Wednesday, May 17, 2006

National Post to police: we know what you need better than you do.

I read the National Post editorial so you don't have to.

Today's Don Martin column on the gun registry contained this bon mot:
How should a police officer approach a suspicious house whose owner doesn't appear in the registry? Very, very carefully. No officer can have confidence in a tracking system Fraser has twice audited and found so seriously wanting.

Well that sounds convincing, except for being such utter nonsense. How else would a police officer approach a 'suspicious house' except 'very, very carefully'?

The Canadian police use the registry 5000 times a day, shutting it down is strongly opposed by the police, mayors and other officials.

If Don Martin wants to pontificate about what the police should have confidence in, maybe he should get their opinion first.

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