...take away the televisions, take away the weight piles, take away the conjugal visits... and make the criminals pay...
She said the victim's family could not come to terms with the relatively comfortable conditions the two killers would experience in jail. She added: "They can't understand how they have TV in prison. The family don't even have electricity."It's way past time to rethink the prison system.
All around the so-called civilised world, the emphasis has shifted from punishment to rehabilitation. Nowhere in this cock-eyed, make-believe world is there any recognition that, in this world, there are irredeemable predators.
The very fact that we talk about a "correctional system" suggests that criminal acts are somehow blameless errors that can be fixed with the wave of a magic wand... and perpetuates the fallacy that applying an external lesson can heal internal moral rot.
Why, for instance, are we warehousing, at considerable expense to the Canadian taxpayer, I might add... animals like Paul Bernardo and Clifford Olson.
We have to stop feeding the beast. It's time for the predators among us to feel the full weight of societal disapprobation.
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A man police considered armed and dangerous has surrendered to authorities. Marlon Josemar Cooper is the 22-year-old Toronto Police contend was the second person involved in a shooting on a TTC bus last month.And...
He'd been the object of a massive manhunt since February 23rd, when a 17-year-old was involved in an encounter with two men that apparently started over someone cutting into line.
A Toronto man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in East Gwillimbury last April.*
He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the case, which involved a 25-year-old Toronto man ordered out of a black four-door BMW and repeatedly shot.
Allen Yu, 25, of Toronto is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.