Boy Struck Down By Unmarked Police Car. 1965 Victoria BC

Case Study | Updated 03/14/20

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"I was six years old at the time, standing just off school grounds, about 4 pm at the southside road chatting with a couple of friends.

A 4-year-old boy was frantically running around the elementary schoolyard telling everyone that his older brother had been run down, by a police car the day before."

The little boy said... his brother had been called out of the house after dinner for some urgent reason (1) to the roadside. He was soon struck by a car that had been parked half a block away. The impact literally knocked his eyeball out of its socket.

"The next morning, talk of the grave news was all around the school. I heard confirmation of the details by kids in upper grades and some teachers in the yard. The speeding car was indeed an unmarked police car, responding to a robbery (2), without siren or lights, at twilight (3), on a street adjacent to an elementary school."

"I witnessed along with many others, menacing behaviour from this boy on several occasions. He was no longer attending classes. I also heard a teacher display a stunningly hard-nosed attitude about the incident."


Study Notes

(1) Missing Detail: The contentious issue (An important element of how the boy was lured to the street.)
(2) Urgent burglary at about 6 pm
(3) Lighting conditions


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Boy Struck Down By Unmarked Police Car. 1965 Victoria BC

Case Study | Updated 03/14/20

@extra_judicial


"I was six years old at the time, standing just off school grounds, about 4 pm at the southside road chatting with a couple of friends.

A 4-year-old boy was frantically running around the elementary schoolyard telling everyone that his older brother had been run down, by a police car the day before."

The little boy said... his brother had been called out of the house after dinner for some urgent reason (1) to the roadside. He was soon struck by a car that had been parked half a block away. The impact literally knocked his eyeball out of its socket.

"The next morning, talk of the grave news was all around the school. I heard confirmation of the details by kids in upper grades and some teachers in the yard. The speeding car was indeed an unmarked police car, responding to a robbery (2), without siren or lights, at twilight (3), on a street adjacent to an elementary school."

"I witnessed along with many others, menacing behaviour from this boy on several occasions. He was no longer attending classes. I also heard a teacher display a stunningly hard-nosed attitude about the incident."


Study Notes

(1) Missing Detail: The contentious issue (An important element of how the boy was lured to the street.)
(2) Urgent burglary at about 6 pm
(3) Lighting conditions


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