27July2015 Stratford police officers threw an unarmed autistic man to the ground and beat him in the head causing a concussion, cuts to his face and a black eye. According to the recently released SIU report “the officers tactic was reasonable”. This type of force is used daily in Ontario and is just viewed as common practice. Body cameras need to be mandatory for all police immediately. There is no other peaceful way forward.
An online fundraiser for the victim has been setup on GoFundMe.
Anyone that doesn’t cower in fear of these corrupt officers will be beaten, simple as that. There is nothing you can do about it unless the incident is captured on video. The SIU is composed almost entirely of former police officers who are fiercely loyal to their beatdown brothers in blue. 97% of the complaints of police misconduct are unfounded according to the SIU. The 3% conviction rate is only that high due to video evidence, otherwise it’s the “beatdown boys in blue” word against yours and they always win.