Difficult to believe in justice system

Once again, Abbotsford parents are reminded that when we are at the park or the pool, or simply watching our children play outside ...

Once again, Abbotsford parents are reminded that when we are at the park or the pool, or simply watching our children play outside, we don’t just have to watch for hazards and little accidents; we have to watch for child rapists.

Oh, I know the politically correct term is “sex offender,” but let’s get real and call them what they really are.

Don Bakker was convicted of sex crimes against seven young girls and three sex-trade workers.

And he videoed it. And he got one year in prison per  victim.  And now he is free.

Meanwhile, each of these young girls has been given a life sentence of pain and horror and they will never be free.  How do we call this justice?

On the other hand, the court is considering calling the man who abducted the little boy and then returned him four days later unharmed, a dangerous offender (which would net him a life sentence).

There is no consistency here.

I’ll be honest, I am sorely tempted to call in and say that I saw him at a park, just to get him off the streets. I won’t do it, of course, as I value honesty greatly.  But shame on our “justice” system for failing to uphold the value of justice, for failing to protect the most innocent in our society.

I am deeply disturbed.

Sherilyn Klassen

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