More than 3 years later, Montreal family of police-shooting victim still waiting for Crown's decision
The family of police-shooting victim Nicholas Gibbs filed a $1-million lawsuit against the City of Montreal three years ago, arguing that police used excessive and disproportionate force against him.
De tous les titres trompeurs de CBC... c'est pas une victime, c'était un aggresseur armé. Et on lui peint une murale? On pourrait pas arrêter de faire la gloire aux criminels un peu?
What bothers me in this whole situation is that he approaches a car with civilians and the policeman is crying while asking him to put down the knife, yet people still talk about police brutality.
Does his family want the police to take a risk of putting the lives of innocent people?
Video here: (Warning: Graphic content) https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4883855
Approaches a policeman with a knife, doesnt comply after getting tased, gets shot...execessive force? Ok.
They're waiting for free money. Approached a cop with a knife, got tazed, got shot shot because the taze didn't work. Nothing to wait for. Nothing to do with race at all. But keep waiting for a taxpayer windfall of $1 000 000.00.
Yeah... I got a feeling that family is not going to get the outcome they want.
First of all, he is not a victim. Second of all, it's pretty clear, he played a stupid game and he won a stupid prize. Sad but actions have consequences.
During that intervention, one of the two men involved in the scuffle approached an officer with a knife. Police officers used a stun gun on the man "without success." Police then fatally shot the man, later identified as Gibbs.
If this is accurate, it could very well be a justified use of deadly force by the police. The guy advances towards police officers with a knife in his hand, all the while ignoring their commands and walking through their attempts to taze him, he is responsible for what happens next..
It's obviously sad for the family.
*edit: I just saw that there's a video of this incident. This guy was aggressively moving towards police and bystanders with a knife in his hands. The police had no choice. CBC quoting members of "community organizations" about anti-racism training for police is completely inappropriate for this story.
That's what happens when you show up to a gun fight with a knife... you get a mural to honor your stupidity?
Man I cant wait for it to be blamed on Quebec French language laws... Poor crim got told in french 5 times "Bouge Pas!" but the guy didnt speak french... Clearly a case of racism against English speakers too.
Tabarnac, si un gars avec un couteau qui fonce sur du monde est une crisse de "victime"... LE GARS Y'A COURU APRES.
Pas une calice de murale qui change le fait qu'il la méritait sa calice de balle.