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(I'm clearly biased against Trudeau and the LPC so it's undoubtedly colouring my views)London Police Chief on holding back releasing information to protect the investigation. Item 5 in the story reflects how much we are affected by US laws and media.
I'm curious about this.
The police had enough evidence to release this attack was planned, premeditated and motivated by hate within the first 24 hours.
Within 48 hours the prime minister was calling it an act of terrorism and promising to redouble efforts against online and offline hate. (did he promise new initiatives or something?)
With such a clear cut case of a hate-motivated attack and terrorism, the police are worried about protecting the investigation now? It seems like the jury is already out.
For arguments sake say this guy had mental health illness and "just" a murderer and not a terrorist who stalked this family and singled them out murderer.
Is the whole hate-crime terrorism thing going to be easy to walk back? How would the PM prematurely calling this terrorism impact his trial? Would there be pressure to make the charges fit? We know what happened with JWR and the PM trying to make the rules fit his beliefs with SNC.