RCMP Spray Infant With Pepper Spray!
Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police used pepper spray on a mother and her baby!!
Witnesses say officers turned on a group of people celebrating a youth soccer victory, arresting the coach of the soccer team.
Chief Stan Dixon said Tuesday there were eight or nine 13-year-olds in the back of the truck, showing off the trophy they won from a tournament over the weekend.
Fifteen adults and children, including two children under the age of two, were treated at St. Mary's Hospital for exposure to pepper spray. Chief Dixon said he suspects the officers weren't familiar with the band's tradition of celebrating soccer victories, which he said they've been doing since the 1960s.
I don't give a shit if the Mounties feel that they were justified because some guys were standing up in a truck celebrating a sports victory.
There is something terribly wrong when we have yahoo cowboys playing 'tough guy cop' and an infant gets a face full of pepper spray.
I blog a lot of different stories that I find interesting. But this one is bullshit!!! I am pissed off! We should all be pissed off!
Here is the logic of the officers as I see it. 'In order to ensure that the boys standing in the back of the truck celebrating their soccer victory did not get injured, the RCMP pepper sprayed 15 other people! This simply reeks of mindless adherence to the letter of the law without ANY attempt at investigation prior to confrontation and with careless regard for infants, children and mothers! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police SHOULD feel ashamed.
-RCMP Simply Don't Get It!!
-Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs News Release
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