Yatim family planning protest for Sunday

They are urging participants to wear red to 'show displeasure for bloodshed'...

Friends and family of Sammy Yatim are planning a protest on Sunday, in downtown Toronto, to speak out about the officer charged with second degree murder in connection with the teen's death.

It was revealed on Thursday morning, that Constable James Forcillo is back on the job, working in an administrative role with Crime Stoppers.

Forcillo was allowed back to work on Chief Bill Blair's orders.

The protest is being planned for Sunday, April 27th at Yonge Dundas Square, starting at 12:30.

Those who participate are being asked to wear red to 'show displeasure for bloodshed'.

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  1. Captain Obvious posted on 04/24/2014 01:41 PM
    If you don't want to be shot by the police, don't make a public menace of yourself by walking around armed.

    1. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 04:00 PM
      @Captain Obvious 9 short plus tazer...really...that is literally overkill! This cop should be fired, with NO pay and the cops that watched charged as well. If this is how Chief Blair is handling issues, should we be worried about Rob Ford?
    2. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 04:01 PM
      @Suz58 Sorry, that should read, shots.
    3. Jack posted on 04/24/2014 04:24 PM
      @Suz58 Tell me, do you have to practice the sort of mental gymnastics that allow you to squeeze Rob Ford into every argument, or does bringing up completely irrelevant topics come naturally to you?
    4. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 04:39 PM
      @Jack It got a reaction, didn't it? Just a comparison to show how much of a mess Toronto is really in. If Ford gets away with his drug habits, who to say there are not going to be more tragedies like this. Young people learn by example, if the Mayor can do it and get away with it, they will think they can as well. Chief Blair is behind both decisions.
    5. Mark7 posted on 04/24/2014 04:43 PM
    6. Jack posted on 04/24/2014 04:47 PM
      @Suz58 I'm sorry, what tragedy are you talking about? Not every death is a tragedy, and this is nothing more than a lunatic with a knife who learned first-hand the consequences of his actions.
    7. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 05:06 PM
      @Jack Teen vs. How many cops? Knife vs. How many guns and shots? Yup one gun, 9 shots plus a tazer. If that was your child or someone you knew, you'd be singing a different tune. Consequences he should have had, NOT DEATH!
    8. Jack posted on 04/24/2014 05:08 PM
      @Suz58 If it was my child, I'd have raised him to be smart enough not to walk around armed.
    9. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 05:17 PM
      @Jack I feel privileged to partake in a discussion with someone so intelligent and perfect Jack. I have yet to meet a perfect parent and one that can control everything a teen does.
    10. Mark7 posted on 04/24/2014 07:47 PM
    11. don was right posted on 04/24/2014 09:42 PM
      @Suz58 Who is to say teh cop was not on drugs. Maybe THAT is teh shocking evidence.
    12. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 09:52 PM
      @don was right That is very possible!
    13. alex posted on 04/25/2014 09:22 AM
      @Captain Obvious would you have claimed the same thing if this young guy was your son or close relative?
      cop's job is protect not to kill people who actually paying him
      the bus was empty and this stupid guy shot him 9 times including taser guy, are you out of your mind?
    14. Karl Burgin posted on 04/25/2014 10:05 AM
      @Suz58 Really?!?!?
      Are you going to work Rob Ford into this argument too? Get a clue. Not everything is about Rob Ford.
    15. Suz58 posted on 04/25/2014 10:43 AM
      @Karl Burgin I don't like giving Ford the attention either Karl but it really pi**es me off when I see the double standards given to people in authority.
    16. Karl Burgin posted on 04/25/2014 10:49 AM
      @Suz58 Ah, the double-standard. I can sympathize with you there.
      The only saving grace I have with Ford, is that somewhere there is hope that he can somehow redeem himself.

      But I do understand where you're coming from- and do share the sentiment.
    17. Ben posted on 04/26/2014 04:40 AM
      @Captain Obvious I can't wait for you to have an unfortunate lapse from reality from stress or mental illness. I'm sure there will be a line-up of people to finish you off.. you rotten excuse for a human being.
  2. Carl posted on 04/24/2014 05:03 PM
    This only highlights the basic problem. Police are largely, undereducated and overpaid and the operation is totally out of control. No one is overseeing the operation and it is being run, so to speak, by the inmates (police). We need to attract people to the force who are smarter, better educated and intelligent. Impossible? Get rid of the gun toting macho cowboys.
    1. Suz58 posted on 04/24/2014 05:09 PM
      @Carl I totally agree Carl. Becoming a police officer gives one a position of power. Many apply for that reason alone.
  3. carlos posted on 04/24/2014 08:56 PM
    Chief bill blair should be investigated he has a lot of pull with out any one to question his authority. Why is a muderer working and getting paid by taxpayers in that case everyone coming out of carserration should be given back their old job and compensation for rotting in jail. This guy who killed a teen got off already. The investigation is still under review why is he back at work, so he can show he is doing a public service, bullsheit!! I sat
  4. alex posted on 04/25/2014 09:19 AM
    this is a joke, shame on you Blair, shame on this corrupted system, what is it? 3rd world country in the nicer picture frame?
  5. Karl Burgin posted on 04/25/2014 10:15 AM
    1.> If the protest is against Forcillo in general because of his actions on the TTC car- then I'm cool with that
    2.> If the protest is against Forcillo because he'll be back at work, I don't really agree with. He will be collecting a salary, whether we like it or not. And whether he be at home or not. I would rather have him at least be worth his keep working, instead of being home all day collecting tax payers' money.
    Unfortunately it is the way the system is structured. So on a rare occurrence, I have to unwillingly agree with this move by Blair.
    3.> The genius who decided to taser Sammy after the boy was riddled by bullets should be on trial- if not for second degree murder, then by the very least extreme incompetence. Who is to say that the tasering was the final blow that killed Yatim...
    1. Suz58 posted on 04/25/2014 10:48 AM
      @Karl Burgin I agree with 1, 2 & 3 Karl, it is the way it is. However, I do think Focillo and the fool that tasered Sammy should have been suspended without pay, especially since all was caught on video. I guess that is in a perfect world. As this proves here, we are far from it.
  6. Ben posted on 04/26/2014 04:38 AM
    Why can't that roid-rage psychopath just do the right thing and kill himself?

    Tooooooooo many psychos and lesbians are attracted to policing. THAT HAS TO CHANGE.
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