from the Eagle Watch #43
Fighting Corporate Media Psychological Warfare
We received this horrific and sickening report of yet another youth killed/beaten to death at the hands of police, this time Toronto's cops without conscience. To make matters worse the corporate media is lying about it. Just goes to show how much of a fascist totalitarian state aka corporate Kanada resides on Turtle Island.
How much more before people rise up en masse to throw off this yoke???? It'll be a hot summer in Toronto...
Please forward and post widely!!!
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 21:40:39 -0300
From: Willi Nolan
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Subject: Police beat 18 year old to death at York University
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What horrible news... I look for ways to support the people. An article and a few more links below.
All My Relations, Willi
Youth Murdered by Cops Near York?
The Z-Files » Original Article:http://jessezimmerman.blogspot.com/2010/05/youth-murdered-by-cops-near-york.html
18-Year-Old Junior Alexander Manon Beaten to Death by Toronto Police on May 5
by Steve da Silva - BASICS Online
Rally called by family for Friday, May 7 - 9:00am, 25 Grosvenor St. (see below for details)
Running from the police is not a crime punishable by death in Canada. Yet this is the sentence 18-year-old Junior Alexander Manon received on the evening of May 5, 2010 when he ran from the police near York University in Toronto. And by looks of what became of the young Dominican teenager, it’s no surprise that youth like him run when confronted by Toronto police.
Around 6:30pm, Manon jumped out of a car and fled police after a random pull-over on Founders Road and Steeles. Police claim that Manon spontaneously collapsed and died of a heart attack while trying to run from them, despite witness testimonies and a pool of blood to suggest otherwise.
A witness on the scene and another passenger of the vehicle reported that: “They beat him up, he was on the floor, he wasn’t resisting. Two officers on him, punching him in the face, one kicking him in the ribs… And then five more come and jump on him… He’s not that big for seven boy’dem [cops] to be on him like that.”
Choked by her own tears, Junior’s sister Amanda Manon reported to Global News that “there was blood all over the place – he was struggling. It was a painful death, a painful death.”
The emergency call placed by the police indicated that “a man without vital signs was in need of assistance”, reported Global. Manon was later taken to York-Finch hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The case is now being handled by the Special Investigations Unit – the supposedly “civilian agency” that oversees the police, but in actuality is heavily staffed by ex-cops, and has a nearly flawless record of exonerating officers who have killed persons in their custody. Not a single officer has ever been convicted of criminal charges for the killing of persons of their custody, despite handling more than 30 such cases since its inception.
With the SIU involved, conveniently the police are not required make a public comment on Manon’s death.
The family reported that Manon’s neck was in a brace, and that his face had exhibited signs of serious beating.
Toronto’s corporate-monopoly media has been widely circulating the story that Manon dropped dead of a heart attack, whitewashing and overshadowing the details provided by direct witnesses (see CityNews and Global Toronto). Perhaps worst of all was the Toronto Star's reporting, which said today that "Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the man with no visible injuries...". In what should constitute criminal complicit, the mainstream media is de facto providing cover for the cops until the public forgets this outrageous but not so surprising act of police terror.
There's no doubt that the Jane-Finch community, where Junior was from and was widely known, will mobilize against this outrageous killing of one of their youth.
Family Wants Answers After Man Dies Following Brief Police Pursuit ...
"Louisa Manon marched from the Coroners building to police ... She wants to know how her 18-year-old son, Junior Alexander Manon, died during a routine police traffic stop.
CBC News - Toronto - Family blames police in Toronto teen's death
Family blames police for son's death, demands probe
---------------------------- Original Message
Subject: And on it goes!
From: "Dave Shaw"
Date: Fri, May 7, 2010 3:19 pm
To: "Aaron Doncaster"
18 year old Junior Manon beaten to death by cops last night at York
University. Family calling rally for this morning, 9am, 25 grosvenor.
basicsnews.ca now for details. Please post widely. Sent wirelessly from
BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
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