times, here and on my FB page. not one person replied, not one. too bad your not down here, or me up where you are, i would join you every time you went out. seems south fla., is nothing but talkers and sheeple slaves! oh well! i am so sick of this situation and those bullies with guns/badges! and the MSM, forget them! they in bed with em, having a damn orgy i think!

          • OhSnapDJB

            I hear u brother. But here’s the thing: all it takes is ONE! If nobody wants to join u then so be it. People can choose what battle they want to fight and if nobody wants to do what u do, then that’s their prerogative. Don’t let it discourage u. I have to reiterate that I’m not out everyday looking to film cops. But, if I am out and about and I happen to see cops in action then I MAY film. U have to know ur surroundings also. Make sure that u ARE NOT on PRIVATE property because the rules change. Make sure that u keep a good reasonable distance because even I don’t want to distract cops from doing their job. I’ve only filmed 2 incidents in the past month and both times I just happened to be coming out of the gym in downtown pittsburgh. Another thing is to not say ANYTHING, just film. Don’t draw attention to urself by looking for other people to join u. Do it by urself. Educate people as to what their rights are because most of the people don’t know. That wouldbe a good first step I think.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    To our good friends in The Great White North –
    looks like we infected you with our police state

    • HAL

      or they infected us{A} with that crap? either way, i say….LET EM ALL ROT IN HELL! god damn bastards! and nade, when the tide turns, and it will turn. them BULLYcops are going to be paying thru the ass, yes, both ways! and funy thing is, they wont be able to hide, GOV wont save theirs asses, they will be all on their own! mark my words it will happen! am I right BLAINE?

    • sobeit19

      It’s what I thought when I caught the video without knowing at first it was in Canada… welcome to the good ole USA

  • Film The Police Always

    Has anyone heard of any cop deaths overnight. I want to celebrate with my morning coffee. Reading stories like this pisses me off (again) and I need some misery on their side.


      I apologize, but the last case I know of was in Oregon City, Oregon on November 4, 2013. An officer got shot in the face was deceased.

      • Tyler

        Your response to something that outrages you is to support someone celebrating the death of a random member of said group? What is wrong with you???

    • Johnny14

      that’s horrible! you need *some* misery on their side? The answer to unlawful arrest is bloodthirst? You’re worse than they are.

      • Levi Dietrich

        People are fed up…. endless streams of police raping,murdering, and extorting. Their reward is vacation and promotion… So even when a slight Overstep. (this wasn’t all that bad, but still poorly handled) The Anger Comes boiling out. The people are angry, and scared. and when the very people that we once relied on for protection, are no longer protecting and serving us, but the state, where do we go? Our cries are not being heard.

    • Tyler

      That is vile. Your response to something that outrages you is to celebrate the death of a random member of said group? Disgusting.

    • howard

      love ya nick, this is my FACEBOOK page, well…one of them. i happen to think your right, what your saying is going to come to pass, maybe not tomorrow, next month…..but it will!!

    • Proud Grandpa

      This is the lunatic fringe kind of nonsense that detracts from the effort to protect photop rights. It makes PINAC look bad.

  • rickbooker

    strange comments from a “kid”. “he needs his hands for work”? while supposedly talking to her mother on the phone. I’m not defending cops in this at all. These comments just sound odd to me. Gives the whole thing a put on feeling for me.

    • ZRM

      He’s a carpenter.

      • rickbooker

        Yeah I get it. If you were a child and your father was being injured and screaming in pain while being arrested would one of the things you scream at the cops be “he needs his hands for work”??

        • Jim talbot

          well if he’s a carpenter, what else would you expect his hands for? unless he was a painter or a musician. so why would that seem strange to you? please fill us all in.

          • rickbooker

            the point is in the heat of things, at the time her daddy was getting injured and arrested THAT is what she just happens to say. Maybe you buy into this hook line and sinker but I chose to question things. THIS sounds hokey as hell. If it sounds fine to then so be it. Move along there’s nothing to see here.

