District 31 and the Complainants

So you will get bored district 31 after Thursday? I also.

I will miss Daniel Chiasson’s gruff character, Jean Brière’s pugnacity, Florence Guindon’s determination, Ryan Robin’s crooked smile, Da-xia Bernard’s quick wit, etc.

But there’s one thing I won’t miss: whining district 31who were outraged because this or that minority was not represented to their liking.

Heille, it’s a fiction, not a documentary!

Goodbye police

In a completely insane letter published in The duty Last week, a retired attorney wrote that “too often in the stories author Luc Dionne tells, the women are hysterical, crazy, or lying.”

Uh, that’s because the show features… criminals. Not exactly the most balanced or truthful people on earth.

It would be necessary that every time the criminals are criminals, these characters are perfect, exemplary?

The lawyer criticizes Dionne for her alleged “macho handling of certain situations”. The series is full of strong women with foreheads all over their heads, from Nadine Legrand to Sonia Blanchard!

Lieutenant Mélanie Charron (played by Ève Landry) isn’t exactly crazy!

I laughed so hard while listening Everyone talks about it Sunday when Luc Dionne called that letter a “small claim for those without mics.” Hahaha, I liked it!

We already knew this phenomenon “The small claim of those without microphones” in 2018 district 31 told of an honor killing.

Those who were constantly outraged had accused Dionne of spreading prejudice against Muslims. Oh come on! Should we have avoided telling this type of crime knowing that the Shafia sisters died of an honor killing in Canada?

Here is what Luc Dionne wrote in response to the criticism at the time: “Criminals and the ruthless have no race or color. They are White, Black, Asian, Russian, Lebanese, Italian, Canadian, Québécois… They are Catholic, Christian, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist… They are also Catholic priests (yes… even they)!

I wrote about the Italian mafia without ever believing that all Italians are mafia. I wrote about street gangs without thinking that black people are all criminals. I wrote about Latinos without considering that South Americans are all bandits. »

And let’s go! Well said !

In fact, it would have been necessary before each episode of district 31, warns: “Be careful, you are about to see a series of fictions, with characters made from scratch and who are not representatives of their community. The series takes place in a police station, you see people who have committed crimes. We’d rather warn you about that.”

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A heart behind the uniform

One of the things that will stick in my mind when I think about it district 31, is the vulnerability of the character of Bruno Gagné. I will long remember Michel Charette’s face in tears or screaming in despair…

For showing that “not all cops are bastards” and that there’s a heart beating under the uniform, thanks Luc Dionne.

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