Friday, November 05, 2010

Edmonton Police torture

If you're a member of the Edmonton police, you can place nine Aboriginal people in a metal box for two hours in 30 C heat and have the presiding officer at your internal disciplinary hearing claim that you "had a genuine concern for the well-being of the people [you] transported that day."

Placing people in a metal box in 30 C heat against their will is torture. Not only that, it is a form torture with an extreme risk of death from hyperthermia (heat stroke). It may be worth noting that this risk is exacerbated by issues of poor health, obesity and the influence of alcohol and drugs. The homeless often suffer higher incidences of these ailments clearly thus compounding the risk of death in a heat stroke inducing situation such as that described in the article.

We charge and imprison civilians who accidently do this to their children and pets...

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