Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Woman leaps from trunk of moving car

It’s nearly midnight, I’m in a Tim Horton’s doughnut shop typing this on my laptop, and I’m hoping some cops pull in so I can ask their unofficial and personal opinions about this story.

Earlier today, (Monday January 3oth) local AM radio carried a news story of how a passing motorist on her way home saw a desperate woman leap from of the trunk of a moving car, on a two-lane highway near Bon Accord, Alberta, 24 miles north of Edmonton. Can you guess what happened next?

Did the passing motorist stop, and rescue her? Did she call 911 on her cell phone? Did she shadow the driver of the other car, and lead police to the kidnapper? Was she able to give police a detailed description of the other woman’s captor, or his car?


Fearing for her personal safety, she abandoned the other woman right there on the road and drove home… before calling police. She told them the male driver of the other car stopped, got out, and presumably recaptured his victim. According to the radio news report, Police are concerned for the victim’s safety.

No shit.

Note that I’ve said ‘apparent’ kidnapping, and ‘apparent’ kidnapper. Remembering some of the stupid stunts my friends and I pulled in our youth, it’s entirely possible nothing criminal happened, (eh Denis? Vince?). I've just searched the net for this news story and nothing is coming up. (Update: the Edmonton Sun has a short article this morning, saying police are asking for witnesses)
Therefore, assuming it actually happened, I’m not certain what angers me more about this story;

  • -That a kidnapping occurred; (of course)
  • -that the apparent kidnapping took place on a highway that passes right by my house;
  • -that the witness, driving a 2,000+ lb steel and plastic weapon, so feared for her own safety she could only flee the scene; (I hope I never need HER help;)
  • -that the kidnap victim was left there on the road to fend for herself (that really pissed me off;)
  • -that our citizenry is so cowed by our culture of victimhood, that the witness couldn’t act against the kidnapper in damn near any possible way, except after the fact. Considering her actions, one wonders if she’d have the guts to testify against the kidnapper should he be caught;
  • -there’s only about 3,000 people who live in this town, the fearful witness might actually be someone I know or like;
  • -That officially, police here actually LIKE the fact that the typical Canadian citizen is disarmed and helpless in the face of violence, (more on this in a bit;) Odds are had a good samaritan confronted the kidnapper he or she would most likely end up facing some sort of assault charges.

Another perfect illustration of this indoctrinated helplessness (moooo) happened 15 years ago, when all the so-called ‘men’ obeyed deranged gunman Marc Lepine's orders to exit a classroom at Montreal’s College Polytechnique, so he could shoot all the women students left behind. Lepine was born Gamil Gharbi, the son of an Algerian Muslim wife-beater, though you wouldn't know that from the press coverage. Feminists and liberals have been using that horrible crime ever since as justification for more and greater gun control.

Had someone like Lepine attempted the same thing in a Canadian college classroom in the 1940s he’d most likely have been mobbed by the men present. Too bad there weren’t any of those men present 15 years ago at the College Polytechnique, or around 1pm Sunday on highway 28 near Bon Accord.

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