Transcription provided by Cecile Branco
This interview originally broadcast on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal and highlights the gaps in mainstream reporting and the constant focus on police narratives that dehumanize the victims. Looking specifically at the case of Jean-François Nadreau, killed in a hail of police bullets at home two winters ago, this interview details the underreported aspects of the growing number of police shootings deaths in the city.
This interview was broadcast in the lead up to the annual protest against police brutality in Montreal that takes place on March 15 each year.
Interview with Simon Van Vliet on policing issue and homeless by Stefan Christoff.
Stefan: We are going to be addressing the issue of police brutality and the crisis of police killings in Montreal. More specifically, we are going to be looking at the case of Jean François Nadreau, who has been killed in February 2012 by a police shooting at his home in the east end of Montreal. Just like week-end, there was a visual to commemorate the two years anniversary of his death, and this of course is taking place within the context where we see a broader spike in police killing in the city. Of course, within the last two month we saw the death of Donald Ménard, who has been killed in a rooming house in Centre-Sud (killed November 11th 2013). And more recently, Alain Magloire who has been killed close to Berry UQAM, metro station in downtown Montreal (killed February 3d 2014). Both of these people were unarmed, and so to talk about this crisis and violence taking place in the street, I am joint by a fellow independent journalist, Simon Van Vliet, contributor at CISM FM radio, good afternoon and thanks for joining us today.