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Statement released by Sammy Yatim's father
Nabil Yatim has released a statement marking the one-year year anniversary of Sammy Yatim's death
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Nabil Yatim has released a statement marking the one-year year anniversary of Sammy Yatim's death.

On July 26, 2013, Sammy Yatim was holding a knife on an empty streetcar on Dundas when he was shot by police eight times.

The incident led to weeks of protests and eventually, second-degree murder charges against the subject officer.

 

"One year ago today, on Friday July 26th 2013, my son Sammy went out to meet some friends. He never came back.

The You Tube videos captured what happened in the last few moments of his life. Those videos show what happened that night, how his situation was mishandled, and the excessive response to those horrifying few moments.

Why was he shot so many times? Why was he tasered as he lay dying on the floor of that streetcar? These questions continue to haunt me. No parent should have to live through what I have endured. My family and his friends still suffer. I miss him every minute of the day. I will do everything in my power to help create change in how the police respond to these situations.

Sammy did not deserve to die this way."



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Nabil Yatim has released a statement marking the one-year year anniversary of Sammy Yatim's death.

On July 26, 2013, Sammy Yatim was holding a knife on an empty streetcar on Dundas when he was shot by police eight times.

The incident led to weeks of protests and eventually, second-degree murder charges against the subject officer.

 

"One year ago today, on Friday July 26th 2013, my son Sammy went out to meet some friends. He never came back.

The You Tube videos captured what happened in the last few moments of his life. Those videos show what happened that night, how his situation was mishandled, and the excessive response to those horrifying few moments.

Why was he shot so many times? Why was he tasered as he lay dying on the floor of that streetcar? These questions continue to haunt me. No parent should have to live through what I have endured. My family and his friends still suffer. I miss him every minute of the day. I will do everything in my power to help create change in how the police respond to these situations.

Sammy did not deserve to die this way."



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