The story about Graham James broke when I was still a kid and playing hockey. To say that it changed everyone's view of things would be an understatement but that is nothing compared to what those young men faced with this predatory individual. I read where he said that, about Theo Flury and Sheldon Kennedy, he wanted the best or them and considered them friends - but was sad that they did not consider the same of him because of what he had done. All about you, eh, Graham? Poor man, you don't have friends because you're a sicko.
Dude got a JOB while he was back in Canada? Big frigging deal. I have a job. I also do not prey on anyone, let alone kids, let alone kids I am in a position of trust me. He came back from Mexico to face the charges? Big frigging deal again. Likely because he didn't want to face any sort of "justice" down there. I here it can be swift.
I listened, with great intent, to the segments that Theo Fleury did on CBC's 'The Current' and it was gut wrenching by times. As was his tell all book, which I commend him for writing - not for literary content, but for speaking out. The mere fact that Theo is alive today is a testament to intestinal fortitude and determination, also of love. Stay strong, Theo, I have always been a fan of yours.
I hope Graham James is followed by this for the rest of his days. The judge stated that, in light of the humiliation that Graham James was subjected to she had to consider a lesser sentence. Seriously? You can't make that shit up. His humiliation? Man, I almost spit coffee on the computer screen when I read that.
I am shocked that someone who worked on cases of residential schools could make such a foolhardy decision about someone who is quite likely to reoffend. And we're not talking about one case here, either, we are talking about several victims, most of whom till suffer today.