FIGJAM wrote:delle, that's nice to do but it's illegel.
If you leave a space or stop your car to let others into traffic, any accident in the area becomes your fault.
At least that's the law here.
I recently visited Calgary from Michigan. As a police officer for 20 years, it feels strange not to carry my off-duty hand-gun. Many would say I have no need to carry one in Canada.
Yet the police cannot protect everyone all the time. A man should be allowed to protect himself if the need arises. The need arose in a theatre in Aurora, Colo., as well as a college campus in Canada.
Recently, while out for a walk in Nose Hill Park, in broad daylight on a paved trail, two young men approached my wife and me. The men stepped in front of us, then said in a very aggressive tone: "Been to the Stampede yet?"
We ignored them. The two moved closer, repeating: "Hey, you been to the Stampede yet?"
I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.
I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort, but rather concluded it was in their best interest to leave us alone.
Would we not expect a uniformed officer to pull his or her weapon to intercede in a life-or-death encounter to protect self, or another? Why then should the expectation be lower for a citizen of Canada or a visitor? Wait, I know - it's because in Canada, only the criminals and the police carry handguns.
lucky420 wrote:I want to know what the "Stampede" is and did this guy think this was a life or death situation?
Shambala wrote:Is there a reason that average citizens are distrusting the police integrity? We see it on the way and inside BRC every year. What can they get away with. It appears to be getting worse.
Oakland police called off their search for an armed burglar Thursday evening after firing beanbag rounds into the West Oakland home where the man was last seen but finding no one inside, police said.
The incident began a little after 9 a.m. when a neighbor called police to report a man going into a home on the 1400 block of 12th Street.
The residents were not at home and at about 3 p.m. the Oakland police SWAT team fired beanbag rounds in hopes of forcing the man out. Later officers entered the home and conducted a room-by-room search.
At 4:45 p.m. officers emerged, saying they found no one, and called off the search. Police believe the man may have fled the home before they arrived, said Officer Johnna Watson, an Oakland police spokeswoman.
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