When part of an exclusive group, whether military or corporate, your actions of negligence or worst, are often shielded from public accountability because you are part of a special club of influence, not much different than the “old boys club”.

A spokesperson for the Canadian Armed forces was reportedly quoted as saying “no further detail can be provided at this time” with respect to the death of four cadets at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Detail? Are we kidding. What detail was provided? No a single piece of information was disclosed except that four cadets died, and that a green vehicle was removed fromĀ  the water at Point Fredrick. How enlightening.

Who was responsible for monitoring the activities of the cadets on this date and time? How did the “green vehicle” enter the water and was it equipped to protect its occupants in such an occurrence? What roadside safety devices were installed at the site to prevent a military vehicle from accidentally entering the water. The unanswered questions could go on and on.

In many instances there is little information that can be disclosed in the early hours of a death investigation. On the other hand there have been numerous instances where weeks, months and years have passed and no information of any substance has ever been released in certain deaths. It makes for situations where certain individuals can claim immunity from prosecution for their negligence, or worst, because they are members of select clubs of influence. Where will the current “incident” stand in this meandering approach to justice?