Student’s video records road rage

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A Toronto high school student has captured on video scenes of a cyclist being bashed by a car driver.

The amateur video is now on YouTube and has been given to the police. City TV reports that a Toronto police officer [on leave since 2004] has turned himself in and been charged with assault.

The student was in a group studying the use of surveillance cameras in downtown Toronto when the attack occurred.

We used to talk about “Kodak moments”. Now it’s more likely to be “YouTube moments”. Or opportunities for anyone to commit citizen journalism.

About Neil Sanderson

I live in Auckland, New Zealand, where I manage digital performance for a publishing company. I have also led large content teams at major news organisations. At Toronto-based Eqentia, where I was Chief Curator and Director of Client Services, I used my experience in journalism to help publishers and other businesses to aggregate, organize and republish digital content, using Eqentia’s semantic technology and tools. Before that, I was Assistant Managing Editor at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. My responsibilities included editorial strategy and content for,, and – sites that attracted 5.5 million users per month and delivered more than 60 million page views. Before joining the Star, I worked for six years as the founding editor of, the online edition of the New Zealand Herald.
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