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Re: Ex-coach Graham James pardon explained by parole board -pedophile
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 06:06:29 PM »
This is so pathetic that this man was pardoned for the crimes he was charged with. I do understand that people can get pardons, but I did not think that a sex offender could ever be pardoned. This is so sad and the public should have been made aware of this when he was pardoned.  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 09:36:25 AM »
"James was one of 14,748 Canadians given a pardon in 2006-07, while 103 people were refused, according to government records."

The quote speaks for itself. I look forward to the day when we can report the following quote:

"Zero Canadians were given a pardon in 20__-__, while 14,748 were refused, according to government records."

Talk, is talk. But the facts need to stand on their own. Afterall, when you compile the statistics with 1) the number of criminals caught versus the number of cases; 2) the number of criminals convicted versus the number of cases; and 3) The number of years served to term (with "term" being appropriate for crime) it becomes very disappointing to find that 99.3 percent of those asking for a pardon are being pardoned. And, that a pardon means valuable information is withheld from the public about the person's crimes.

Where are the victim's rights? Where are the public's rights to not become a future victim protected? and whose side is the justice team on anyway. Who is Team Public?  The numbers provide the answer. Can you imagine what it would be like if the system produced the opposite numbers?  Why, aren't we?

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Re: Ex-coach Graham James pardon explained by parole board -pedophile
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 11:37:46 AM »
If I remember correctly wasn't there a Canadian 'made for TV movie' on this incident way back when?

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Re: Ex-coach Graham James pardon explained by parole board -pedophile
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 02:51:35 PM »
Anybody see this pedo-jerk out there in public ......don't forget how many young guy's lives he destroyed and/or set back years.
If I see him, I might trip ;   I'm an old woman, when I trip I go heels over head...and I'm clumsy....so he'll probably end up with my heel getting stuck up the family jewels.  ....oh wait....they don't work anyway.  ....silly me! ::)

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Re: Ex-coach Graham James pardon explained by parole board -pedophile
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 05:57:42 PM »
I do believe in the parole board giving pardons, but not to sexual predators. I know of someone who did get a pardon and this person was in a lot of trouble due to another person in their lives. They served some time and many years later got a pardon. This person I know and they lead a very good life and would never harm a fly. I also have a friend of mine and her brother is seeking to get a pardon. He was in trouble in his younger years and this would be close to 17 years ago, when he was sowing his oats, I guess. Well he is going to apply for a pardon, because he has been working for years in Toronto and has a good job and works hard at it. He was not charged with anything related to sexual charges, his were B&E's and his brothers were involved also. But he has a clean record since that time and I know him and know that he is a good guy. Well I do believe in pardons, but sex offenders should never fall into that category. No pardons for anyone with sexual assault charges on their record or violent assaults against others and I think that would be fair.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 04:42:23 AM »
Thanks. I see what you mean. If the system can show that for a significant period after a minor crime in which others are not at threat, that the person responsible can show they turned their lives around and are contributing members of society and have been for a while, perhaps pardons could work well. 

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 11:25:31 PM »
I live near Swift Current where this creep did a lot of his work.

What shocks me, is that so many people knew he was a pedophile, or heard he was, yet did nothing.

attitudes in the 80's I guess were like that.

But one attitude that has not changed, is these people in the justice system who would pardon this guy becuase they felt he deserved it.

Pedophiles should never be pardoned.

Harper promised in 2006 to fix this. He did not. Why? If there was resistance in the system, he should have had the courage to do it anyway.

When Bill Clinton cracked down on pedophiles in 1995, any resistance was crushed and the laws passed. I read a few years ago, that sex crimes are up, but actual victims are down significantly after that.

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Re: Ex-coach Graham James pardon explained by parole board -pedophile
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 11:52:20 PM »
Concerned- thank you for providing those interesting numbers about the pardons.  I did not know it was so easy to get a pardon, makes me wonder why there is even a hearing for it.  Just go ahead and pardon all no questions asked. 

You have the right idea that it should be the other way around and we can only hope that Mr. Harper isn't just blowing smoke out his yahoo when he says it's being looked into.

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Re: Ex-coach Graham James **update**
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 06:06:03 PM »
By CBC News, cbc.ca, Updated: December 7, 2010 6:38 PM
Graham James granted bail


Convicted sex offender and former junior hockey coach Graham James has been granted bail as he fights nine sex-related charges in Manitoba, but he won't walk out of jail until at least Dec. 17.

Provincial court Judge Rocky Pollack agreed Tuesday afternoon to release James after a hearing in a Winnipeg courtroom.

The Crown and James's lawyer, Evan Roitenberg, agreed to postpone his release until they settle on conditions the court should place on his pre-trial freedom. The bail hearing will reconvene Dec. 17, when Pollack will sign off on those conditions.

The 58-year-old James has been in custody since Oct. 27, when officers of the Winnipeg Police Service met him at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

He was then escorted to Winnipeg, where he was arrested. He has been held in the Winnipeg Remand Centre ever since.

James is facing nine sex-related charges over a 15-year period, from 1979 until the mid-1990s.

The charges relate to complaints of sexual exploitation, sexual assault and gross indecency involving three boys.

One of the three is Theoren Fleury, now 42 and a former NHL star. James recruited Fleury, then 13, from his minor hockey team in Russell, Man., to play junior in Winnipeg.

The other two complainants can't be named because of a publication ban.
http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/cbc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=26661334

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