          • Leslie Braun

            Yeah or its in the heat of things. You’ve never had strange things come out of your mouth when you’re in an emotionally volatile state? Shes a 17 year old trying to protect her dad and being completely unable to. Dont be a douche about stupid little things.

          • Bryan Marks

            I think we’re losing the point…why were they arresting him and throwing him around and hurting him for parking in the wrong spot. This seems like a flagrant abuse of power, and even bordering on brutality. There is nothing here that tells me that they should be treating him like that…also the fact that they returned him after an hour with no criminal charges tells me that they are abusing their powers.

          • JusticeDied

            She has probably heard him express concern for his hands because using the is how he supports himself and his family. I bet she has heard that all her life.

          • Rastler

            I think it’s more or less because the mother on the phone was clearly being an idiot and not listening to her daughter – the daughter said call the police like 20 times yet the mother was still talking, I can only assume the daughter was being told by her mother 50x to clam down…

            so of course if she believes the mom is being useless she’s gonne be like, mom, you know our main income source? That’s under threat… that was clearly the game changer because you can tell in the tone of the daughters voice that it was in that moment the mother started complying and listening to what the daughter was saying…

            Maybe that makes the mother a gold digger, I dunno, but that’s how I saw this.

    • FitzND

      They both seem to be acting a bit in terms of their words, but that doesn’t really explain why the cops are manhandling him for a parking violation. The default police reaction always seems to be to violently escalate whatever the situation is.

    • Nephtys

      Did you not read the article? He’s a carpenter! Why and how would this be put on anyway… jeez


    Reality tv show, to show the true thugs. COPS only shows and makes ya believe it’s always the people are wrong and cops are thre to help you. A REAL REALITY show would show how cops really operate, and how they think, the world is their enemy, and they will make it right. In their own STEROID corrupted heads. The world can learn a lot, from the U.S. how to militarize the locals, and have then pronounce enemy citizen, NO TALKING OBEY. Yup Canada has sunk to the level of the U.S., and I thought they where different, nope.

    • Jim Jones

      The Montreal cops are notorious in Canada as thugs. Even 30 years ago there were newspaper reports about their arrogance and violence and they’ve continued until now.

      • Rastler

        This can be applied to just Montreal citizens as well though… it’s one of the more notorious cities in our nation, especially for people with malicious attitudes… many I’ve met while there were also incredibly xenophobic and especially hate anglophones. The whole attitude of the city is poisonous. Of course we all know there’s good people there too… but I’ve never felt more unwelcomed in any city in my own country than I do when I visit Montreal… and I live 30 minutes away…

  • inquisitor

    Sgt. Gingras…

    So obstructing traffic is something you do not give a verbal warning or citation for…but an immediate arrest and detention?

  • Robin Edgar

    At 30 seconds in to this video Dirk Boder’s daughter asks these SPVM thugs the following question –

    “You’re arresting him for parking in the wrong spot? Are you insane?”

    Good question…

    • Jeremy Hubbard

      20-30 years ago there would be shock and public outrage……..with that common police state behavior…..people blissfully walk past like they see nothing until it’s their turn to be disappeared off the street ….for absolutely nothing!!!

  • Lanore

    If this were in the US the police would have beaten the living crap out of the man. They just handcuffed him but did not beat him. They handcuffed him for a minor offense and this was wrong but did not beat him.

    • DianaMac

      Maybe it would’ve been different if his daughter weren’t filming the incident or if they were filmed maybe by a big male who would end up arrested too.

  • Jim talbot

    I hope those pigs get fired!

  • Dr Johnny Love

    Welcome to Nazi invaded Germany WWII.
    Cops all over the country think they are SS
    officers these days & that people have no
    rights at all anymore & that they can just
    treat us all like it’s a police state.

    • daPooper

      relating this to the holocaust that killed 6million people might be a bit severe…I am thinking the father has not been gassed and is still alive. I guess the cops overcooked it but the guy was likely an asshole at some point and wasn’t just being mr nice guy

    • Tyler

      I’m thinking you’ve never read any histories of pre-WWII Germany if you’re making statements like that in relation to an event like this, nor that you have any real idea what a police state is actually like.

