CPC Report - As well, members reported that the CEW avoided the use of lethal force in over half of the reports. The figure, 54.1%, represents a very large and significant increase over previous years. The suggestion that nearly 600 subjects could have been killed were it not for the CEW is difficult to reconcile with the narrative summaries. [LINK]
It's 'difficult to reconcile' with common sense.
This figure of 'nearly 600' from the CPC is above the top end of the already-lunatic scale of 280 to 550 that I'd previously estimated [LINK].
In fact, this would mean that the RCMP would have been the largest band of mass murderers in Canadian history. They'd have single-handedly more than doubled the national murder rate on a very bad year.
Well - either that, or they're not filling out these forms correctly.
And the duh!-obvious conclusion is that perhaps some of the other subjective descriptions of the subject's behaviour leading to the taser deployment are not exactly correct either.
Am I being unfair? Does the name 'Dziekanski' remind you of anything? Remember? Braidwood Inquiry? Remember? [LINK]
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