Tuesday, May 13, 2008

RCMP airport killing--the cover-up continues

I have seen the Robert Djiekanski video too many times to call his death anything but a homicide. There was the completely unnecessary use of that hi-tech cattle prod known as a Taser; the knee on his neck; the officers looking unconcerned after Djiekanski stopped breathing--no attempt at resuscitation.

Then a tissue of lies afterwards, until the video surfaced; ham-handed attempts to keep it; and then more spin. The four officers who killed this unarmed, stressed man were never taken off active duty. To this day their names are a closely-guarded secret.

This Canadian Press
report should be required reading for anyone who thinks that the RCMP is capable of being reformed.

H/t Creekside.

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