If the main stream media would have only had the guts to question what was going on at the scene, instead as it seems, it has been left to the bloggers and blog readers. That question has been asked here repeatedly for the past month. Why not shoot, use tear gas, use the tasers, etc.,
In fact the truck driver himself boarded the dam bus, but the armed to the teeth RCMP could not! As if this whole scene didn't stink to high heaven, now this?
What I also find most interesting is two things.......
First: Christopher Alguire told the police repeatedly to shoot the attacker, instead they stood around for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
Secondly: He criticizes the rcmp for moving the passengers to the windshield of the bus, enabling them to witness the atrocities being committed to the young victims body, after he" shepherded" the passengers to the back of the bus
Why would the RCMP do that, unless the had intended to further traumatize the other bus riders? They had the highway closed in both directions, so there was no traffic danger.
There is no reasonable answer for this action.
WINNIPEG -- A man who tried to intervene after the July 30 stabbing and beheading of a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus outside Portage la Prairie, Man., has criticized the RCMP over its actions in response to the frightening attack.
Speaking to the media for the first time, Christopher Alguire, a trucker, told CBC Radio Tuesday that police should not have hesitated to storm the bus after passengers got out, in order to spare Tim McLean's body from being mutilated by alleged killer Vincent Weiguang Li.
"I told the cops a few different times to shoot (Mr. Li)," said Mr. Alguire, echoing concerns previously expressed by Mr. McLean's family, "because he has no reason in this world to live anymore."
Instead, police surrounded the bus for hours, only taking Mr. Li into custody when he tried to escape through a window.
Mr. Alguire said he was driving past the scene when he stopped and tried to help. He described how he boarded the otherwise empty bus with the driver to find Mr. Li kneeling over Mr. McLean and working to sever his head at the back of the bus.
Mr. Alguire said Mr. Li then approached him in the aisle.
"We were staring each other in the face," Mr. Alguire said, adding he allowed Li to get within three metres before stepping off the bus and shutting Mr. Li inside.
Mr. Alguire says he shepherded passengers behind the bus so they couldn't see the atrocities inside.
He criticized police for later moving people to a spot where they could glimpse the activity inside through the windshield.
Mr. Li remains in custody.
additional links to read:Reports say man critical of police response
Manitoba trucker speaks about role in aftermath of grisly Greyhound killing