Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UPDATE: Lest We Forget

Brutality against women can come from those whose duty it is to protect and serve:
A Winnipeg woman said this week that she had filed a complaint after an officer beat her in her own home as her 8-year-old son watched.

Lana Sinclair told CBC that Winnipeg police officers showed up on Halloween night to investigate reports of “yelling.” One officer spoke to her son, while another officer talked to her.

“He came up to me and poked me,” Sinclair recalled. “I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen and I jumped up and said you don’t need to touch me.”

The officer pulled out a baton, and beat her with it, she explained to CTV. She said he then smashed her face into a work table, and into the floor.

UPDATED: Many thanks to Inse for providing this link to a very disturbing video showing physical brutality by a London Metropolitan police officer. In this case, unlike the vast majority in Canada, the offending officer was charged and terminated.


  1. Having just been on the BBC site, seems appropriate;

    I am from England originally and have to say I sometimes feel very uncomfortable at what goes on here with the police and how they sometimes react. I realise that there are bad pennies in all professions, but the comments of the commentator say it all, they should be held to a higher standard.

    1. Thank you for this link, Inse. It is quite disturbing, and i shall put a link on an update to this post. It is a pity that the justice handed out to this British officer is so rare in Canada.