McConnell is a good cop and a man’s man. In some ways the last of a dying breed. When you see the politically correct in Edmonton creating a talking shop to examine police ethics (Police to tackle ethical practices – Edmonton Journal Nov. 26, 2006) at a time when gun violence has reached unprecedented levels and that city has become the murder capital of Canada, it clearly demonstrates what policing has become.
These days young Mounties, for example, are taught in recruit training that they can “opt out” if they believe a call is too dangerous. Seriously.
But opting out is not in the lexicon for cops like McConnell. Too bad there weren’t more like him and fewer happy to sit around talking needlessly about ethics.