Miss Marie wrote:yeah, I find it interesting that we've heard so much about this case and yet on the same day a man was tasered and killed in Montreal's St-Michel/Villeray district and we heard nothing about it until 5 days later...and even then, it was mentionned once and everyone moved on. what makes the two stories different? I'm not saying that the Polish man deserved to die, but why is he more important than anyone else?
oh wait...the man in St-Michel man was black and St-Michel/Villeray is one of the country's poorest neighbourhoods.
I really don't know where I stand on the taser issue though. I think that obviously it needs to be used with the same caution they would use with a gun if they are going to use it (because its supposed to be used in a gun's place, right?). I mean, I'd bet that more people survive being tasered than being shot, right? and, why don't they use tranquiliser guns? there might be a very obvious reason for that, but I've been wondering that since all of this happened.
He was held in the room for 10 hours without explanation ". the polish man was not held or detained in any way. he was waiting for his mom and the baggage area, like she told him to, but its a secure area so she could not get in. that is how they got confused and were not able to meet up.
TheWorstIdea wrote:He was held in the room for 10 hours without explanation ". the polish man was not held or detained in any way. he was waiting for his mom and the baggage area, like she told him to, but its a secure area so she could not get in. that is how they got confused and were not able to meet up.
From what I understand, he made it to the baggage claim but didn't know that he had to go through the second stage, which is where the whole problem started...he didn't check in with immigration officials, immigration told his mother that he wasn't in Vancouver, no one would find a translator, etc.
Anyway, I think the way the YVR reacted is beyond reprehensible. There are translators all over that airport, surely someone could have found someone that could have helped in the nine or ten hours that passed. Airport officials watch you like a hawk but no one notices a man sitting in a baggage claim area for hours?
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