It's becoming more and more typical of RCMP these days. Beat the crap out of you first, ask questions later. Oh, and charge you with a crime so you can't sue... can't forget about that!
You'll ABSOLUTELY want to watch the video below. Then you'll want to watch the news story on this event on the Globe and Mail's website. They do a closeup on the cop kicking this poor guy right in the face.
It's disgusting to watch RCMP Constable Geoff Mantler, now on a fully-paid vacation for his brutality, kick Buddy Tavares in the face after he's on his knees on the ground.
There is a reason why the public doesn't trust the police. The actions of this ... I can't call him anything but a jackbooted thug... are why.
Kelowna RCMP were quick to identify Buddy Tavares as the man arrested (and then charged with careless use of a firearm, of course!) yet they refuse to name the jerk constable in the case.
All they will say is that he's on "administrative leave." That's "cop-talk" for the thug is on paid vacation for the duration of the investigation.
“That could have actually killed him or put him in a coma. It was unbelievable,” said Ken Albert, a close friend of Tavares. “It was just sickening for that cop to do it and I can’t see why Buddy’s in jail and the cop is still behind a desk getting paid. It bugs me to no end.”
I couldn't have said it any better myself. Me... I'd probably have used stronger language... you're right.
I will say this: Jackbooted Thug RCMP "members" like this disgust me and bring nothing but shame to the GOOD RCMP members out there.
Yes, there really are some. We just never hear about them because there's too many thugs like this constable running around...