banning bus routes north of the 49th sounds best... oh oh I know tell them Knives on buses are illegal. Then they won't think about bording buses until they have deposited their knives at safe knife drop out locations
If they're using it as police transport, there should be an escorting officer. That's not necessary with a "get outa Dodge" suggestion. Regardless, if the guy under suspicion - even for a moment - they should have patted him down. I see a bit of negligence on the OPP's part.
Is this a copycat thing?
I didn't say generally if 5 people died by a knife, I said if someone within Canada kills more then 5 people with a knife and this sort of situation continues as a repeated problem via other people comitting the same type of crime with a knife, then I might look into it.
I read the first part. Didn't see the part about "this situation continuing as a repeated problem....".
But it is a repeated problem. A little while ago someone else was killed in a bus. Toronto police responded to 167 stabbings by the end of April this year. That's up from 58 the previous year from Jan to Apr. Knifings are even worse in the UK.
And I said I think there have been more than 5 people killed by knives. Tons more by vehicles. Lots by critter attacks.
Last Wednesday, Statistics Canada released its study for 2006 entitled: Firearms and Violent Crime (see link below). It reported that firearms were used in only 2.4 percent of all violent crime in Canada in 2006. It also reported that handguns (that are supposed to have been registered since 1934) made up nearly two-thirds of all firearms used. CanWest news summarized the Statistics Canada report this way: “In 2006, three-quarters of all violent crime victims were attacked by people without any weapons at all. Knives, clubs and other blunt instruments were used against 9.2 per cent of victims, while guns were used against only 2.4 percent. Knives were used to commit more murders, robberies, sexual assaults and assaults than guns.”