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Monday, May 12, 2008

Monkey business

Radio-news coverage of the memorial for a dead monkey named Jocko filled the B.C. airwaves on Sunday and even generated a front-page news story today in Vancouver, complete with a large photo of two distraught women.

Jocko was killed when, allegedly, thieves broke into his cage during a robbery which resulted in the supposed "kidnapping" of his mate, Mia.

But, hey, I'm thinking that if the media are going to treat this crime as if its victim was human, then they should go all the way. This means that they should not rule out as a suspect the one "person" who had motive (escaping an arranged marriage), the opportunity (at night, when no one was watching) and is now missing (on the lam, no doubt!).

Therefore, unless Mia steps forward to clear her name, she must be considered the prime suspect!

Posted by Terry O'Neill on May 12, 2008 in Crime | Permalink


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I'm not sure if I'm on topic, but I'd like to point out the girl being comforted in the picture would be an "untouchable" in her country of origin. In this country she's equal in every way. She's allowed to express feelings toward a monkey, which would probably qualify her for a rock between the shoulder blades in her country of origin.

Isn't this a great country? You folks should learn to appreciate it and quit complaining.

Posted by: dp | 2008-05-12 2:05:54 PM

I'd just like to point out that if Jocko was properly trained and had a firearm for self-defense, we probably wouldn't be talking about him in the past tense today. :)

Posted by: Markalta | 2008-05-12 3:47:55 PM

Was Jocko born here? If not, I would like to see his immigration papers.

I suspect he is here illegally and he should have been deported long ago like the freeloading scum he is.


Posted by: epsilon | 2008-05-12 4:52:12 PM

MSM strike again. What on earth makes this news worthy, while the black-out continues concerning issues of national importance - freedom of expression and of the press for example?

Posted by: Alain | 2008-05-12 5:20:23 PM

I smell monkey business going on here.I think if we dig deep enough we will find that Iran is behind the whole thing.

Posted by: peterj | 2008-05-13 11:06:48 PM

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