23 June 2010

53 strikes... and you're out

On CTV news last night they featured Liberal MP Mark Holland screaming about how Stephen Harper's "tough on crime" agenda was "way expensive, dude"...

Robert Cornish’s life of crime has been put on hold for the next decade.

With 53 criminal convictions under his belt — including a current sentence of four years for a violent jewelry store robbery in Exeter three years ago — Cornish faced the music again Tuesday when he was sentenced in London to serve another 6 1/2 years for a vicious attack on a London truck driver in September 2001.
Funny how nobody ever asks about the cost of letting these unrepentant assholes run amok through the larger field of folk.

Two words... Jane... Creba.


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny. Holland never offers a solutions, just complaints.

Neo Conservative said...

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all that screaming about how costly this initiative is... but i don't hear members of parliament offering to cut any of the 500 million dollars they manage to spend every year on office expenses.

you know... the money that michael ignatieff says taxpayers don't need to know about?

funny how that works.

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Anonymous said...

expensive??? how much did it cost for all the arrests, all the court time, all the damage he did to people. i would say maybe he should be locked up for about 20 years that should save us some money.

Anonymous said...

Years ago there was an "habitual criminal" law under which he would have been given an indefinite sentence after his first dozen crimes or so. No longer. In a just world he'd beat and rob the people who changed this law. If only...

Neo Conservative said...

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fuck the dollar cost... i say it's time to set up the baffin island "correctional" facility. you wouldn't really even need that much security... the dumbsticks try to escape... they end up being wolf bait.

make half of it a rehab centre for junkies... they can choose to have their daily methadone... but nobody gets out 'til they piss clear for 6 months.

at least we'd know where the tax dollars were going... and these assholes would truly be out of circulation.

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MadTrucker said...

You must have read my mind, Neo. I've often thought a remote Arctic prison would make a superb dumping ground for the criminal dregs of Canadian society.

Ideally, it would also be a military base to assist in the protection of Arctic sovereignty, and the prison portion would be run to the most hard-assed military standards. The guards would be CAF soldiers on short-term duty assignments, constantly rotated in and out to prevent corruption and burn-out.

The only form of clemency allowed would be to a select few who would qualify and be willing to undergo full military training and enlist for a specified term, thus given the chance to serve their country instead of being a curse on it.

Neo Conservative said...

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"I've said it before... it's time to establish the 'Baffin Island Penal & Real World Rehab Centre'."

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maryT said...

I think a first offense should be punished very severly, then there might not be a second or third offense.
And I do mean first offense for whatever, from shoplifting, speeding, drunken driving, whatever.

Neo Conservative said...

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mary... that's something every parent worth their salt... very quickly comes to realise.

when neophyte was small he would occasionally, like any small child, flip his wig.

if i was present, i would simply scoop him up, head for the bedroom and we would have an enforced nap. it made him crazy the first few times... but he very quickly learned that acting out had an invariable price.

after a few zzz's, which we both usually needed anyway... i would ask him if he was ready to apologise to his mom for his explosion... and we would go back out.

kids are smarter than you think... did it less than a dozen times... neophyte figured it out and made the adjustment.

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liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"liberal supporter screams... 'grandchild abuser'"

libby... could you be any more of a moron?

oh wait... i forgot.

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maryT said...

Neo, sorry to cause you so much trouble. But FYI, an update on the so called abused grandchild. She did become an RN, married a CA, and has given me two wonderful gr/grandchildren, a boy and a girl.
And, she did learn the difference between vegetarian and veterinarian, and kept her promise to become a nurse instead.
Give it a rest LS.

Neo Conservative said...

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"mary says... sorry to cause you so much trouble"

mary... you're not the do'er here... and no explanation is necessary.

i never imagined anybody could possibly make cherniak look like stephen hawking... but sweet baby jebus... if there's a bigger idiot in the whole left-o-sphere than potty-mouthed little libby... i've yet to meet them.

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Neo Conservative said...

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sorry libby... you're just too thick to get it, huh?

i'm sure anybody who cares to play "ministry of silly walks" with you... can do it over at your... oh so popular... short-bus of a blog.

do us all a favour, stop embarrassing yourself... and just go watch some after-school tv.

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Neo Conservative said...

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gotta say, libby... i admire your ability to only see what you wanna see.

despite being universally reviled & ridiculed... you seem to feel, for whatever reason... you are providing some sort of public service.

it's, well... truly amazing... best to travel hopefully, huh?

you wanna follow me around like a little puppy dog... knock yourself out.

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