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More Power than Police
September 10, 2011 permalink
Police showed up at the home of Pat Niagara but did not have legal authority to enter and search. Did they go away? Try to get authorization from a court? Not at all. They stood by and called CAS. Social workers entered the home on pretense of child protection, then the police could conduct their search. This is a good example for readers skeptical of claims that CAS has more power than the police. Here is video of the team entering the home: YouTube or local copy (flv).
Pat Niagara Sept 10, 2011 - Illegal police Search in Niagara
Attention Advocates, this could happen to you. Due to Bobbie Niagara advocating on behalf of a mother and being her support in court, Niagara Regional Police showed up at my house looking for her 14 year old daughter who ran away from a Group Home, calling her by 2 different names. The police were refused entry due to no search warrant and after waiting for 2 hours in front of the house for said warrant, with no success, FACS Niagara was called in and proceeded to conduct the search under the guise of"Child Protection". As one police officer searched the home, the other police officer detained me from following. The police officer searching the home even went so far as searching drawers, as if a 14 year old girl would be hidden there. Nice way to spend our Saturday afternoon..