Posted by: Blue
About a week ago, an off-duty officer came across a domestic assault in progress. A repeat violent offender was beating his girlfriend senseless in a 7-11. The veteran officer stepped in, identifying himself as a police officer and attempting to pull the criminal off of the victim. The assaulter turned and began beating the officer, delivering a flurry of fists to his face in an alcohol and drug fuelled rage. The cop was beaten down, as was another citizen who stepped-in to help.
The officer received the worst of the injuries, including a broken orbital bone and the likelihood that he would be permanently blind in one eye.
The offender was taken into custody a short time later.
He received bail a number of hours later, despite the fact that he was already pending a number of other charges, not to mention the seriousness of the offence.
Sadly, Canada seems to have the position that the rights and freedoms of criminals are more important than those of the victims and the public.
I took my Canadian flag off of my vest yesterday. I'm ashamed to wear it right now.