      • its war, video everything!

        fact is, if this is not a police state, then when and if people like you talk it down and do nothing to stop it, it will become a POLICE STATE in time! go somewhere else you fool troll! and if your not a troll, your still a fool for saying that in reply to Dr. JOHNY LOVE. seems i have said this to you before, but your still here, leads to think that you are indeed a fucking troll? are you?!!!! o!!pp!!p!s!! !!! is a typo, damn KB! [and for gods sake, dont give us a history lesson on WWII! and i sure as hell dont want nor need to hear what your mind thinks a "POLICE IS, OR IS NOT!]

      • PatriotBob

        Tyler likes to show everyone how superior he THINKS he is. Please impress us some more, Mr. Wonderful.

    • Proud Grandpa

      Just a correction for you, DJ. The SS were military and served mostly outside of Germany. The state police inside Germany was the Gestapo.
      The SS did perform police-type functions in occupied countires. Maybe that is what confused you. Both were police states.
      As to the comparisoin with Canada and the USA, I must respectfully disagree. Answer me this… Would the cops have beaten the man had he stayed inside his car and moved it as they asked? Nope.

      • Schlukitz

        Sounds like Nazi Germany would have been exactly your kind of place.

  • Curtis Nixon

    svpm… You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

    • Stop all the hate

      Where would we be without them? really? It is a necessary evil. Law enforcement.. without it… what would we become. Besides it takes a special person to deal with that kind of crap on a daily basis. No one else want to deal with crap every day! They deserve respect. /rant

      • Curtis Nixon

        where would we be? well, I can tell you where we wouldn’t be. Taxpayer funded lawsuits, resulting in taxpayers funded payouts, because taxpayer funded barnyard animals couldn’t be bothered to treat taxpayers with respect. Respect is earned. pigs like these, don’t deserve respect.

  • C’est la vie

    “A Canadian man receiving a parking citation in downtown Montreal decided to step out of his car and take a picture of the police car.” I’m pretty sure we all learned to Never get out of our vehicle when you are getting issued a ticket. I really dont think it had anything to do with the camera.Although I dont think arresting the man and leaving his daughter alone was appropriate, he really should have just stayed inside and taken the photo from inside his vehicle!

    • DianaMac

      So you aren’t allowed to move in a free country anymore? If you do and a cop doesn’t like it, he can arrest you without cause or trump up one? I don’t think so! Clearly this man was of no threat. I would like to think I can enter & exit my vehicle when I please. This isn’t the SS in 1940s Germany!

      • Tyler

        He didn’t get arrested for taking the pic. He got arrested & ticketed for standing in the middle of the street and obstructing traffic while taking the pic.

  • Madbunny

    wtf is wrong with these people? Notice the car got left there for the entire time as well. Also, that emergency services hung up on a minor trying to find out where the cops took her parent.

    Not sure what the courts are like up there, but I’d say this *deserves* a solid lawsuit. Only by videotaping and continuing to push for rights will citizens be able to keep them.

    • anthonyzweiner

      Montreal courts are a joke. They are swamped with cases and understaffed. Forget about justice or fair play. And if you don’t speak French, forget about it altogether.

      • rmc

        i was gonna say…they were speaking english…chances are they booked him for making them have to do that…

  • gadsdengurl

    Canada, like the UK, has long since been lost to communism.

    • DrCaligari

      Well, no it hasn’t, and besides, what the fuck does that have to do with anything?

    • Tyler

      That doesn’t make any sense. I think you probably mean “fascism”. Though do keep using communism incorrectly to name it, as it nicely signals the value of the expressed opinion :)

    • brian schneider

      You shouldn’t use words you don’t understand.


    They should be thrown off the force, no questions asked..

  • ExCop-LawStudent

    The officers were correct in what they did.

