31 December 2007

You know what Lloyd?

Call me crazy, but MAYBE ANGER IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE RESPONSE to disproportionate violence and totally senseless lifetaking...

Lloyd Johnson, a councillor and friend, hung an eagle feather, a symbol of the Creator's presence, on the entrance of Bernard's small home located just metres outside the Millbrook First Nation's boundary.

"It's one of those situations that is unexplainable. It's hard to describe ... other than hurt," Johnson said as he struggled to keep his composure.

"Anger, no. Hurt, yes."
Good grief... this is the first I've heard of this woman... and the senseless violence of this attack leaves me fuming.
Police in Truro, N.S., confirmed Monday they have charged the grandson of native rights activist Nora Bernard with first-degree murder in connection with her death last week.

Police described trauma to her face and stab wounds to the upper part of her body around the neck area.

The murder weapon is believed to have been a knife but it hasn't been found, police said.


Lycan Stark said...

Her grandson, eh? If this had been a white person committting this murder, I guarantee that there would be a lot more "anger" and the cries of "hate crime" would have been deafening.

Anonymous said...

lycan, you are correct. Before the arrest of the grandson, the media was already presenting this as being related to someone being angry that this lady had helped obtain settlements for the residential school victims.

Neo Conservative said...

perhaps aboriginal activists should focus some of that outrage about past victimisation on the horrendous present day issues... like out-of-control crime and violence on the native reserves.


Lycan Stark said...

Why would they, Neo? There is no one but First Nations people on Reserves; no way to legitimatley blame whitey for every single ill that besets them.

But you can be sure that they will find a way. They always do.