“But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little, and who talk too much.” –John Dryden. During the early 1960s, I was assistant editor of The Newfoundland Examiner, a weekly tabloid published in St. John’s. It was a journal launched to provide progressive news and views that were not likely to be found in the province’s conservative media. Our sole reporter was Malcolm (“Mac”) Maclaren, who had earlier emigrated to Newfoundland from England. He and I were boarders in a lodge owned by Mrs. Penny (not her real name), and she became a good friend as well as a good host. One evening, however, her friendship with Mac was sorely tested. She had a dentist’s appointment at 8 o’clock the next morning, but her alarm clock was broken, so she was worried about getting there on time. “Oh, that’s all right, Mrs. Penny,” Mac assured her.…
This is the moment of outrage in which we should ask: how can we really make things different?
“If a police officer cannot be trusted with a holstered duty weapon in this setting, they cannot be trusted in any setting.”
“Please prohibit all students, including on-duty student police officers, from bringing weapons to class”
“The recent deregulation of firearms at MUN has normalized the excessive use of police force.”