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Sammy Yatim shooting

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit announced its decision Friday.
The police officer charged in last summer's shooting death of Sammy Yatim while the Toronto teenager was aboard an empty
The father of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old fatally shot by Toronto police one year ago, says the questions surrounding his
The family of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old gunned down during a confrontation with Toronto police nearly a year ago, has
James Forcillo arrives at court with his wife Irina in Toronto on Tuesday. (Photo: CP) Caught on video and posted on YouTube
Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo, the cop who allegedly shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim nine times, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in Yatim's death. Since the Special Investigations Unit's inception in 1990, Forcillo is the 11th officer in Ontario to be charged with second-degree murder or manslaughter. The unique case is prompting a lot of questions. For example, "It is rare that a police officer in the course of his duties is charged with second-degree murder. Is this a case of overcharging by the SIU to appease public opinion?" Here are answers to that and other questions.
Less than four weeks after Toronto police Const. James Forcillo allegedly shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, the Ontario Special
Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of teenager Sammy Yatim. Yatim
A statement issued Monday from Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says the actions of Const. James Forcillo in the downtown
The National Security Agency has been busy quietly collecting information ranging from how often Americans call their grandparents to the nasty emails they write about colleagues. And Canadians aren't exempt from Big Brother's watch. Though it's tempting to feel like characters in Nineteen Eighty-Four, there's one important difference between the Orwellian world and our society: in 2013, the citizens spy too. Though the authorities may be watching us, we're staring right back at them through the lens of our cellphone cameras. Welcome to citizen surveillance.