Editor, The Times:
I am very upset about the way the justice department is dealing with penalties for serious crimes. Recently an intoxicated driver crashed his pickup into the side of a RCMP cruiser, killing the female officer.
His penalty for taking this woman’s life was four years in prison.
In four years, he will be free again and able to live a full life. The RCMP officer will be dead forever. Her family will mourn their loss for the rest of their lives.
The police protect the public, I believe we should do what we can to protect them. I would encourage everyone to contact their politicians, to get stiffer penalties for serious crimes.
We have a family member who is a member of the RCMP. If some thoughtless person were to kill him, I would expect more than a four-year penalty.
The other serious crime not being dealt with is the scam artist bilking pensioners out of their life savings. There is a TV program called Holmes on Homes, hosted by Mike Holmes. Most of his clients and his foundation are helping people that have been hurt financially by scam artists.
I strongly believe politicians should create laws to protect our police and the public in general. If you do the crime, you do the time at the crowbar motel.