    You should listen to Boder’s interview. He says that the officer is telling him to move from where he is parked, Boder admits that it is on a curve and a dangerous location, that when the officer got verbally heated Boder exited the car, and that the officer was concerned Boder wanted to hit him. Then, after Boder is issued a citation and is told to leave, Boder again exits the vehicle, allegedly this time to photograph the police car.

    He’s been told to move, twice, and has not done so. A citation did not work. He keeps popping out of the car like a jack-in-the-box. Yeah, at that point he goes to jail.

    • Tyler

      Nice to see a response that isn’t “fucking pigs”. Personally I’m having a hard time taking in the really ugly reactions I’ve been reading on here, especially when it seems quite obvious that Broder was both in the wrong and acting in a hostile/confrontational fashion. Not for taking the pic – he is well within his rights to do so, and I doubt the cops much cared – but for both breaking the law and being a traffic hazard in both instances.

      • ExCop-LawStudent

        He went to jail because he was an ass. If he moved when asked originally, no ticket. Jumping out of the car twice was stupid. Not leaving after the ticket was idiotic.

        I’m still trying to see the “brutality” he’s claiming. It didn’t look like they stroked him at all.

        • Concerned Citizen5998785481

          Well the brutality is fairly obvious to me from the video of the man screaming in pain with two large officers unloading their weight on him. Did you not see that part? There is also the plain fact that he suffered injuries to his hands. This article fancies the term “beat up”. The truest words in all of this came from the 17 year old girl who was in disbelief that they were arresting him for parking in the wrong spot. Big Fucking Deal…. Is that worth him getting beat up to you?
          Please ExCop-LawStudent, don’t become a lawyer and don’t go back to being a cop. You’re biased towards cops. What we really need is to change their attitude problems with harsher sentences for their fuckups, not paid vacations when they do things like this. Boder is the least threatening looking guy. I have seen in my life, and if an officer of the law (or you) thinks that the brutality that CLEARLY happened here is justified because of the man’s appearance or for a 2 second park outside of a corner store, you must not live in the real world.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Oh gee, I hadn’t considered all of that.

            I mean, I have seen real brutality and real screams of pain (these don’t even come close), and real injuries (ditto). If that is your definition of getting beat up, all I can say is wow.

            Only a pansy would consider that a beating. What Carlos got at the Metro station was much worse, and it was only a minor use of force. It was inappropriate in the encounter Carlos had, but we also saw everything that led up to it.

            What happened to Boder was nothing. If you can’t see that, you must not live in the real world.

          • Proud Grandpa

            Sounds like the drunks on COPS TV claiming police brutality. Was any damage done? Sounds like the LEOs restrained themselves.
            Under what conditions would you consider police self-defense from threats to be justified?

        • rc

          So your saying that it’s ok for the cops to bash you and arrest you for a traffic violation? So he got out once to talk, look at car, whatever. And the police didn’t feel threatened? But the second time (alleged photo) it was ok for them to arrest and assault the man for a traffic infraction? ExCop Law, you are what’s wrong with the law enforcement community. No matter what your upbringing it is not OK for anyone to assault another person. No matter their badge.
          We need to hold police to a higher standard. Hell ANY standard. They have complete immunity to do everything they want because when the SHTF they investigate themselves.
          Cops over the past 50 years have been uncontrolled and getting away with murder, LITERALLY.
          But you know this, because you are one of the Badged Criminal Sociopath we ALLOW to carry a gun and terrorize the public that writes your paycheck.
          Leech crooks that suck of the public tax dollars. While they beat, kill, extort, rape, confiscate, impound property for profit.
          Realize you have gone to far, and your time has come.
          You brought it upon yourselves.
          At some point people will retaliate.

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            You’re not listening (or actually reading) very well.

            The first time that he got out, according to his own words in his own interview, the officers were concerned about his aggressiveness. How is that not feeling threatened?

            The second time he popped out of the car, he got arrested, and I saw no abusive conduct on the part of the police. Certainly there was not an assault or battery.

          • BusPass

            I’ve never met a more “threatened” bunch of people in my life. They are practically terrorized to dysfunction by family pets, parking violators, and unarmed citizens with camera phones.

