Sunday, August 6, 2017

And if you see a VPD officer in the parade hoisting a rainbow flag or shooting a water gun into the crowd, please do me a favour. Ask them if they killed Myles Gray.-------------------Myles Gray was killed in the middle of the day by seven VPD officers. He reportedly had an argument with someone about watering a lawn. He was working that day. He was unarmed. A toxicology test revealed he wasn’t drunk or high, and there’s nothing to indicate that he was having a mental health episode. What we know is that the police chased him into a backyard and beat him to death.-----------------If the RCMP believes that not cooperating with an investigation is grounds for public humiliation, perhaps they should be looking at their brothers in blue across the Fraser River.

John Horgan needs to do what Christy Clark never bothered to do -which is help the families. It's time that the government in BC paid attention to the needs of ordinary citizens such as the families of Myles Gray and Hudson Brooks. It's these ordinary citizens who got Mr. Horgan to power. Now help them Mr. Premier.
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Write to the new premier for justice for Myles: John.Horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca
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From: Julie Ali <
Date: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 12:17 AM
Subject: Myles Gray and Hudson Brooks
To: John.Horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca


Dear Mr. Horgan,

I am writing to you about the case of Myles Gray.
I have followed this case for years.
The family is unable to get closure in this death due to the lack of cooperation of the Vancouver Police Department.


Another family --that of Hudson Brooks---is also having problems getting information on the death of their son at the hands of the Surrey Police.

I don't know how these men died but the death of a child is very tragic for any family.
Can you assist them in obtaining the help they need to find out how their sons died?
As the new premier of BC this is an opportunity to turn away from the poor performance of the BC Liberals with reference to serving citizens and by your courtesy in these cases,  herald in a new era of transparency/ accountability in public service. 


Sincerely,
Julie Ali


The troubling death of Myles Gray has haunted me and other citizens. Why won't the police tell us how he died? Why can't we know?
What about the death of Hudson Brooks?
Do we live in a police state?

It's all very disturbing and the lack of transparency/ accountability makes us feel that the authorities are not trustworthy.

The police need to be upfront. If there were failures these need to be admitted to. The families of these dead men deserve answers.  Not silence.

The sad death of Myles Gray has bothered me and others for years. There is no explanation of how he died. The failure of the police to provide information to the family is inexcusable and needs remedy by the new NDP government in BC.
Also now we have the unexplained death of Hudson Brooks as well to ponder over.
Why is there no information provided to their families?
Surely they deserve answers and not the runaround?


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Myles Gray and Hudson Brooks are dead. BC police are dead silent

As Vancouver police and the RCMP prepare to walk in Pride, consider the people they’ve killed

By Arshy MannAug 04, 2017, 7:48 PM EDT
Myles Gray smiles on a boat.Myles Gray died Aug 13, 2015. He was only 33 years old. Credit: Courtesy of the Gray family
Earlier this week, the Surrey RCMP brought reporters into a room and showed them photos of five men. They told the public that they should fear these men, that they pose a threat to public safety.
It would have been a normal event, except for one fact — none of the five men were accused of a crime. They were victims.
All of them were the targets of recent shootings in the Metro Vancouver area, which police believe to be part of an escalating gang war. The RCMP said that because these men refused to cooperate with police, they could still be targeted, and therefore people should steer clear of them.
“We believe these individuals also know who the suspects are in many of these cases,” assistant commissioner Dwayne McDonald said. “They also refused to identify these individuals.”

