March 5, 2015
A 37-year-old man is facing three charges after a stabbing on the University of Ottawa’s campus early Wednesday.
Ottawa police say they have received reports of physical attacks targeting members of the GLBT community in The Village and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Insp. John McGetrick said there have been four such attacks in the last five weeks, with the most recent one being on Feb. 27. All of them happened in the late evening or early morning hours.
The issue facing police is that no victims have reported the incidents to authorities and details are scant, according to McGetrick. The information was forwarded to the Ottawa Police GLBT Liaison Committee, of which McGetrick is police co-chair.
“We can’t investigate without a victim,” he said, adding that it’s not unusual for victims to not come to police.
“A lot of crime is underreported and I think when you’re dealing with a vulnerable community, I’d say it’s even (more) underreported.”
The committee posted a message to its Facebook page on Feb. 28 asking residents to use caution when walking home after bar hours or late at night.
Victims who are reluctant to come forward should know that there is commitment on their part if they speak to a police officer, he added. Once the matter is in the courts the Crown prosecutor is in control, but until then the victim is “in the driver’s seat.”
“If someone comes to us and says, ‘I was attacked in The Village’ and after giving the interview say, ‘you know what, I’m glad I reported this, but I’m just not up to any further action,’ then that’s fine. We end it there,” said McGetrick.
There is also victim support both in the Ottawa Police Service Victim Crisis Unit and with partner organization should anyone need help after reporting an assault or other crime.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens CentreThe Ottawa Police are in reality a Fascist Organization promoting violence by women towards men and its costing taxpayers Billions of dollars. They believe in "Gender Superiority" that assumes men are violent not deserving legal rights.
The Police have plenty of victims to deal with in Ottawa and raising the GLBT
subject is simply a diversion from the very serious problems created by
Ontario's Gender superiority program that results in 90% of male victims of
domestic violence being arrested and charged.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Insp. John McGetrick is correct when he
says "Once the matter is in the Courts the Crown prosecutor is in control" but
he sure is wrong when he says "until then, the victim is in the driver's seat.
Insp. John McGetrick knows that 90% of the time that when fathers call the Ottawa Police because they are victims of Domestic violence, charges will be laid against not the female perpetrator but the male victim.
That's why the City of Ottawa for for that matter Ontario, is tantamount to a fascist state where men have no legal rights.
In the very rare event that charges are laid against a Female, the Ottawa Police coaches for violent females step in and tell our Corrupt Crown Attorneys like Tara Dobec and Vikki Bair to stay charges against a female and maliciously prosecute on behalf of the Ottawa Police any male who dares to report domestic violence.
The most despicable examples of father hating cops is the collection of psychopaths in Partner Assault who generally have nothing but hatred for any male who dares to say that a female was violent.
One of the worst of the worst in the Ottawa Police is Det. Peter Van Der Zander. This lowest form of humanity Fabricates Evidence to not charge the most violent of female offenders and then terrorizes male victims of domestic violence for reporting child abuse and or female violence and sheer terrorism.
While we have around 300 Million Dollars each year, given to the Ottawa Police to Promote Murder and violence towards fathers, its insulting and degrading to read the incredible amount of publicity that they put into the GLBT issues.
The homophobic problem in Ottawa while real and deserving attention, is small potatoes when compared to the incredibly disgusting war on male victims of domestic violence simply because it does not suit their political and corrupt financial agenda.
Ottawa Mens Centre