Tuesday, January 26, 2016

‘Compromise’ verdict in James Forcillo trial gets mixed reaction

There were the reviews and the reports and the lawsuits.

There were the panel discussions and the studies. The urgent protests and the tearful press conferences.

There was inquest, after inquest, after inquest.

But there had never been anything like this.

For those who have argued for decades that Toronto police officers are too quick to shoot, too reluctant to use words over force, all too often allowed to act with impunity, the murder trial of Const. James Forcillo was an unprecedented shot at justice. The issue of police use-of-force would finally have its day in court.

For some, it was deeply personal.  (more...)

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