here is something a friend of mine wrote. i’m reprinting it because, well, i’m not a big fan of the olympics here. (yet? maybe i’ll change my mind? there’s a few days yet to go …) right now the city is in the midst of preparations, and deep collective angst, for the games that will… Continue reading oh geez, the olympics
there have been times when i’ve pointed out the sometimes not-so-stellar record of our police. this post here about the sad story of frank paul could be another one. frank paul was a first nations man who lived here in vancouver. “lived” not in the sense that most of us do; he didn’t have a… Continue reading frank paul: guilt, truth and reconciliation
police officer mo cho used to hope paramedics arrived at some scenes before he did. those were the “M-1s,” the calls involving mentally ill people. “i had no idea what to do,” cho said. that’s the beginning of an article by deedee correll “training helps cops deal with mentally ill“. did the RCMP at vancouver… Continue reading robert dziekanski’s death: excessive force or excited delirium?
last sunday, a man was killed at the vancouver airport. robert dziekanski died after he was tasered by police at vancouver international airport. police say he was agitated, screaming, shaking and throwing things. he had been at the airport for 10 hours. i have no idea what exactly happened in this situation but it is… Continue reading hungry, thirsty, confused – and dead