Posted: 09/03/2013 12:19 pm
It is the story of the summer that has dominated headlines, has invoked debate, and has the country divided. I'm talking about the death of Sammy Yatim, the young man who was killed when Toronto police shot him after responding to calls of an individual being aggressive towards passengers on a streetcar. The officer who discharged his weapon is on bail awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder in relation to the death of Yatim.
There are a lot of theories circulating as to what happened in this case. It's a very delicate situation and only a court and a coroner's inquest can determine what truly happened though both of these things likely won't take place for years. One thing that is being talked about a lot is Yatim's mental capacity at the time of his death. Yatim's medical history has not been released by investigators or his family at this time.