[Former? Yet?] Toronto Police officer Const. Christopher Hominuk, 37, has admitted he threatened to Taser two prisoners in the testicles to force the duo to help him catch a suspect. ... Both victims were handcuffed and sitting alone in different police cruisers. Hominuk’s actions were captured on the in-cruiser video cameras, which revealed him slapping Robert James Bolgan, 47, in the face and forcing him to lay down on the back seat. ... [LINK]What the heck is the attraction of some police officers to citizens' private parts? First it was a Boise Mounted Police officer and his strange preoccupation with a man's anus [LINK]. And now it's a Torontesticular Police Department officer that has twice indicated his peculiar enthusiasm for the male scotal regions.
Hey! Between consenting adults, I'm as tolerant as tolerant can be. But I'd respectfully suggest that there may be some systematic problems that some police officers are continually attracted to these private areas when weilding a taser. It certainly indicates something weird is going on between the ears.
Now, what else can we observe from this incident?
Officer Hominuk knew that he was on camera. He knew it. And yet he still proceeded! What does THAT indicate? It indicates that the officer carries 'programming' in his head that is clearly defective on several levels. Where did this defective mental architecture come from? My guess: the 'Locker Room mentality' that pervades the law enforcement community. The culture causes mental illness in susceptible individuals.
Also, he had a mindset that he could "force" prisoners to some action. "Force", the verb. As opposed to lawful "force" the noun. Force the verb typically leads directly to torture.
Here [LINK] is the legal definition of "torture".
These incidents arguably fit the definition of torture. I depends if the effects on the prisoners rose to the level of severe suffering or not. Reportedly the effects didn't rise to that level."torture" means any act or omission by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person(a) for a purpose including(i) obtaining from the person or from a third person information or a statement, ...
...neither victim was intimidated or physically injured. Neither complained about the threats or treatment. Hominuk’s Taser was never activated or used in the incident.
If Hominuk had pulled the trigger, I believe that he'd absolutely, positively be entitled to up to 14 years of free room and board at the taxpayers' expense.
As it is, he'll probably get a very light tap on the wrist. He's been...
...suspended with pay since being charged in June last year.