Police officer shot, 2 others injured as riot erupts in Montreal


Praxius
#1

Two police officers were injured during the rioting and vandalism in a North Montreal neighbourhood.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/st...-shooting.html

Quote:

Hundreds of riot police chased a group of roving youths early Monday after a night of rioting and vandalism in a North Montreal neighbourhood set off by the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old man over the weekend.

Two police officers were injured, including a female officer shot in the leg, after rioters set several fires and clashed with police in the streets of Montreal North late Sunday, Montreal municipal police spokesman Ian Lafrenière said.

An ambulance technician also suffered minor injuries.

"We don't fear for their lives," Lafrenière said of the injured.

Plumes of acrid smoke filled the air above the low-income housing units from cars and garbage bags set ablaze on several streets, the CBC's Justin Hayward reported from the scene. A propane tank was also set on fire, sending blasts of flames into the sky.

Fire trucks arriving to fight the blazes were pelted with beer bottles, police said.

Police arrested several people on the streets.


Cars and garbage bags were set ablaze on several streets during the rioting.

Quote:

"People were apprehended with guns … so we're talking about criminalized people," Lafrenière said.

The park is in a predominantly Haitian neighbourhood where tensions between police and young people run high, according to residents.

"The police are always creeping around here, hassling people," one unidentified youth told CBC News as he stood in front of a looted butcher shop.
Altercation in park led to shooting

The violence began after a Sunday afternoon protest at Henri Bourassa Park, the site of Saturday's police shooting, where two other young men were also wounded as two police officers attempted to make an arrest.

Police said a group of 20 young people surrounded the officers and some members of the group rushed toward them.

At that point, one of the officers opened fire, police said.

One man died of his wounds in hospital. Two other young men, age 18 and 20, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are reported to be in stable condition.

The dead man's sister identified him as Freddy Alberto Villanueva. Julissa Villanueva said the family has no information about the incident, beyond what they've heard and read in the news.

Quebec provincial police have taken over the investigation into the shooting and are in the process of interviewing witnesses.

"It's too early to say what happened exactly," said provincial police spokesman Gregory Gomez del Prado. "We're talking about the death of a man. It's a big investigation."

 
scratch
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius View Post


Two police officers were injured during the rioting and vandalism in a North Montreal neighbourhood.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/st...-shooting.html




Cars and garbage bags were set ablaze on several streets during the rioting.

.....considering the dislike that Montrealers have for their police and even more for Surete du Quebec, especially in that area...cops in Mtl bring a lot of problems on themselves...always have...
 
Nuggler
#3
....Oh look, the po-leece pickin on them peaceful Haitians:


Quote from CBC, :
"People were apprehended with guns … so we're talking about criminalized people," Lafrenière said. (Lafreniere is a cop) The park is in a predominantly Haitian neighbourhood where tensions between police and young people run high, according to residents.
"The police are always creeping around here, hassling people," one unidentified youth told CBC News as he stood in front of a looted butcher shop""

imagine that; hassling them "peaceful Haitians"..........tisk tisk.

"as he stood in front of a LOOTED butcher shop"...................well, that's normal as pie, loot a shop. Why not? Bein peaceful like you are.
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Originally the cops were rushed by 20 or more peaceful people, and shot a few. Good on em. Shoulda shot more.

 
scratch
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

....Oh look, the po-leece pickin on them peaceful Haitians:


Quote from CBC, :
"People were apprehended with guns … so we're talking about criminalized people," Lafrenière said. (Lafreniere is a cop) The park is in a predominantly Haitian neighbourhood where tensions between police and young people run high, according to residents.
"The police are always creeping around here, hassling people," one unidentified youth told CBC News as he stood in front of a looted butcher shop""

imagine that; hassling them "peaceful Haitians"..........tisk tisk.

"as he stood in front of a LOOTED butcher shop"...................well, that's normal as pie, loot a shop. Why not? Bein peaceful like you are.
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Originally the cops were rushed by 20 or more peaceful people, and shot a few. Good on em. Shoulda shot more.


Are you advocating unnecessary violence on the populace of Montreal ?
Has this now become the way to solve problems.....reads like 'Roo strategy...shoot first...hope... or not that they live.....?
I am shocked Nugg!
 
Risus
#5
They have a tendancy to riot over any cause in Montreal. Whats with them???
 
scratch
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

They have a tendancy to riot over any cause in Montreal. Whats with them???



You have to know Montrealers. They are overly passionate about everything.
 
Praxius
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

....Oh look, the po-leece pickin on them peaceful Haitians:


Quote from CBC, :
"People were apprehended with guns … so we're talking about criminalized people," Lafrenière said. (Lafreniere is a cop) The park is in a predominantly Haitian neighbourhood where tensions between police and young people run high, according to residents.
"The police are always creeping around here, hassling people," one unidentified youth told CBC News as he stood in front of a looted butcher shop""

imagine that; hassling them "peaceful Haitians"..........tisk tisk.

"as he stood in front of a LOOTED butcher shop"...................well, that's normal as pie, loot a shop. Why not? Bein peaceful like you are.
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Originally the cops were rushed by 20 or more peaceful people, and shot a few. Good on em. Shoulda shot more.

Just because he was interviewed in front of a looted butcher shop, doesn't mean he was the one who looted it, let alone promoted the actions of the riot.... he stated "The police are always creeping around here, hassling people,"

^ Which might very well be true, however, this is a perfect example of how the media can use placement to change the message being presented.

on the flip side, the police might have been justified in their actions.... but very little detail is provided to determine one way or another at this time.

