As anyone knows, or should know by now, during the first stabbing incident on the Greyhound Bus in which Tim McLean was killed by Vince Li, the RCMP did nothing but stand around outside of the bus for nearly 5 hours. No taser, no tear gas, nothing! They in fact moved traumatised passengers to the front of the bus for a better view of this atrocious murder. There is enough information posted on this blog to read all about it, hit the tags at the bottom , you'll find it.
Now this most recent stabbing on a Greyhound, which took place this past Sunday, oddly enough on the bus either bound for/or leaving Winnipeg, depending on which media outlet you read. Tim McLean was going home to Winnipeg.
And, who put the assailant on the bus, the OPP! Including buying the man the bus ticket.
Ont. police put stabbing suspect on Greyhound bus
A man arrested for allegedly stabbing a Greyhound passenger on Sunday was put on the bus in northwestern Ontario by police officers just hours before the attack, other passengers said Monday.
Sgt. Larry Ross with the Wawa municipal police told CBC News that police had helped a man obtain a bus ticket earlier on Sunday, after an earlier encounter with police.
So, this fellow, had been arrested previously, incarcerated, released, went back to the police station, asking for psychological help, he is taken to the hospital by the police, examined by a doctor, who assesses him but "The doctor on duty deemed there was insufficient grounds under the Mental Health Act to detain him, and [he] was subsequently released," Ross said."
Then he is bought a bus ticket and put on the bus by the OPP?
Back up that train!
I do not see why when the man requested psychological help, he was not given the help he himself asked for. I am aware that the mentally ill are entitled to decide for themselves, but it is quite clear he had in fact made that decision and asked for help. Therefore, it would seem it was not necessary under the mental health act to detain him against his will. Since his will was clear, he went to the police station and asked for help, psychological help!
Here is a link to the act:
20 (1) A director may admit any person to the designated facility
(a) if the person
(i) has reached 16 years of age and requests admission, or
(ii) is under 16 years of age and a parent or guardian of the person requests that the person be admitted, and
(b) if the director is satisfied that the person has been examined by a physician who is of the opinion that the person is a person with a mental disorder.
Therefore since the attacker was NOT under 16 and had requested psychological help, he should have been admitted. Since he was NOT under 16, a physicians examination was not required.
Since he had requested psychological help, there was no reason for him not to have received it. He had already been arrested for disturbing the peace, had a previous criminal record, was also charged for breach of probation as was reported here
Roberts, from Manitouwadge, about 400 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of breach of probation.
After the attack, he asked to be left off of the bus and was found wandering on the highway.
None of this makes a bit of sense. To buy a bus ticket for a criminal, with what kind of criminal history, who acknowledges being mentally unstable??? It leaves me scratching my head.