Thursday, June 02, 2005

Kate on Karla Homolka

However, I do have a question for you all - without diminishing the horrific nature of her crimes and the evidence that she's a true psychopath - just what about Karla Homolka's release merits more concern for the public than any number of other cold-blooded, casual murderers who are released without fanfare on any other given day?

Other than the breathless publicity the case received - the innumerable replays of the wedding video clip. Happy, shiney, blonde evil.

Would we even have heard her name had she been born at White Bear First Nation, and committed her crimes in an alley behind 20th Street in Saskatoon? How many reporters from the Toronto Star and CBC and CTV would be covering that story?

Though most of her commenters seem to disagree, I have to side with her on this one. For that matter, what if Bernardo had killed a few transients or immigrant girls or something of that ilk? Look at how many people Pickton killed and he's still caused less of a reaction the Homolka and Bernardo did.

Also my thoughts on Norma Jean Mooswa being transferred to a healing lodge here