Isidore Havis is a lucky man. He's especially lucky that he lives in the Montreal burbs, not in Toronto.
71-year old Havis is in a Montreal hospital with a possible broken bone received when Quebec police decided to take him down with rubber bullets. 18-year old Sammy Yatim lies in a funeral parlour after a Toronto cop went after him with nine, 40 mm. hollow-point bullets.
Havis was armed and actually fired a round at the cops who surrounded his house. Yatim waved around a 3-inch knife but actually attacked no one, least of all the cop who unleashed a fusillade of fire into his body.
Montreal cops spent 20-hours to resolve the standoff with Havis. Toronto cops are said to have taken roughly two-minutes to gun down Yatim.
Sorry, Toronto, this problem with your police force didn't begin with the execution of Sammy Yatim. It's been around for a long time, many years. You've let these rabid dogs in uniform have the run of the place. Maybe it's time you culled this pack before there are more kids lying helpless, bleeding out on your streetcars.