A play-by-play of the escalating Ford-family feud with police chief Bill Blair - 2014-02-27

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F0.png A play-by-play of the escalating Ford-family feud with police chief Bill Blair February 27, 2014, Steve Kupferman, Toronto Life

While it's somewhat understandable that Doug and Rob Ford would be unhappy with the Toronto Police Service's ongoing investigation into the mayor's activities, this week's escalating hostilities between the brothers and police chief Bill Blair are completely baffling. Demonizing enemies is chapter one in the Ford-family crisis-management playbook, but fighting with Blair gives the appearance of an effort to undermine the rule of law, which is something most politicians would avoid.

How bad is it? This is a direct quote from a press conference Rob Ford held earlier this afternoon:

If he's going to arrest me, arrest me. I have done nothing wrong. And he's wasted millions of dollars. I want him to come clean and say, how much money did it cost the taxpayers? For surveillance on me and planes that he had to rent. That is absolutely game-playing, it's politics. And I am not apologizing.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Steve | last = Kupferman | title = A play-by-play of the escalating Ford-family feud with police chief Bill Blair | url = https://torontolife.com/city/toronto-politics/rob-ford-doug-ford-feud-with-bill-blair/ | work = Toronto Life | date = February 27, 2014 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}