The top cop is pondering a city-wide knife ban. I don't need to say much on this because journalist Mindelle Jacobs from the Edmonton Sun outlines exactly what I and many are already thinking.
"Despite legal obstacles and the practical impossibility of controlling edged weapons, police Chief Rod Knecht is seriously exploring the idea.
"This is probably of little comfort to the couple viciously beaten unconscious last weekend with either an aluminum bat (according to witnesses) or a piece of wood (according to police).
"Will we ban bats and sticks next? And anything else that Edmonton's lowlife goons find handy to terrorize, maim and kill anyone in their path?
"If you think the cops are swamped now, imagine them searching every suspicious- looking character for edged weapons. Then watch the defence lawyers storm into court to get their clients off because of unreasonable search and seizure.
"Yes, folks, this zany plan will be deep-sixed because it's impractical, unworkable and unconstitutional.