The Montreal police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva in Montreal, his version of accounts has not been collaborated by independent witnesses. Lapointe’s report, as well as the one written by his partner, Const. Stéphthe officer drove up to a group of five individuals gathered in Henri-Bourassa Park. The officer said he “saw very distinctly” that the men were playing dice, contrary to a municipal bylaw.Among them, Lapointe said he saw Jeffrey Sagor Mettellus, a known member of the Bloods street gang, as well as another man that he also recognized as a street-gang member.anie Pilotte. After stopping his car and calling the men over, Lapointe said all of them obeyed his order except one: Villanueva’s older brother, Danny, who walked away.Lapointe said he then got out of his cruiser and ordered the man to identify himself. When the elder Villanueva refused, Lapointe tried to take him into custody. He said he was concerned Villanueva was armed. Lapointe said Villanueva fought back, forcing the officer to push him to the ground. A crime scene technician’s photo shows injuries to Const. Jean-Loup Lapointe’s arm. (Robert Fortin/Quebec Provincial Police)He described how Villanueva kicked Pilotte several times as they tried to restrain him. Lapointe said Villanueva even managed to free his hands and “hit me with his right fist straight in the face, on the jaw.” Then, Lapointe said he noticed the other four men moving in on him. Two seemed to be stretching out their hands toward his neck and his belt, where he carried his gun. When one of them grabbed his neck, Lapointe said he realized his partner “was not in a position to come to [his] defence … and [he] was not physically capable of overcoming these men.” After the men ignored his order to back up, Lapointe said he “saw no other alternative than to fire immediately.” Lapointe said he was so concerned about the threat of being disarmed by the men that he shot his gun “three or four times,” without even removing it from the holster. Lapointe’s gunshots struck and killed Fredy Villanueva. Sagor Metellus and another man, Denis Méas, were also injured. In her report submitted Aug. 15, 2008, Pilotte said that while trying to restrain Danny Villanueva she was so “focused on the lower part of his body” as he kicked that she “had no knowledge of what was going on around.” “I can’t even say what was the precise position of my partner on the ground,” wrote Pilotte, who had graduated from the province’s police academy 18 months before the shooting. The two reports provide a similar version of the events that Saturday afternoon But we have seen the same thing in Vancouver RCMP where it next became clear to many that the Police lied. The shooting sparked violent riots in the multi-ethnic working class community of Montreal North. Quebec’s Liberal government ordered a coroner’s inquest amid pressure from the Villanueva’s family, friends and community.
UNDENIABLY TOO MANY MONTREAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE ALREADY KNOWN TO BE BULLIES, RACISTS, SEPARATISTS TOO. Excuse me they do not do racial profiling? They are only bigots – a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own.. one who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.. the shoe fits.
Some say that the cops were already looking to beat up someone merely, they falsely escalated the issue, for they could have called for local Police reinforcement beforehand if they knew who these persons now really were like, bad. Villanaueva did not have previous criminal record nor a gun. The charter of rights and freedoms does not give police the right to detain for arbitrary reasons. “Anyone like myself who has Ontario plates on their car and been pulled over by the Montreal police knows they do profile people.. no matter what race you are.” As many local natives, blacks have also found out now. If the cop was killed instead, the news media would be flooded with “my condolences to the family of the fallen officer”. Why is it that when a cop kills someone, many people instantly assume immediately that it was a “justifiable” action? “One less gang member on the street, both police officers who were doing THEIR JOB go home safe. Great ending.” what THE POLICE CAN NOW shoot all gang members on sight too? The police in Canada now have become judge and jury? Unaccountable to no one? But not all cops are good Angels for sure now too.
Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well
Tax payer’s money abuses, false expense account statements, stealing, tax evasions, obstruction of justice, cheating, lying, drunkenness, impaired driving, pornography, Adultery, VERBAL, PHYSICAL ABUSES, are all ESPECIALLY unacceptable for any civil and public servants. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.
Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.
People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included are always to be exemplary in behavior, conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary judged, prosecuted for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks. Too many police officers are now too often guilty of their most serious neglect of public trust and their duty. The related truth is that neither an independent police investigation, a new police commissioner, a promised provincial or federal investigation, or just more politicians promises too often still will not bring the much needed justice. All of the governments can prohibit the initial and further employment of any known racists for any jobs, and can punish them for their racists acts, views. Police managers continue to promise the reforming of bad cops and the bad cops keep killing, abusing innocent persons. The possible retaining of bad police officers is always anyway a false myth. What thus is always needed is the real the dismissal, criminal prosecution, of the guilty cops. So where is it? Speeding is not the main cause of car accidents, impaired driving is, but too many cops are alcoholics it seems who wrongfully do sympathize with drunks and as a result do not arrest drunks all year
Meanwhile a Toronto doctor is facing a disciplinary hearing over allegations he approved special meal allowances for people on welfare and disability programs according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Roland Wong, said he continues to approve applications for the special diet but only if he believes patients have an underlying medical condition that qualifies them for the financial supplement. “Today, I signed maybe five, four,” he said. “Sometimes more, depends.” He accused the auditor general of having a very “slanted view” of the program, and suggested he should be looking instead at the woefully inadequate support payments paid to people in need. Wong said he wasn’t overly concerned about the disciplinary hearing because it was based on a complaint laid against him by a municipal councillor. “This is a case of politicians against a physician, not the patient against the physician,” he said. The Special Diet Allowance provides up to $250 per month to a person on social assistance who requires special foods for such conditions as diabetes. Councillor Doug Holyday said . “This can’t go on.” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/torsun/091209/canada/doc_faces_probe_over_dietary_payouts Quebec and other provinces have no such adequate help program and why?
Next we will shoot any person on social welfare as well? the sick too? CANADA WIDE?