A tragic story has emerged out of Vancouver, where a homeless woman who refused to go into a shelter accidentally burned herself to death, undoubtedly trying to stay warm.
This afternoon, David Eby, executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association and a founder of the Pivot Legal Society, appeared with Sean Leslie on CKNW. You can listen to the interview here (at 36:45). In my opinion he showed little concern for this woman dying and instead just used her death as an excuse to further his political agenda.
One caller severely chastised him for taking both sides on this issue, namely:
- He has long criticized the police and other public officials for forcibly detaining those who they felt were a danger to themselves or others.
- Within hours of the woman's death he was blaming the authorities for this woman's death. Read the news story and decide whether the authorities are at fault.
But thinking outside of the self-administered ideological blinders is not possible with members of the Radical Left like Mr. Eby, is it? Now a woman is dead and he hasn't changed his views one little bit. I don't know whether to feel more saddened or more sickened by him & his ilk. I don't know about you, but if I ever see him walking down the street, I'll definitely change over to the other side.