Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bernardo & Homolka: Worst of the Worst

Macleans just released the results of a poll which probed readers' minds to determine the worst of the worst in the Canadian crime arena. As expected, the diabolical duo topped the list, beating out reviled criminals like Clifford Olsen, Russell Williams, and even Robert Pickton, who confessed to killing more than 40 women.

"The case of Homolka, who secured a controversial 12-year sentence in exchange for testifying against her husband, is perceived as a miscarriage of justice by 52 per cent nationally, but only 29 per cent in the Atlantic provinces. (The survey of 1,510 randomly selected Canadian adults was conducted from Oct. 29 to 30, 2012, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.)
Still, there is no such regional divide when it comes to the crimes of Homolka and Bernardo—who continues to serve his life sentences in protective custody in Kingston. The pair were rated among the worst of the worst in every part of the country. And, as with Pickton and Olson, public revulsion over their misdeeds is unlikely to fade anytime soon. They were convicted not just in law, but in the court of public opinion too."
Source: Macleans 


  1. not that I disagree with their ranking...but I wonder how much the media influenced it all...I mean this was also the most media covered (internationaly at that) case in like world history almost....
    ~your friend with a personal vested interest ....did you get my resend?

    1. Oh, I'm sure the fact that this case received INSANE levels of media coverage contributed a great deal to these two ranking so high on the scale... When you leave video evidence of your crimes, you can only expect to become an infamous bastard.

      Did receive your re-send -- thank you!! Had a busy weekend, and haven't had a moment to respond. Is on my top 10 list of things to do today :)

      Ciao, Darling!