TODAY IN HIS­TORY

Winnipeg Sun - - COFFEE BREAK -

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.

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