Re: Funeral for Officer Sgt Ryan Russell - Some people are just plain IgnorantJan 22nd, 2011
“The RNC Association is proud to fund the costs of travel for our members to pay tribute to a fallen officer who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep his community safe,” he said.
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2011-01-19/article-2132485/RNC-officers-attend-funeral-of-slain--Toronto-policeman/1 (external - login to view)
There is the proof.
As for Goober... Labeling somebody as “simple” when people are discussing their viewpoints based on experiences and evidence is quite “simple” in itself. I recommend that you get off this forum, honestly, pack up your keyboard and just leave. Don’t bother coming back with that ignorance.
What motivates people that put their life on the line? Are you serious??? This has been the first officer killed since 2002 in Toronto! It is a very safe job my friend. It’s more dangerous for an inner city civilian to walk home late at night...They face the risk of being harassed by other civilians and officers themselves! Trust me, it happens. I don’t know if your blind to the atrocities committed by officers.
Conscription??? Conscription by doctors too, who put their lives on the line? Construction workers? Teachers? Child and Youth Workers??? Bottom line is a large number of people put their lives on the line on a daily basis. A cashier might encounter a customer that is not right in the head and doesn’t perform something that is requested. Bang, their life is also gone. Would we see a mass funeral in downtown Toronto with cashiers being flown in from different parts of Canada (paid for by us) to show solidarity for their job? Don’t be ignorant. Police officers CHOOSE their jobs...because they choose a certain job they are valued more in society??? All lives should be valued as equal...
Share a bond that I could never understand? My friend, you are assuming that I don’t work a government job very similar to that of an officer...idiot of a Took you are!
Here are some facts for you: Police officers get 6 months of training and are then given a gun... no University/College education needed... 6 months to receive training on how to deal with the public, enforce laws and keep “order” in society.
My main point is: Don’t use my tax dollars to help pay for this funeral. If you want to contribute, send a cheque, I applaud you. I rather continue to volunteer and give money to people that are struggling with two jobs and go into debt to pay for a funeral.