"The inmates are running the asylum" isn't just an aphorism in London; we elect 'em to make sure it's a policy. Even before being sworn in, councillor-elect Stephen Orser has already made himself an exemplary representative of his Ward 4 constituents by getting himself busted. OK, that might be an unnecessary dig at the residents of Ward 4, but then again some of them were the ones who elected Orser on the basis of nothing more apparent than his ubiquitous enormous red signs. From the London Free Press:
Details of the alleged assault and the victim(s) have not yet been released, and we note of course that Orser has not yet been convicted of anything, but the local theatre of metaphorical congruity will have its liberties.
A newly elected London city councillor is behind bars, charged with assault just four days after his Ward 4 victory.
Update, Nov. 20, only one week after the election (how time does fly): According to the London Free Press, Orser was released from confinement at the OPP Elgin detachment on $2,000 bail and ordered by a justice of the peace as conditions of his release:
Stories of this kind always invite speculation, especially given the paucity of information made public so far. The Free Press has certainly found a vehicle for teasing out circulation for at least a few days as the case draws out. But for the curious among you, one commenter below has left what "sounds like" more informed speculation.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Sunday, November 19, 2006