To the editor:
I find it amazing that our new government has had no problem with the Supreme Court removing mandatory sentences for crimes, such as use of firearms, rape, homicide, and other serious crimes but can’t find their way to keep repeat offenders from exercising the Mandatory release.
This is, in spite of warnings by the police, victims, and prison officials, that they are a serious danger to reoffend.
Each and every release was opposed by the police, and law enforcement, but the courts leniency outweighed the pleas of the victims, advice of the professionals, and law enforcement, who will be expected protect the public, from further victimization at their hands.
It’s time that the laws give police the power to protect the victims, just slightly more rights than the criminals.
Chuck Liebrock, Kelowna