Of course his privacy must be respected, for, after all, it is not all that usual people like him are successfully convicted of child molestation [Sex offender released, Oct. 4, TIMES].
He did five years in prison in Thailand. Now he should be free to go out and continue his depredations on children.
Well, shouldn't he? Of course, he should, and maybe he will.
Needless to say, that's written tongue in cheek.
Our rights legislation is a sick and sickening joke, not to be respected at all.
It's a pity that the old, habitual criminal act was repealed. It made it possible and desirable to take and keep people like this out of circulation. I wish this were still possible.
Why are the courts not allowed to declare such people dangerous offenders?
Is it the fault of the legislation? Is that why judges struggle mightily about declaring such as those swine dangerous offenders?
We have the very poster boy of a dangerous offender. How about the rights of children who will become victims of those who are certain to re-offend yet again?
Don't they matter?
It seems not.
The legislators of this poor country are dead from the butt, both ways. The freedom of our citizens is not being looked after at all.
To further protect the offender's rights, his location is being withheld.
The rights of criminals have been placed far ahead of the people who do the work and pay the taxes. The average Mr. and Mrs. Canadian have been placed at the very bottom of the barrel.
Now, if that just doesn't suck, then I do not know what does.
It can also be no surprise at all that many do not respect our idiotic criminal justice system.
Perhaps it should be known as the criminal injustice system.
Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge