About 8 years ago, I started writing this blog when I was overwhelmed by the disgusting show of force demonstrated by security in BC when a Polish immigrant named Robert Dziekanski came to Canada and was killed in the Vancouver airport October 14, 2007.
He was assaulted with a taser weapon at least 5 times, despite being on the ground.
‘Experts’ claimed he died from ‘Excited Delirium’, a trumped up ‘medical condition’ used to defend the excessive use of taser weapons against their victims. This defense has since been used to defend hundreds of deaths brought on by the abuse of stun and taser weapons used by police forces around the globe.
For more on the timeline, visit this Wiki page.
Yesterday, courts declared that one of the accused – Monty Robinson – was found guilty of perjury and was sentenced to two years prison. This is akin to charging Al Capone with tax evasion.
Eight years ago, the world watched because we have the tools to monitor, share and discuss events that are designed to crush our liberties.
Today, Bill C-51 of the Stephen Harper Conservatives has taken away those tools and those rights. To educate yourself about this abomination, see this Primer on Bill C-51.
Not since J Edgar Hoover and the East European Stasi has there been such a breach in private, personal information concerning law-abiding average citizens including you and me.
Oppose Bill C-51 today (and sign and share this petition) and ask the Liberals and Conservatives (if they give you an opportunity, which they won’t) why they would support such a tragic breach of democratic rights in Canada.