The greater the spread between wealth & poverty in a country the more need for protection...Statistics101 wrote: ↑Dec 26th, 2017 11:06 pmWhen my parents (who came from Asia) read the story, the first question they asked was - if this was not a suicide, where were the Sherman's bodyguards?
In Asia, it is common practice in Asia for even remotely wealthy families to have bodyguards, but it doesn't appear to be a common thing over here in Canada.
Back in Asia, both of my grandparents have strongmen that hang around, and they are nowhere near wealthy. My grandfather on my mom's side hired 2 off-duty police officers and they would escort my grandfather around if he needs to take money from his business to the bank. On my dad's side, my grandpa had a guy who works as his driver and shadows him around - he is not a particularly big guy but he carried a gun. This was in the 60-70's when crime rates are higher and muscles were cheap.
I understand that Canada is a safe place to live and kidnapping/ransom is rare, but I often see some very high profile big money people traveling by themselves. This makes me scratch my head, if you have billions of dollars and there is a chance that someone can harm you, why not spend a few hundred thousand dollars and buy a peace of mind?
ya know in case the masses at the bottom rise up against the lone soul at the top
In Canada, the spread is not as big as it is in other parts of the world including the USA
So not all that many folks see / feel the need for a security detail