O Canada


A couple of weeks ago, I was supposed to take my 14 month ol granddaughter on a little mini 3 day vacation. But, as my bad luck always seems to have it, she was sick, and so was her mom. I decided to take her anyway, so her mom could rest, and I could give my little Kiki all the TLC she could handle. My daughter warned me to be careful, since I get sick rather easily since the blood clots last year. So I had a sick, sleepless baby for 3 days, and wouldn’t you know it, of course I got sick. I missed 2 days of work, and drifted in and out of consciousness on the couch.

During one of my brief moments of wakefulness, I was flipping channels and came across an episode of 48 Hours Mysteries. The title of this particular episode was “Name, Rank and Serial Killer.” Needless to say, I woke right up, and watched the program. This story was about Col. Russell Williams, a top military commander in the Canadian Royal Air Force, and serial killer. It was 2 years ago when he was sentenced to 2 life in prison terms for the sexual assault and first degree murders of Corporal Marie-France Comeau, a 37-year-old military flight attendant, and Jessica Lloyd, 27, and 82 counts of breaking and entering.

This story had me so disgusted, I can’t even begin to tell you. But he would break into people’s homes, and steal ALL of the woman’s undergarments. He also would steal the undergarments of the young females of the house as well. But while he was there, he would put on their undergarments, and take pictures of himself, and masturbate. Of course, he eventually moved on to rape and murder.

But what impressed me the most of this whole story was what the Canadian Government, and Air Force did. They stripped him of all his rank, medals and awards. Then 4 officers ceremoniously burned all of is uniforms and gear. They also suspended his severance pay. Can I get a GO CANADA? If you are interested, here is the link to the story: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7362254n

Why can’t our military and government follow Canada’s example? I firmly believe if we started actually punishing these predators in the military, and punish them severely, there would be a heck of a lot less rapes and assaults against their fellow soldiers.

Still Praying for Change,

Brigid

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2 Responses to “O Canada”

  1. Myst Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful and informative post Brigid!

    I fully agree that our nation could take a page from Canada and do the same thing to veterans or active duty who abuse their fellow citizens. I love the ceremonious stripping and burning of all of his military paraphernalia, and cutting his severance pay!!! It would seem a good deterrent to the predators who honed their skills in the military to keep them in line here once they get out if they had that much to loose!
    Joining you in the prayers for change,
    Myst

  2. enemyinthewire Says:

    Thank you Myst! It seems more and more there are stories in the media about MST in the military these days. But this is the ONLY time i have seen one where they actually went after the predator. Maybe it was because he killed a civilian, i don’t know. But yes, we need to start following their lead. I personally believe that men who commit rape on their fellow soldiers should be castrated, and put to death. I mean, isn’t it a form of treason?

    Anyway, I am doing what I can to bring attention to our cause. I only hope it works.

    As always, praying for change,
    Brigid

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