Robert Dziekanski’s mother has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive force and “cruel and unusual” treatment by the four RCMP officers who stunned her son with a Taser.
Full story: Dziekanski's mom files lawsuit over Taser death
Do police rely too heavily on Tasers?
frank gets honourable mention for saying something also just as silly as to what happened at the airport.
tweetypie, 2007-12-14 19:40:27
"Kelowna RCMP have apologized to a 68-year-old man who was hit twice with a Taser as he sat in his car in downtown Kelowna last month.
RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon says the officer who hit John Peters made a tactical error. But he said an administrative review of the incident found Peters was combative with the officer trying to arrest him.
McKinnon says a code of conduct investigation is underway as to whether the general public would find the officer's actions disgraceful and the officer, a four-year veteran, could face disciplinary action."
Also from CNEWS
"Its report makes 46 additional recommendations dealing with everything from recruitment and performance evaluations to public relations and ethics.
The hefty volume came the same day the beleaguered Mounties said they would restrict officer use of Tasers after a watchdog report criticized the police force for firing the stun guns too frequently."
CNEWS goes on to say..
"The RCMP says it will restrict its use of Tasers after a report criticized the national police force for firing the stun guns too often,"
tweetypie, 2007-12-14 18:33:43
He was tasered twice in order to bring him under enough control to be cuffed... since he kept fighting he was held down until he stopped resisting... this is proper procedure considering people have legs and still can pose just as much of a threat with their arms behind their back as when they are still gesturing aggressively.
Kids who are killed are gesturing as if they are pulling out weapons from clothing... Police training is to shoot as soon as the person makes a threatening gesture... whether that is reaching into a pocket, holding a knife (or even a stapler or water bottle), or raising a firearm!
This is the job of Police, to protect the public by neutralizing the risk of violence from individuals!
Just because 99% of all North Americans are ignorant of Law Enforcement and Security Procedure does not make lethal force any less necessary when it is used... or what the general public sees as excessive any less reasonable! The same can be said about the incidents at the Stanley Cup Final in 2006 in Edmonton when several people were given "brachial hits" (a hand hitting a pressure-point in the neck used to stun a resistant individual) which were perceived as being excessive, yet were exactly what Police and Security Personal are trained to do in order to keep control of situations!
Reverend Scott Robb, 2007-12-14 17:30:11
Further, if you beat someone up for doing something to you, or your family/friends and that person dies within "a year and a day" of that beating, under Canadian Law, you will go to jail for manslaughter or 2nd degree murder!
Grow up and leave such things to the professionals (properly trained Police and Security Officers who deal with this sort of thing all the time).
For the record, I am an academy trained security officer, graduated second in my class, and I have over three years of security experience in which I have been involved in the arrest of, so far, three individuals (one of which was arrested for possession of a concealed weapon)...
Reverend Scott Robb, 2007-12-14 17:19:19
tweetypie, 2007-12-14 12:39:04
I know I can't kill someone like in the USA but I can sure make him realize his mistakes.
As for what Rodney King has done since he was beat half to death is irrelevant. It's obvious what the cops did to him was excess or they would not have been sent to jail for 30 months.
This shows that you are a narrow minded fool and can't see the truth.
You're defending the cops even when they are proved wrong and found guilty in a court of law.
As for anything being a weapon, I guess that's why cops have killed kids with cell phones, ipods etc.
And if you think what you say is true about cuffed and on your stomach then the cops didn't follow that procedure either.
It doesn't matter what way you look at it this guy should not have been tased twice, cuffed, and stepped on by 4 cops and all this before they even tried to figure out what he was saying.
vince, 2007-12-14 09:07:50
People have been killed by many objects and anything used the right way can kill you. Had a freind in a coma for one week falling and hitting his head on a curb.
wayne, 2007-12-13 16:17:16
Oh buy the way Rodney king had been in jail before that, and since then on assault and drug charges. He stiffed his lawyers and spent his settlement money.
Pillar of society.
But you seem to like those guys vince. Why don't you give the rodney kings of the world a call when you are in trouble.
wayne, 2007-12-13 16:14:37