Saturday, January 26, 2008

These aren't the droids you're looking for

Check out the CBC website for the news... the RCMP have beaten up another Polish man in Greater Vancouver. I heard it on CBC Radio One.
They have issued a public apology. A couple of plainclothes officers found a man at a bus stop in Langley and mistook him for a fugitive. The Polish man doesn't speak English. They thought he was resisting arrest and beat him up.
Between this and the man who died after being tasered at the airport, well, if I were a Polish mother I'd be pinning a little card to my grown son's jacket, and written on it would be:
My name is_____. I do not speak English. I am not resisting arrest. Please phone xxx-xxxx.

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