Daniel Montsion of the Ottawa police force pleaded not guilty Monday to manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in Abdi’s death! Yet another abuse of authority.
Desmond Cole did an amazing job as a journalist speaking on CBC news February 4th! He brought up so many key points to the public. Just why did this have to happen? Was there not another way this situation resulting in the death of Abdirahman Abdi be handled?
The answer of course is a most definite YES!
Abdi was not white, first strike against him and was mentally challenged, Yes, racism still runs rampant in our society even though it is the year 2019 . There are people that choose to think otherwise either because they are oblivious to racism or just decide to ignore it.
Why did the officer not aim to wound? Shoot to kill? There was ‘no imminent threat of a loss of life’, which police are trained to abide by before pulling out their gun. We the people put the police in office to ‘serve and protect’ our communities not to become a power hungry entity that holds themselves above the public. Should they not be held to a higher standard?
I would love to hear how you weigh in on this subject.