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The sorry state of Canadian civil liberties: Quebec police hit cyclist, run him over, twice, killing him… for going wrong-way on one-way

Guy Blouin ID’d as cyclist run over by Quebec City police car
Witness says he saw cruiser run over man twice; bicycle and police car moved from scene by officers
CBC News, September 4, 2014

Can’t wait to read about how the officers got away without murder charges, on account they couldn’t reasonably have foreseen that running over a human being, twice, with a police cruiser, could kill them.

You can be sure their union, the Police Brotherhood, will do its utmost to see to it these thugs not only get away with murder, but that they don’t even lose their jobs, if a day’s pay. Remember that the next time you see one of these camo-pantsed fools protesting.

Update 10/09/2014

The story’s made it to VICE magazine

A recent cop-related fatality has revealed the flaws in Quebec’s police review system
Simon Van Vliet, VICE  September 10, 2014

To paraphrase Johnnie Cochrane (of O.J. trial fame): “Who police the police?” As VICE points out, in Quebec, the police police the police. And apparently, they have a hard time finding fault with themselves:

Over the past 15 years, there have been on average 30 people a year who died or were seriously injured in police operations in Quebec. Police-led investigations have resulted in accusations against police officers in less than one percent of cases.

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