Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Out of control

It's been over 7 months since Robert Dziekanski died as a result of being tasered by cops at YVR. And yet:
"An Ontario man died Monday after a Taser incident involving Ontario Provincial Police, the force said in a media release.

The Special Investigations Unit, a civilian agency that investigates incidents involving police in which people are hurt or killed, is now investigating.

The incident happened mid-morning in Norfolk County, about 130 km southwest of Toronto.

Police said they were responding "to a report of an unwanted male person causing a disturbance," and said the man was "combative."

In describing the incident, police said they "deployed a conducted energy weapon." The man was taken into custody at the OPP station in Simcoe, Ont."

Why are things like this still happening? Our police forces are looking more and more like out-of-control government goon squads.