The shooting of three OPP officers in rural Bourget, resulting in one being killed and two others injured, reminds us just how dangerous their job can be.
The suspect was taken into custody and now a long, drawn out criminal trial will take place at great expense to the public.
Like clockwork, look for the feds, along with many in the media and progressive circles, to call for more gun control. However, more legislation will solve nothing. Remember that the Sûreté du Québec sergeant was knifed to death by her assailant and her partner was wounded.
It’s not the weapons used, it’s the people using them.
(Some might suggest it’s a combination of both.)
NEED TO PROTECT OFFICERS
OK, enough is enough. Way too many police officers are being killed in the line of duty. Even one officer is one too many. Criminals knows that Canada’s justice system is a joke for criminals.
Who wants to be a police officer today? Officers of today are trained to be soft, punctual and understanding, to talk to the criminal to calm them down. We need to pick the pace up to protect these officers. With every call that comes into 911 about some kind of domestic issue, the tactical team needs to show up to defuse the situation instantly. It’s better to send in the tactical unit than have officers being ambushed and killed.
These officers have families, like everyone else, and should be protected to go home at the end of the day. Come on, Canada, grow a spine! Enough of this silliness that’s going on!
(But we can’t send tactical teams to every call or report of a disturbance.)
LIFE SHOULD BE LIFE
If Justin Trudeau really wants to do something regarding the recent killing of an Ontario police officer, his government should make a life sentence a life sentence. If someone is convicted of murder, send them to prison forever and throw away the key because Canada no longer has the death penalty.
ROBERT J. MOSKAL
(Many would agree with you. Others would accept genuine remorse after a perp has served some decades in the clink.)
POLICE SHOULD BE IN SCHOOLS
Has anyone else noticed that the group wanting police out of the schools is the same bunch who opposed Jordan Peterson speaking at the Canadian Tire Centre?
Police serve our community exceptionally well and they are the first ones called when help is needed. Having them in schools is a teaching moment and school boards should recognize this.
(Luckily, some boards do. And it seems the education minister agrees with you, too.)
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