Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"WINNIPEG - In the interests of assessing whether a man who beheaded a stranger and ate pieces of his flesh could ever be reintegrated into society, he should be allowed to take short, supervised walks around the grounds of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre."
One of the things I don't like about my country is that we are way too easy on our worst criminals. When it comes to minor offences we are exceedingly fair and often lax in our punishments. Unfortunately that attitude tends to be affect sentences given to our most dangerous felons. The guy who killed another person by stabbing them then beheading them really shouldn't EVER be allowed out. That is not the kind of thing you do because you are curious. That is some bat-shit crazy behavior from another end of the gene pool.
One half of our most vicious killing couples, Karla Homolka, may get off on parole because of the system. In fact, law makers are rushing through a bill in Parliament that will make that tougher for her. Seems unfair to change the rules to keep one person from getting parole but she is due no favors for helping her boyfriend Paul Bernardo, rape and kill two teenage girls. In order to get him, the Crown made a deal with the devil and she was the devil.
I say let her out. Maybe then someone will take care of the problem, 'frontier justice' style. As it is now, it's far too easy to get parole in this country. People who commit the most heinous acts are out on the streets with no notice to the public and often after serving what seem to be lenient jail terms.
We are a compassionate country and unfortunately that compassion spills over into areas I wish they didn't. The justice system is not really about 'justice' at all. It has always been geared more towards the needs of the offender than the needs of the victims. I hope this bill does something to address the problem.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 11:17 AM