On Sunday June 6, 2021, 20-year- Nathaniel Veltman allegedly drove his car into a Muslim family on the street in London, Ontario.
This brutal act of violence ended the life of four members of the family and injured a fifth.
At this time, many politicians and media outlets are jumping at the opportunity to politicize this alleged murder, but what are the facts?
Witnesses describe the scene, and Veltman’s appearance during his arrest, but it doesn’t answer the question that so many people are asking; was this a targeted attack against a Muslim family or was it a random act of violence?
The answer won’t lessen the pain of the loss, but it will colour the crime.
We simply do not know, that is why we have a legal system which includes investigations, charges, defense and prosecution and ultimately judges and jurys. Its a pretty good system but probably not nearly as good as people who have zero direct knowledge and a handy keyboard as well as politicians eager to make political points for being on the right side a popular issue.