Waterloo regional police say a woman has been arrested in connection with a hate-motivated incident at a DriveTest Centre in Kitchener, Ont., on May 10 2023.
According to Mifrah Abid this woman was agitated. An agitated person is considered to be experiencing a mental health crisis. Depending on a person’s baseline of mental health their ability to cope with crises varies. So, could this be a case of an agitated person committing an assault? It could be. For some reason some media is using not using the perfunctory “alleged” but are with seeming certainty labeling this a HATE crime.
Mainstream media headlines Waterloo Assault
CBC: Waterloo woman charged as police investigate alleged hate-motivated altercation at Kitchener DriveTest centre (LINK)
Global News: Waterloo woman arrested after hate-motivated incident at Kitchener DriveTest Centre (LINK)
CP24: Victim of ‘hate-motivated’ incident in Kitchener speaks out, calls for more action to combat hate (LINK)
Mainstream Media Headlines Danforth Shooting
Within 48 hours mainstream media was portraying the Danforth shooter as a sympathetic person that suffered a mental health breakdown. The Muslim community acknowledges that Mohammed Hashim has helped families cope with Islamophobia when they face negative media attention. (LINK)
Global News: The suspected Danforth mass shooting gunman was known to police for mental health reasons. (LINK)
The suspected gunman in the Danforth mass shooting Sunday night in Toronto was known to police for having a history of mental health concerns dating back to 2010.
CBC: Why there are no simple explanations for acts of mass violence. (LINK)
In the wake of Danforth shooting, Peter Sloly calls for holistic thinking
Toronto Star: Suspected Danforth shooter’s family cites psychosis, ‘severe mental health challenges,’ (LINK)
The man who unleashed bullets on a busy Danforth stretch Sunday night was suffering from “severe mental health challenges” and struggling with psychosis and depression, his devastated family said Monday.
I was at the Danforth vigil every day. There was no condemnation of the Man that shot thirteen and killed two. Many that I engaged were sympathetic to both the shooter and the shooters family. Many expressed concerned that the family or the Muslim community could face a backlash.