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A very depressing story of government agency failure.

by Rob_Boyter / September 24, 2014 5:37 AM PDT

"Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the Canadian government is considering new rules to lock up certain violent criminals and throw away the key, as family and friends grieve Serena Vermeersch, the 17-year-old who was killed last week in Surrey, B.C., allegedly by a known violent offender.

"Vermeersch's body was discovered last Tuesday night near a set of railroad tracks in Surrey's East Newton neighbourhood, and high risk sex offender Raymond Lee
Caissie, 43, has been charged with second degree murder in her death.

"Caissie was released from prison in 2013 after serving 22 years for a violent sexual assault."

Sex offenders are the most prone to relapse, or fail to reform of all criminal types, perhaps because their problem is so deep-seated and a result of childhood traumas or brain defects.

I said quite a number of years ago that sex offenders, particularly violent sex offenders should be locked up somewhere isolated, for the rest of their lives. They are just too dangerous to let out. I still think that.

Frankly I don't understand why a person with a known history of violent sex offences, who has spent more than half his life behind bars should even be considered for release, though in all probability he served most of his sentence. The law needs to be severely revised for the safety of children and women.

Mind you the current Conservative Government is comprised of complete non-entities including the bland grey Stephen Harper who like George W. Bush likes to pretend he's from Oil Country, in our case Alberta, but who in fact was born in Toronto and grew up not far from where I live now. But the stamp of Toronto is death to a political leader who wants to dissociate himself from Canada's primary economic engine. I hope someone finds a way to hang this terrible incident around Harper and MacKay's neck and strangle them with it in the next election.

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I'm hoping that for some of our
by Diana Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 5:54 AM PDT

congress critters this election and the next.


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My view of this tragedy is sorrowful, of course.
by drpruner / September 24, 2014 10:01 AM PDT
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I'm third and "long" in that discussion, Doug.
by Rob_Boyter / September 24, 2014 7:10 PM PDT

I can't help discussing the things that matter to me.


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(NT) Don't we all
by Diana Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 11:38 PM PDT
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(NT) And so do we, but we have a happier conclusion.
by drpruner / September 26, 2014 6:25 AM PDT
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