If the workers didn’t have to “force him” he would have gotten his groceries and nothing would have happened. Now he’s dead.
It’s alleged he “assaulted” store staff- He’s 73, so I’m assuming he may have pushed away the probably overzealous, self righteous, staff member/s as they enforced the latest medical martial law. Over zealous staff then called the police... surely feeling very justified and correct in their reinforcement of said law. You know the arbitrary rules that must be enforced? Give people a bit of authority and it almost always goes to their head. All he wanted was to do his groceries. Dementia should have been a consideration. As well as older people just being set in their ways.
Valu-mart. Minden, small town, Ontario. Population 4,166. Most probably the man was known to staff.
Frances was told that the man didn't want to wear a mask and she and other employees had to explain politely to other customers that an incident had happened earlier when they asked why the police were there.
"I guess he just got angry and didn't want to. We couldn't really deal with that ourselves because it's really against the rules. So we had to call the police and everything," Frances said.
Frances said workers shouldn't have to enforce the mandatory mask policy issued by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. The policy, "Use of Non-Medical Masks in Commercial Establishments," took effect on 12:01 am on Monday.
It's causing chaos, she said.
"If we didn't have to force him and ... tell him that he couldn't come into the store, nothing would have happened, really. He would have got his groceries and went along with his day."
It says police then made their way to a home, and had an “interaction” with the man outside.
The SIU says two officers shot at the man and hit him.
It says he was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead shortly before noon.
He would have got his groceries and went along with his day. Now he's been shot dead. By, not one, but two officers. Covid didn't kill him. Overzealous medical martial law enforced with too heavy a hand is the reason he is dead. It really has become a dystopia thanks to Covid- 1984