Saturday, March 21, 2009
Canadian Free Speech Activist Brad Love Arrested By Eight Cops For Giving Speech About Black Crime In Toronto; His Fourth Arrest In Six Years
The Toronto Globe & Mail reports that 48-year-old Canadian free speech activist Brad Love (pictured in the center with the light-coloured shirt) was hauled off by eight cops on Thursday March 28th, 2009 after giving a speech to a group of an estimated 30 people at an airport hotel in Toronto. According to fellow activist Paul Fromm, the speech was critical of black crime.
It was Love's fourth arrest in six years. One officer said Love was arrested on a breach of judge's orders. Paul Fromm further reacted, saying he was affronted by the "insolence" of Mr. Love's arrest. Fromm claimed it would have never happened in Alberta, "a more homogenous area where you don't have to look over your shoulder every time you tell a joke in a bar". A more complete account by Fromm is posted on this Stormfront thread, as well as on Dr. David Duke's website.
Mr. Love, a bricklayer, is known for annotating newspaper articles with screeds officially considered "racist" and mailing them to politicians, police and Jewish groups. In 2003, he was arrested in Mississauga. After pleading guilty to more than 20 counts of willfully promoting hatred, he was sent to jail. After serving part of his 18-month sentence, he was released. More about Brad Love's further legal troubles in 2005 is posted on Harold Covington's blog.
Mr. Love was re-arrested twice for breaching probation, sent back to prison for 46 days the first time, and five months the second time, again for writing letters to public officials which were non-violent and contained non-threatening language. Afterwards, he was ordered not to write to ANY elected official in Canada for three years. Subsequently, Mr. Love moved to Alberta, where he went to work in the oil industry, but also continued his politics unmolested. A September 2007 letter from Love in Fort McMurray is posted HERE. But Love was invited to return to Ontario on Thursday night by Fromm, who also has been legally and economically sanctioned because of his own views.
Obviously, Paul Fromm would have warned Brad Love away from visiting Toronto had he any inkling that there was a judge's order against him. But to send eight cops to arrest a simple free-speech activist? Wow! I guess Canadian authorities are really scared of his "weapons of mass instruction".