While the immediate focus is on ensuring public safety and supporting families in mourning, Canadians are going to be demanding answers about our horrendously broken ‘justice’ system.
At the present moment, the public is still on edge as mass stabbing suspect Myles Sanderson is still at large.
Canadians are also keeping the families of the stabbing victims in our thoughts and prayers, with 10 tragically confirmed dead, and another 18 wounded.
If you would like to help, you can contribute to the GoFundMe for James Smith Cree Nation, created by former Saskatchewan MP Rob Clarke. The link is below:
Where is the ‘justice’ in the system?
As more details emerge regarding Myles Sanderson, many Canadians are expressing shock at the fact that he reportedly has 59 prior criminal convictions.
This long history of violence was documented by the Parole Board:
“Myles Sanderson has a nearly two-decade long criminal record and a propensity for violence when intoxicated, a parole board document says.
The Parole Board of Canada document from February says Myles Sanderson told the board that regular use of drugs and hard alcohol would make him “lose (his) mind” and get angry.
“Your criminal history is very concerning, including the use of violence and weapons related to your index offences, and your history of domestic violence,” said the document obtained by The Canadian Press.
RCMP have not said what motivated the attacks on Sunday that left 10 people dead and 18 injured on the James Smith Cree Nation and nearby village of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon. Police believe some victims were targeted but others were chosen at random.”
Despite the long history of violence, the Parole Board still approved his release:
“It is the Board’s opinion that you will not present an undue risk to society if released on statutory release and that your release will contribute to the protection of society by facilitating your reintegration into society as a law-abiding citizen.”
Sanderson was serving his first federal sentence of more than four years, four months and 19 days for a slew of offences including assault, assault with a weapon, assaulting a peace officer and robbery. In total, the document says, he has 59 criminal convictions.”
There aren’t even really words for how disgraceful this is.
Our soft-on-crime, criminal coddling justice system is the exact opposite of compassionate.
It elevates the rights of criminals above the rights of everybody else.
And – as we have tragically seen – it puts the lives of innocent people at risk.
Now is not the time for politics or casting direct blame.
But that time will soon come.
A violent criminal with 59 CONVICTIONS IN THE LAST 13 YEARS just went on a murdering rampage across peaceful rural Saskatchewan.
Every single person in Canada should be beyond livid at this point.
— Joe Blo (@NormalGuy223) September 6, 2022
And it must, because a key part of democracy is identifying problems with our institutions, figuring out who contributed to those institutions failing us, and then electing people who will fix those institutions.
Clearly, Canada’s ‘justice’ system is beyond broken, and we must address this openly and honestly if we are to begin restoring some basic Canadian common-sense to this increasingly insane country.
Photo – Saskatchewan RCMP