- Apr 23, 2007
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More reporting on the Police surveillance by air - this time from the SUN.
“It was circling around and around,” said the Ward 2, Etobicoke North councillor (Doug Ford) about the mid-August incident. “The plane was coming down so low I thought they were going to land in the pool.”
Angry at the danger of it, Ford said, “I stood there and gave them the finger.”
It didn’t make them go away.
“They were there for five straight days,” said Ford. “It was ridiculous.”
Not knowing if it was prying media or otherwise, Ford said he called two superintendents he knows who confirmed it was police over the backyard famous for hosting many Ford Fest barbecues.
“I asked them what they were doing but they just said it was something else,” said Ford. ”They said it was a bust they were making at the airport.”
He wasn’t buying it.
“You know when a plane is surveilling you,” he said. “I told them to come and check out any of our houses any time and just come in the front door.”
This type of technique isn't likely to be used to follow a suspect. It's too conspicuous. The police are obtaining intelligence on properties where Ford and his associates frequent so that they can put together a picture of what each property is likely used for and to plan a raid or several simultaneous raids. The fact that so much is going on that it's now nearly impossible to keep secret tells me that somethings is going down soon.