Appalled at officer charge

I am appalled that the charge of assault was approved against the officer in the first place.

Dear Sir:

Re: Terrace RCMP officer pleading guilty to charge of assault.

I am appalled that the charge of assault was approved against the officer in the first place. It is quite apparent that the approver has never had his testicles subjected to severe trauma delivered by the toe of a boot. Had this happened, I am sure that there would never have been charge approval.

I am further disgusted that Judge Krantz even accepted a guilty plea considering the circumstances.  I am sure she was appraised of what had happened before this came to trial.

I would compare the kicking of the testicles to grabbing a woman’s breasts, squeezing, and twisting. I think I would be quite safe in saying that no women would appreciate this, and even go so far as to say that they would claim sexual assault.

But then, we, as men, must accept the fact that it is OK for a man to be abused without retribution.  There is open season on men.

Speaking quite frankly, had this happened to me, the woman in question would have been eating her meals through a straw for the next six months.  I have been kicked in the nether regions, and it is not a comfortable  situation, in fact, it is downright painful, and inhibits one’s sexual activity for a period of time.

James B. Ippel, Terrace, BC

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