This year, 22 American law enforcement officers have been shot to death. On Friday night, another police officer was murdered, shot in the back of the head by an assailant as the deputy walked back to his cruiser after a gasoline fill up. Police have a suspect in custody.
Scott Newark is a former executive director of the Canadian Police Association and former Alberta crown attorney. He was involved in a Section 745 ‘early parole opportunity’ hearing for two Saskatchewan killers who entrapped and murdered RCMP Constable Brian King.
Stephen Harper is hoping to pass his “Life Means Life” bill, which would mean a life sentence for an offender would have no chance at parole, especially in a case where a police officer was deliberately killed.