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. 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?
  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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