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Racially Profiled for "Walking While Black"

How long does it take a new immigrant to be profiled in Montreal? Before you hazard a guess, place "black male" in front of immigrant and "racially" in front of profiled. The answer in my husband's case? One week. Bob crossed an intersection beside two white pedestrians. Singled out by a white, French-speaking police officer, Bob was asked to produce his identification without an explanation of his "offense." By the way, the two white pedestrians with whom Bob crossed the intersection were not stopped and interrogated.
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Cameras Can Be a Cop's Best Friend

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.
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Taser Inquiry Chair Impressed

VICTORIA - The former judge who oversaw the public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski says he's "very impressed" with the British Columbia government's response to his report, which he argues...
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5 Years Later

VANCOUVER - It's been five years since Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski died after police zapped him with a Taser at Vancouver International Airport.His mother, Zofia Cisowski, has gone to place can...
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Taser Use Plummets In B.C.

VICTORIA - Taser use by police in British Columbia is down 87 per cent since Robert Dziekanski died at Vancouver's airport five years ago, prompting questions Tuesday from politicians wondering what p...
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Shocker! Tasers May Cause Death

Though incidences of Taser-related deaths have fallen out of the spotlight of late, a new study links the devices with death. If death is a possible consequence of Taser use, particularly when it comes to individuals who may have mental health or drug abuse issues, shouldn't that suggest much more cautious use of these devices?