Dedicated to Sha Tara the Terrible
These two violent officers better be charged with murder or Canada will become just like the Barbaric States of America. Start by drug testing these cowards, as I bet you’ll find illegal steroids in their system. We demand that justice be done!
By Paul Cote Jay
Jul 27, 2016
The two Ottawa police officers under investigation after the death of an Ottawa man following an arrest have been identified as Const. Daniel Montsion and Const. Dave Weir.
Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old with mental health issues, was taken to hospital on Sunday after what witnesses described as a violent arrest. He died on Monday.
Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, is handling the investigation into Abdi’s death, which could take months. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
The SIU said the investigation is focusing on two police officers and that it intends to interview five witness officers.
Multiple sources have confirmed to CBC News that the two officers under investigation are Weir, a patrol officer, and Montsion, who usually apprehends gang members as a member of the direct action response team (DART) but on Sunday was assisting on patrol.
Montsion can be seen kneeling to the right of the bloodied and handcuffed Abdi in a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday, two days after the arrest. Weir is the officer kneeling by Abdi’s head.
The one-minute 51-second video, taken from the lobby of 55 Hilda St., doesn’t show the altercation, but instead shows Montsion and Weir kneeling by Abdi’s body while three officers stand by the door to the building.
It’s not clear who took the video or exactly when it was recorded. It appears to be after Abdi’s arrest but before the arrival of paramedics.
Several people inside can be heard wailing and screaming.
A man’s voice can be heard identifying himself as the superintendent of the building and saying to police, “This is the family. This is the family.”
Another man, speaking in Somali, can also be heard saying “Take mom away, take her out of here. Take mom.”
A video that had been previously posted to YouTube shows paramedics arriving and performing CPR on Abdi. Montsion can be seen in that video assisting paramedics.
Paramedics then took Abdi to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Abdi was pronounced dead at 3:17 p.m. Monday. A neighbour speaking on Monday for the family said doctors had told them Abdi was already dead when he arrived in hospital.
Eyewitnesses to Abdi’s arrest described it as a violent altercation.
Police had been called to a coffee shop in the city’s Hintonburg neighbourhood at about 9:30 a.m. ET after reports someone was groping people.
One officer located and pursued Abdi to his apartment building at 55 Hilda St.
Ross McGhie and his partner said they were returning home when they saw the first officer trying to prevent Abdi from entering his building.
McGhie said the officer used his baton to strike Abdi in the legs, arms and upper body while shouting at Abdi to comply.
A second officer arrived at the scene in a police cruiser, ran out of the car and jumped into the altercation, delivering what McGhie described as “a number of very heavy blows to the head and face.”
McGhie on Tuesday said the second officer was wearing a DART vest and, when shown a still from the YouTube video, identified him as Montsion.
Zeinab Abdallah, an elderly Somali woman who lives in the building, said she was leaving at the same time Abdi and the first officer were running toward it.
Speaking in Somali, she told CBC’s Idil Mussa that Abdi called to her, “Sister, protect me from them. Zeinab, help me. Zeinab, help me.”
“As I looked one side, I was shocked, since my looking to that direction coincided with the policeman hitting him with a stick, the very moment he held the door trying to get inside,” she told CBC News.
“He was fleeing the policeman and was trying to go inside the building. Having received the blow, he turned back and grabbed the policeman, they grabbed each other, two strong men, the policeman tackled him and threw him to the ground, hitting him repeatedly.
“And there was this cut here and his blood run on the ground. Then he started beating him hard with the object he was carrying, and when he did so, I pleaded with him to stop the assault, informing him that the man was mentally ill.
“I pleaded with him, ‘Please don’t beat him, please, he can’t listen, he don’t care.’ The other policeman joined him, they did whatever they wanted with him until he became incapacitated.
“I have never seen anything similar to the way they beat him with such malice, animosity and hostility. They simply didn’t want him alive, they wanted him dead,” she said.
The SIU is in possession of the building’s security video footage of the arrest, CBC has learned.
The head of the police union said police were responding to a “violent incident,” and that they had to contain it.
“The officers were experiencing a male that was assaultive in behaviour,” said Matt Skof. “So they are required, they’re bound to react to that, they have to react to that, they have to contain that.”
The National Council of Canadian Muslims released a statement Tuesday calling for a thorough investigation of the arrest.
“The community we’re hearing from here in Ottawa — and across the country — want answers. So it’s really important that the SIU conducts the investigation thoroughly, transparently,” said NCCM spokesperson Amira Elghawaby.
A public memorial for Abdi will be held at Somerset Square Park, between Wellington Street West and Somerset Street West at Spadina Avenue, on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
A funeral is tentatively scheduled to take place at the Ottawa Mosque, though the day and time is still to be determined.
“Albert Camus wrote, “One of the only coherent philosophical positions is revolt. It is a constant confrontation between [human beings] and [their] obscurity. It is not aspiration, for it is devoid of hope. That revolt is the certainty of a crushing fate, without the resignation that ought to accompany it.”
