|Posted on September 10, 2010 at 4:55 PM|
To "[email protected]"
date Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:13 PM
subject Re: A request for your review and response.
I reed all your email. I don't agree with you at all. First I don t believe the stats about sex offenders recidivism. The real stats are talking nearly 25% of recidivism like the criminal who killed my daughter. Secondly, those criminal need to be control no medicine or treatment possible for the majority
So we keep the road on adopting those bills.
I'm really very sorry for your loss. I certainly agree with you that some criminals, whether their crime was sexual in nature or otherwise, need to be controlled. These are individuals for whom, unfortunately for us all, neither medicine nor any form of treatment will be useful. Such individuals need to be singled out and they need to be subjected to continual supervision. Individuals like these, like the monster that killed your daughter, is the exception and are, thankfully, very rare.
Labeling every individual who has committed a sexual offense as a 'sex offender', with all that such a label entails, does not make those individuals equal. Yes, the man that killed your daughter offended sexually. He was also a murderer and perhaps a psychopath. Do you believe then that all individuals who offend sexually are murderers and psychopaths? I certainly hope that you do not. Why then would you argue that these individuals should be treated equally?
Here are the cases of two individuals who are/were on the sex offender registry. They, like the majority of individuals on the registry are not rapists and murderers. Do you believe that they should not have the opportunity to pay their debt to society and to be reintegrated into the community? Do you truly believe that any measures the government decides to take against 'sex offenders such as these are justifiable?
You said that you read our email in its entirety. I thank you for that honor. Did you also have an opportunity to look at our website and the research it provides? I think that you did not, for if you had, you would have found the evidence to be incontrovertible. Let's assume however, for the sake of argument, that you are correct and that the recidivism rate for individuals who have offended sexually is 25%. This infers then that 75% of these individuals pay their debt to society and never commit another crime. How then can you say that "those criminal need to be control no medicine or treatment possible for the majority"? No matter what you may believe the rate of recidivism to be, the majority of offenders never commit another crime.
Once again, I am so very sorry for your loss. What that man did to your daughter was horrible, but your anger- however justifiable it may be, does not justify the harm that Bill S-2 and Bill C-23b will do to the majority of former offenders who are now law-abiding, productive Canadian citizens.
Thank you for your time,
Canadians For A Just Society