Letter – Sham call is spot on

Re: Missing women inquiry is proving a shame; Oct. 13-19

Sham call is spot on

Re: Missing women inquiry is proving a shame; Oct. 13-19

Brian Kieran is spot on. The Oppal inquiry into pig farmer Willie Pickton’s one-man rampage against DTES women in Vancouver is little more than an exercise in police self-defence. As in the farrago that is the aftermath of the June 15 hockey riot, police brass brazenly insist they command their troops with nothing but the best intelligence. Sadly, “best” is easily confused with “not even close to C- performance” in the public eye.  Profound disappointment and skepticism will be all the Oppal inquiry produce for the Pickton victims’ families. “Sham” is but shorthand for “Shame!”

W. Baird Blackstone,Tsawwassen

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