He said further, “A living [person] can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he [or she] dies in refusing to be enslaved, he [or she] reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object.”
There is only one way to rebel. You fight for all of the oppressed or none of the oppressed. You understand that there is no country. Our country is the earth. We are citizens of the world. Nationalism is a disease. It is a disease we must purge. As long as a Muslim family suffers in a refugee camp in Syria or an LGBT person suffers from the bigotry imposed by the Christian heretics in the Christian right, we all suffer.”
By Chris Hedges
PHILADELPHIA—The parade of useful idiots, the bankrupt liberal class that long ago sold its soul to corporate power, is now led by Sen. Bernie Sanders. His final capitulation, symbolized by his pathetic motion to suspend the roll call, giving Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination by acclamation, is an abject betrayal of millions of his supporters and his call for a political revolution.
No doubt the Democrats will continue to let Sanders be a member of the Democratic Caucus. No doubt the Democrats will continue to agree not to run a serious candidate against him in Vermont. No doubt Sanders will be given an ample platform and media opportunities to shill for Clinton and the corporate machine. No doubt he will remain a member of the political establishment.
Sanders squandered his most important historical moment. He had a chance, one chance, to take the energy, anger and momentum, walk out the doors of the Wells Fargo Center and into the streets to help build a third-party movement. His call to his delegates to face “reality” and support Clinton was an insulting repudiation of the reality his supporters, mostly young men and young women, had overcome by lifting him from an obscure candidate polling at 12 percent into a serious contender for the nomination. Sanders not only sold out his base, he mocked it. This was a spiritual wound, not a political one. For this he must ask forgiveness.
Whatever resistance happens will happen without him. Whatever political revolution happens will happen without him. Whatever hope we have for a sustainable future will happen without him. Sanders, who once lifted up the yearnings of millions, has become an impediment to change. He took his 30 pieces of silver and joined with a bankrupt liberal establishment on behalf of a candidate who is a tool of Wall Street, a proponent of endless war and an enemy of the working class.
Sanders, like all of the self-identified liberals who are whoring themselves out for the Democrats, will use fear as the primary reason to remain enslaved by the neoliberal assault. And, in return, the corporate state will allow him and the other useful idiots among the 1 percent to have their careers and construct pathetic monuments to themselves.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be pushed through whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. The fracking industry, fossil fuel industry and animal agriculture industry will ravage the ecosystem whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. The predatory financial institutions on Wall Street will trash the economy and loot the U.S. Treasury on the way to another economic collapse whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Poor, unarmed people of color will be gunned down in the streets of our cities whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. The system of neoslavery in our prisons, where we keep poor men and poor women of color in cages because we have taken from them the possibility of employment, education and dignity, will be maintained whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Millions of undocumented people will be deported whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Austerity programs will cut or abolish public services, further decay the infrastructure and curtail social programs whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. Money will replace the vote whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is president. And half the country, which now lives in poverty, will remain in misery whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president.
This is not speculation. We know this because there has been total continuity on every issue, from trade agreements to war to mass deportations, between the Bush administration and the administration of Barack Obama. The problem is not Donald Trump. The problem is capitalism. And this is the beast we are called to fight and slay. Until that is done, nothing of substance will change.
To reduce the political debate, as Sanders and others are doing, to political personalities is political infantilism. We have undergone a corporate coup. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will not reverse this coup. They, like Barack Obama, know where the centers of power lie. They serve these centers of power.
A new study provides jaw-dropping evidence of America’s police brutality problem by documenting 55,300 cases in a single year.
If anyone needed a reminder that America has a police brutality problem, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile provided it. Actual numbers on violent police encounters are difficult to come by, but this dearth of data is getting more attention.
New research published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the danger posed to citizens by the most routine police practice of a “legal stop.”
Researchers analyzed 12.3 million police interventions from 2012 and found that approximately 55,400 people were injured or killed by cops during legal stop and search incidents in one year. Of this number, about 1,000 were killed, with vast majority dying from gunshot wounds. The remaining 54,400 were hospitalized with serious injuries, mostly from blunt objects.
Granted, some of these injuries or deaths were justified to protect officers or innocent people from actual violent people, but even the authors of the study conclude that these numbers reflect an “excess exposure” of people to police violence.
In an interview with Vocativ, lead author Ted Miller, of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, pointed out how many shooting deaths in the U.S. come from a police gun.
“In one in 11 cases where someone died because someone else intentionally shot them, a police officer pulled the trigger,” said Miller.
The fact that cops are responsible for almost 10 percent of firearm-related homicides in the U.S.—which already has an extraordinarily high rate of gun deaths relative to other countries—should be enough to cause a serious rethinking of policing across the country.
The new study also confirmed that minorities are targeted for stops at a far higher rate, although the likelihood of being injured or killed during that particular stop was equal for all groups.
“Blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be arrested when the police stop them than Whites or Asians. This differential may well result from racism,” said Miller. “But once you are stopped or arrested, the likelihood that you will be killed or seriously injured during that police interaction does not depend on your race.”
