Toronto Police Constable, James Forcillo, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for the shooting of 18 year old Sammy Yatim, after being found not guilty of second degree murder in the same situation.
Meanwhile, in Baltimore, all police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have either been declared not guilty, or had all charges against them dropped, including murder. Five of the officers have filed civil lawsuits against prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, who withdrew the last charges on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, a San Diego Police Officer was murdered, and his partner was wounded. One suspect is in custody. While the war on cops is mainly in the U.S., it reverberates in Canada.
Is it defending “freedom of speech” when we allow mobs to march through the streets screaming “what do we want?? Dead Cops!! When do we want it?? Now!!” and then expect police to provide security for these marching mobs?
David Butt, former Crown Attorney, and now criminal defence lawyer in Toronto. He just wrote a piece in the Globe and Mail headlined “How to Select a Supreme Court Judge”, and joined the Roy Green Show…