Part Two of The Current
Paul Boyd story (cont'd)
In the last half hour of the show, David Boyd spoke about the last moments of his son, Paul's, life. The mentally ill man was shot by police on the streets of Vancouver in 2007, after an earlier confrontation prompted someone to call 911.
B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch and the B.C. Police Complaints Commissioner found insufficient evidence that Vancouver Police Constable Lee Chipperfield used excessive force when he shot Mr. Boyd.
But some provincial politicians are asking questions after a newly surfaced video appears to show Paul crawling on all fours just before he was killed. B.C. Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond has asked an outside body to investigate.
Paul Boyd's father, David, was in our Vancouver studio. And with all this talk about Paul's death, he worries his son's life will be forgotten. So we asked him to share a bit about who Paul was.
An external body, The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is now investigating the case. The B.C. Coroners Office has also said it will review its investigation and inquest into the incident.
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.
Artist: Chris Velan
Cut: Twitter, Buzz, Howl
CD: # 2, Long Way From Home
Spine: MM 1101
Checking - In
It's time for Checking In and to run through our inbox, Anna Maria was joined by Marketplace co-host Erica Johnson, who is also our Friday host this week. She was in Vancouver this morning.
Byron Sonne: Two years ago, the G20 summit in Toronto was a security nightmare for organizers. One of the first people arrested was Byron Sonne. He is a freelance internet security consultant who admits to trying to test police and the security at the summit. But he says he never did anything criminal, and never intended any harm. And this month, he was acquitted of all four charges against him. Hearing him speak on Tuesday, prompted many of you to write in with your response to this interview.
State of RCMP: Last Friday, we discussed the outcome of an RCMP investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Staff Sergeant Don Ray. Ray admitted to the misconduct and was docked 10 days pay, demoted one rank to sergeant, and transferred to another province. A lot of listeners were riled up by that outcome. We shared some listener response.
We should note that we did try to get RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to speak with us about ongoing allegations of sexual harassment within the force. But the RCMP told us that Commissioner Paulson said everything he wants to say on the matter in an open letter to Canadians this week. So we thought we'd share that letter with you - or a portion of it, anyway.
Gender-Based Hockey Commentary: Turning a corner here or maybe we should say, let's face off - on "hockey commentary for the sexes". Hockey Night in Canada's decision to carry an alternative online commentary for the Stanley Cup playoff games has prompted some viewers to call a time out. The commentary, called While The Men Watch, is geared toward female viewers. After yesterday's segment, we heard from you.
Tracking the Story: Over the years on The Current we've brought you stories connected to the long legacy of Indian Residential Schools in this country.
In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools, and to guide a process of reconciliation.
But for many Native Canadian families, the process is also about identifying the remains of children that went missing during that time. Tomorrow, at a Truth and reconciliation meeting in Toronto, Ontario's Chief Coroner will unveil new research into Indian Residential School deaths and his office's support of something called The Missing Children project. (PDF)
Dr. David Eden works at the Ontario Coroner's Office. He is the Regional Supervising Coroner - Operations and the head of the Ontario Coroner's Office's Truth and Reconciliation Commission project. He joined us in our Toronto Studio.
Well, that's all the time we have today for Checking In. But keep sending us your thoughts about what you hear on The Current. You can email us from our website. Or call us toll free at 1 877 287 7366. Tweeting us is also an option. Tell us what you want to say in 140 characters or less. Just track us down on Twitter @thecurrentcbc.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Pedro Sanchez and Carole Ito.
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