Crime needs to be dealt with more severely

The following is a letter sent to our MP and our MLA. We hope that others who are concerned with our present judicial system

Dear Editor,

The following is a letter sent to our MP and our MLA. We hope that others who are concerned with our present judicial system will follow suit and express their concerns to the powers that be.

Dear Mr. Dreeshen,

We are writing this letter to express our frustration with the ridiculous lack of a judicial system in our country. It is well past time that this be taken seriously.

How are the police supposed to do their jobs when the judges and parole boards allow criminals to walk our streets? The revolving door system is a joke. Known criminals walking among us and endangering us all have to be curtailed. When a parolee does not respond to corrective treatment and is still considered a risk by authorities, he/she should remain incarcerated.

Why should our children, women, society as a whole, and obviously, most recently, our police be subjected to these dangerous people? To whom are the judges and parole boards accountable?  Why are criminals given sentences and then only required to serve a small portion of that sentence? Why are sentences so lenient? The accomplished criminals know that if caught, they’ll be out on the street in no time at all. The incarceration experience is a holiday!

If recent immigrants participate in criminal activity, deport them. We don’t need them influencing and jeopardizing our youth and Canadian values. They too are aware that, if caught, they’ll just get a slap on the hand.

We, and most Canadians, want to see crime being dealt with more severely, and the punishment being harsh enough to be a deterrent.

The founders of our country believed in fair and hard justice and would be ashamed to see what today’s system has become and allows.

A change is long overdue. Change it!

Larry and Molly Johnston,

Red Deer


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