Constables Jamie Young and Vittorio Dominelli couldn’t handle their stolen chocolate hazelnut edibles, police allege.
Jun 27 2018
Toronto Const. Vittorio Dominelli. Photo via Twitter.
We now know a hell of a lot more about the two Toronto cops who allegedly got so high while on duty that they had to call backup for themselves.
The duo of Constables Jamie Young and Vittorio Dominelli are facing a disciplinary tribunal this week—they made their first appearance on Tuesday—and released police documents are giving us a much clearer picture of what happened. (Shoutout to City News for putting the documents online.)
The tale begins on January 27 at 5 PM when the two cops took part in the search and seizure of a Toronto dispensary, according to the documents. Young was the officer in charge of the seized substances and it’s alleged that she “failed to account for” three packages of chocolate hazelnut edibles.
Now guess where those edibles ended up.
After the seizure, at about 11 PM, Dominelli and Young were sent to surveil a central Toronto restaurant and allegedly, they got hungry. And remember, allegedly, they had some
sweet, sweet chocolate edibles. And then they got super hiiiiigggghhhh (allegedly). At 1 AM, for some reason, Dominelli started to run up the street they were monitoring and put in a distress call as he thought he was going to pass out. Meanwhile Young just straight up called 911. However, when the reinforcement showed up to help the officers the high-as-fuck duo weren’t together.
They first found Dominelli who “appeared to be in distress” and sent him to a hospital. Soon afterwards they found Young and “it soon became apparent that [she was] also in distress and in need of medical attention.” At the hospital, Dominelli and Young admitted to eating the edibles. When the responding officers collected the personal belongings of Young and Dominelli, they found two full packages of the edibles and one empty one. To make this even more Abbott and Costello-esque, an officer who was responding to the officers’ call for help slipped on some ice and had to go to the hospital as well.
At least one of the cops had a colourful online footprint. This included a Twitter video of Dominelli singing the Afroman classic “Because I Got High” and another clip of the officer with his arms crossed nodding along to the Bruno Mars song, “Versace on the Floor.”
When the story first broke a lawyer who is defending several dispensary employees who have been charged told VICE that, if these allegations are true, the duo are “inexperienced cannabis users.” Due to their actions, the charges against the people involved in the search and seizure were dropped.
As a result of their little adventure Constable Jamie Young is facing four misconduct charges and Constable Vittorio Dominelli is facing six—both have been suspended with pay.
Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.
Jun 21 2018
Photo via YouTube screenshot.
In an interview with Jim Jefferies on Comedy Central, Jordan Peterson seemed, for the first time in a long time, to be at a loss for words.
On a June 19 episode of The Jim Jefferies Show, in which he was the focus of profile, Peterson was asked if he thinks if “making people bake a cake for a gay wedding” was a good idea. Obviously, Peterson said that he did not think it was a good idea. Jefferies than asked if people should be able to deny making a cake for a black couple. Peterson again said they should be allowed to not make a cake for a black couple but added, “that doesn’t mean it’s right.”
Following this, the Australian comedian—best known as the comic who uses the C-word the most—illustrated to the contentious University of Toronto psychology professor how the civil rights movement made our society better, and then asked Peterson if he thought that it wasn’t right. Peterson took a few seconds to consider this before admitting “maybe I was wrong about that.” You can watch the exchange below, the full interview is further down.
Meanwhile, in other news, the 12 Rules author has launched a $1.5 million defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees regarding the Lindsey Shepherd debacle. The free speech warrior says that the three university employees criticizing him (which included Hitler comparisons) in a private meeting with Shepard was defamatory to him and they should have anticipated their remarks going public.
In the meeting three superiors dressed down Shepherd for showing a TVO clip of Peterson, saying that in showing the professor who gained fame for not using transgender pronouns she created a “toxic environment.” Shepherd recorded the meeting and leaked it to media causing thousands of pounds of ink to spill from the pens of pundits across the country.
Shepherd launched her own lawsuit against the school a little over a week ago. She claims that her battle with the school has left her unemployable in academia.
According to Global News, the university has indicated it will be fighting Peterson’s lawsuit.