WATCH: Brent Bozell reacts to his daughters’ aunt being shot dead in her home
A man with a criminal record who was recently released from prison was killed in a shoot-out with a police officer in Vaughan.
The victim was identified as Dale Magiera, 62, of Mississauga, Ontario. Magiera had been shot while in her home near Jane and Finch earlier Wednesday.
“The police say that he wouldn’t comply with police orders and the altercation lead to his death,” said Brent Bozell, who heads the nonpartisan Media Research Center, to Media Matters. “[He] actually confronted the police and they shot him.”
Bozell’s sister Krista has a roommate named Magiera and spoke with the family before she was found dead.
“I don’t believe they would have asked him to come outside for the police to take a look. They didn’t have to kill him,” she said. “If they have him ‘taken away’ and left in some sort of cell … in a lobby room where he’s safe, he’s safe.”
The inmate-turned-biker was also released as part of a federal prison reforms that made it less costly to incarcerate prison gangs like the Outlaws.
“I was shocked, I was not expecting this outcome. First of all, I think that they have a different view of what would’ve happened if this person were on the street,” Bozell said. “Whether it’s what happens in the small cage or in the big prison. It’s a myth. It’s an imaginative disconnect. These people are very dangerous.”
Read more from Media Matters here.
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