|The community of St.Albert, AB is mourning the death of an RCMP-officer which was fatally wounded as he was investigating a car theft in a St.Albert Casino. What should have been a routine police procedure, turned into a deadly assignment for officer David Wynn when the suspect Shawn Maxwell Rehn fired shots at officer Wynn and his colleague Aux. Const. Derek Bond. While Bond was hit in the arm, Wynn was shot in the head and died without regaining consciousness.
Rehn is a guy with the most impressive rap sheet with nothing less than 55 convictions. His criminal career started at the tender age of 15. He has been known to law enforcement for most of his pitiful life. He has been in jail and released, went back to jail and was released again. Over and over and over. Even police officials are asking the question why this villain was allowed back into the public. However, the judicial system is still finding all kind of excuses of why and how this man’s acts can be explained and that society failed to straighten out this guy, implicating that he is innocent of his crimes.
“Maybe he was suffering abuse, mental illness or drug abuse”.
This is exactly the point where our justice system fails to function. Rehn was a living time bomb ending up with killing RCMP officer Wynn who also was a father and a husband. Shall we excuse criminals because they abuse drugs? Can society take responsibility for someone’s mental illness or that parents abuse their child? I think not.
What do YOU think?