I first examined the idea of equipping beat cops with cameras nearly four years ago when six Liberal senators examined the state of the RCMP. An incredible number of citizens are pointing their own cameras at police during confrontations these days. Without that kind of investment, trigger-happy Tasering will continue.
Tuesday morning, three of Ottawa's four most read dailies had cover stories about the latest racist graffiti sighting in the city. The narrative seems to suggest that this insidious act has shaken a community which has rarely experiences such hatred. Perhaps short memories from those who are rarely on the receiving end of these not-so-isolated incidents need refreshing.
OTTAWA - A cellblock video has been released that captures the arrest of a woman who claims Ottawa police injured and strip-searched her before leaving her naked in a cell without medical attention.
Roxanne Carr was arrested and charged with assaulting police, obstructing police and damaging property in 2008. Those charges were dropped in April.