Thursday, November 15, 2007

Goodbye, Public Sympathy for the RCMP!

Alison at Creekside has taken the big stick to the RCMP over the death-by-taser of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport (BBC story here).

What a horrendous, awful, event that was, and a systemic failure every step of the way. That nobody at the airport could figure out how to get Mr. Dziekanski and his mother together for six hours. That the victim was left alone and lost for a further four. That there was no attempt to find anybody who could speak Polish. That tasers were used despite the fact that the victim was offering no resistance. That, having been tasered a number of times, Mr. Dziekanski was then jumped upon by about four officers. That the RCMP have followed this up by apparently lying their asses off about the incident.

There's really nothing left to say, is there...

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