Tuesday, September 03, 2013
80-year-old Woman Tasered in Ontario
I must admit I didn't think that police in Otario could stoop any lower than the public execution of Sammy Yatim.
For its senseless brutality stunned me. But then so does this.
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after officers deployed a Taser on an 80-year-old woman in Mississauga, Ont.
Their preliminary information indicates that Peel Regional Police had received calls about a woman walking along the road. The SIU said that police spoke with the woman and "at some point" a Taser was deployed and the woman fell to the ground.
The woman was taken to Credit Valley Hospital where she was treated for injuries that included a broken hip.
Especially since suffering a broken hip when you are elderly can be a death sentence.
And this just after the Ontario government recently announced it will allow police to expand the use of stun guns.
Which only goes to prove that it doesn't matter what weapons the police use, if they are not trained when to use them or not. And human decency is absent.
They tasered Sammy Yatim after he had been shot eight times. Now they're tasering an elderly woman for walking along a road? What is happening? What kind of country are we becoming?
Answer: a place where the violent values of Amerika have replaced our more compassionate and intelligent Canadian ones.
A place where the mentally ill, or those in some kind of life crisis are in danger of being killed. By the police charged with protecting us.
A place where because it could happen to anybody, nobody is really safe...
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