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Feds to toughen pardon system
« on: May 09, 2010, 09:17:25 PM »
About time.Now Mr Harper, what about these other issues dealing with Pedophiles?

May -0.2010

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By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press
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OTTAWA - The federal government will introduce legislation Tuesday aimed at preventing someone like convicted sex predator Graham James from ever again receiving a pardon.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews plans to table a bill that would overhaul the system, making it much tougher, if not impossible, for repeat violent offenders to obtain a pardon.

The new measures are intended to put an end to what the government considers a "rubber stamp" for applications from the vast majority of convicts.

"The legislation will take action to ensure the National Parole Board has the tools it needs in order to maintain the accountability of offenders convicted of serious crimes," says an internal government memo obtained Sunday by The Canadian Press.

"It is our belief that the comprehensive legislation Minister Toews plans to introduce will give Canadians greater confidence in the integrity of the system and help to make our streets and communities safer."

The bill is expected to usher in new guidelines that would effectively direct parole board members to deny a pardon to those who have shown a pattern of multiple, serious offences.

James, a former junior hockey coach, was granted a pardon from the parole board in 2007 for sexual assaults against two teens, including Sheldon Kennedy, who went on to play in the National Hockey League.

The Canadian Press learned of the James pardon after a previously unknown accuser contacted Winnipeg police.

Upon hearing of the pardon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper immediately ordered Toews to revamp the system. He subsequently noted sex killer Karla Homolka would be eligible to apply for a pardon this year.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100509/national/pardon_clampdown

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Re: Feds to toughen pardon system
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 02:33:19 PM »
It's long past due.
What happens to people like Fisher who only got 10 years for Gail Miller's murder? He was eligible for parole in 2007 which he waived and they were offering him parole again in 2009. After that there seem to be no records of whether he died in prison or is out.

Johnston the grisly murder of Betty Osborne in The Pas. This was a pure racist act. He was already out on parole years ago. Nothing more on him since, either. These guys are still young enough to commit the same offences/crimes unless they were rehabilitated. Wasn't Johnston finally apprehended in B.C. It doesn't seem that the general public iswarned when these creeps are back into circulation.
There are many more with short sentences.
Now I have been told there's a serial offender targetting aboriginal girls in Saskatchewan, again?
« Last Edit: May 13, 2010, 02:36:11 PM by SAP »

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Re: Feds to toughen pardon system
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 04:07:36 PM »
It's about time.

That is probably why James is living in Mexico now.

Wish all these 3rd world countries and the Caribbean would stop allowing themselves become sanctuaries for sex criminals.

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Re: Feds to toughen pardon system
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 04:31:14 PM »
Here's a link, very long article of just how deathly ill our justice system is in regards to sexual offenders/pedofiles:

http://www.encyclopediecanadienne.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0013190

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Re: Feds to toughen pardon system
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 04:36:34 PM »
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Nothing was done

That is a long article, but everything can be summed up in that one qoute.

The Americans started there registry in 1995 and was working in 1996. It has been credited for cutting sex offences by 38% at one point.

It is scary to know there are that many creeps running around this country with no one knowing where they are.