BREAKING: RCMP Close to Arrests of Known Sociologists!!
(BLOG POST posted on April 25, 2013 by bernans on Coop Média de Montréal )When asked about the RCMP arrests made in an alleged terrorist plot, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a warning for Canadians who would “commit sociology.” *
The RCMP has confirmed that it is aware of several sociologist networks operating in a number of Canadian universities. Sources say arrests are imminent.
While most sociologists currently operating in Canada are thought to be of the home-grown variety, there appears to be a great deal of international coordination through various websites, social media and academic journals.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to introduce emergency minimum sentences legislation for anyone who commits sociology or provides material support to a known sociologist network. The legislation could be introduced as early as tomorrow.
Sources say the RCMP will likely make arrests of known sociologists in the coming hours. More details will be provided as the story develops.
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4:30 pm UPDATE: This reporter was interviewing security expert Guy Lapoint on the extent of sociology in Canada when he was taken away for questioning by the RCMP. Just before the RCMP barged into Lapoint's office he was saying, "If only we had some way to find out what makes people commit sociology, some sort of macro-view of the whole society that could explain this phenomenon, we could..."
(* An actual quote! This is a satirical article, but, believe it or not our Prime Minister actually said this. It has to do with the Harper government’s insistence that ignorance is the best policy when it comes to the root causes of evil. )