June 9th: Too late for treatment
by Shaun on October 21, 2014 - 9:50am
On June 9th, 2014, a man named Justin Bourque fatally shot three Canadian Mountain Police officers, and injured two others. He bought the gun prior to this horrible event, and was kicked out of his house, furthering his fall into depression and paranoia. Before he was kicked out of his home, and living with six other siblings, he had been ranting against authority (as said by his father.)
The event itself was planned, and after a 30 hour manhunt, he was arrested. He pleaded guilty to three charges of first degree murder, and will most likely get three life sentences with a chance of parole in 75 years.
What you think happened (1)
I think that Justin had, in fact, planned to kill those officers. It is just as the article says it.
Why you think this event happened (1)
I think this happened because Justin was not mentally stable. His hatred of authority was so great, that it had overridden both moral boundaries, and societal boundaries. This was a crime of hate so great that there must have been a weight on his mental state.
Your opinion on the preventability of this particular (and similar) events (1)
His father should have sought professional help for him, instead of kicking him out of the house. Whatever the reason is, never leave your child to deal with mental disorders by themselves--bad stuff happens.