Judicial double-talk….

“Whitmore gets life sentence in child sex assault, abductions.”

“A Justice Department official said last week that a plea bargain offer was on the table for Whitmore and it turned out to be what occurred Monday — guilty pleas followed by a life sentence with parole eligibility in seven years.”

“The official said the plea bargain agreement would see the Crown drop efforts to have Whitmore declared a dangerous offender, which could mean a life behind bars.”

and:

“Both a dangerous offender and a lifer are eligible for another review after two years if they don’t get parole on their first shot.

The Crown contends the life sentence “is functionally the same” as a dangerous offender designation because, under both, Whitmore would spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision.

If the Crown could get Whitmore to plead guilty, the youths would not have to testify. But Whitmore could tell the parole board he took responsibility for his alleged actions when it comes time for the first review…..

Legal experts have said the dangerous offender designation acts as a red flag for the parole board, but Pitre says its absence doesn’t exactly swing open the jailhouse doors. It’s only a red flag in the sense it’s an indication the offences were serious, he says”.

Whitmore would spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision.”

No. He COULD spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision. He COULD be released after seven years.

My question… well, one of many questions… Is it not enough of a “red flag” that this monster has repeatedly offended and been convicted repeatedly of abducting and assaulting children? At what point is it enough to stop allowing him out in order to harm yet more young people and then “save them the trauma of testifying”…. which then allows him out to reoffend?

He violated the conditions of his parole. That, in itself should get him life without the possibility of parole EVER.

The fact is that, for all the assertions to the contrary, parole for many pedophiles is impossible to “supervise” and since they cannot be “cured”*, it isn’t a matter of IF they reoffend, it is a matter of WHEN they will reoffend. As Whitmore has repeatedly demonstrated, he cannot be free for three minutes without reoffending. As I said in my previous post, each time, he becomes more likely to kill.

*Some claim that “chemical castration” “cures” pedophiles. Since sexual assault has nothing to do with “sex” and everything to do with “assault”, chemical castration only prevents sexual assault (and only if the offender actually carries on taking the medication). It does nothing to prevent violence against his victims.

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Judicial double-talk….

“Whitmore gets life sentence in child sex assault, abductions.”

“A Justice Department official said last week that a plea bargain offer was on the table for Whitmore and it turned out to be what occurred Monday — guilty pleas followed by a life sentence with parole eligibility in seven years.”

“The official said the plea bargain agreement would see the Crown drop efforts to have Whitmore declared a dangerous offender, which could mean a life behind bars.”

and:

“Both a dangerous offender and a lifer are eligible for another review after two years if they don’t get parole on their first shot.

The Crown contends the life sentence “is functionally the same” as a dangerous offender designation because, under both, Whitmore would spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision.

If the Crown could get Whitmore to plead guilty, the youths would not have to testify. But Whitmore could tell the parole board he took responsibility for his alleged actions when it comes time for the first review…..

Legal experts have said the dangerous offender designation acts as a red flag for the parole board, but Pitre says its absence doesn’t exactly swing open the jailhouse doors. It’s only a red flag in the sense it’s an indication the offences were serious, he says”.

Whitmore would spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision.”

No. He COULD spend the rest of his life under some sort of supervision. He COULD be released after seven years.

My question… well, one of many questions… Is it not enough of a “red flag” that this monster has repeatedly offended and been convicted repeatedly of abducting and assaulting children? At what point is it enough to stop allowing him out in order to harm yet more young people and then “save them the trauma of testifying”…. which then allows him out to reoffend?

He violated the conditions of his parole. That, in itself should get him life without the possibility of parole EVER.

The fact is that, for all the assertions to the contrary, parole for many pedophiles is impossible to “supervise” and since they cannot be “cured”*, it isn’t a matter of IF they reoffend, it is a matter of WHEN they will reoffend. As Whitmore has repeatedly demonstrated, he cannot be free for three minutes without reoffending. As I said in my previous post, each time, he becomes more likely to kill.

*Some claim that “chemical castration” “cures” pedophiles. Since sexual assault has nothing to do with “sex” and everything to do with “assault”, chemical castration only prevents sexual assault (and only if the offender actually carries on taking the medication). It does nothing to prevent violence against his victims.

