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.
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Do police rely too heavily on Tasers?
Not all gun shot wounds are fatal. The taser is not much different. It should only be used in a situation that requires lethal force.
What I saw in that video was a crime against a person who had been in our country 10 hous. I am ashamed.
Steve in Ottawa, 2007-11-16 14:03:56
Also suspensions without pay should be considered for the Customs or Immigration people who would not tell that poor mother that her son was there.
Government officials are saying don't make judgements until the investigations are over, but since the government is liable for any wrong doing and they are the ones investigating what are we to do. To many times in our past history has the government covered up wrong doing by Police officiers.
Lloyd B. Stevenson, 2007-11-16 13:36:33
Lets give some other scenarios about the unknown. Does he have aids, will he bight you? Does he have a concealed weapon? Does he have sharp objects in pocket like needles? Will he go nuts and hurt me. Will I hurt him trying to subdue him if he resists?
Will he get a hold of my gun and shoot me or someone else in the struggle (I can't just lay it on the floor). Obviously there are many scenarios that have been investigated for it to be the policy to Tazer first. Its a very unfortunate incident.
wayne, 2007-11-16 13:30:18
and age, people who throw
temper tantrums at airports
are dealt with accordingly,
look at pheonix, az. last month.
ther is no more room for
unstable people any more.
we can't blame the police for everything that happens.
paul legrand, 2007-11-16 13:29:11
I sponsored a friend of mine from California back in the 1970s to become a Canadian citizen. She spoke three other languages besides English, French being one of the languages, and she was working on foreign language number 4. She became an "interpreter" for a major airline at YVR. She married her Canadian boyfriend, whose family had resided in California for a considerable number of years. She always has the capacity to "stand back" and "assess" situations. What took place at YVR by any/all parties involved is not procrastination, it is obscurity, skirting around the real issues, policies, principles, and practices, must be upheld to the full extent of the laws in Canada, for the good of the nation as a whole. Anything less displays a hostile environment and discourages people to feel free to ask for "help." He thought the "police" were there to "help" him - "finally." The tarnished Maple Leaf. Is this what the Canadian soldiers are dying for? What took place is not different that third world dictatorships. What an absolute embarrassment and "leadership" is displayed by "admitting" and taking "responsibility" for what occurred - the unavoidable and preventable death of an "innocent MAN."
My sincere condolences to Canada. You are burying yourselves/ourselves if this is not addressed with proper, public accountability. Hopefully, lawyers are not lining up to cover-up or "stretch the truth" anymore. If it were not for that video - no one would know the truth. That video "is the story."
Susan G. Pierce-Jensen, 2007-11-16 13:20:52
This is disgusting to happen in Canada.
pissed off voting canadian, 2007-11-16 13:03:39