Canada is a wonderful place to live, for criminals. The list is long and repulsive. We have people creating and distributing child porn that get a slap on the wrist. We have people convicted of violent crimes sentenced to the golf course. We have child molesters sent to the gallows of probation, and then forced to live next to a daycare. This might be, I assume, part of their treatment, to dangle temptation and test the resulting behaviour. The innocent must understand this is all being done for the greater good. For a long time Canada has been seen as a very polite Country, really nice people. Is that because we have no death penalty? Is that because we have very lenient laws and even weaker punishments?
The recent sentence of 20 months for 2 teens convicted of beating a rink volunteer is such a miscarriage of Justice that I’m not sure where to start. Not only did these two punks severely attack this volunteer, but also the man who came to his aid. The 43 yr old man has been left with brain damage and life long consequences, yet the people responsible get only 20 months! How is it Justice when the victim is left with life long-suffering, and brain damage, while the criminals are free to go about their daily lives as if nothing had happened?
I have an idea, sentence these 2 young criminals to serve as the victims personal support worker for the rest of his life!
“Both victims were harmed deliberately and without regard to the consequences,” Judge Dorval said. “There was evidence heard at trial that the youths were congratulating each other as they were leaving.”
“It is difficult to conceive of a more serious offence, short of homicide, than the one which is before the court,” Judge Celynne Dorval said. “It strikes at the core of what we are as Canadian people.”
If that’s true Judge then how did you come up with a sentence of 20 months? Do you think that makes up the values of Canadian Society? Is that how you view the rights of Canadian Citizens? So you feel that 20 months is sufficient punishment for what happened to this innocent man? Let me enlighten you. NO. It is NOT sufficient. It is not even remotely close to being enough of a punishment for what they did. And I think it is time that judges be held accountable for their decisions, and criminals are held accountable for that they do. Have you heard “the punishment must fit the crime”? Well I don’t believe that has happened in this case. In fact, I don’t think that happens very often at all. And that, is criminal too.
And it continues to happen. The crown is “asking” for this guy to get 10 years.
He should get more.