To the Editor,
Re: Mountie in Taser death files lawsuit alleging he was ‘scapegoat,’ March 10.
I suspect the musings of the constable were to make us all feel like weeping willows in fields of onions.
Perhaps he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and yes we know initial RCMP statements were akin to science fiction, but let us not forget a man needlessly died here.
I believe all four Mounties were lucky not be charged and will forever hold the Criminal Justice Branch in contempt for not doing so.
Here are things the constable needs to consider: If Dziekanski was a Syrian refugee, not a Polish immigrant, and that scenario happened today, I’d have to stand behind a lot of people to take him to the woodshed.
The constable needs to be reminded, it’s not the commanding officers of Nanaimo or Ottawa he answers to.
Too bad when former B.C. justice minister and Attorney-General Shirley Bond renewed the RCMP contract, she didn’t underscore that.