If there's one thing that four RCMP officers should go to prison for, it's being indescribably, criminally incompetent.
You would think that one of the talents a trained law enforcement officer would have is at least a rudimentary grasp of the art of negotiation; that is, being able to defuse a potentially volatile situation. But in the case of Robert Dziekanski, the four imbeciles managed to do exactly the opposite -- take a thoroughly manageable situation and fuck it right up.
As proof, I offer the following still shot, extracted from the video just seconds after the officers had entered the room in which Dziekanski was waiting:
Take a good look. What do you see? What I see is Dziekanski, no more than three feet away from at least one officer, his arms at his sides, apparently trying to communicate. And this is just after the officers had entered the room, where you can clearly hear on the video (link below) someone saying "How are you, sir?" and asking if Dziekanski speaks Russian, whereupon you have the meeting as shown in that still pic above.
In other words -- and make sure you understand this -- everything was under control! Someone was trying to talk to Dziekanski, and he seemed to be trying to get across his messsage. Could you possibly ask for a better outcome than that?
And yet, within seconds, everything goes to shit and the Tasering starts. How? Why? Given that Dziekanski is obviously standing right in front of the officers with his (apparently empty) hands at his sides trying to make himself understood, how in God's name could those officers have fucked everything up so hideously in just a few seconds? But that's not the worst part.
The worst part is how the Retard-o-sphere is so hopelessly misrepresenting what happened in those few seconds of video (see video here), as you can read in the comments section here:
It didn’t strike me that throwing a chair at a glass wall and brandishing a stapler while ranting incomprehensibly (I suppose it might have been comprensible in Polish but this isn’t Poland) when the RCs approach is asking for help in a non-violent fashion.
Really? "Throwing a chair at a glass wall?" I didn't see that happen in the presence of the officers. Did you see that happen? But even if it happened earlier, here's the crucial part -- Dziekanski was standing there quietly. What more could you possibly ask for? Talk to the guy. It's hard to conceive of a more ideal outcome than a supposedly out-of-control, furniture-throwing maniac standing in front of you, reportedly asking for help.
It's beyond belief to see how badly those officers screwed the pooch. One imagines them thinking that they're going to be faced with an outraged lunatic and wondering how they could calm him down. Instead, they walk in to find themselves face-to-face with a man just standing there, desperately looking for help, so they proceed to fuck things up completely and go berserk, murdering the man.
It's time for the perpetually and pathologically dishonest Wankersphere to take a good look at that video, and stop lying about what it contains. It's time for them to stop screeching about flying furniture and hurtling chairs and a stapler being wielded as a deadly weapon.
In short, it's time for them to watch the video and finally admit that they're full of shit. And for once in their miserable lives, to be honest about something.
As the saying goes, there's a first time for everything.