Comparing cops and criminals
I’d like to retract the portion of my letter to the editor (Nunatsiaq News, July 22, 2011, “Crime wave? What crime wave?”) where I insinuated that the Conservative Party of Canada was embellishing current crime statistics to justify a huge increase in the number of the available cells in Canadian penitentiaries.
After some research, the first five pages of results on Google, a sampling of which I am posting here, on serious, heinous crimes by what might be best described as a segment of our society exhibiting chronic, anti-social behaviour, I can only conclude that there is, indeed, a case to be made for far more prison cells.
It is of some interest to note that Canadian authorities did, in fact, reach out as far as Mexico (See: above-mentioned letter) recently to fill a Canadian prison cell (See: Graham James Returned to Canada).
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind our Honourable Nunavut Senator that the investigations now underway into the apparent false residency claims filed by some Senators are undoubtedly unfounded and simply a political ploy by the current government to malign the unelected Senators’ credibility and their ability to stump for the party of their choice in federal elections on the public’s dime and that those strange noises he may hear around his home in British Columbia are probably just chickens coming home to roost.
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