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Mountie Shootings: Canadian Opportunism at its Worst

04-Mar-05 09:10 am EST Leave a comment Go to comments

I can’t say I’m very impressed with the media coverage concerning the shootings of four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.  Almost before the echoes of the shots fired have faded, the police are holding news conferences to justify getting more money out of the pockets of government.  I’d hate to think I was actually seeing crocadile tears in the eyes of some of the police representatives I saw on television too, but it’s hard to imagine the deaths of four (alibeit fellow) officers somewhere thousands of kilometers away really causing such an emotional stir as to bring those supposedly used to dealing with the worst our society has to offer, hardened against being swayed overmcuh by sad stories, to the brink of some kind of breakdown druing media interviews.

In Alberta or from those with whom they worked – yeah I can see that.  But maybe I just don’t understand how bad cops have it.

Of course, those calling for weed legalization were on morning network news too.  And they pointed out (rightly or wrongly) that drug decriminalization/legalization might make things better for police generally; as if that were weed legal and perhaps sold in stores, these officers might be alive.  Even if that were true, now’s really not the time to bring that particular point up!

Growing weed is one thing.  Shooting a fellow human being over drugs and/or money it is quite another.  Give it a bit of a rest guys – give people a chance to mourn.  The Liberal party convention in Ottawa will give everyone a chance to debate the rest soon enough (an probably too soon) in the days ahead.

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