Meghan and her dad Don Dunphy at her high-school graduation.
Killed 4 a Tweet: the Don Dunphy story.
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A proposed documentary feature on the life and death of Don Dunphy
Don Dunphy was shot dead in his own home by a police officer who came to investigate him for a Tweet. If that seems unbelievable, wait, it gets worse. They said his tweet was a threat but was it?
Don Dunphy with Meghan as a toddler.
Don was a single dad and an injured worker. He raised Meghan on his own after her mother died when she was three. His pelvis was crushed when a Caterpillar driven by a coworker pinned him to the back of his truck. He never fully recovered.
Don was an activist on social media; he had more than 1100 followers on Twitter. His main focus was on the rights of injured workers who he believed were betrayed by governments and business. But he also stood up for anyone he saw as deprived by the system socially or economically.
He not only campaigned face to face with the politicians for injured workers, he helped them negotiate an unfair and difficult system of paperwork and benefit denial.
RNC Sgt. Joe Smyth.
Don was killed by a police officer, Sgt. Joe Smyth a member of the Newfoundland Premier's security detail in his own home. He'd come to investigate Dunphy for a threatening tweet. But Don's tweet was not threatening unless you consider speaking out threatening.
Less than a week after the shooting Don was being portrayed as mentally disturbed. A portrait Meghan, Don's community and all available evidence disputes.
Meghan wants answers as do thousands of Newfoundlanders. How did this happen? Why did it happen? And was it as many believe an unwarranted and possibly illegal act of homicide?