Three off-duty Greater Vancouver Police officers attacked and viciously beat a 50 + year old father of 3 recently. He was a newspaper delivery driver, on his route, dropping off papers at a series of boxes in downtown Vancouver.
According to witnesses the three off-duty officers were heard telling the victim they were the police - when he screamed for the police, and for help. They told him to stop struggling, or they'd taser him. They told him they hate brown people, among other racial epithets.
These "fine" young examples of Vancouver's best better see some serious jail time for this heinous and unprovoked crime. Anything less is a slap in the face of minorities, AND in the face of justice.
Police need to be investigated by civilian watchdogs, AND should not get off easy for committing crimes. They are not "just human" - they are held to a higher standard as protectors of justice. Police officers across the land should be insulted by this racist, juvenile, and moronic crime.
It remains to be seen if the three will be charged with a hate crime - considering the Harper government's push to rip the cajones off of hate crime legislation...