There’s a lot of public anger with the recent ‘shenanigans’ with a Rebel News reporter being arrested for allegedly assaulting a member of the RCMP. Whether you like David Menzies or his employer’s brand of news reporting or not, it’s clear from the video the officer was the aggressor and the one out-of- line.
He deserves what will come from the internal investigation and the civil suit that will be filed against him. He’s created a negative bully-like image of Canadian law enforcement that is not indicative of the vast majority of those who chose to ‘serve and protect.’
It’s garnered attention worldwide, possibly because it relates to the PM’s office and his senior minister and a perception of ‘overreach’ by government that appears to be a trend.
This is just another in a series of embarrassing moments for Canada!
Regardless, I still support our law enforcement agencies and what they stand for. I know this may not be a popular opinion with some who have experienced some personal less-than-pleasant encounters with law enforcement. But most people also couldn’t do their job!
Going back several years, sentiment for law enforcement took a beating when lockdowns were ordered by the government. That time in history evokes stories from people who felt abuse at the hands of officers enforcing limited gathering sizes, mask mandates and isolation following travel.