McClintic healing lodge transfer a travesty
The recent decision to move Terri-Lynne McClintic from a medium security prison to a minimum security unfenced “healing lodge” is a travesty of justice.
McClintic, who willing participated in a horrifying sex crime and personally ended the life of eight-year-old Torri Stafford, will now be in a facility with virtually no security and in the company of children.
When will we learn? There comes a time when the current “hug a thug” judicial philosophy that Canada prides itself on ends up giving privileges and notoriety to those who do not deserve them. McClintic knowingly engaged in the brutal murder of Torri Stafford. That alone should require that she serve out her sentence without mitigating circumstances.
In addition there is the safety issue that comes to the fore when we consider the fact that this heinous murderer, someone who cold bloodily bludgeoned a child to death, will be in the theoretical position to do so again. And lastly, there is the anguish of the Stafford family who must suffer the agony of seeing their daughter’s murderer in comfortable and relatively free circumstances.
No amount of “healing’ can wipe away the pure injustice of this situation and the shame it inflicts on all of us as Canadians who have to endure this in the land we love.