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If the RCMP believes that not cooperating with an investigation is grounds for public humiliation, perhaps they should be looking at their brothers in blue across the Fraser River.
Aug 13, 2017, will mark the two-year anniversary of the killing of Myles Gray by members of the Vancouver Police Department.
For months, the seven police officers who killed Myles Gray have refused to cooperate with the Independent Investigations Office, the agency that is tasked with looking into cases where police kill or maim British Columbians.
If you’re not familiar with the killing of Myles Gray, you are not alone. (Full disclosure: his cousin is a friend of mine.)
Myles Gray was killed in the middle of the day by seven VPD officers. He reportedly had an argument with someone about watering a lawn. He was working that day. He was unarmed. A toxicology test revealed he wasn’t drunk or high, and there’s nothing to indicate that he was having a mental health episode.
What we know is that the police chased him into a backyard and beat him to death.
I’ve previously detailed the VPD’s abysmal record of violence and indifference. But things are getting worse. The VPD is now openly refusing to cooperate with the civilian authorities British Columbians have tasked to investigate police killings.
The Surrey RCMP has its own black marks. It’s been more than two years since Hudson Brooks, a 20-year-old man, was shot and killed by a Surrey RCMP officer, but his family still has no idea what happened.
Brooks, like Gray, was unarmed. An audio recording has emerged that seems to indicate that there was no attempt at de-escalation. And we don’t know the name of the officer who killed Brooks.
These killings should be a scandal. The fact that police violence was never raised as an issue during BC’s recent provincial election is an indication of how little the political establishment values human life if it’s taken by a police officer.
Perhaps David Eby, the new attorney general, will take this issue more seriously than his predecessors, but with a largely apathetic public, that’s not a given.
And compared to Ontario, there’s been minimal pushback in BC from civil society when it comes to police violence.
In fact, some of the only public resistance the police have encountered recently comes from Vancouver Pride, which for months debated whether or not to allow the police to march in the parade. But even there, the killings of people like Myles Gray and Hudson Brooks weren’t a part of the conversation.
The police will in fact be marching, with up to 20 percent of their contingent doing so in uniform.
I can’t imagine how the families of Myles Gray, Hudson Brooks and the many other people who have been killed by police officers in BC will feel if they catch glimpses of officers, who may very well be the ones who killed their loves ones, being feted in the streets of Vancouver.
So when you come across an RCMP officer marching alongside their colleagues, remember that while they’re fine with releasing the names of crime victims, they’re not willing to be held publicly accountable when they kill someone.
And if you see a VPD officer in the parade hoisting a rainbow flag or shooting a water gun into the crowd, please do me a favour.
Ask them if they killed Myles Gray.
This story is filed under Opinion, Police, Vancouver





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Marie Connors I pray evey day for these boys ..Please let them get justice

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Tammy Lynch OMG!! these poor innocent victims and their Families, We Need JUSTICE for them.....

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Bill Garrett The clock ticks. The guilty walk free. Pisses me off.

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Mitch Galloway Hello, media outlets? Something doesn't seem right on this file. 
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Markianna Jones "And if you see a VPD officer in the parade hoisting a rainbow flag or shooting a water gun into the crowd, please do me a favour.
Ask them if they killed Myles Gray."
Justice for Myles Gray 

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Michael Dodd Myles was a long time friend of mine, went to high school together and had just celebrated our friends wedding in Whitehorse a month before his death. I think about him almost everyday and we the people deserve answers. I have lost all faith in our police forces. It is not entirely their fault, but this unwillingness to come clean is cowardice and shows a lack of honor and integrity. Thought that is what these cops stood for?! #imissmyles

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Cheryl Clark I wonder if a protest march against the VPD would accomplish anything? It might put it back in the media spotlight. I'm not a protester but would be willing in this case.

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Val Fitzgerald What is wrong with our system ?? It is almost 2 years since Miles was murdered and still no justice!! Police still haven't come forward!!! Shame on them !! Will keep you all in my prayers!! Someday you will get some closure!!!!

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Vanwart Bunne This is crap why cant families have closure & put those crooked cops in jail get some jail justice!SHOWS NEVER TRUST A COP THEY ALL LIE &STICK TOGETHER! DISGUSTING POS N LOWLIFES!!!

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Diane Dillon Why aren't they under arrest 
Take this to court of appeal and minister of justice Ottawa

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Diane Bigeagle Suffer the family! when they do that! (gosh)

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Julie Ali There needs to be action taken by the new government in BC. It is ridiculous that citizens have to beg for years for answers to these adverse events and fatalities. It's not right.

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