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Becoming prisoners in our own homes

Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Mr. Meunier’s letter to the editor in the Nov. 6th Record.
Did you realize our ‘justice system’ resembles the game Frozen Tag? You remember Frozen Tag, don’t you? Of course you do! That was where if the IT tagged you, you were ‘frozen’ in place until a free-roaming player touched you; whereupon you were free to run around again.
It was very difficult for the IT to catch all the players because they were being constantly freed. The game usually ended when the IT either quit, or became too tired to carry on.
The Canadian Judicial System reflects this game. The over-worked police bring a criminal before a judge. After some whiney defense lawyer expounds how ‘wonderful’ they crook is, the bleeding-heart judge immediately ‘tags’ the felon by granting him bail. Once out on parole, the offender can murder, steal, rape, molest children, deal drugs, and abuse women for at least another two years!
What is the result of this judicial ineptitude? Well, each night you and your law-abiding neighbours become prisoners in your own homes by locking yourselves in your ‘cells’, which look remarkably like houses, apartments or condos.
It is the criminals who roam free!
–Graham Ducker,
Oshawa, ON