Tag: Sammy Yatim

Constable James Forcillo (CTV News)
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

Forcillo Jury Convicts on Attempt Murder – Focus Shifts to Mandatory Minimums

The verdict is in. Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo (32) has been found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim (18). He was found not guilty of charges of second degree murder and manslaughter. Forcillo pled not guilty to both charges at the start of […]

"Hold Your Fire" - CBC
EDITORIALS POLICE USE OF FORCE

“Hold Your Fire” – A Missed Opportunity

“Police have become the mental healthy agency of first resort when they should be the last,” said Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu (retired) at a National Police conference in 2014. Chief Chu had tremendous insight. When I opened my email yesterday I received an interesting request.  I was asked to promote a […]

TORONTO POLICE SERVICE (FB)
LOCAL NEWS

TPS OFFICER FACES ATTEMPT MURDER CHARGE – Crown Hedges Bet on Forcillo

Let the games begin! Crown Prosecutors working with the Ontario Special Investigations Unit have opted to lay Attempt Murder charges against Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo. Forcillo currently stands charged with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the shooting death of Sammy Yatim on July 27, 2013. In a Postmedia […]

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?
POLICE USE OF FORCE

Police & Deadly Force – Are Cops Hell Bent on Killing People?

Police use of deadly force continues to be one of the most controversial and misunderstood aspects of modern Law Enforcement. Mainstream media accounts of these events are often inflammatory, inaccurate and irresponsible. Public sentiment is frequently built on the shaky foundations built by the press.  I’m still shocked by the number […]

The Shooting of Michael MacIsaac – Justified or Not?
EDITORIALS NATIONAL NEWS

The Shooting of Michael MacIsaac – Justified or Not?

There is little doubt Police involved shootings are some of the most misunderstood, controversial issues that face Law Enforcement. Unrealistic public expectations regarding the use of less than lethal force or suggestions that sharp shooting Police Officer’s should wing suspects in the arms or legs do little to further the […]

SAMMY YATIM (FACEBOOK)
POLICE USE OF FORCE

The Shooting of Sammy Yatim – Justified or Not?

The recent fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim (18) by a Toronto Police Officer has proven to be a highly controversial incident.  The tragic event was captured on cell phone video and has now gone viral.  Members of the viewing public have expressed outrage and have participated in several emotionally charged […]