Whitmore to answer on plea bargain offer

“The agreement would see the Crown drop plans to have him declared a dangerous offender, which could mean a life behind bars.”

It just keeps getting better and better for this monster, doesn’t it?

“Whitmore was convicted in 1993 of abduction and sexual offences involving four boys in Ontario, and served 16 months in custody.

Just nine days after he was released, he took an eight-year-old girl from Guelph, Ont., to Toronto. He received a 56-month sentence for a sex offence involving the girl.

If Whitmore is given dangerous offender status, the onus would be on him to prove to the parole board that he had been rehabilitated.

Previously, the parole board had indicated that Whitmore was “100 per cent” likely to reoffend after serving one of his sentences for sexual assault.”

I’m trying to figure out when the judicial system will recognise that offenders like Whitmore should be locked up for life before we end up with another Clifford Olsen, a BC serial killer who got nice parting gifts from the State. Well, his wife got the gifts. He still got time.

“Olson eventually came up with a controversial deal: he would confess to the 11 murders and show police where the bodies of those not recovered were buried, and in return he wanted $10,000 paid to his wife for each victim. The authorities were outraged at first, but, as they had little evidence to tie Olson to the killings and the families of the missing children were desperate to give their loved ones a decent burial, the agreement was eventually made. In January 1982, Olson pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murder and was given 11 concurrent life sentences; as of 2002, he is incarcerated in Canada’s maximum-security Special Handling Unit. As agreed, $100,000 was actually paid to his wife; Clifford Olson wanted $10,000 for each of his 10 victims and agreed to give authorities the location and details of the first murder as a “freebie”.”

Whitmore to answer on plea bargain offer

“The agreement would see the Crown drop plans to have him declared a dangerous offender, which could mean a life behind bars.”

It just keeps getting better and better for this monster, doesn’t it?

“Whitmore was convicted in 1993 of abduction and sexual offences involving four boys in Ontario, and served 16 months in custody.

Just nine days after he was released, he took an eight-year-old girl from Guelph, Ont., to Toronto. He received a 56-month sentence for a sex offence involving the girl.

If Whitmore is given dangerous offender status, the onus would be on him to prove to the parole board that he had been rehabilitated.

Previously, the parole board had indicated that Whitmore was “100 per cent” likely to reoffend after serving one of his sentences for sexual assault.”

I’m trying to figure out when the judicial system will recognise that offenders like Whitmore should be locked up for life before we end up with another Clifford Olsen, a BC serial killer who got nice parting gifts from the State. Well, his wife got the gifts. He still got time.

“Olson eventually came up with a controversial deal: he would confess to the 11 murders and show police where the bodies of those not recovered were buried, and in return he wanted $10,000 paid to his wife for each victim. The authorities were outraged at first, but, as they had little evidence to tie Olson to the killings and the families of the missing children were desperate to give their loved ones a decent burial, the agreement was eventually made. In January 1982, Olson pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murder and was given 11 concurrent life sentences; as of 2002, he is incarcerated in Canada’s maximum-security Special Handling Unit. As agreed, $100,000 was actually paid to his wife; Clifford Olson wanted $10,000 for each of his 10 victims and agreed to give authorities the location and details of the first murder as a “freebie”.”

HSW at the C ‘n R Festival

The falls at Smiths Falls

My good friends, Harris, Smith and Workman (aka The Sun Bleached Skulls) played at the Chocolate and Railway Festival in Smiths Falls, today.

HSW on the patio at Rob Roy’s


The festival celebrates the city’s claim to fame as a hub for the railway and the production centre for
Hershey’s Chocolate.

Unfortunately, late last year, Hershey’s announced it was closing the Smiths Falls plant, early in 2008… thus depriving the city of its main industry. Hopefully, saner heads will prevail and Hershey’s will rethink the closing of the plant. (Sign the petition!) Meanwhile, this picturesque and historic city on the Rideau River hosts one of the best “little” (but growing) music festivals in the area.

One Square Mile, on stage at the festival.


Good friends… Great day!

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