Law lacks teeth for chronic offenders 0
A little over a year ago in this space I told you about a career criminal named Tracy Lloyd Caza, and how he was about to get out of jail and would undoubtedly re-offend, be arrested and get sent back to prison.
He did and he was, several times actually.
This week, the exact same thing is occurring again and I will make the same statement: Caza will be freed and will victimize more people and will again get arrested and the courts will again sentence him to a relatively short time in jail.
And the cycle will repeat itself, over and over again.
This story doesn't get any better with time. Caza, who is now over 50-years-old, has never contributed a single thing to the society in which he lives. He is a lifelong criminal who has a record consisting of 100 convictions, and God only knows how many offences he has committed and not been caught and charged with in his lifetime.
He does nothing but take, from society in general and individual members in particular. He can, at best, be charitably described as a leech.
So why is he free again? What in the world has he done to earn his freedom? Why is our justice system unable to protect us from the likes of a pariah like Caza?
The simple answer is politics and liberalization.
The hug-a-thug crowd embodied and empowered by 40 years of Liberal Party of Canada rule have diluted the Criminal Code and the ability of Corrections Canada to actually protect the law abiding citizens of the country. The current government is trying to claw some of that lost territory back, but is only making small gains.
When I was a young policeman, pre-Charter I might add, there was a section of the Criminal Code said that if you were a chronic criminal and the Crown applied for "habitual offender" status, the court had the authority to send you to jail "at the pleasure of the Queen." Or, in other words, until you were no longer a threat to re-offend or dead, whichever came first. This option for the Crown no longer exists.
Caza isn't the worst. I would probably concede that title to Kevin Wayne Morgan, a perpetual and habitual criminal with over 200 convictions. But there are likely others being tracked by the Chronic Offenders Unit of the Vancouver Police Department of whom I'm not aware.
Caza being released by a paralyzed system is obscene. And the obscenity continues unabated.
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