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Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
we don't operate under any of those things, or haven't you looked out the window lately? i think the video, more than adequately, shows sufficient evidence gathered that indicate guilt of wrong doing eyt the "cop" is off with pay.
Haha Really, you want me to consider your perception of our legal system as how things actually run. I am not sure what the view is like from your window, but I advise you not to let your opinion be formed from such a narrow sighted aspect.
I am not arguing about the innocent or guilt of the individuals involved..How many times must I reiterate that. I am trying to address the suspension of the officer and to argue against the OP's position that a "vacation" was gifted to the individuals involved for a death.
My opinion on the justifiability of the murder, is that excessive force WAS used. That is not the topic of discussion however.
I am not saying the officers involved are not guilty of excessive force or not, but to claim that they will simply be relaxing on vacation is ridiculous to me.
The officer is not in detention because he has not been formally charged with a crime... That makes sense right? His suspension is the result of standard procedure to remove him from the investigation to prevent any prejudice that may result in his or her own guilt/innocence.
If guilt is established or enough evidence against the individual is gathered, then said individual will be detained and granted the opportunity to defend ones innocence. Its called due process and as it currently stands I am not aware of any formal charges being laid, thus no reason to detain the individual. Perhaps you a referring to some other legal system I am not familiar with, where everyone is guilty until proven innocent?
Defence lawyer Harry Black urged the judge to give Sandhu a conditional sentence of nine to 12 months in the community because jail for a cop is harsh and dangerous. The 14-year veteran would likely serve his time locked in segregation for his own protection with just 20 minutes a day out of his cell and “those conditions are not fit for anybody,” Black complained.
“How can the Crown say you should sentence this man to real jail when we all know the real risks because it’s a sexual offence and he’s a police officer?”
Does that mean that cops who commit crimes don’t have to go to prison because they may have to do harder time than other inmates? “
A Toronto police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year old shot on a streetcar last month.
A statement issued Monday from Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says the actions of Const. James Forcillo in the downtown Toronto incident this summer justify a charge of second-degree murder.
You know, there are good cops out there, who joined for the right reasons and under certain circumstances it forces them to react in ways they didnt think possible.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by boncho
If someone is a cancer to your industry, your profession, your livelihood, they need to be smoked out and terminated.
Agreed, and which may come to fruition in this latest case as the officer has now been formally charged.