Two years in jail for Graham James, a serial sex predator who grooms vulnerable young men for his vile pleasure.
The woman who judged the case, gave James credit for coming back to Canada from Mexico, saving us an extradition procedure…gave him credit for uttering a lame apology to ex-hockey star Theo Fleury and his cousin….gave him credit for not re-offending since the Sheldon Kennedy case…like how would she know he had not re-offended?
And last she stated that he, (not the victims), has been humiliated in the hockey community.
So, taking all into consideration…he gets two years, meaning he’ll be out in a year and a bit with good behavior; I mean it’s hard to prey on vulnerable teens in the klink…since there aren’t any there!
When I read the judgment, I died a little inside. We talk a good game about protecting the young and vulnerable…but when it comes to getting serious about putting away an obviously dangerous offender for a lengthy stretch…our judiciary gets weak-kneed. Why is that?
Last, I have recently discovered the case of Linda Gibbons, a woman who has spent more than eight years behind bars for protesting a Torontoabortion clinic. She refuses to violate the temporary order to keep away from the clinic.
So, she does her time…is released…protests at the clinic again…then does more time…ad infinitum.
Now get this…she has spent ALMOST as much time in jail as the beautiful in body but ugly in soul Karla Homolka!
Linda apparently hands out literature, indulges in a little theatrics but always speaks softly and calmly to those poor souls have who chosen to end their pregnancies.
Anyway, as a result of these two idiotic cases…I think we should never again talk in terms of us having a Canadian justice system; there are simply too many cases like the two I’ve listed, to call our system one of justice. Your comments are encouraged