I'm still sorta wiating for further information before I make a direct opinion on what happened and who may or may not be at fault for starting this situation.
 
Praxius
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

They have a tendancy to riot over any cause in Montreal. Whats with them???

No different then France.... remember those riots not too long ago?

That's what this country is slacking.... the Government should be in fear of the People and the People are the one's who should be in control, not the other way around.
 
karrie
#9
What constitutes unnecessary violence? Look at those pics, think about what it means when people start looting, and tell me who is being unnecessarily violent, because, it kind of looks like the populace bears that distinction, regardless of where they're from, not just the police.
 
Risus
#10
They lose a hockey game and they riot....
 
Risus
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by scratch View Post

You have to know Montrealers. They are overly passionate about everything.

Hey I was born in Montreal, and know a lot of them. Don't blame Montrealers, its only a certain few of them...
 
scratch
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Hey I was born in Montreal, and know a lot of them. Don't blame Montrealers, its only a certain few of them...



Lived there for 40 years and the cops are thugs....always have been.
How long have you been away?
Don't stray it's a common thing, just not reported that often.
With all due respect to your opinion.
 
no color
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by scratch View Post

Are you advocating unnecessary violence on the populace of Montreal ?
Has this now become the way to solve problems.....reads like 'Roo strategy...shoot first...hope... or not that they live.....?
I am shocked Nugg!

The officer's partner did what was required under the circumstances. A bunch of youths (or in this case thugs) had surrounded the officer and were approaching and not obeying the officer's order to stop. Had they gotten closer, there is a very good chance those thugs would have grabbed the officer's gun and then the situation would have turned out much much worse.
 
scratch
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by no color View Post

The officer's partner did what was required under the circumstances. A bunch of youths (or in this case thugs) had surrounded the officer and were approaching and not obeying the officer's order to stop. Had they gotten closer, there is a very good chance those thugs would have grabbed the officer's gun and then the situation would have turned out much much worse.



Okay.
 
Nuggler
#15
The police are always creeping around here, hassling people,"

YAH, sneekin around doin drug busts and such..............nasty cops.

I never said he looted the ****ing store. I reported, as stated, the "store was looted".
Yeesus, talk about goin off the deep end.
SOMEBODY LOOTED THE ****ER..........probably the cops.

-AM I advocating unnecessarey violence::::::::::gimme a break!!! Yer a cop and 20 or so people rush you.........and you would pull out your bible and try and reason with them!! sure.........
 
scratch
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

The police are always creeping around here, hassling people,"

YAH, sneekin around doin drug busts and such..............nasty cops.

I never said he looted the ****ing store. I reported, as stated, the "store was looted".
Yeesus, talk about goin off the deep end.
SOMEBODY LOOTED THE ****ER..........probably the cops.

-AM I advocating unnecessarey violence::::::::::gimme a break!!! Yer a cop and 20 or so people rush you.........and you would pull out your bible and try and reason with them!! sure.........


......ah, but why did 20 people rush the cop?
Carrying a taser, a night stick, the gun or shot gun of his choice, pepper spray, mace and any other goodies that they carry....a clear case...IMPHO...of provocation which is quite natural to Mtl cops....been there, done that.....
 
Risus
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by scratch View Post

Lived there for 40 years and the cops are thugs....always have been.
How long have you been away?
Don't stray it's a common thing, just not reported that often.
With all due respect to your opinion.

Cops being thugs or not, they riot over more things than a cop shooting...
 
Risus
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by no color View Post

The officer's partner did what was required under the circumstances. A bunch of youths (or in this case thugs) had surrounded the officer and were approaching and not obeying the officer's order to stop. Had they gotten closer, there is a very good chance those thugs would have grabbed the officer's gun and then the situation would have turned out much much worse.

Unfortunately cops get blamed in a lot of cases even though they are following procedures and the victim doesn't obey orders to stop. Its time people wake up to that fact.
 
Ron in Regina
#19
I posted this into "The Gazette" yesterday...am I on-track or off-track???

Ron in Regina Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 06:41 PM
The Police are also members of the Public, but they are doing a service for the public for compensation
on a full-time basis, the things that each and everyone of us is also responsible for. We are all, as citizens,
responsible for upholding the laws of our land, and when we break those laws, should have to face the
same consequences. The issues faced between the Public and the Montreal Police are faced by Law
Enforcement and the Public throughout the Western World. The frustration lies in that, if the Police are
suspected of not following the Laws of our land, they are entitled to investigate themselves and to then
have their own investigation rubber stamped by some entity (call it a "Police Complaints Commission,"
or a "Public Complaints Commission"...) to give it an air of impartiality. This is where the problem lies.
The rioters (I do not condone their actions) must believe that there is no way that any form of true justice
will ever come from what they perceive as an injustice or a crime. I understand their belief. Revenue
Canada, if it believes that you are cheating on you taxes, would not ask you to audit yourself and let them
know how that goes, would they??? Then rubber stamp your own self-audit as the truth & Gospel???
That's what is happening when the police investigate themselves.....The Police have to remember that they
are also members of the Public, and in turn are also answerable to the Public. This will get rid of the "Us
against Them" mentality and it has to start with a complete revamping of the Police Complaints System,
including the current method of the Police investigating themselves to regain the Public's support once more.
 

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