Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toronto Police Officer Chris Hominuk Ducks Torture Charges

Christopher Hominuk: The Next Russell Williams?

Toronto police officer Christopher Hominuk has gone unpunished for committing the crime of torture.

Torture, according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture is:
"...any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession... when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity."

In spite of damning video evidence that clearly shows he tortured Canadian citizens, Hominuk was allowed to plead guilty to a farcically minimized charge that insults the Canadian justice system and puts innocent Canadian citizens in danger going forward.

In light of the Col. Russell Williams psychopath infiltration fiasco, the question begs: how many other psychopaths are active within our army and police forces?

The Hominuk case - and every other case of documented police brutality - should remain open until the following issues are addressed by independent investigators:

1. How often has Toronto Police Service officer Chris Hominuk been abusing and torturing prisoners during his 13 year career? Any warning signs of previous psychopathic behavior?

2. Back in 1998 while he was a rookie in training, did senior Toronto cops train Hominuk to abuse and torture prisoners? Is criminal brutality a decades-old tradition in the Toronto Police Service? How prevalent is psychopathy among the ranks?

3. Is Chris Hominuk the next Col. Russell Williams? A psychopath who gains a trusted position of authority, complete with gun and badge and uniform, only to leave a trail of bad acts and destroyed lives in his wake?

It's time for change. It's time for civilian oversight of all Canadian police forces so we can weed out officers like Chris Hominuk as early as possible - not 13 years too late.

But don't expect answers or change anytime soon. Corruption is rampant within the Toronto Police - how many of them took off their name tags and beat unarmed citizens in a designated protest area during the G20?


Anonymous said...

He is claiming he was suffering from low sugar due to his diabetes.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine was charged with assaulting a Toronto police officers fist with his face. police brutality and corruption in Toronto is rampant and SIU is a juke

Anonymous said...

Nice comparison to Russell Williams you idiot. Sounds like somebody's carrying a big chip on their shoulder......

Anonymous said...

to the last idiot who commented on june 27th, you have obviously never been harassed by any form of police have you ? I'm a 25 year old single father (and yes i have full responsibility of my daughter, im NOT a single man who happens to be a biological father to a child i dont care to see). i make a decent living and for recreation, i am involved in the sport of boxing. i often get harassed just going out for daily runs because apparently im running from a crime that i didnt know i committed ie. "selling drugs". even driving home from the gym i often get my car searched and on one occasion i spent a short time in a place i did not want to be in simply because my protein powder was mistaken for something else. I have no criminal records, the worst thing to my name is ONE speeding ticket from 2009. It more sounds like SOMEONE doesn't have the open mind to realize that these things happen. do you really think that if someone gets away with a "small" incident that they would not push it further ? do you mean to tell me that Russell Williams one day changed as a man and became the person he is today or was that a progression of behaviour throughout the span of his life ?

Anonymous said...

You compare this incident to Russell Williams? Not only is that an irresponsible comparison, it's a cheap way to get people to read your article. This is why you'll always be a marginal website. Shameful.

Moe Satriani said...

That is just plain awful. I would be extremely upset if something like that happened to me. I hope that the full charges were brought against the officer. I heard about this story while talking to an employee from the courier service that I use. I decided to look it up online to find out more. I am just shocked at what he is doing to people.