The details of the case are sickening - read them here if you have the stomach for it - but suffice it to say that Magnotta apparently brutally tortured and killed a man, sexually assaulted the body and dismembered the corpse all while videotaping the entire episode. He then mailed the victim's foot to Conservative headquarters in Ottawa and one of the hands to the Liberal Party.
Most reasonable people would conclude that Magnotta is a depraved lunatic whose violent crimes are inexcusable by any conceivable standards. Most people except Mr. Godin, who had this to say to an American reporter:
"It's very upsetting," Opposition New Democrat member Yvon Godin said. "It could be just one crazy person that did it, but at the same time we have lots of people unhappy in our country, the way the country is going."What the hell? Is he seriously blaming the Conservative government for this? Magnotta might have been "unhappy with the way the country is going" so he killed a man and sent his foot to the party's head office? You know, I was pretty unhappy with the way the country was going when Paul Martin was Prime Minister, and I managed to resist the temptation to videotape myself killing and dismembering someone and then sending body parts to Ottawa.
Yvon Godin is an idiot and an embarrassment to the country. If he doesn't stand up in the House of Commons and personally apologize for this outrageous remark, he should be turfed from the NDP caucus and publicly ridiculed for the remainder of his hopefully short political career.