Toronto police patrolled a midtown area overnight, after vandals cut brake lines on at least 10 cars parked at homes with Liberal election signs on their lawns.
"We're investigating. Officers are paying special attention to the designated area and we take this very seriously," Staff-Sgt. Shawn Meloche, from 53 Division, said last night. "This is a danger to life as well as to property. Regardless of the motivation – and there appears to be a connection (to the signs) – this is a public safety issue."
Affected residents live in the riding of St. Paul's, in a swath of the city around Eglinton Ave. between Bathurst St. and Mount Pleasant Rd., and had Carolyn Bennett signs on their property. Although Meloche confirmed 10 cases of vandalism last night, Liberal riding headquarters said the number was going up, reporting 14 by 9 p.m
I've seen people in Alberta think that it is "fun" to kick over campaign signs for anything other than a Conservative candidate, but sabotaging vehicles is far, far beyond anything even remotely acceptable.
This is nothing less than an attempt on people's lives - apparently for having the gall to declare the political believes publicly.
Whoever did this should be prosecuted not only for vandalism and endangering people's lives but also for attempting to subvert democracy itself.
If they are affiliated with any political party, the party involved should also be held accountable.