Saturday, March 8, 2008

Failing to Mention

The Calgary Sun (surprise surprise) failed to mention a little detail about Keegan Spearchief's release yesterday. This is a man who was charged with multiple sexual assaults and break and enter. The vagueness of the sun is eclipsed by the Herald's report as follows:

National Parole Board documents obtained by the Herald show Spearchief did not complete the intensive therapy recommended by the judge, nor did he seek out any

Fuelled by heavy drinking and rape fantasies, Spearchief randomly terrorized women in 2003 by breaking into their Forest Lawn homes and attacking them. While under 24-hour house arrest for two previous sex attacks, he raped a 17-year-old girl at knifepoint in the middle of the night when she was home alone.

Although he was 17 at the time of the attacks, Spearchief was the first youth in Canada sentenced as an adult under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Judge Sandy Park gave him four years, deemed a longer sentence that would accommodate Spearchief's rehabilitation. But during his time behind bars, Spearchief, who stands six foot five, did not complete any therapy, including an intensive eight-month program geared toward sex offenders that was recommended by the judge, parole board documents show.

"Given you have not addressed your criminogenic factors, the board concludes you remain at risk to commit an offence causing death or serious harm to another person," the parole board wrote.

Serving a sentence doesn't mean a godde damn thing if there isn't rehabilitation to re-integrate that person into society as a responsible citizen!! Unbelievable and yet so very much not. The shame.

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