To the Chief of the
University of Toronto police detachment.
October 4, 2001.
The letter protesting
police harassment on the University of Toronto campus.
For more than a year now I am displaying a
sign on the campus and distributing, in the campus area, the documents
related to the fraud perpetrated by U of T professor Ellen Larsen and two
others (Ian Orchard and Donald Dewees of the U of T administration). In
September of last year I was asked by the former police Chief, DiAngelo,
not to distribute documents inside the campus, but he had no objections
against my displaying the sign. However, yesterday, October 3, 2001, police
officer Amato asked me to leave the campus, saying that my sign (2 by 1
and 1/4 feet) is a "soliciting" and is "preventing public
from enjoying property". She also said that I "distribute"
when I gave her a paper containing document to write her name on it as
she claimed she had no business card and no clean piece of paper. This
incident involved her making a dishonest statement and she obviously was
given an order to harass me and to remove from the campus by any means.
I believe that the campus grounds is a place
where the public can enjoy the freedom of speech given by the Charter.
U of T variously claims to be either a public or, when it fits another
purpose, a private university. I believe that enough taxpayers' money is
being used by the U of T to allow freedom of speech on campus.
I believe that U of T administration is using
police for covering up the fraud. U of T never published any information
on this case officially, moreover, the administration obviously prohibited
the campus press to publish anything related to their fraud. I believe
that this new incident of police interference has the same goal. It is
not the police job to be involved in covering up the crimes. Previously,
this police station refused to open the case against professors saying
that "management" doesn't want it. They refused to register my
statement of complaint about the fraud.
It has been proven during more than a year
that my displaying the sign on campus and distributing documents in the
area is completely free from any inconvenience to the public. The documents
distributed were never a subject to the law suit for defamation or for
anything else. I do not solicit anything with my sign. Therefore, the present
police claims are a false pretext only and they have the goal of silencing
me. I do not know how far this can go. But I know that U of T is capable
of any crime, worse, it is capable of covering up any crime. It is important
now that the police is not being used in any way in the U of T's criminal
affair and remains faithful to the oath.
The last U of T statement on my status with
the University was that I am a lapsed graduate student. I am not just any
member of the public here, I do have a connection with this University,
although it has been damaged by the fraud when my Ph.D. research was interrupted
with the promise that I can come back anytime later, but as I left, my
research of five years was stolen. I feel within my rights when being on
the campus and showing this fraud to the public.
Michael Pyshnov. (Information: http://www.UofTfraud.com)
Correction: the name of the police officer should read Amodeo.