Re: Should Jon Venables be kept locked up?
Sorry to say, but what they did, not now but when they killed that little boy is inexcusable, I don't care they were 10, it was incredibly vicious.
I would not like to have him as a neighbour.
I don't believe in rehabilitation of this type of criminals, you can rehabiliate a thief, a fraudster, but not someone who murders a 2 years old for the fun of it.
I know they were minors but how many 10 years old act like that? how many adults do things like that?
What upsets me is the obsession in some countries (including Canada) to protect more the criminals than the victims. People convicted of really vicious crimes get out, and they are given a new identity, they are protected, they don't notify the community that a child rapist/murderer is among them, they want to give them a "second chance", "they cannot rebuild their lives if they are known for what they did", dinosaur shit, their victims cannot rebuild their lives can them. And then they say "the chances of them committing a new crime are small", yes, but if someone convicted of a henious crime is released and commits another one, what can they tell the victim and the victim's family? , was it an statistical anomaly?
screw it, when you do certain things there is no turning back, end of story. Here in Toronto there was a teenager convicted of rape that was being kept in a $300,000 house with two supervisors 24/7, and he had tons of video games to play, meanwhile, decent people are hungry and homeless and struggle to make end meets. Really, some human rights advocates and lawyers make me want to vomit.
the solution is a bullet in the head, trust me, they won't commit another crime after that.