I seen my share of RCMP Musical Rides. The pageantry, the horses, the history… the takedown?
Last weekend in Ottawa fans of the RCMP Musical Ride were also blessed with a 3 minute demonstration of the RCMP’s ability to take down a suspect, guns drawn, tear gas deployed and suspect apprehended. See the video below:
Witnesses say that while the display was impressive, many of the children on hand to see the “Horsees” were confused and upset at the display of force.
Was this RCMP demo appropriate or should it have been shelved for a different event? ~Bill