Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Two months too late

Latimer paroled

The appeal division, following a month-long review, concluded Mr. Latimer does not in fact pose an undue risk to reoffend.

“The Appeal Division finds that the information available to the Board does not reasonably support the Board's conclusion that you will, by reoffending, present an undue risk to society on day parole,” today's decision says.

Finally some common sense has been found at the parole board. Mr. Latimer is about as likely to re offend as I am to get laid tonight. It just ain't gonna happen!

7 comments:

DazzlinDino said...

I'm assuming that last bit was "with a partner" and not El Boyo Solo......or has your hand fell asleep?

I agree completely about Latimer. When it happened, I understood why he did it, but sat firmly on the fence when it came to a conviction. Dumb, I know, I agree with WHY he did it, just not THAT he did it, I don't think I could.

Tim said...

Dino...
Unless they have changed the definition of "getting laid" your assumption is rather "off handed"!

I don't agree with what he did. I can understand why he did it. I know he is no threat to the public. I can think of many news stories that I have read where the parole board have given parole to people who are clearly a danger! Why... because they know how to play the system. They tell the parole board panel what they want to hear. Latimer would not play that game. He told the truth and they punished him for it by denying him parole. It is that simple...

zeppo said...

The sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years should mean what it says. Latimer gets day parole after seven.

DazzlinDino said...

I think I'm actually with Zeppo here, he knew he would have to pay a price, and if he actually did it for honorable reasons, then yes, he should serve the time selflessly. There sould however, as Tim suggests, be some major time for good behavior.....

Tim said...

Zeppo...
I don't write the laws nor do I have any say in how they are applied. The law allows for Latimer to apply for early parole and he did just that. If I lived in Ottawa, I would not be worried about having him living in a halfway house in my neighborhood. I cannot say the same about many of the others that have been released on "manadory" parole that are living in Edmonton... Such as the one that EPD has taken the extraordinary steps of announcing here today. A child sex offender who is deemed as a high risk to re offend. I guess that you would be alright with that as he was not released early... "The laws are for the protection of the people" SOMETIMES... The people don't need to be protected from Mr. Latimer.

Tim said...

Dino...
See my comment to Zeppo above...
Also...
Latimer did not get special treatment here. He followed the rules and did the mandatory time of his sentence and then applied for early parole as is allowed in our laws.

zeppo said...

My question relates to the idea that day parole is a type of parole and the sentence say life with no chance of parole for ten years. I think the sentence precludes any type of parole.