TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 2007, a video recording of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski dying after being stunned with a Taser by RCMP at Vancouver International Airport generated outrage. The B.C. government ordered a public inquiry few days later.
In 1960, a four-member panel of experts in Toronto decided that D.H. Lawrence’s novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not obscene within the meaning of the Criminal Code.
In 2011, hundreds of police in riot gear raided the New York
City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, arresting hundreds of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality.