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Blamed and Broken

The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski

Curt Petrovich

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Beschreibung

A few fleeting seconds, captured on video, led to a frustrating search for justice tainted by ego, bias, and a desire for vengeance. Images of Robert Dziekanski convulsing after being shocked by a Mountie’s Taser went viral in 2007. International outrage and domestic shame followed the release of that painful video. It had taken just twenty-six seconds for four Mounties to surround and stun the Polish would-be immigrant at Vancouver International Airport. A decade later, after millions of dollars spent on an inquiry, and bungled prosecutions laden with bias and interference, the tragic impact of those fleeting seconds on the people involved — Dziekanski's mother and the four Mounties — is at last revealed.

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conspiracy, homicide, suicide, jail, justice system, Robert Dziekanski, RCMP, criminal, stun gun, video, acquitted, journalism, cover-up, police investigation, Polish, public inquiry, guilty, policing, PTSD, trial, Paul Pritchard, testify, crime, taser, tunnel vision, police, collusion, prison, use of force, Vancouver airport