Tag Archives: tasers

Announcement coming shortly on charges recommended against off-duty mountie in death of Orion Hutchinson

 A decision whether to approve  or decline the charges recommended against  RCMP Corporal Benjamin “Monty” Robinson,( in the death of  21-year-old Orion Hutchinson,) is expected shortly.   ” Certainly, we are not talking about a matter of months, nor are we even talking … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites-a special Friday Edition for May 29th, 2009

There is something wonderful about waking up so early in the morning that the sun has not yet risen. How privileged I feel to sit on the comfy leather chair by the window, coffee in hand and watch the glow … Continue reading

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How far have we come since November 2007?

November 16th, 2007. http://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2007/11/16/taser-use-worldwide-controversial-at-best/ That is the day I blogged about my feelings regarding the  RCMP’s response to Robert Dziekanski’s tasering death at Vancouver airport.  Here we are, a year and a half  after this post and we are only now … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites- Wednesday March 4th, 2009

 For those of you who are just stopping by, there was another shooting near my home last night. Read the full account, with exclusive photo’s, here: http://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/rcmp-investigate-reports-of-shots-fired-in-newton-again/ It was very late before sleep finally engulfed me, the heightened adrenalin from the evenings … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Top of the morning to you, and look at that rain out there…… : (   You will not find me wearing any of those suddenly fashionable rubber boots that come in the most bizarre designs and colours. No, I’ve invested in … Continue reading

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Mountie involved in Dziekanski taser incident to make first appearance January 15th in Surrey provincial court.

A local RCMP officer will make his first appearance in Surrey Provincial Court on January 15th, where it is expected formal charges will be laid in relation to his involvement in a collision dating back to October 2008 where a young … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday December 10th

It’s Wednesday, hump day, and it sounds like snow is coming our way soon! 14 shopping days left-for those of you who are keeping track. Myself, I haven’t purchased anything yet. Nada. Nothing. This coming Friday will be my ‘do-everything-in-one-day’, day. Get in … Continue reading

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Time for the RCMP to do the right thing: Pull tasers out of service pending further independent testing.

Forgive me, but I’m opening the door to ‘taser talk’ again. ( The last time I did this it initiated an ongoing debate in the comments section that lasted for several months.) Last night I watched an excellent documentary on The … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites Wednesday September 6th,2008

Wow, this Wednesday completely snuck up on me, because of the long weekend, and I nearly forgot all about Bits and Bites. So cool, though, because its only 2 days now until the next weekend, which I hear is going … Continue reading

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Bits and Bites – Wednesday May 21st

Ohmygod… what a morning.  If I didn’t think I was a little anal about my daily am routine before, today confirmed it. I cannot function without technology.  After a power outage thwarted all of yesterdays work,  I woke up even earlier today to … Continue reading

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