David Glover, shot in the chest by RCMP Officer Glenn Magark during a 1990 marijuana raid on his Vancouver home (see CC#17 Break down of the law), is still fighting in the courts. Glover was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and only minor amounts of marijuana were found, yet the court decided that Officer Magark was not acting recklessly when he blew a hole in Glover’s chest with an illegal caliber weapon. Glover has appealed the decision.
“I wouldn’t have successfully got in the appeal if it wasn’t for your wonderful magazine, Cannabis Culture,” says Glover. “The $500 that you gave me? When I got that money order it brought tears to my eyes, because it was the first time someone had recognized that some wrong had been done to me. I didn’t want to cash it, I wanted to frame it.”
Glover’s appeal was denied on May 10 before Judge Koenigsberg, as was an attempt by the RCMP to sue Glover for court costs incurred during Glover’s attempts to bring Magark to justice. Glover continues to fight, but has been arrested by the RCMP on new charges “unrelated” to the 1990 raid.