Monday, March 07, 2005

RCMP tragedy used for political gain

My heartfelt regrets and condolences go out to the families of the four slain RCMP officers who were gunned down by Jim Roszko.

Isn't that the problem with the media coverage of this tragedy?

We know the name of the basket-case who shot them, but the names of these men who laid their lives on the line to uphold the law, and lost, are not obvious.

We do not learn of the children and spouses of these men.


I guess, according to the Member of Parliament for Grandin, Anne McLelland that 20 pot plants now qualifies in the media as a grow-op.

You don't see anyone taking action on child pornography - Roszko forced a Mayerthorpe teen to perform sexual acts on camera for him at gunpoint.

And let's not forget this:

Teams of RCMP officers are investigating Thursday's ambush and massacre, an incident which began as an attempt to repossess Mr. Roszko's 2005 Ford pickup truck.

Killed in the line of duty were: Constable Tony Gordon, 28; Constable Peter Schiemann, 25; Constable Brock Myrol, 29; and Constable Leo Johnston, 32. Mr. Roszko took his own life after being wounded by police.

It is a tragedy indeed. One which many people hope to capitalize on.