            The police have long ago lost their capacity for de-escalation. They so often quickly resort to the primal denominator of violence to resolve everything.

          • Grendel4s

            That is exactly what this ‘ex-cop law-student’ fascist is saying, I’ve been down this road before with this asshole. This idiot actually thinks having an IQ 4 points over 3 digits makes them some kind of ubermensch. He also seems to think it’s okay for any cop to blatantly exceed their authority any time they please, for reasons that are ridiculous to anyone with any sort of moral center or intelligence. Until a person either by action or word, actually intends to commit violence, the officer is obligated to show restraint a word which is no longer in their vocabulary. Considering their (and his) lack of brains or humanity, this is not a surprise – but it is a situation that needs to be dealt with in a way that leaves no question as to really has the authority. We need to throw these thugs, their political leash-holders, and their corporate overlords, to the fucking curb, along with these idiots who support their tyranny. If we EVOLVE our concepts, our practices, and our beliefs, we can make not only the thugs, but lawyers, and other cronies, unnecessary They can then be separated from sane society, and dealt with accordingly.

        • Christopoher

          And all of that deserves a fucking beat down that’s right your a fuck tard now shut the fuck up!

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            Ohhh. Another internet commando!

            Too bad you can’t spell or put together a single coherent sentence. Let me guess–McDonald’s or pizza delivery driver…

          • ExCop-LawStudent

            And aAll of that deserves a fucking beat down, that’s right you’re a fuck-tard, now shut the fuck up!

            There, fixed it for you. Next time you can ask your shift leader at BurgerKing to review it before you post it.

      • Proud Grandpa

        Yeah, I hate to see the lunatic fringe hi-jack PINAC. The senseless violence against police would be both a crime against man’s law and a sin against God’s law.
        The incident was never about photog rights.

    • da truth

      i agree with you to a point….because this is still not the right way.
      there are very many things missing between his being put in the van and the van going to the shop.
      even watching “cops” or “to serve and protect” should give you those insights, so i don’t feel the need to list them.
      people jumping to say the police are always wrong in these cases are only as bad as those who blindly side with the police (some going as far as going to sites with opposing views to their own and using inflammatory usernames….making devil’s advocate comments…i’ve heard they are called internet trolls or something to that effect)
      i’m solid in the belief that it won’t matter though, because as i’ve said in a previous post,
      the man should have spoken french.
      i’d like to know more about the people, like if they even spoke french…and if they would be trying to say something ridiculous like they didn’t know it was no-parking because of a language barrier…(ridiculous, because i’m sure they use they same no parking or no stopping logo as everywhere)…
      but i am in no rush to believe a report….by definition it is written after the fact, by people who are involved…

  • vaccine

    the guy illegaly parked, refused to move his vehicle, and became a hostile target while the police officer was writing him a ticket for obstructing traffic and illegally parking. I cant believe all you idiots, are defending this piece of shit that is trying to leach money off the system.

    we all know what we are and are not supposed to to do during an encounter with police. He made a decision to not move his vehicle and wait there for his daughter, the consequence of that is a ticket, he then chose to get out of his vehicle and start acting like a hostile target (even if in his mind he thought he was in the right) and that had the consequence of getting him arrested.
    In other parts of the world it would of ended up alot worse, the guy didn’t get shot, didn’t get tazed, wasn’t even hurt outside of his pride. He should learn to listen to the instructions of the officer.

    All i have to say is REALLY you guys are defending this guy REALLLY?
    (edit for spelling)

    • Joe Burns

      Get real!, these guys are supposed to be professional police officers. They were trained to diffuse the situation and not escalate it. The 17 year old obviously had more sense, it was a parking violation and they turned a molehill into a mountain. They risked their own safety by escalating, they put the man and especially his daughter in a risky situation.

      99% of people think the cops acted like thugs. Almost everyone is wrong and you are right?

      • ExCop-LawStudent

        Pretty much. It is a well established fact in both police work and the law that over 90% of the public are idiots.