Data showed “blacks were almost four times more likely than whites to be arrested or stopped by police.” This racial bias in policing has long been assumed, and research is starting to confirm this.
The death of Philando Castile demonstrated how ‘riding in a car while black’ can lead to the ultimate tragedy. Castile, who had been harassed by cops an unbelievable 52 times before, was killed for doing nothing more than reaching for his wallet—after informing the cop that he had a concealed-carry permit for the gun he possessed.
The entire incident started with Castile and his black girlfriend being pulled over for a purported broken taillight. Cops use these petty excuses to pull people over so they can escalate the situation in the hope of searching the vehicle for drugs or other “contraband,” especially when the occupants are blacks or Hispanics.
Even police chiefs are accepting these truisms and, in some cases, making changes within their departments.
Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Connecticut, informed his officers that they should not be so concerned with “defective equipment” such as something hanging on the rearview mirror or an attachment on the license plate.
One year later, defective equipment stops dropped from 19 percent to 8 percent of all motor vehicle stops, which resulted in the number of black people being pulled over falling by 25 percent.
Here is one clear answer to the problem of police violence being confirmed through empirical studies.
Stop pulling people over for petty “violations.” Stop pulling people over as an excuse to look for drugs. Extend this to people walking, riding a bike or otherwise going about their own business.
Just leave people alone unless they are actually causing harm to another person, and maybe the extraordinary rate of cops injuring and killing people could start falling. There is a way to address police brutality if only we look at the numbers and implement the basic solutions they suggest.
Diet rich in oily fish may reduce risk of death in cancer patients, study suggests
“The study also found that in patients who increased their consumption of omega 3 by 0.15 grams per day after diagnosis, the risk of dying decreased by as much as 70 percent, while those who decreased their daily intake faced a 10 percent increase in risk of death.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to suppress tumor growth in other research, but the new study demonstrates a measurable link between consumption of omega 3 and the risk of dying of colorectal cancer.”
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by: Daniel Barker
July 27, 2016
(NaturalNews) The list of health benefits associated with a diet rich in oily fish now includes a lowered risk of death in patients suffering from colon cancer, according to a new study.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew Chan of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that patients who ate at least 0.3 grams of omega 3 fatty acids from oily fish on a daily basis after diagnosis with colon cancer, were 41 percent less likely to die from the disease than those who ate less than 0.1 grams per day.
The study also found that in patients who increased their consumption of omega 3 by 0.15 grams per day after diagnosis, the risk of dying decreased by as much as 70 percent, while those who decreased their daily intake faced a 10 percent increase in risk of death.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to suppress tumor growth in other research, but the new study demonstrates a measurable link between consumption of omega 3 and the risk of dying of colorectal cancer.
“The experts had long back suspected the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acid supplementation and now this study has, going a step ahead shown a link between ‘healthy living’ and reducing death from colorectal cancer,” said Jules Garbus, colorectal surgeon at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.
Although the results aren’t conclusive, the evidence suggests that even small amounts of omega 3 in a patient’s diet can have a significant effect. The average portion of oily fish contains 1.8 grams of omega 3, but a fraction of that amount was shown to be effective in lowering the risk of death dramatically.
The researchers said that as little as one or two servings a week might still produce beneficial results.
“If replicated by other studies, our results support the clinical recommendation of increasing marine omega 3 fatty acids among patients with bowel cancer,” said Dr. Chan.
The results showed that some people benefited more than others, depending on body type and other factors.
From the Telegraph:
“The researchers looked at nearly 200,000 people from two large cohort studies which monitored diet and cancer prevalence.
“Regular intake seemed to be especially beneficial for those who were tall, had a BMI below 25, and who did not take a regular aspirin, who lowered their risk of death by 85 per cent, 90 per cent and 88 per cent respectively.”
Since the study focused primarily on those whose intake of omega 3 came from eating fish, it is unclear whether omega 3 in supplement form will produce similar results.
Some scientists were skeptical about the results, and said that more research is needed to confirm the benefits. One expert pointed out that the study was based on “food frequency questionnaires,” which may not be entirely reliable. Some question whether these types of studies have any merit at all.
However, there are many proven health benefits of a diet that includes lots of oily fish, and doctors say that one or two servings per week is a good idea, particularly if it means eating less red or processed meat.
Omega 3 fatty acids have even been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression, and might be used successfully to replace SSRIs in the treatment of depressive symptoms. Other benefits include lower blood pressure, inflammation relief and protection against diabetes, to name a few.
To gain the most benefit from consuming oily fish, it’s important to buy only fresh fish and to cook and serve it as soon as possible. Some fish, such as sardines, herring and mackerel, are higher in omega 3 fatty acids and require servings of only around 5 ounces per person.
Other sources of omega 3 fatty acids include flaxseed, hemp seed, walnuts and chia seeds. If you choose to buy nutritional supplements, be sure they come from trusted sources and contain only 100 percent organic ingredients.
Remember that according to quantum theory there are no coincidences.
These creepy pictures were made before the horrific event.